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325 Possible Causes for Left Upper Quadrant Pain

  • Constipation

    Constipation Medical Author: Jay W. Marks, M.D. Medical Revising Author: Dennis Lee, M.D. Medical Editor: Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., Ph.D. What is constipation? What causes constipation? How is constipation evaluated? What treatments are available for constipation? What is the approach to the evaluation and treatment[…][]

  • Herpes Zoster

    Sixteen days before presentation, he had developed a painful herpetic rash in the left upper abdominal quadrant.[] A 72-year-old man presented with abdominal segmental hernia, constipation, and pain following HZ in the left T9-10 dermatome.[]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Defecation commonly improves pain but may not fully relieve it Pain from presumed gas pockets in the splenic flexure may masquerade as anterior chest pain or left upper quadrant[] […] pain include the lower abdomen, specifically the left lower quadrant Acute episodes of sharp pain are often superimposed on a more constant dull ache Meals may precipitate pain[] […] abdominal pain Additional symptoms consistent with irritable bowel syndrome are as follows: Clear or white mucorrhea of a noninflammatory etiology Dyspepsia, heartburn Nausea[]

  • Pancreatic Abscess

    We describe a 64-year-old Filipino woman who presented 2 weeks after elective cholecystectomy and pancreatic biopsy with left upper quadrant pain, abdominal distention, and[]

  • Infectious Colitis

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 009.0 Infectious colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis 2015 Billable Thru Sept 30/2015 Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015 ICD-9-CM 009.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 009.0 should only be used for claims with a date of[…][]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small[…][]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    PATIENT CONCERNS: A 32-year-old male presented to our hospital with chief complaints of sharp and persistent left upper quadrant abdominal pain radiating to the back.[] The most common presenting sign of acute pancreatitis is pain on the epigastric area involving the upper left quadrant of the abdomen.[] […] in the left upper quadrant, periumbilical region, and/or epigastrium, although in some cases acute pancreatitis may be painless.[]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    CJEM. 2015 Mar;17(2):206-9. doi: 10.2310/8000.2014.141382. Author information 1 *Emergency Medicine Residency Program,McGill University Health Centre,Montreal,QC. 2 †Division of Emergency Ultrasound,Department of Emergency Medicine,Brigham and Women's Hospital,Boston,MA. Abstract Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common[…][]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Abstract We aimed to assess the relationship between alterations of tissue perfusion parameters at admission (highly predictive of mortality in septic shock) and outcome in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for acute pulmonary embolism (PE). We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the[…][]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    Int Urol Nephrol. 2009;41(1):185-8. doi: 10.1007/s11255-008-9366-3. Epub 2008 Apr 1. Author information 1 Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012 India. Abstract Acute pyelonephritis is not considered a common cause of renal vein (RVT) and inferior vena caval thrombosis (IVCT).[…][]

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