Stomach pain left side usually occurs due to a problem of an organ located in the left abdomen.
Stomach pain left side occurs in the left abdomen area from the centre of the abdomen under the chest, along the belly button to the genitalia.
Anyone can experience stomach pain left side. It is however common among young adults and females. Stomach pain left side can have several causes. The causes can vary depending on whether the stomach pain left side is stemming from the upper stomach or the lower stomach.
Stomach pain left side usually occurs due to a problem of an organ located in the left abdomen. However it can also result from an organ which located outside this area. Usually the central or right abdomen stomach pain can spread to the left side of the stomach. Therefore stomach pain left side can be caused by problems in the organs that are located in the region such as the spleen, left part of the liver, large intestine, left kidney, descending colon or left adrenal gland. Problems with female organs such as left ovary and the left fallopian tube can cause stomach pain left side to women.
Organs and structures that are not located in the left stomach region but can still cause stomach pain left side are the lower left lung, the heart and the left part of the diaphragm. The medical condition known as situs invertus may cause stomach pain left side sometimes. This is a rare condition in which the appendix and other structures that are usually located in the right side are located in the left.
Stomach pain left side common causes includes stomach ulcers, gastritis, heartburns, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach tumor, bowel tumor, crohns disease, constipation, pelvic inflammatory disease, coelic disease or sickle cell disease.
Pain in the upper left stomach and the lower left stomach can have different causes. Some common causes for pain that occurs in the upper left stomach are constipation, pancreatic cancer, and problems with the spleen, infections or stones in the kidney. Pains in the upper left side of the stomach can be a symptom of heart attacks. Lower left stomach pains can be caused by constipation, trapped gas, or. apendicitis. Problems in the female reproductive system such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovulation and endomeritis can cause pains in the lower left stomach. Tested disorders, spermatic cord disorders and gonorrhea can cause pain in the left lower stomach for men.
Stomach pain left side experienced by women can be caused by ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus usually in the fallopian tubes.
Most stomach pain left side causes are not symptoms of serious medical problems but they can sometimes be indicators of serious medical issues.