Pain in mid left side of abdomen...?

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mkl11
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I know Crohn's is generally characterized with pain in the lower right quadrant, but I'm getting awful pain on the mid-left side, closer to under my rib cage. Don't know much about anatomy--what part of my body is this???
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


patientspiders
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure someone else will come along with a more definitive answer for you, but based on my experience, pain in that area has been caused by two things.

The first is just simply intestinal pain. If you google a diagram of the human abdomen, you'll see that parts of both the small and large intestine could be to blame. My pain was from active crohn's in my "descending colon".

The second culprit was when I was much younger and came down with a case of mononucleosis (mono). Mono can cause swelling of the spleen, which also happens to be located towards the middle of your left abdominal area.

I don't know if that helps, but I hope you feel better soon!
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mkl11
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks patient and emily! The doc said to come in next week if it's still bothering me...I'm assuming it's just somewhere along my small intestine. Hopefully the Humira kicks in soon.
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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