Organs on Left Side of Body with Pictures

Organs on the left side of the body are those organized towards the left of the body axis.

The human body, when divided into two halves along the vertical axis, the organs can be found distributed on the left and right hands side of the column.

To the left of the vertebral column, there are few organs of the body located within the trunk.

Vital Organs on Left Side of Body

  1. Heart
  2. Stomach
  3. Pancreas
  4. Spleen
  5. Kidney (left)
  6. Lung (left)
  7. Ovary (left in the woman)
  8. Testis (left one in the adult male)
  9. Eye (left)
  10. Ear (left)
  11. Adrenal gland
  12. Salivary glands

Organs on Left Side of Body

Heart

This appears to be at the center of the body. But most of it is localized to the left of the body in the chest region.

Stomach

The stomach is the prominent organ of the digestive system. The esophagus travels through the center of the body.

But at the point of the stomach, the gut moves to the left side of the axis. So, the stomach is positioned to the left of the body in the abdomen.Organs on Left Side of Body | Stomach

Pancreas

This is the organ present near the stomach. The pancreas acts as both an endocrine and exocrine gland. By its exocrine function, it helps in digestion by the release of digestive enzymes. By its endocrine function, it controls blood glucose levels.

Spleen

This is an organ of the immune system. It performs functions like the formation and destruction of blood cells, blood storage. Old red blood cells are mostly destroyed here after 120 days of their lifespan.

One of the organ pairs located on the left side.

Kidney

As we know, there is a pair of kidneys in our body. One is located on the left side of the vertebral column in the hip region.

The other is on the right side. This is connected to the urinary bladder through the left ureter.

Lung

These are a pair of balloon-like structures with air in them. One is located on the left side and is part of the respiratory system.

It helps in the exchange of gasses in the body from the air.

Ovary

A pair of ovaries are located on each side of the body in the woman. They help in the production of ova, the female gamete.

Testes

On the left side of the body, one of the testes is present in the scrotum.  It helps in the formation of sperms, the male gametes.

Eye

One of the two eyes is on the left side of the forehead. So we call it as left eye and it helps in vision on the left.

Ear

One of the ears is on the left side of the head, helping in hearing and body balance.

Adrenal gland

There are a pair of adrenal glands, each located on a kidney. One of them is found on top of the left kidney.

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This gland releases adrenaline, a neurotransmitter and also corticosteroid hormones. The corticosteroids include glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.

Salivary glands

In the mouth region, there are three pairs of salivary glands. Each jaw, cheek and chin have one of the pairs. The three salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual, and submandibular glands.

So one of the parotic glands, sub-mandibular, is located on the left side of the body. Please check the image below. The left parotid gland is towards the left ear, while the left sub-mandibular gland is towards the left mandible jaw curve.

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These salivary glands secrete saliva, a watery secretion. This keeps the mouth moist and clean. Saliva has an enzyme amylase. This amylase digests the carbohydrates in the mouth to a small extent.

Few organs are present along the vertical axis of the body. These include the uterus, intestine, trachea, esophagus, urinary bladder.

Organs on left side of body under ribs

The organs under the ribs are stomach, pancreas, spleen, left kidney, ovary and testes

Organs near the waist

Kidneys, ovaries, testes, adrenal gland, spleen

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  1. How do you tell if you have Kidney stones? I am hurting in the lower back area, I have been given a muscle relaxer, but it isn’t helping to much. I am now wondering if I might have kidney stones. I have had problems with lower back injuries in the past. so there isn’t much difference for me. I will contact my doctor again tomorrow and see what he might want to do. I am 70 yrs old, never had any of these problems, and I am overweight.

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