Pain in the left upper quadrant is a symptom in which you go to the doctors must. The pain can vary in nature (stabbing, cutting, aching, sharp, dull), to occur in front and behind, wearing varying degrees of duration and intensity.
Usually in the region of left hypochondrium pain cause pathology, they are: spleen, left kidney (mochetocnika), pancreas, part of stomach and intestines.
Often pain is transmitted by nerve endings in the left upper quadrant, whereas the seat of the disease is in other parts of the body: for example, pain can cause inflammation of the appendages (for women), pneumonia of the lung, angina, myocardial infarction.
In any case, you need to go to the hospital for examination and establish the cause of the pain. Ambulance required:
- If the pain is sharp and sudden ;
- If aching or stabbing pain not subside 30-60 minutes and tend to increased;
- If the pain is accompanied by vomiting, cough, diarrhea, bleeding.