When you get pains or dull ache at the lower left side of your stomach

Digestive Wellness

What does it means when you feel pain or discomfort at the lower left side of your stomach?

About a month back, I began noticing that I was getting a dull ache or discomfort at the lower left side of my stomach. This dull ache came usually after a meal.

That time, I was skipping dinner. I took heavy breakfast and lunch and after a while, I started noticing a dull ache and discomfort on the lower left side.

If you feel like this after a heavy meal, then you may try to cut down on the food portion and the type of food you are eating:

  •  Have good that are non greasy and easy on the stomach.
  • Reduce (but not eliminate) carbohydrate intake.
  • If possible, take a piece of raw fruit like 2 green apples, some papayas or oranges about 30 minutes or one hour before your meal
  • Do not drink cold water with your meals.
  • Exercise more frequently (to help with bowel movements). Example taking a short walk after a meal

I also find that this condition could be relieved when I do qi related exercises like wai tan kung- sometimes this even works better than aerobic exercise (as I remember getting that condition when I woke up one day and it went off after I practiced wai tan kung).

Previously I am not able to take ‘small frequent meals’. Because the ‘small frequent meals’ would end up being ‘small large meals’ which easily causes weight gain.  I would rather have ‘big but less meals’.

But with this condition, I am now trying to adhere to ‘small frequent meals’.

However, if you find your condition not improving despite a change in diet, do go and see your doctor to find out further.

This is because further reading from the web had attributed other further causes:

1. Upset stomach or stomachache
One of the first signs colon cancer patients remember experiencing when they look back is unexplained stomach aches. Those with pancreatic cancer describe a dull ache that feels like it’s pressing inward. Many liver cancer patients say they went in complaining of stomach cramps and upset stomachs so frequently that their doctors thought they had ulcers. Liver cancer patients and those with leukemia can experience abdominal pain resulting from an enlarged spleen, which may feel like an ache on the lower left side.
If you have a stomachache that you can’t attribute to a digestive problem or that doesn’t go away, ask your doctor to order an ultrasound. Finding a liver or pancreatic tumor early can make all the difference in treatment.

Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Phil Cheung’s website under Health section (check it out as it has lots of good read)

2. Answer provided in Yahoo answers here.


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