Re: Please help diagnose,severe discomfort
Have you had your pancreas checked when pain is present? There are two pancreatic enzymes that can be tested in the blood. Pancreatic inflammation can cause left sided abd. pain. Also, it would be good to have your abdomen examined by Dr to see if your spleen is enlarged, which is on left side under ribs. The cartilage along ribs and sternum can get inflamed also and cause pain. If it is cartilage, it would be tender to press along left sternum and front border of rib cage (costochondritis).