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Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

No: There are many causes for pain in this area with most being related to GI or gyn issues. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull ache in my left side lower back hip area at night time. It has turned into a sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

I have been having this dull ache in my left side lower back hip area at night time. It has turned into a sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

See below: There are lot of possibilities like a urinary tract infection or kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle sprain, strain or spasms, pelvic disease like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, spondylosis, disk injury or spinal fracture, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Teenage daughter has lump around in her hip area on the left side only & rarely aches but does occasionally & is dull when it does it's not stool?

Teenage daughter has lump around in her hip area on the left side only & rarely aches but does occasionally & is dull when it does it's not stool?

Abdominal mass: Great description! You need to correlate your exam with your doctor. Stool is my best guess. Other things need X-rays etc to determine what they are. Good luck ...Read more

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Dull pain in left hip for 2 days no other symptoms, what could it be. 31yrs old whole left leg feels slightly sore on and off does not hurt to walk?

Dull pain in left hip for 2 days no other symptoms, what could it be. 31yrs old whole left leg feels slightly sore on and off does not hurt to walk?

Sciatica?: 37 yo women w. 2 days "hip" & ipsilateral leg "soreness". Not incited by walking, which tends to rule out acute joint problem. Sciatica might be explanatory, & is a pain pattern that can be aroused by various conditions. Trochanteric bursitis also a consideration. If fever or leg weakness then urgency for evaluation. Pyriformis & Hypermobility Syndromes come to mind. See Osteopath for diagnosis. ...Read more

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CRP 11.4 and RF 53 (up from 49, 2 years ago). Pain in hips, from sitting to standing, and pivot, left knee dull ache. Should I investigate?

CRP 11.4 and RF 53 (up from 49, 2 years ago). Pain in hips, from sitting to standing, and pivot, left knee dull ache. Should I investigate?

Inflammation: It seems that the CRP reflects mild to moderate inflammation somewhere. It is nonspecific. RF reflects autoantibody presence. Could be joint related. Could also be nonrelated to hip discomfort. I think deeper eval can help sort this out, yes. Then you and doc can know ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

Many things.: It would help me to know your age & how long this problem is on going. Without knowing the answers my best advice is to see your primary care physician.
Several things could be the cause of the problem including a bone bruise, infection etc. ...Read more

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Left flank near the hips hurt sometimes with movement and almost with constant dull ache. Sometimes the pain is in front the hip. Mild discomfort to pee

Flank Pain: Flank pain with some discomfort when urinating is questionable for a Urinary Tract infection, so it is best that you see a Doctor to be evaluated, examined and checked for a UTI at the least, so the proper treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Yes, I do feel swollen in left groin&on lt hip. Constant dull ache in lt hip with swollen upper left thigh below leg crease not sure if this is nodes! : (?

Yes, I do feel swollen in left groin&on lt hip. Constant dull ache in lt hip with swollen upper left thigh below leg crease not sure if this is nodes! : (?

Get checked: Unexplained leg swelling should be evaluated by a healthcare professional, to rule out deep vein thrombosis. Impaired lymph node drainage, and possibly even a hernia, are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?

Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?

Abdominal mass: A mass in the abdomen can be many things. Cancer is on the list but nit high on mine. Cysts and other lumps can be the cause. You need a doctor exam and a CT scan of your abdomen. Worrying is difficult to stop. Talk to your parents make sure you have a support system. You do not need to are for this alone! ...Read more

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Constant dull pain in groin on left side, hip/back pain on and off. What could this be? Sometimes the dull ache goes down my left leg too.

Ovarian cyst?: Many things can cause the symptoms you describe, but a cyst definitely comes to mind with everything you mentioned. They can grow and shrink depending on your hormone levels. ...Read more

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I may have sacrioliac ligament sprain. I waken from sleep with a strong dull ache in my left hip to knee. Sitting is painful. Also sciatica symptoms.

I may have sacrioliac ligament sprain. I waken from sleep with a strong dull ache in my left hip to knee. Sitting is painful. Also sciatica symptoms.

These: Go hand in hand. The Sciatica has resulted in weaker muscles in the buttock and leg resulting in stress at the sacroiliac joint ligaments. You need treatments that are tailored to treat both the sciatica and work on tightening the ligaments around the SI joint. ...Read more

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I have point tenderness in right groin area. General dull ache in both right and left sides of pelvis and radiation to right lower back. 1 wk duration?

I have point tenderness in right groin area. General dull ache in both right and left sides of pelvis and radiation to right lower back. 1 wk duration?

Appendicitis vs cyst: Hello!
In that area, and without other information, I am most concerned about an ovarian cyst vs. Subacute appendicitis, vs. Lymph node inflammation. You should be seen by your regular doctor or an ER to be examined; let them know if you've had any fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, changes in your menstrual cycle; also things like age and factors like smoking can help make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had dull aches near lower left pelvis 3 days after core workout. Changed BC pill, on day 10 of cycle. Last pill took 10 hrs late, no sex. Cause?

I've had dull aches near lower left pelvis 3 days after core workout. Changed BC pill, on day 10 of cycle. Last pill took 10 hrs late, no sex. Cause?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Localise dull ache just above the pelvis, happen more frequently on the left, move from left to right, slight burn in urine that started after the ache.

Localise dull ache just above the pelvis, happen more frequently on the left, move from left to right, slight burn in urine that started after the ache.

Check urine: Dear Laura301,
This sound like an inflammation in your urine tract, the best would be to check your urine at this point. The inflammation could be due to an infection or stones. Another possibility is just premenstrual symptoms. Is your period coming soon? This is a problem that could be explored virtually. You may contact one of the HealthTap doctors. ...Read more

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Ongoing pain in top of left thigh/hip area. Pain fine some days. Other days really sore. Only hurts when I bare weight, or move the leg around. Help?

Muscle, tendon, join: This may be muscle, tendon, bursa or joint. You may be best diagnosed by your physician or rheumatologist or orthhopedist ...Read more

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Extremely sore everytime I twist my body ot move my torso to the left side, by my hip, but more around my back, and side area. Flank pain? Muscle?

Extremely sore everytime I twist my body ot move my torso to the left side, by my hip, but more around my back, and side area. Flank pain? Muscle?

Muscle or nerve: When you are out of alignment, your twisting can cause pressure on a nerve or muscle. In your case I would look for a chiropracter or mechanotherapist to re-align your body and they will give you proper exercises to keep you in alignment. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Xray, lung scan, blood, ct. Nothing found, 4 mos. Entire left rib area, ab to hip constant bad, sore, achy burning pain. What should I do? Tried everything.

CT abdomen or MRI: Rule out anything serious with imaging.
Then see a pain specialist for a more thorough evaluation.
The pain distribution has many causes - could be spleen, stomach, or descending colon.
Rib pain itself can come from spine, or inflamed nerves - such as intercostal nerves, but that won't cause hip pain typically. ...Read more

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Everything seemed to occur over a week's period. Pain in both feet, aching fingers on left hand, knee joint pain, on and odd hip pain, and now I have a pain in left kidney area. Had the runs this morning and feel generally out of it. Any theories what's ha

Lots of symptoms: Flu? Do you have any history of autoimmune disease such as lupus or any type of migratory arthropathy? Is there any history of gout? Have you been exposed to tick borne illnesses or a area endemic to tickborne illness is? Do you have any infections, rashes, skin lesions? Do you have weakness or numbness in any extremity? ...Read more