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I have a sharp abdominal pain on the left-what do you think it can be?

I have a sharp abdominal pain on the left-what do you think it can be?

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Pain in your abdomen felt on the left side can occur for many reasons due to the various organs in the abdomen, without a full examination it’s difficult to know the exact cause of the pain. Pain in this area can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the cause of the pain and the organs or tissues involved. We would suggest making an appointment with your GP for further medical assessment of your symptoms. The GP may request further investigations if required and provide a diagnosis and subsequent management plan for you.

Please attend your nearest A+E or call 999 for an ambulance if you experience:

  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • Feel pain when you touch your abdomen
  • Are vomiting blood
  • Have black, sticky stools
  • Unable to pass urine
  • Have collapsed or having difficulties breathing

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses