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Why am i feeling light headed when i lay on my left side and not my right side?

Why am i feeling light headed when i lay on my left side and not my right side?

Maybe vestibular: Positional dizziness can be caused by an inner ear or other vestibular problem on one of your ears. An ENT or neurologist can do some maneuvers and tests that will be more definitive. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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My tummy hurts on the left side when I lay flat on my stomach?

My tummy hurts on the left side when I lay flat on my stomach?

L abdominal pain: May be gastritis with or without H pylori.Cpnsider seeing if Mylanta decreases the discomfort. if in the lower abdomen may be diverticulitis or lesion or the colon or ovary. Would follow up with doctor as may need imaging ...Read more

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I have period like pains when i lie on my right side but not when i lie on my left side or my back ?

I have period like pains when i lie on my right side but not when i lie on my left side or my back ?

Probably not gyn: Need more info, for how long, how are your menstrual cycles, have you tried any relief measures? If persistent see your PCP, GYN, or request a consult with one of the concierge docs ...Read more

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When I lay on my left side I feel pressure in my chest. When I get up it goes away?

When I lay on my left side I feel pressure in my chest. When I get up it goes away?

Needs evaluation: Most of us learn that left-sided chest pain might mean a heart attack, but it is usually with exertion--not lying on your left side. Inflammation of the heart surface or pericarditis can be a cause of positional chest pain as can mitral valve prolapse. You should see your doctor promptly for an evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on the left side of my head?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on the left side of my head?

A few thots: Maybe a local inner ear issue on the left, or perhaps, arterial compression in neck due to position, or even intracranial issues such as colloid cyst presentation. In some cases, a videonystagmogram will provide localization and therapeutic directions. If inner ear, an epley maneuver may work wonders. ...Read more

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I have chest pain when i lie on my left side fells like sharp stabing?

Muscle spasm: You could be having a muscle spasm, use a warm compress and drink warm liquids to see if this will help the pain. ...Read more

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Why does my chest ache when i lie on my side?

Why does my chest ache when i lie on my side?

Need neck and hip: support. If either isn't present, you're putting too much pressure on your rib cage that shouldn't otherwise be there and your entire chest. When on your side your neck should remain in complete neutral position w/ your spine and lower back. So no torsional vector forces are placed on your body while you sleep. Get proper cervical support pillow for your neck.May need pillow top mattress pad too. ...Read more

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I have dull pain on my right side that hurts when I press on it and hurts when I lay on my right side. pain getting more consistent.

I have dull pain on my right side that hurts when I press on it and hurts when I lay on my right side.  pain getting more consistent.

Pain: If it is in the area of the right lower abdomen conceivably could be your appendix I would suggest you see if physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a pain on my right side above my ribs. It hurts a lot and I can not lay on my left side., when I lay on my left side it hurts really bad?

Not enough: information. Did you break a rib? Trouble breathing? Fever? A lot more information is needed in addition to an exam and possibly x-rays or chest/ribs, perhaps U/S of upper abdomen. ...Read more

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When i lay down i can lay on my back, right side and stomach.When i lay on my left side my guts start rumbling.Im not worried but what causes this?

When i lay down i can lay on my back, right side and stomach.When i lay on my left side my guts start rumbling.Im not worried but what causes this?

Rumbling Guts: When you lay on your left side, because of the anatomy of your gastrointestinal system, this position favors emptying of the stomach and enhances the gut's normal muscularity which is needed for movement of intestinal contents (peristalsis). This peristaltic action is what causes the "rumbling" sensation. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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When I layed down I got shooting pains up the left side if my head is that serious? I was laying on my left side

When I layed down I got shooting pains up the left side if my head is that serious? I was laying on my left side

Get checked: I would check the major cranial joints, TM joints, the frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction, the maxillary teeth, the muscles of masticatio, the ear, and check for the presence of unresolved infection. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side?

Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers. ...Read more

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I get pain on my right side stomach when i run?

I get pain on my right side stomach when i run?

Side Stich: The most common reason for pain on the right side is an abdominal strain of the muscle. Most of the time, the pain goes away with slowing down your running pace. It can sometimes represent an issue with your gastrointestinal symptoms, so make sure you get evaluated. You should make sure you aren't dehydrated as this can contribute to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Why do I get dizzy when i lay on my left side ?

Inner ear: Could consider local inner ear problem, such as "otolithic dysfnctn", where the receptors are irritable and shift when on left, but could also wonder if posture affects the vertebral artery in the neck, with some minimal compression. These issues can be sorted out with vestibular testing and even a ct-angio, . ...Read more

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I have a pain on my rt side when i lay down on rt side its tender if i press it?

Pain on R side: Be more specific, R side of..... where, head, chest, abdomen Provide more information as far for how long, severity of the pain, is it improving or getting worse, does it radiate, etc ...Read more