What hurts under the left edge?

Pain is a signal by which the body is trying to draw our attention to problems in the work of certain organs. So, in particular, discomfort or pain in the right side of the body under the ribs may indicate dysfunction of certain organs.

Organs of the left side of the body


It is located at the top of the abdomen, on the left. Chronic diseases of the pancreas are usually accompanied by dull pain at the level of the organ and then in a circle (shingles). Acute forms (for example, during exacerbation of pancreatitis) are characterized by sharper surrounding pains. Often, along with painful sensations, symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and fever are observed.

If the pain does not go to the back, and is localized under the left edge, then we can assume the initial stage of the inflammatory process of the tail of the pancreas.

Endocrine system

In the body, absolutely all systems are interrelated, and therefore, thinking that it hurts under the left edge, one should not exclude endocrine factors.

Thus, pain in the left hypochondrium may well be symptoms of a vegetative crisis, which women most often experience at the age from 20 to 40 years.

Nervous system

By analogy with the endocrine system, the nervous system can also react to the pathological processes occurring in it by pain, in particular, in the left side of the body.

A very rare, but still occurring (more often in adolescents and children, less often in adults under 40 years of age) a disease called “abdominal migraine” can give bouts of pain, coupled with nausea and vomiting, cramps of the abdominal walls. Also, a special form of epilepsy can produce pain on the left.


As well as the appendix, inflamed brilliant green can burst, which can lead to serious consequences for the human body, threatening not only his health, but also life. The rupture of an organ is evidenced by the formation in the navel area of ​​bluish spots that appear as a result of accumulation of blood in the abdominal cavity.

Some diseases can cause rupture of the spleen, and therefore people suffering from them should always be alert. These are abdominal injuries, spleen infarction, infectious mononucleosis, inflammation of the spleen.

Aperture (left side)

The diaphragm separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities, the esophagus passes through it.

If the diaphragm weakens, then the opening of the esophagus expands, as a result, part of the esophagus and part of the stomach are in the chest cavity (diaphragmatic hernia), thereby provoking painful sensations.

The reasons for the loss of muscle strength can be various factors that contribute to an increase in pressure in the abdominal cavity: obesity, pregnancy (rarely), excessive exercise, age-related changes.


Depending on the nature of the pain and the accompanying symptoms, we can assume various diseases that cause pain in the left hypochondrium:

  • neoplasms;
  • gastritis (pain is usually dull, occurs either in the morning on an empty stomach, or after eating);
  • stomach ulcer (aching pain);
  • functional dyspepsia.

A heart

In addition, a sharp sharp pain on the left can cause myocardial infarction. In this case, the pain will give to the left hand, back and will be accompanied by shortness of breath.

About self-diagnosing

As you can see, the unpleasant sensation in the left part of the body can be caused by a variety of diseases, many of which are very, very critical to health and life.

Self-diagnosis in the overwhelming majority of cases will not give an objective view of the real problems present in the body.Moreover, the pain of some organs can be given to neighboring places, which complicates the determination of the cause of discomfort by a non-professional. You will only spend precious time and money on the treatment of the alleged disease, while the true disease develops and gets worse.

So, experiencing discomfort, and even more pain (especially burdened by other unpleasant symptoms), you should immediately consult a doctor. Timely assistance provided is able to eliminate the problem at the stage of its occurrence, which guarantees a quick recovery, minimal cost of money and time.

Specialists who can come to this problem:

  • the therapist (to him it is necessary to go first of all, and further he will direct you to the necessary doctor);
  • gastroenterologist;
  • cardiologist;
  • neurologist;
  • traumatologist;
  • endocrinologist and others.