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I have a constant pain in my left side. What could this be?

Vague input: This input is so vague - that we really can't provide a useful response. Left side of what? How long has pain been there? What is pain like? What are associated symptoms? What triggers it? You can consider resubmitting with further information. ...Read more

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I have a slight constant pain in my left side chest. Sometimes my heart beat speeds up. What can cause this.

I have a slight constant pain in my left side chest. Sometimes my heart beat speeds up. What can cause this.

Not enough info to: Diagnose properly online. Heart rate is supposed to be variable. Slight constant left chest pain could be muscular, pulmonary, cardiac and should be checked out if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Had a kidney infection 2months ago. On antibiotics again fot a suspected kidney infection, got a constant pain in my left side?

Get more evaluation: Hi Amanda,
If you have a 2nd kidney infection and pain over your kidney, you should get a urinalysis with microscopic exam, urine culture, and an ultrasound of the bladder and kidneys to make sure it is really an infection, to find out what type of infection it is, and to make sure there is not another cause of your symptoms.
Dr. Long ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my left side. It hurts deep through my back. Its worse if I burp or breath in I thought maybe it was gas or a bowl mivement but its been in the same area for 3 days. It does feel a little better if I don't move around or walk to m

Pain: Pain in this area is very tricky since there are many organ systems involving the left abdomen/side.
- stomach - problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcers can cause pain in these areas - usually worse with eating and worse while laying down
- pancreas - pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/blockages can cause epigastric pain, sometimes radiating to the back
- intestinal - duodenal ulcers, infections and constipation can cause pain there because the colon loops up into that area
- kidney - kidney stones or infections can cause pain in the left upper quadrant, though many people feel it in their backs.
- gyne - ovarian pain from a cyst or even an infection from a sexually transmitted disease can cause pain in the left upper quadrant.

And all those are just a few of the things that could be going on. So, your best option is to be seen by a doctor and examined to determine the cause of your pain.

Reasons to go to the er are:
- high fever
- bloody stool
- bright green or bloody vomit
- severe or worsening pain
- difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Hi since september I have been off work with this illness. I have had repeated kidney infections reoccuring now as often as every 2weeks. I have a constant pain in my left side which I take daily tramadol for. I have had ultrasound and CT scans but they show

Hi since september I have been off work with this illness. I have had repeated kidney infections reoccuring now as often as every 2weeks. I have a constant pain in my left side which I take daily tramadol for. I have had ultrasound and CT scans but they show

Urologist: If you have not already done so, it's time to see a urologist. In addition, all possible "UTIs "need to be documented with urine culture. Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) is a serious problem which can damage the kidney or lead to sepsis. You need to know for certain if your kidney is repeatedly becoming infected and if so the mechanism needs to be determined and addressed. ...Read more

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This is the third day with a constant pain on my left side in the rib area the pain is like a 4\10 but when I bend or lie on my left side it is a 7-8?

Bruise: MI does not respect any age, ie affect all of us. Kindly get it check out urgently. However likely you bruised your muscle, rib. Again check it out NOW, URGENTLY. ...Read more

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I have been having a constant pain on my left side right under my rib cage? Iam getting worried

I have been having a constant pain on my left side right under my rib cage? Iam getting worried

More info needed: The spleen, intestines, abdominal muscles, part of the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas, left diaphragm and base of left lung are all in that part of the body. Your physician has to take a thorough history of your symptoms and perform a physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having a constant pain on my left side, wondering is it possible to have gallstones in my pancreas if I had my gallbladder removed last year?

Retained gallstones: Although it's always possible to have retained gallstones after gallbladder removal, it is unlikely that they would be in the pancreas. It is possible for them to be in the bile duct and for them to cause pancreatitis, although the pain is usually either in the midline or in the right upper quadrant if that occurs. Your pain now is probably not due to your gallbladder. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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What could be causing my side pain and could it be serious? I a 22 yr old female and have never had any major health problems. For a week now I have had constant pain on my left side going from my ribs to my hip and a little into my lower back. For 2 of t

I'd: I'd be concerned that you may have a kidney stone or some other process involving your genitourinary system on that side. You didn't mention if you had noticed any blood in your urine, pain with urination or any chance that you might be pregnant. I'd advise getting seen by your primary doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have constant pain on my left side -head, ear, teeth, throat-no other symptoms. Pain worst in the mornings?

I have constant pain on my left side -head, ear, teeth, throat-no other symptoms. Pain worst in the mornings?

Many causes: Most likely you are clenching your teeth during sleep. The chewing muscles are in the temple, along the vertical aspect of the mandible, and starting on the medial aspect of the joint and attaching to the back side of the maxilla. Headaches worse in the morning are concerning for tumors also so make sure it gets evaluated. ...Read more

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Having small but constant pain in my lower left side, right above my waist line. I woke up this afternoon it hurt all day. Hurts worse when I drink?

Having small but constant pain in my lower left side, right above my waist line. I woke up this afternoon it hurt all day. Hurts worse when I drink?

Needs evaluation: Several possibilities - colon or kidney stone. Needs to be checked out as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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What would cause a constant gnawing pain in my left side and diarrhea all the time. No solid bowel movement in at least 3 years or more.

What would cause a constant gnawing pain in my left side and diarrhea all the time. No solid bowel movement in at least 3 years or more.

Gi: This is difficult to answer. I recommend seeing a GI doctor so you can have a colonoscopy. This is a good first step. It is recommended at age 50 and could shed light on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a constant sharp pain on my left side lower back. It’s been like it for nearly a week now. Worse when I’m sat down?

I have had a constant sharp pain on my left side lower back. It’s been like it for nearly a week now. Worse when I’m sat down?

Keep a movin: Of course the most common thing it could be would be just your usual low back pain. You should never rest in bed for more than the first 24 hours. After that, you walk, work and live through the pain being as active as you can with the help of ibuprofen or similar med. If it doesn't go away, you should probably see a doctor to consider other possibilities. ...Read more

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I've had constant pain in my lower back and left side of hip for a week now, what can I do?

I've had constant pain in my lower back and left side of hip for a week now, what can I do?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
One sided back pain might also be caused by kidney issues.
Without additional information, it's hard to identify the cause of your pain. Please seek help from a pcp, pain management physician, neurologist or physiatrist, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having constant pain in my middle back and left side under ribs. Any idea what is causing it?

Yes: There could be numerous potential causes, including disk issues, nerve issues, joint issues, rib issues, soft tissue, bone issues, and more.

A properly trained physician can do a proper assessment and leave a, hopefully, proper course of action. ...Read more

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I am a 47 year old, 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, hispanic, female with a constant severe pain in my lower left side of my body. The pain started four days?

Go to the Doctor: There are limits to what internet medicine can offer. A four day history of 'severe' pain means one should be at the doctor's office. Please sign off of the internet and go see the family doctor urgently today. ...Read more

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I'm having constant throbbing pain in my lower left side could it b related to my IUD?

I'm having constant throbbing pain in my lower left side could it b related to my IUD?

Possibly: If iud newly placed, - possible- but you could have shingles, diverticulitis, muscle pull, constipation, pelvic inflammatory disease, crohns dis., ulcerative colitis, or kidney stone passing. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

M.D. visit: This pain may be related to a number of factors including muscular pain, renal system infection or hip pain.
I would suggest monitoring your temperature and being seen by your doctor if a heating pad and motrin do not provide relief. If you have a fever and/or change in urination pattern, please see you doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause constant pain on left side with symptoms ofbloating?

What could cause constant pain on left side with symptoms ofbloating?

Several things: But common things occur commonly. The 1st 2 that come to mind are constipation & diverticulitis. Colon tumors are also possible and can be checked by a colonoscopy. Also, even just excess bowel gas, Chron's is possible but usually with loose stools. Especially important if you have a family history of colon disease to have a scope. Are your stools normal. Any fever or weight loss? ...Read more

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Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Upper or lower?: Is it your upper or lower back? It is possibly a kidney stone if the pain is severe and OTC meds aren't helping. Go to an urgent care to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have constant pain on the left side of my neck it's a strange sensation almost like a constant sunburn. Left & right side of my neck feels different?

I have constant pain on the left side of my neck it's a strange sensation almost like a constant sunburn. Left & right side of my neck feels different?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Headaches: Are very specific to each person. If your doctor thinks there is a problem inside your head - your brain... Then get an MRI rather than a ct. The ct is lots of radiation. The MRI is none. The MRI is more detailed. It costs only 250-500 on insurance. And. It is more definitive. Get it only under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

Pain: Your description does not he me give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be myofascial and probably is. I would try an anti inflammatory such a Ibuprofen 400mg once daily with food fora week and if this does not help see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Dr says she thinks I have bursitis in hip due to constant pain on left side. What causes this and what's best cure?

Dr says she thinks I have bursitis in hip due to constant pain on left side. What causes this and what's best cure?

Arhritus: Degeneration of tissue and joint, trauma, even ischemia, and occasionally tumors.

Find the cause, treat the discomfort, and the cause.
Commonly goes to joint replacement in worst cases. ...Read more