Mentally divide the abdomen (from breast to hips) by 4 square: top right, lower right, upper left, lower left. Determine which of the left squares is the most painful point in the lower or the upper. This largely depends on the correct diagnosis.
In the upper left square of the belly feels pain at the diseases of heart, stomach, spleen, pancreas. Accordingly, it may be supplied from one of the following diagnoses: gastritis, left pyelonephritis, rupture or infarction of the spleen, angina, myocardial infarction, left-sided pneumonia, pancreatitis, etc.
Pain in the lower left square of the abdomen indicates problems intestinal and infectious diseases of the genital organs. In women they can also be caused by ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy.
Analyze any soreness. Intensity, nature of pain and related symptoms, the doctor performs initial diagnostics of the internal organs.
Pain caused by myocardial infarction, has a sharp and burning in nature. All heart attacks are accompanied by shortness of breath, pain in left arm, left side of the neck, weakness, sweating and indistinct pulse, etc. people Often preinfarction condition complain of fear of death, that is a common symptom in diseases of other organs of the left half of the body.
Sharp cutting pain in the left side occurs when there is rupture of the spleen. In addition, the skin around the navel will acquire a bluish tint. Due to internal bleeding, loss of consciousness.
Diseases of stomach (gastritis, ulcers) remind myself aching pain that occurs after eating (gastritis with low acidity) or with an empty stomach (gastritis with high acidity, ulcer). You can also feel nausea, frequent urge to vomit, bad taste in mouth, belching and heaviness in the stomach. A sharp pain, as if from a blow with a sharp knife may occur during the perforation of ulcer. It is so strong that the person loses consciousness.
About inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) can be judged by the pain left and centre of the abdomen. A sharp pain goes around the left side and the back, fever. The attack of pancreatitis is accompanied by vomiting.
Bowel disease (colitis) diagnosed by a dull and aching pain. It also joins bloating, loss of appetite, rumbling, stool blood and pus.
Problems in the female reproductive system indicate pain associated with the menstrual cycle. He is either disrupted or terminated altogether. In the latter case, you should immediately get tested for the presence of ectopic pregnancy.
Pain in left side can be caused and other diseases. Remember that even when the pain of small intensity you need to contact the doctor. Only a specialist can determine the seriousness of the disease and prescribe timely and adequate treatment.
Before the arrival of the doctor advised not to take painkillers, because it may change the character of the pain and complicate diagnosis
Advice 2 : What to do if you have a side
Pain in the side is one of the most common complaints that a physician hears from his patients. This symptom is suitable for a variety of diseases associated with the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary system.
Note associated symptoms, what else bothers you: irregularity, nausea or vomiting, perhaps a sense of bitterness in the mouth , or abnormal discharge from the genitals, etc. If sore right side, and the pain only increases with time, possibly you have attack of appendicitis, which requires immediate medical intervention. Try gently palpated with the fingertips, the surface of the abdomen. If his muscles are tense, pain on palpation of amplified and occur in different areas, there is a possibility of inflammation drevoobrabeci process. Do not apply heating pads, drink this case of analgesics, so as not to mask the main symptoms of the disease. You can take a pill antispasmodic, for example, But-shpy or Spazmalgon.If localized pain occurs in the left side, maybe you have problems with the spleen or bowel (possible bowel obstruction). Abdominal pain are a constant and early sign of obstruction, they usually occur suddenly, regardless of the meal, without precursors. The pain is colicky. The attacks of pain recur every 10-15 minutes. Also observed constipation and gases, bloating and asymmetry of the abdomen, vomiting. Emergency surgical intervention, after a short preoperative preparation, shown only in the presence of peritonitis. In other cases, treatment begins with conservative and diagnostic services. They are aimed at combating hyperperistaltic, intoxication, pain. Cleaned the upper digestive tract content through the staging of a gastric tube, siphon enemas. In the presence of a bowel obstruction can be done intramuscular injection of the papaverine in an amount of 2 ml - it will reduce the muscle tone of internal organs. If you ate too much fatty or starchy foods, you may experience liver pain. They are localized in the right upper quadrant (but may also occur with atypical location of the Appendix). Take such medications as Festal, Mezim or to ease digestion of fatty foods, drink a couple of cups of broth hips with a lemon juice and honey. At constant pain in the liver area it is necessary to take a blood test for bilirubin and to take drugs – hepatoprotectors (Kars, Liv 52, Essentiale, etc.) in accordance with doctor's appointments. It is possible to clean a liver with vegetable adsorbents (oats, milk Thistle, dandelion roots, etc.), kidney Problems or gynecological diseases can cause pain in the side. Be sure to consult with a nephrologist, who will deliver an accurate diagnosis if you have kidney disease and will prescribe appropriate treatment. Use of various diuretic teas and herbal products (e.g., melons). Limit the amount of salt in your diet, as well as spicy foods. If you have a suspected inflammation of ovaries, drink anti-inflammatory teas, take antibiotics after examination by a doctor (need to find out what kind of infection has caused a similar condition), use a healing ointment and suppositories.Intervertebral hernia or other back problems can also cause pain in the side. Daily exercise and massage different parts of the spine, wear special belt-corset, if you have scoliosis or other problems. Get x-rays or scans if there is suspicion that the cause of the pain lies in the musculoskeletal system.Refer primarily to the therapist to get appropriate referrals to more specialists. Go ultrasound examination, hand over the necessary tests, and steadily follow the appointments of the attending physician.