For those who are not that familiar with the anatomy of the abdomen, it is comprised of four distinct parts, i.e. areas, namely upper left, lower left, upper right and lower right abdomen. Having left side abdominal pain in mind, it needs to be pointed out that this represents the pain that occurs in the upper left and lower left regions of the abdomen.
“Painin the neck”
Thetype of pain referred to in the section above most frequently occurs in the left side, as well as the right side and also in abdomen as a whole. Almost each and every person faces this kind of pain at least once in his/her life. Due to its unpleasant and also serious nature, no one should disregard it once it occurs, but visit the doctor in order to make sure what lies at its bottom. Given the fact that it mainly depends on the underlying condition, i.e. the main cause, this kind of pain can vary significantly. What this means is that this type of pain is at some point dull, whereas at other it can be painstakingly sharp. Certain persons come down with throbbing pain, others feel it in the form of cramps. As far as the nature of this kind of pain is concerned, it can be chronic and of longer duration for certain people, but it can also occur out of the blue and be acute in nature. In addition, in certain cases it is accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Maincausers and culprits
Inorder for the exact whereabouts of the pain to be determined and the main culprit to be found, there has to be quite a detailed research study on this matter. This type of pain can appear as a direct consequence of certain mishaps and harm made to any of the following bodily organs – stomach, left part of the liver, left kidney, spleen, left side of the large intestine, left ureter, descending colon, sigmoid colon, pancreas, descending colon, sigmoid colon, left adrenal gland, blood vessels, nerves, muscles and skin.
Manifestationsfollowing this kind of pain are known to be accompanied by indicators of some other illnesses as well. As far as the most evident manifestations are concerned, they are heartburns, gastritis, diverticulitis, bowel obstruction, stones in kidneys, ulcerative colitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, hepatitis, digestive properties, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, gallbladder disease and intestinal parasites.
Treatmentof this variety of quite unpleasant pain rests on the most proper and timely discovery of the underlying cause that initiates its occurrence. For this purposes, instruments that are fairly frequently employed in order to get a more complete picture are ultrasound, colonoscopy, barium enema, endoscopy and X-rays, respectively.