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My son has abdominal pain in his left side. What could it be?
He is 19 years old and very fit – a runner. He described the pain as located behind the ribs and stomach on the left side. The doctor he saw put him on prevacid, thinking it was stress related, stomach acid related. My son doesn’t feel like this is what it is. He has never had heartburn in his life. After taking prevacid for two weeks, the pain is worse. At the follow up appointment the doctor sent him home and wants to give it more time to see if it will “run it’s course.”
What could be causing the pain, and what can he do?
Now his pain has worsened and they are doing a ct scan today to see what they can find. I wish I could be with him!
It would be gas but the Prevacid would/should have taken care of this. When you say left side I am wondering whether it is his spleen or part of the pancreas. Does your son get increased pain just as he is finishing eating? A few years back my nephew got crossed checked from behind and smashed up against the boards and ruptured his spleen while playing hockey. He was able to keep his spleen without surgical intervention but when he ate he was in a lot pain as though the expanding of his stomach was pushing against the swollen spleen. This lasted for a few weeks and he had to remain in the hospital until the majority of the swelling came down.
Is it possible that your son has hurt himself, pushed up against a wall, or something else and has forgotten about it?
A spleen can rupture from a fall and you don’t necessarily have to fall directly on it for it to happen. A friend of mine, her father fell last year on the ice and he had unexplained pain and it turned out to be a ruptured spleen.
Good luck to your son, I hope everything works out okay.Tags: abdominal pain runners, hydration, Most Popular, pain, running, stomach, training
Back pain can be relieved in number of ways. For usual cases rest regiment combined with cold/hot compresses, therapy, exercise and pain medications is very effective way to relieve back pain.
Rest is needed in order to give your back time to heal if you suffer acute lower back pain. However, try to be active as much as possible, without doing even more damage. Standing up and moving around the room or house will ease much of the stiffness, provide better blood circulation for your back and thus worm the injured area.
Use cold/hot compresses. Use them each on its own or combined (cold/hot regimen), in either way this is one of the best and fastest way to relieve your back pain. Heat relaxes the back muscles and improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Improved circulation brings more oxygen to the painful area and thus reduces spasm along with pain. Remember not to apply treatment for more then 30 minutes, it can damage the abdominal organs. Do not sleep with heat packs!
Cold compresses are commonly used to ease the inflammation. Most common usage is for arthritis or sports injuries. Cold decreases the blood vessels, reduces blood flow to the affected area and thus reduces inflammation and swelling. As with heat, compresses avoid prolonged usage to avoid frostbite.
Stretching is useful for reducing the stiffness in the lower back, and to sometimes relieve spine compression. In addition, exercise will strengthen your core muscles (back, stomach and buttocks) which will result in a much better support for your spine.
Ask your doctor or better yet your physical therapist to show you how to properly execute those exercises. Properly is the main word here, if you exercise the wrong way you will only do more damage then good.
Massage is often used as a very effective back pain therapy. Massage works in a similar way as the hot compresses do. It stimulates the blood flow to the painful area, thus helping muscles to relax. Do not use untrained or unregistered massage therapists.
Nonprescription medications are another way to ease the back pain. Often they include analgesic medications like Tylenol or Aspirin. Ointments, creams and gels can be used as effective topical analgesics. Some examples of those are Ben Gay, Zostrix and Icy Hot.
You can also use other anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Motrin (contain ibuprofen), Orudis and Actron (ketoprofen) and Aleve (naproxen sodium). If these prove ineffective visit your doctor, ho/she can prescribe a stronger pain-relieving drug if necessary.
However, if the pain does not subside in a week or if you experience any other symptoms like fever, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of bowel movement control, numbness in groin or legs visit your doctor right away.
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