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Q: Gallbladder pain on the left side?

I have pain on my left flank that started in the middle of my back. Now it's more on my side and is very uncomfortable. Could it be my gallbladder?

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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/ 5/14 2:47pm

Hi AJ,

 

I'm sorry you're experiencing this pain! Pain that is causing you this much discomfort anywhere in the chest area should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. This sounds like it could be cardiac-related, kidney-related, or is an issue with your gastrointestinal tract. Only a doctor will be able to let you know for sure.

 

Here are some links that you might find helpful as you're tracking down the cause of this pain:

 

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

10 Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux

Music Therapy Can Relieve Pain

 

Good luck!

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By AJ, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/11/14, First Published: 03/04/11