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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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Can feel discomfort in my mid back when sitting but pain occurs mid back when turning torso side to side. Pain after lying down as well.?

Can feel discomfort in my mid back when sitting but pain occurs mid back when turning torso side to side. Pain after lying down as well.?

Back pain is: Very common. The best thing you can do is to stay as active as possible – even if you are in pain. People with low back pain recover faster if they stay active. Walk as much as you can. If you stopped working because of your pain, try to get back to your normal routine soon. But do not overdo it. You can try using ibuprofen or any over the counter pain relief. See your doctor if you don’t improve ...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

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I just did IVF a week ago and not I have lower left side pain that goes down my leg. Is thus normal? Should I be worried of a miscarriage?

I just did IVF a week ago and not I have lower left side pain that goes down my leg. Is thus normal? Should I be worried of a miscarriage?

CALL YOUR IVF DOC!!: That is their job to answer that? For u, they should be on call 24/7 they are the experts about that, any? S like that u should always call them! They know your situation. ...Read more

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If the spleen was enlarged would it hurt all the time? I am having left upper side pain under rib, but mainly when I lay down. I go to doctor soon.

If the spleen was enlarged would it hurt all the time? I am having left upper side pain under rib, but mainly when I lay down. I go to doctor soon.

Likely not: Usually an enlarged spleen does not cause pain and I suspect that the pain you have may have musculoskeletal in origin. However one cannot tell for sure without a direct exam and I am glad that you will be seeing your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Have a benign lesion on right side of brain and now left side pain & numbness down arm and leg now have crawling sensations across scalp. Any advice?

Have a benign lesion on right side of brain and now left side pain & numbness down arm and leg now have crawling sensations across scalp. Any advice?

Neurologist: The brain lesion may well be causing these symptoms on the opposite side of the body. You should be reporting these symptoms to your neurologist or neurosurgeon so that prompt treatment, if needed, can prevent further brain damage or seizures. ...Read more

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Have sinus tachy according to event monitor. No doctor seems concerned, but I'm having shortness of breath and left side pain down to my foot.?

Needs workup: Sinus tachycardia is usually a sign of some other underlying pathology. The sinus tachycardia is a response to this stressor. The leg pain needs to be worked and often the tachycardia is a response to the pain. ...Read more

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Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Sciatica?: Is there any swelling in the limb? It sounds like sciatica, pinched nerve in the back, probably not a blood clot. You would need a venous dopper to rule that out ...Read more

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Lower left side pelvic pain for 1yr, 9mo. US 1 wk after onset, only small 1.5cm cyst, CT after 9 mos of symptoms, small cyst right side. Pain permanent/focal/sharp/burning/stabbing. Worse when lying on that side. Cause for concern if clear imaging?

Lower left side pelvic pain for 1yr, 9mo. US 1 wk after onset, only small 1.5cm cyst, CT after 9 mos of symptoms, small cyst right side. Pain permanent/focal/sharp/burning/stabbing. Worse when lying on that side. Cause for concern if clear imaging?

Pelvic pain: Typically a cyst that is less than 3 cm will not cause any pain or symptoms. Pain in the pelvis is often from another organ such as muscles, nerves, gi tract, and even stress can cause pain. I'd recommend being seen and evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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Left lower side pain. Please help?

Left lower abd pain: The two most common causes of left, lower abdominal pain are constipation (pain would likely be "crampy") and diverticulitis (an infection of a little sack on your colon), which might have low grade fever and would have a sharper pain when you pressed on it. Women are susceptible to other causes of pain in this area such as pelvic infection or ovary problems. ...Read more

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What can cause lower left back/side pain?

What can cause lower left back/side pain?

Some thoughts...: For a young guy who's otherwise healthy, we think of lower back strain (muscle strain) as one of the most frequent causes. Other things that can give pain in that location - kidney stones, gas, constipation, and less frequently kidney infections, diverticulitis. If you're having a fever, numbness or weakness in any of your legs, or problems controlling bowel or bladder, see your doc asap. ...Read more

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What to do about a sharp middle back left side pain?

Kidney?: Possible kidney stone, u better check with you pcp so he can order, urinalysis and possible xrays. ...Read more

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I AM SUFFERING WITH LEFT SIDE PAIN OF WHOLE BODY WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AM FACING PLS TELL ME?

I AM SUFFERING WITH LEFT SIDE PAIN OF WHOLE BODY WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AM FACING PLS TELL ME?

Exam: Get to a phyusician for a definitive examination- do not ignore these symtoms, nor try to get an online answer. ...Read more

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I have had lower left side pain. Could it be my appendix?

I have had lower left side pain. Could it be my appendix?

No: The appendix is on the right side and not left. Do you have diarrhea? Is the pain in the lower abd? If pain persistent and severe see your MD. ...Read more

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Heart left side pain!

Go to ER: If you think you are having heart-related pain, particularly if the pain is mid-chest and radiates to jaw/neck/arm + have any shortness of breath / difficulty breathing + any nausea + any sweating (or combination of these), then should get seen and evaluated. Positive family history / smoking / cocaine/amphetamine use increase level of concern. ...Read more

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Left side pain with diarrhia?

Left side pain with diarrhia?

Can be serious: Diarrhea can be dangerous and life-threatening in elderly people. If you are having three or more runny stools in 24 hours, you should call your doctor. The left sided pain could mean you are suffering from diverticulitis. If so, you would have to be treated with antibiotics. Another common causes would be a viral infection, food poisoning, taking too many medications with a newly added medication. ...Read more

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Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Yes: Usually the pain is in the center of the abdomen and will go toward the back, however the tail of the pancrease (pancrelipase) points toward the left upper quadrant and you can experiance pain there also. ...Read more

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What does shooting side pain on the left side of the chest mean?

What does shooting side pain on the left side of the chest mean?

Many possibilities: Chest pain can come from many causes. At your age, more common causes include musculoskeletal pain; pulmonary problems like asthma or pneumonia; GI problems like reflux, gastritis, achalasia. The heart can also be the source of chest pain in adolescence, but it is very rare. A detailed history & physical exam with your pcp will be important. Depending on those, further testing may be recommended. ...Read more