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What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantly limits your activity of is of significant severity seek attention for it. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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Hi left lower abdo pain worse after standing, eases with heat and lying down. Have dermoid cyst on left side pain increase around period?

See you gynecologist: It is unclear as to what is going on. You have PCOS and this may muddy the water as to exactly what is going on. See your gyn, have a good pelvic exam and may need a laparoscopy. There are several possibilities so do not put this off. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening? Radiates to rib cage (left to right) most severe when lying down neg CT w/contrast

What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening? Radiates to rib cage (left to right) most severe when lying down neg CT w/contrast

Many things: The negative ct scan has eliminated many disorders such as kidney stones, pancreatitis, abscesses, or intra-abdominal bleeding. There are many other possibilities that ct scan of the abdomen will not see, such as spinal disorders, musculo-skeletal abnormalities, or shingles. You should be re-evaluated by your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...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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Left side pain in area of hip bone now radiating to back. Don't feel ot when Laying down. What is this?

Hip arthritis: Since your pain occurs with weight bearing, hip pathology such as arthritis is a strong possibility. Fracture would be much less likely without trauma. There also is a possibility your pain can be from the lower back radiating to the hip. Arthritis or disc problems in the back could be possible. X-rays and a physical exam are needed. Back issues also may be more painful when up rather then laying ...Read more

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Chest pain that felt like heart burn, next day felt pain on left side. Pain increases when taking deep breathes and laying down. What's wrong?

Painful inspiration: At your age it is most likely Pleurisy, look it up. Possible Pneumothorax can occur spontaneously. Worst would be a blood clot in your lungs. Smoke, birth control, body habitus, family history, surgery and travel adjust odds of one versus the others ...Read more

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17yr female, not sexual active, Lower left side pain, fever 99.8, back pain, nausea, dizziness, hurts laying down, cant eat not passing urine often

17yr female, not sexual active, Lower left side pain, fever 99.8, back pain, nausea, dizziness, hurts laying down, cant eat not passing urine often

See your doctor: Are you having any burning sensation when you urinate, or do you notice an odor from your urine? See your doctor, you may have an infection, which will require antibiotics ...Read more

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The last 10days I've had mid spine/rib (right side) pain only when I sleep. When im up there is no problems. Lying down an exhaling also causes pain.?

Back/rib pain: The pain is coming from where the rib head inserts of the spine. There are a number of causes for this pain ranging from heavy lifting, shingles or a rultured disc. It is important to be evaluated by a spine surgeon who may recommend an MRI of the thoracic spine prior to initiating treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp, sudden pain in right chest while lying on right side. Pain went away immediately but left tingling down right arm and fingers. 37/m, 240/smoker?

Chest pain: Again as we have told others this may be heart related. You have multiple risk factors being a male smoker. It may be nothing but with tingling after chest pain down your arm you need to be evaluated. Please go to the ER to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I get severe right side pain when laying down. It is the upper part of my side. Once up for a while it goes away.?

See below: There a large number of possible causes from the description you gave (beyond what can be quickly discussed here). I would see you doctor as soon as you can for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Left side pain comes and goes like a spasm, This is my 3rd bought with this in 5 months. If I ly down is goes away, it comes on with activity. It s l?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and more description such as location, radiation is needed. Fleeting, sharp pains, especially in the rib cage, are often due to pinching of intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between 2 ribs. Muscle cramping elsewhere is another possibility. These are more of a nuisance than anything serious, but a physician should examine you in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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There is chest pain in my rite side of chest which rediates to rite side. Pain does not feel while laying down and when I wake up in the morning.?

There is chest pain in my rite side of chest which rediates to rite side. Pain does not feel while laying down and when I wake up in the morning.?

Unclear cause: If pain alters with position change or with deep breathing, potentially could be pericarditis (inflammation of the skin around the heart) or muscle/skeletal in the rib/chest wall. More worrisome causes could be a pulmonary embolism (clot in lungs) or problems with aorta, or blockage in your heart arteries (although given your age, the others may be more likely).
Your doctor can assess this. ...Read more

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What can I do about left side pain from my armpit down to lower ribs?

Left rib pain: Have the doc check it. If it is deep, get imaging studies but most are structural problems. ...Read more

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Left side pain for a month now. Starts at my bra line, goes down to bottom of ribcage, radiates to back. Heat makes worse. Spleen area. Ultrsnd was OK.

Chest discomfort: Have you had a cough? Chest xray? Perhaps the discomfort is from the rib cage and a pinched intercostal nerve or irritated/inflamed chest wall muscle. The pinched nerve hurts more with a deep breath and the muscle may also be tender to the touch. Have you tried a different bra? ...Read more