I developed sudden left upper-sided abdominal pain and stiffness. What can cause it?

Q. What can cause sudden left upper-sided abdominal pain and stiffness in a 24-year-old married woman?

Answered by
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 15, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 19, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 24-year-old married female who developed sudden pain in the upper left abdomen this morning. The pain gradually increased with stiffness in the upper left abdominal muscles. Also, I take the tablet Thyronorm 50 for thyroid my thyroid issues.

Please give your suggestions.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

After carefully analyzing the history provided, I want to let you know there is nothing to worry about. Secondly, please answer the following questions:

1. Do you have gastric problems or problems related to your bowel currently?

2. Have you had a similar type of pain in the past?

3. Do you have difficulty or a burning sensation while passing urine?

4. Is the pain radiating to the back region?

5. Have you had any recent trauma, fall, or recent history of doing vigorous exercises?

For the time being, I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below,

1. Answer the above questions so that I can help you with the right treatment.

2. I suggest you to start using hot water towels or hot water bags over the affected area for pain relief.

3. Take the tablet Pantoprazole (antacid) 40 mg once daily for one week.

4. Take one tablet of Dicyclomine (anticholinergics) when there is pain.

Consult a specialist, talk with them and take the medications with their consent. Do not worry, as it is nothing serious.

I hope this helps.

Kindly follow up with the details.

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