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Last week, I went to the hospital for pain in the upper left abdomen and shoulder pain. They took a chest xray and told me that they were concerned a lung collapsed -- it had not. I went to see my doctor the next day ... she focused on axillary swelling, fatigue and sinuses. All of my blood work came back normal. Since then, if I eat, I get light-headed. If I eat fast, I get shoulder pain too. I have no fever -- just nausea and stomach or spleen pain. I quit smoking on Saturday because I felt sick after every cigarette. I need to know what tests I should have ordered and what are my symptoms pointing to. It is so bad, I can't even sit sometimes. The pain burns and feels like my rib is sliding into my stomach.

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replied May 12th, 2010
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Your symptoms are pointing to a left diaphragmatic ailment,the area near stomach..If they had a collapsed lung or something abnormal ,you should order a cat scan of the concerned area..Another thing that might help is a sonography of whole abdomen and specially the left side..As there is no fever and blood counts are normal,it could be anything concerning spleen,,stomach or diaphragm.All need to be evaluated alongwith your clinical examination to arrive at a diagnosis..

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