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i have this pain on the left side by my rib. and i’ve had this pain for about 3 days now and i noticed touching my stomach and near that area that its different then what is on my right side. on my left side where the pain is, its like bloated up and squeshy now this is right by my rib. and im a very paranoid person so im very worried and the area by my stomach by my belly button is like bumped up and i dont know if im pregnant or not or if thats just fat but i am a very skinny person and i do not gain weight at all. Just everything on my left side is bumped up and squeshy.

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  • Dr. Chris January 7, 2011

    Pregnancy should always be excluded in a woman of childbearing age before considering other causes. So you should do a pregnancy test soon. I am unsure if you mean abdominal distension, the sensation of feeling pressure or bloated or can actual feel a difference on the left side of the abdomen. This could be due to constipation or gas in the colon and so on. An enlarged spleen may also be responsible. You should see a doctor who can examine you and possibly run a number of tests before diagnosing you.

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