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Pain on entire left side of body neck to foot hurts to lay on left side trouble getting up vicodin tramadol no relief what's causing this :'(?

Pain on entire left side of body neck to foot hurts to lay on left side trouble getting up vicodin tramadol no relief what's causing this :'(?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I've had this squeezing pain in my heart for 24 hours now. I've taken Tums (calcium carbonate) and gasx, no help. It hurts to breathe, lay on left side too. Help?

I've had this squeezing pain in my heart for 24 hours now. I've taken Tums (calcium carbonate) and gasx, no help. It hurts to breathe, lay on left side too. Help?

.: It could most probably be gastritis or costrocondritis (inflammation or ribs). But with you having pain on breathing and on lying onto your side, you better check with a physician to see if the pain is from heart. And you may also need an examination to confirm origin of pain. ...Read more

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Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. Hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones? I'm screaming inpain

Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. Hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones? I'm screaming inpain

You should return t: ER so they can give you more pain meds, if the pain is truly caused by kidney stone. Most kidney stones pass, even though pain is severe when the stone moves down the ureter. ...Read more

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I ache all over but don't feel unwell and it hurts to lay on my left side?

I ache all over but don't feel unwell and it hurts to lay on my left side?

Myalgias...: Or muscle aches are very common and their meaning in health/disease is very non-specific. While often associated with fever and infectious disease, myalgias can be related to immune mediated or rheumatologic disease, trauma, sleep disorders, vitamin deficiencies among many other causes including fibromyalgia. Only a complete eval with careful questioning/history taking will lead to the diagnosis ...Read more

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Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

Why does my heart hurt when I lay on my left side? Feels like something digging into it.

Heart?: How do you know it's your heart? The cornerstone of therapy is first an accurate diagnosis. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain I think by the tip of my right floating ribs. It hurts to yawn it hurts when I lay sideways on my left side and it hurts to laugh?

I have a sharp pain I think by the tip of my right floating ribs. It hurts to yawn it hurts when I lay sideways on my left side and it hurts to laugh?

DO or DC: It is not unusual to get a rib out of place. Try gently stretching, twisting, bending. Sometimes it will go back on its own. Also consider seeing a chiropractor or osteopathic physician that can manipulate it back into position.
If associated with other symptoms such as worsening pain, weakness or shortness of breath, then seek urgent medical care ...Read more

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I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

Time to see a Dr.: Perhaps you did break a rib. It's not helpful to guess at why your pain is worse. You need to be examined and may need an x-ray. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on my left side of abdomen. Every time I sit down and lay on my left side it hurts, what do you think I should do?

I've been having pain on my left side of abdomen. Every time I sit down and lay on my left side it hurts, what do you think I should do?

Depends on the pain: Hello Christopher
Depends on the level of pain and how long it has been. For a woman of your age, the organs on the left that are of issue are the spleen and your left ovary. If the spleen is enlarged due to an infection it can be painful. If your ovaries are twisting or have a cyst that could be pain. Or it could be due to your muscle sprains. If the pain is getting worse or fever see your doc ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under neath bottom of rib. Hurts worse when laying down. What could it be? It's been of and on for a few months!

Sharp pain on left side just under neath bottom of rib. Hurts worse when laying down. What could it be? It's been of and on for a few months!

Something intraabdom: Could be something within your abdomen. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Would be best to go when you have the pain. Will likely need some laboratory tests and/or x-rays/imaging studies. ...Read more

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What side should I sleep on?I'm comfortable on my right side. And when I lay on my left it feels like im on the baby and it hurts my side.27 weeks

What side should I sleep on?I'm comfortable on my right side. And when I lay on my left it feels like im on the baby and it hurts my side.27 weeks

Right side: Two reasons: first you feel more comfortable, second, rt side lay down improves the gastric content emptyness, ttherefore decreases / improves the gastroessophageal reflux during sleep hours. A condition that is frecuent in pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Pain started under right ribs 2 weeks ago. Hurt especially when I lay on the right. The pain is now also on the left side. A nagging pain constantly?

Pain started under right ribs 2 weeks ago. Hurt especially when I lay on the right. The pain is now also on the left side. A nagging pain constantly?

See GP: You need to see a doctor soon. This can be coming from your stomach, liver or gallbladder. If it is a constant pain then you really need to be seen right away to determine the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

Sharp pain: You need to see your physician or go to the er. There are several possible reasons for chest pain, but cardiac chest pain has the best chance to be healed the sooner it can be gotten to. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Appendix removed 5day ago. When I lay on my left side I get sharp pain on my right side. Comes and goes. Hurts bad at times. Normal?

Likely: If the pain comes and goes, it's likely normal post-op. If it becomes steady and doesn't go away esp with fever/chills, u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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What is this stabbing sharp pain I'm feeling on the left side of my chest? When I'm laying down I have to move slowly because it hurts so bad.

What is this stabbing sharp pain I'm feeling on the left side of my chest? When I'm laying down I have to move slowly because it hurts so bad.

Chest pain: It sounds like your pain is positional, so it may be muscular in nature. It can also be secondary to stomach problem if you have acid reflux. Tell your doctor about it. ...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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I'm a healthy 37-year old female, woke up with severe vertigo 3 days ago. Mostly when lay left sided. Bumped head 3 days prior but didn't really hurt.

I'm a healthy 37-year old female, woke up with severe vertigo 3 days ago. Mostly when lay left sided. Bumped head 3 days prior but didn't really hurt.

BPPV: I see you are close. You can make a spot to see me this week. You most likely have BPPV which will require a maneuver to fix. The little crystals in the ear get in the wrong place and have to be positioned. Lie down with left side down. When you get dizzy tool all the way to the left on side, slowly roll to right, get on right side the sit up and you will get real dizzy. This put them in pla ...Read more

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Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib. Hurts at touch,keeps pulshing,No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib. Hurts at touch,keeps pulshing,No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Sounds like a sprain: You will have to lay off whatever you are doing. if its exercise you may not have stretched enough prior to the activity. So just rest for a couple of weeks and return to activity in smaal increments to tolerance. ...Read more

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When I lay in bed the left side of my knee hurts?

When I lay in bed the left side of my knee hurts?

Meniscus.: This could be indicative of a meniscal tear. One of the most common complaints that patients have is pain on the side of the knee when rolling over in bed at night. ...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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My left side is swollen right above my ribs. It hurts to the point that laying down or eveb walking hurts?

My left side is swollen right above my ribs. It hurts to the point that laying down or eveb walking hurts?

See your doctor: Anytime you have pain that severe and ongoing, you should see a doctor right away. That is not normal. Go to urgent care of ER if necessary. ...Read more

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I have 2 tender spots on the left side of my head it doesn't hurt unless I lay on it or touch it what could this be?

Cysts ? infected: Image is of a hair follicular cyst infected. This can happen in the head as well. Sebaceous cysts r common in the head and r usually not painful unless infected. They r sore when pressure is applied, just like a boil. Get in2 c a dermatologist or surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain right under my boob on the left side feels like someone is stabbing me hurts more when I lay down?

I'm having a sharp pain right under my boob on the left side feels like someone is stabbing me hurts more when I lay down?

Urgent Eval: Pain on the left can indicate heart problem or possibly thoraic pinched nerve.

Without more information please go to ER as this type of pain can be serious ...Read more

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I have pain in my back on the left mid side. Doesn't hurt when I am laying flat. Starts when I sit for prolonged periods. What should I do?

I have pain in my back on the left mid side. Doesn't hurt when I am laying flat. Starts when I sit for prolonged periods. What should I do?

Plan: You have answer in your question. Your back need periodical rest and exercise. Stand up each hour with few minutes exercise like bending forward and back, turning, walking. It will be like physical therapy. This tactics may prevent real damage for your back. ...Read more