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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?

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

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Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

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

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Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Stroke: If you had a stroke this kind of pain is called "central" or "post-stroke pain". Otherwise there is no anatomical reason for pain in the whole left or right side. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

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

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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?

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?

I don't think: one complaint has anything to do with the other, Your pain may be due to large breasts! (Is this the case???) The red patch may be due to irritation by your bra????? If you have large breasts surgical reduction should be considered! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Hi doctor I've s swelling on left hand side of my body just under rib cage which is sore all over that area ?

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