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Pain on left side

I am experiencing pain on my left side near the abdoman area from front to back. The skin there is tender to the touch. My stomach seems to be swollen. Should I be concerned?
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Yes, please consult your doctor immediately. Pain and discomfort on the lower left side of abdomen just below and to the left of navel can be due to several causes such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, adhesions, polycystic ovary in females, IBS, constipation, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle. Since you do not have a lump or a tender hot spot, in all probability it is not a muscle. It could also be a periumbilical hernia that has got trapped resulting in small bowel obstruction or mesenteric ischemia. There is a possibility that there is a stone in the urinary system. This also causes pain that can be felt in left flank, groin and hip area.
An ultrasound or CT scan of abdomen is definitely required. Hope this helps. Take care!
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Wat cause the pain to come and go on my left side  and there's some swelling.I have had tis for awhile but the pain comes and goes especially when I walk or move around.Iget shortness of breath.As a baby I had bad jaundice,that they kept me in the hospital for awhile.Ive been having this pain since a child.The pain comes and goes at xs is sever pain and at xs it's not as bad.
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Sorry - Dr. Mathur is no longer active on MedHelp. This is a very old thread.

You question is more of a medical question than a pain management one. You may want to repost in our Medical Health Community. Here;s the link:

Best of Luck to You,
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