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I have an uncomfdrtable dull ache in the lower left side of my head, the bottom side. It is affecting the side of my neck also. What should I do?

I have an uncomfdrtable dull ache in the lower left side of my head, the bottom side. It is affecting the side of my neck also. What should I do?

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Just came off the pill - stopped taking a month ago. Having a sporadic period and dull ache in my lower left side that i can feel when walking. Help?

Just came off the pill - stopped taking a month ago. Having a sporadic period and dull ache in my lower left side that i can feel when walking. Help?

See your physician: After coming off the BCP your periods will often be irregular for a period of time. The dull ache in your side is likely unrelated to coming off the pill or your irregular period. If the dull ache persists or if your abdomen is tender in that area it's best to see your physician for the proper diagnosis and treatment. For information on abdominal pain see > http://bit.ly/10RdXop ...Read more

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My urine is cloudy with a sulfur smell to it. I am also experiencing a dull ache in my lower left side of my back. Sometimes it will burn when I urina?

My urine is cloudy with a sulfur smell to it. I am also experiencing a dull ache in my lower left side of my back. Sometimes it will burn when I urina?

Look for infection: The burning on urination may be caused by an infection in the urinary tract. The back pain may mean that the infection involves the kidney. Ask your doctor or clinic to get a urinalysis and possibly a urine culture. Keep looking until you find the cause. Dr. Long ...Read more

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Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee. ?

I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side)  I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee. ?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

Lot of options: Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek medical attention. It is also one of the trickiest things to diagnose based on history alone. Since there are so many options and the symptom is so common, I recommend speaking to a physician about it. Some options: reflux, ulcer disease, gastroparesis, heart related pain, constipation, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, just to name a few. ...Read more

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What would cause my bf to have lower left side pain. He said it is dull, ache, throbbing pain. Can't find any other relation to it.

What would cause my bf to have lower left side pain. He said it is dull, ache, throbbing pain. Can't find any other relation to it.

Several poss. causes: Not enough detail in your question for me to be truly helpful :( it would help to know whether the pain is directly on the side (could be muscular, colon, for ex.); in the rib cage (could be lung-related or intercostal muscles, dysfunctional rib) or below it (could be spleen). Is it more to the front or more in the back (poss. Kidney-related or muscle spasm), etc. More detail = better answer. ...Read more

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Sharp n dull pain,right kidney area,come n go,quite near the spine.Sometimes a dull ache can be felt just above the butt,flank, n left side lower back?

Sharp n dull pain,right kidney area,come n go,quite near the spine.Sometimes a dull ache can be felt just above the butt,flank, n left side lower back?

U could very well-: -have a ureteral stone. If small & is passing but with some trouble, the spasm of the ureteral musculature will cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side.  Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

More info needed: The diagnosis of abdominal pain can be tricky, and can't be done over the internet. Possibilities include inflammation of the bowel, urinary tract infection, pelvic infection, constipation, and tumors. Your will need to see your doctor, who will take a complete history , perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

Non specific: Hard to tell. Take note if your symptoms are related to eating, fatty foods or how hydrated. Increase your oral liquids. Go in for evaluation if you develop fever or vomiting. Constipation, a bad gallbladder, hernia and adhesion are all possible. Be well ...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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Dull ache in lower left back for last 15 days. no other symptom. occurs when I stand up, or bend down, goes away while lying. more severe in morning.

Dull ache in lower left back for last 15 days. no other symptom. occurs when I stand up, or bend down, goes away while lying. more severe in morning.

See a doctor: Mostly back pain will resolve itself by just resting. If the pain persist, I recommend you need to see a doctor to get a full check up and sometimes need to get a radiology study to rule out many other possibilities, such as kidney stone, bulging disc, etc. ...Read more