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Doctor insights on: Left Side Pain When Lying Down

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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 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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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