What Causes Pain in Left Side Stomach?

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Fairly recent symptoms include moderate to severe episodes of GI pain/cramping - mainly lower & left side of stomach - low back pain, nausea/vomiting, chills & sweats, abdominal tenderness, headache, loose stools, low grade temp and small amount of fresh blood & mucus prior to defecating. Yikes!
Chills and sweats and low grade temp  may clues of infection. you should see a Gastroenterologist. you have too many symptoms. Hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, peritonitis should be considered. It sounds serious , you should go to hospital ASAP.
Did not answer my question. Pain is on the left side, not in stomach. However the pain does make me nauseous. I know it is not constipation.
Hello Karen, pain in left upper abdomen can link to stomach, spleen, pancreas, left kidney, left colon, pain in left lower abdomen can link to colon, left ovary and fallopian tube, left ureter. Since you feel nauseous, it might be stomach, pancreas, or colon.
I use to have lots of pain in left lower lower area.  Years later..diagnosed wth diverticulitis.
What is diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is inflammation of small pouches (diverticula) that can form in the walls of your large intestine. This leads to fever and pain in your belly, most often the lower left part.The signs and symptoms of diverticulitis include:
--Pain, which may be constant and persist for several days. The lower left side of the abdomen is the usual site of the pain.
--Nausea and vomiting.
--Fever.
--Abdominal tenderness.
--Constipation or, less commonly, diarrhea.

Aging, obesity, smoking, lack of exercise, high-fat and low-fiber diets and certain medications will all be the risk factors for diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis is usually diagnosed during an acute attack. Because abdominal pain can indicate a number of problems, your doctor will need to rule out other causes for your symptoms.
Your doctor will likely start with a physical examination, which will include checking your abdomen for tenderness. Women generally have a pelvic examination as well to rule out pelvic disease.

Treatment depends on the severity of your signs and symptoms.
If your symptoms are mild, you may be treated at home with antibiotics , a liquid diet or an over-the-counter pain reliever. But if you have a severe attack or have other health problems, you'll likely need to be hospitalized.
This oain is in chest area in breast but not boob hurting its deeper than that and shoukder hurts to move
Hard to say, but trauma could be one of the possibilities.
Bad excruciating pain on left side, hurts to the touch, did go to the bathroom, didn’t eat anything different, thank you!
Hard to say it's kidney stone or colic, do you know if you have kidney stone?
Husband in 6th week of shingles and has severe constipation and left side I terminal pain.  HELP!?
Can gallbladder cause severe left Side abdominal pain? My left side is such sharp burning pain that never lets up. I hurt so bad. I know it’s not from constipation. I’m in so much pain!
Generally gallbladder problems cause right-side or whole adbominal pain instead of left-sided pain. Left-sided pain is frequently caused by peptic ulcers, left kidney stones, and pancreatic problems.
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