Abdominal pain is not an independent disease. It is only a symptom of certain problems in the body. It can be sharp and blunt. This feature along with localization of pain is of great diagnostic value.
Pain in the upper left segment of the abdomen may indicate problems with the spleen. Unpleasant sensations arise when, for one reason or another organ is increased in size. This happens most often due to infectious diseases, such as mononucleosis or typhoid fever. Sharp unbearable pain in this area, with the subsequent bluish discoloration of the abdomen indicates a ruptured spleen. This can occur because of distension of the capsule of the organ and because of the injury. This condition is life threatening and therefore requires immediate medical attention.
The cause of pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen can be inflammation of the pancreas. In this case, a sharp pain radiates to the back and accompanied by nausea and even vomiting.
Pain on the left side in the upper abdomen can be caused by gastritis or gastric ulcer. In this case, the pain may be accompanied by heartburn, belching and other unpleasant sensations.
Pain left abdomen often indicates inflammatory bowel disease. In this case, you may experience the following unpleasant symptoms: diarrhea, flatulence, bloating and others. If the cause of pain is diverticulitis, will appear nausea with vomiting and high fever.
Causes of abdominal pain on the left can be unilateral pyelonephritis, and urolithiasis. In this case, the acute pain is often accompanied by increased urination.
The reason for abdominal pain may be gynecological diseases, e.g. ovarian cyst, inflammation of the appendages, and even ectopic pregnancy. Timely medical assistance will help not only to preserve the reproductive function, but also will save lives.