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Aching On The Left Side Of My Body
I have a dull ache on front left side, towards the middle of my body and a mild bruising of skin over that area. No physical trauma. Possibilities?
Here are a few: Your spleen is located in the left upper quadrant of your body and it may be swollen, you may have an issue with your stomach such as gastritis. The bruising over the area concerns me also about a possible pancreas issue, but usually the pain with pancreas issues is quite severe. I would see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Doctor can examine: Normal, healthy people don't get aches without a reason, so if the entire left side of one's body ached, but the right side was fine, that would be very strange. A doctor would have to evaluate to see what might be wrong. Infections (flu, etc.) and auto-immune diseases can cause total body aches, but not just one-sided. Spinal cord and nerve problems can be one-sided. ...Read more
For about 5 days now my whole left side of my body aches. From my shoulder to my ribs and down to my hip down the side of my leg. Also down my arm. ?
Shingles: It may be shingles. This is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus gets into your nervous system and never leaves. Shingles is brought on by stress. See your family doctor to get the proper anti-viral medication to treat this if it is shingles. If it is not, your doctor can either determine another diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?
Acne or shingles: It could be acne, or hypersensitivity dermatitis (a skin reaction to something). It could also be shingles if it's all on one side. Shingles is usually very painful and if you see your doctor within 3 days of it starting, you can take medication to decrease the symptoms. ...Read more
Tight chest an ache the side of my body rib and also have on and off groin aches that go from the right side to the left side what could this be?
General eches: Need more info. PMHx, any recent trauma, medications? ...Read more
I have sore ribs on each side of my body, soreness under my breasts but breasts are not sore. Yesterday noticed red patch on left boob help?
Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?
See your doctor!: If you are referring to the spleen area, it's important that you get evaluated by your PCP so they can do a thorough abdominal examination, and get more medical, social, travel, trauma, sexual history from you to determine what is swelling and why it's swelling.This may involve lab testing& imaging too. So, don't delay. If it's still painful over this area, it won't get better faster w/o med care. ...Read more
I have a strange ache near the back under my shoulder blade on left side of body. What could be wrong?
Unlikely: Shoulder blade pain or scapulathoracic pain is usually musculoskeletal related. Stretch-grab a door frame lean back and then rotate toward your arm so that you put a stretch on the area and hold for 10 plus seconds. Do this several times a day. Apply heat. Lastly, massage the area by putting a tennis ball in a stocking, put it on the area and lean against a wall and roll the ball on the area. ...Read more
Hi, I have neck and sore just on the left side. It's a bit hard to turn my neck on the left side. I went for a whole body massage but still painful. ?
Neck pain: This could be a simple strain with muscle spasm. NSAID with heat may be helpful. If conservative treatment doesn't seem to be helping within a couple of days then getting an evaluation by an Osteopath or Chiropractor may be warranted with X-rays to insure a simple fix with manipulation. ...Read more
I have excruciating pain in my left side abdomen overall body aches last 2 days haven't been able to get out of bed what could this be?
L abdominal pain: if upper abdomen may be gastritis with or without H pylori or may even be constipation or ovarian condition-torsion PID ,ectopic pregnancy or I have seen vaginitis produce left sided pain. if lower abdomen may be diverticulitis . if pain is excruciating you must go to the ER-call 911 if no one can take you- as they have imaging available which may be needed ...Read more
I woke up with a sore feeling In my shoulder and elbow (left side) and now I'm getting random tingling around the body what can this be ??
Tendinitis with anxi: Sounds like you have inflamed your shoulder and elbow in some way by some activity which you now may recall! The tingling could be caused by swelling around the nerves in the inflamed area as well. Seems like you are worried out of proportion with your symptoms however! See your physician if this persists! ...Read more
I have a kidney stone in the right kidney. It's been 6 days since I started having symptoms tonight my body aches severely and now my left side hurts.
Head ache in left side, nasal passage wider in left sife . Continuous cough. Uneasiness in left side of the body.
My left side of my chest is sore to the touch and feels inflamed, i can feel my pulse throughout my body and my heart rate is 98 at rest. Help?
Noticed swollen non-tender lymphnodes on left side of neck. move when palpated. Fatigue and sore body, but have been stressed w/ poor diet/habits?
Probably: time for a doctor's appointment if the symptoms are chronic. Take care. ...Read more
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