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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

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Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain is a symptom in which a person has aches and pains on the right and/or left sides of his body, usually referring to the sides of the chest and abdomen. Pains in the side can be due to rib problems, ...Read more


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21 year old with very painful periods every other month. Odd months- left side pain in a particular spot. Even months- pain in mid stomach/crotch area?

Ovulation: Depending upon how your ovaries are sitting in your pelvis you could be having ovulatory pains left/center as opposed to left/right. ...Read more

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Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

They are signs: That you need prompt medical evaluation. Bloody stool can be related to hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer, or infection or inflammation of the colon. Please get this checked soon. ...Read more

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Since my d&c I have weird periods.On alternate cycles its painful&starts with blackish blood and ovulation type side pain. Is it hormonal imbalance?

Since my d&c I have weird periods.On alternate cycles its painful&starts with blackish blood and ovulation type side pain. Is it hormonal imbalance?

Very common : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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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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?

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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