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Gas Pain Left Side Back
Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?
Costochondritis: Sounds like this might be costochondritis- pain just like you describe. It also might be "gas" would need to know more... How frequent, any associations, change with respiration or posture, etc. ...Read more
Sudden sharp pain left side under ribs. Worse with deep breath. It feels like gas but have burped and no relief. Not a constant pain.
You are 42 years old: You need to get evaluated now. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more
After eating, I experience left side abdominal pain, left side back pain, and severe headches. Any ideas of the cause?
Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you have any of the following symptoms: severe or extre pain, vomiting that will not stop, vomiting blood, if you are losing weight or have no appetite, if you have dark-colored stool or blood in your stool or if you have pain or difficulty with swallowing ...Read more
I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection
Definitely possible: It sounds like an infection that is either climbing or made its way to your kidney, called pyelonephritis. This can often occur from an untreated, sometimes subclinical urinary tract infection. This can be dangerous and I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible as left untreated it can cause kidney damage or systemic infection leading to even more serious problems. Please see someon. ...Read more
Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?
Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more
May be rib issues: Including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
Please call 911.: Left chest and back pain could be due to a serious underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary condition. If this is acute, see urgent care or, if no one can take you, call 911 immediately for emergency services. If not acute, see your doctor anyways as soon as you can for diagnosis, preferably today. Take care. ...Read more
Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?
Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important. In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more
For past 2wks only in the evening I've had pain left side chest that has now radiated to back side under shoulder blade PAIN IS SEVERE & BURNING?
Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?
Sharp stabbing pain left side. Seems constant with flare ups where gets worse. No appendix/gall. Do have bad back (hern, syringomyelia). What is it?
Back/ flank pain: As you have back problem it very well could be related to that. If it is knew and bad enough have yourself examined to rule out colon problem or even excessive gas can cause sharp pain ...Read more
Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more
Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?
Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...Read more
Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?
Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more
Have upper back pain, left side, started small area, now spreading some, hurts with soft touches and tshirt on, no brushing, didn't fall or hit myself?
Rash: If you are developing a rash as well this may be shingles. See you pcp sooner than later if there is a rash. This condition is best treated early on. ...Read more
Keep getting random pain left side of chest feels like a lot of pressure and goes to the center of back or shoots to right shoulder blade.?
Pinched nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that emanates from the spine and causes radiation of discomfort around the rib cage and can be a sharp, shooting discomfort at times worsened with a deep breath. Sometimes the pinching is between two ribs under the breast. Most of the time the problem resolves without any specific treatment. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
My husband c/o pain left side, mostly tender especially when he coughs. Says it's not toward his back but on his side.?? Pulled muscle??? Or what?
If this pain is in his chest this may well be pleurisy.
This is a pain that is caused by viral or infectious inflammation and worsens with movement, deep breath or cough. See the doctor to make sure it is not serious such as pneumonia.Note that this can be treated with such things as nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs until he can see the doctor.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?
Radiculopathy: Refers to pain or other symptoms that occur in a location supplied by a nerve, when the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. Radicular pain in the groin results compression or irritation of a spinal nerve root in the upper lumbar spine (low pain). This can result from inflammation surrounding the nerve root. Nuprofen reduces inflammation ...Read more
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