A 18-year-old female asked:
what does it mean when your lower sides hurt?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Many causes: Lower side or abdominal pain can be caused by many different things. The causes depend on the side ( right vs left), sex ( male vs female), and severity. I suggest seeing a physician to discuss the symptoms further. If your pain is severe and you have a fever you should go to the ed. Bother reasons to go to the ed include blood in your urine or stool.
A 91-year-old member asked:
It hurt me to be lifted to have cts done. How should the hospital people lift a senior who fell?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Carefully.: Unfortunately, fractures hurt and its hard to lift someone and without causing some discomfort from jostling the broken bones. If its an arm or leg, then you should splint it. If its a shoulder, spine, or pelvis/hip fracture, its hard to do it without some discomfort. "many hands make for light work", and when transferring someone on or off a stretcher, having more people to lift can help.
A 47-year-old member asked:
I heard hard contact lenses hurt a lot more than soft contact lenses. Is this true?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Hard lenses, or gas permeable contacts, may be just as comfortable to some people as soft lenses.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Will the radiation treatments hurt?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
No: No. You should not feel any pain. You will not hear or feel the radiation treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Why does it hurt when I stand up after sitting?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depend on what hurts: A person who has some pain when moving from a sitting position to a standing position can see a doctor for evaluation. Some people have arthritis in their joints, and hurt when joints move. Other people have recent injuries, which hurt if moved. Athletes can get overuse symptoms in the knees and back, which hurt if moved. Internal (chest, abdomen, pelvis) pain can be a problem with organs inside.
Bell Gardens, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:
What does it mean if my lower right side hurt when i move?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 45 years experience
Could be: Appendicitis. Other possibilities are ruptured ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, ileitis. But the important one is appendicitis, because it requires immediate surgery in order to prevent complications such as abscess and peritonitis. Go see a doctor immediately.
Last updated Dec 9, 2016
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