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I have a 101.7 fever and severe left abdominal side pain when I move or breath in deep! What is wrong with me?

I have a 101.7 fever and severe left abdominal side pain when I move or breath in deep! What is wrong with me?

Get to ER now!: This is potentially dangerous. You should go to an er or to your doctor now, without delay! ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...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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Hello. I have had lower right sided back/side pain for about a month now. It's worse when I take a deep breath in and when I lay on my back.?

Hello. I have had lower right sided back/side pain for about a month now. It's worse when I take a deep breath in and when I lay on my back.?

Right low back: Discomfort in this area could come from the actual spine, lumbar muscles or ligaments, kidney, or be referred from the base of the right lung since breathing affects it. Your physician can examine you and order the appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Well the side pain makes it inpossible to move take deep breaths or bend forward and its right by my side a inch or two down from my belly button.?

Well the side pain makes it inpossible to move take deep breaths or bend forward and its right by my side a inch or two down from my belly button.?

Several possibles: If you are vomiting or running fevers then go in to your doc right away. Otherwise your pain could be from a hernia, muscular cramping, gas, gallbladder disease, menstrual cramping, constipation, and or colitis. Your symptoms sound severe so get checked. ...Read more

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Started having chest pain. Only on right side. Pain is radiating from my neck to shoulder to chest. Worse when deep breath. O2-98% HR-79. 22 yr old f?

Started having chest pain. Only on right side. Pain is radiating from my neck to shoulder to chest. Worse when deep breath. O2-98% HR-79. 22 yr old f?

Muscles- skeletal: Most likely, in your case it's the muskuloskrletal system. Maybe you pulled a muscle? Strained? Lifted a heavy weight? Less likely cause for you can be from your heart, or lungs. Now until you have risk factors heart is unlikely. If you have fevers, cough, phlegm, lungs might be affected. See a doc if concerned, Especially if travelled recently or any risk for blood clots. You can consult us too.. ...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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What could these symptoms indicate? Nausea, chest tightness/pain, shortness of breath, side pain.

What could these symptoms indicate? Nausea, chest tightness/pain, shortness of breath, side pain.

Many possibilities: heart problems, esophagus disorders, musculoskeletal pain, gallbladder dysfunction, kidney stones, blood clot to the lung, asthma or reactive airways flair up. The list is long. A good history giving session with an interested physician would be most helpful. It all depends upon this history as to how aggressively and quickly you need to look into this. Sign up to Healthtap and see if we cant help ...Read more

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Cough for four week, shortness of breath, have to bend over to catch breath, yellow flem, side pain, back pain, neck pain, meds won't help.

Have you been seen?: Certainly, we are seeing many viral illnesses that involve cough and phlegm. But it sounds as though you are suffering here. Your back, neck, and side pain could be the result of straining to cough. I wonder if you have bronchitis or sinusitis. If you've had a history of asthma, you may be "hit harder" by these illnesses. Please go in to be checked - or rechecked. And drink your water! Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Left flank pain daily on wake up. Wraps from back to front. Dull unless I take a deep breath. History of kidney stones but this is different?

Left flank pain daily on wake up. Wraps from back to front. Dull unless I take a deep breath. History of kidney stones but this is different?

Could be: Pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, spleen infarct, or shingles. But anything is possible. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and a side ache when trying to get fit at 58?

What does it mean when you have shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and a side ache when trying to get fit at 58?

Slow down: It means you're not in shape! Start slowly and build yourself up slowly over weeks to months. Rome wasn't built in a day! Congratulations for taking proactive steps towards better health. ...Read more

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What could cause right flank pain, normal ua, nausea, low grade fever, inability to take deep breaths?

Flank pain: Suggests either urinary tract infxn (unlikely due to normal ua), kidney stone (don't always cause hematuria), musculoskeletal problem (muscle spasm; thoracic strain/sprain) or other kidney problem. May need imaging study to r/o stone. See fp for thorough exam, options for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone l side+ l flank pain. Fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or barely sleep. Help?

Go to the ER: With that symptom list, you will feel better the fastest if you go the nearest urgent care center or emergency room right now.

Do not wait as these symptoms do not typically get better on their own.

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone + r side + r flank pain. No fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or sleep. Help?

UTI, pain near hip bone + r side + r flank pain. No fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or sleep. Help?

Go to ER: Not sure why you think you have a urinary tract infection, but if you are having right sided pain like that, you may also have either a kidney stone or the UTI involves the kidney (pyelonephritis). Given you symptoms, it would be best for you to be seen in the ER for tests, you may need to be admitted for pain control or iv antibiotics. ...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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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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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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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

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Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues like gastritis.
You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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Started with pain in right lower back going into my right side pain horrendous now its at my left lower back goin into my left side?

Started with pain in right lower back going into my right side pain horrendous now its at my left lower back goin into my left side?

Many possibilities: This could be due to a spine or back muscle problem, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications. It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by fever and urination symptoms. A doctor can look for other causes such as appendicitis, other intestinal problems, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain on the upper left side of my butt I bent over at work and ever since I've been having pain I can't walk or bend over?

I am experiencing side pain on the upper left side of my butt I bent over at work and ever since I've been having pain I can't walk or bend over?

Pain after bending: It is difficult to be certain which of what I will mention is your problem without physical examination. You either have inflamed left sacroiliac joint or irritation of a branch of the sciatic nerve. A prescription for a Medrol pack, use of heat, rest of the area, no prolonged sitting or standing and no lifting, pushing, or pulling until the pain has resolved. Have a check up with your MD. ...Read more

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Am 21 BP is normal and every morning am having chest left right side pain and it reduces till afternoon my heamaglobin is 11 normal is 13 for males?

Am 21 BP is normal and every morning am having chest left right side pain and it reduces till afternoon my heamaglobin is 11 normal is 13 for males?

Hemoglobin: For male who is 18 years or older: 13.6 to 17.7 g/dl (mean 15.5 g/dl). Value may differ slightly for different labs. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with colitis and have been having left side pain it's not severe but it still hurts what should I do? It's been almost a month already

I was diagnosed with colitis and have been having left side pain it's not severe but it still hurts what should I do? It's been almost a month already

Call your doc: Getting meds? What kind? What dose? Other symptoms, like bleeding? Diarrhea? Fever? Etc.? You need a follow up visit with your GI doc. Meds may take some time to work. May need to adjust them, or dosing, etc.? Crohn's? -don't smoke! -makes it worse, undoes the good effects of the meds. ...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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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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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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Left side pain after total hysterectomy?

Left side pain after total hysterectomy?

Many possible: Causes including bowel issues such as constipation or pain from the incision or ovary issue for instance. Get an exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Left sided pain can be from many different causes. In that location is the lower bowel that can be a source of pain no matter if there was a hysterectomy or not. Also ovarian issues, musculoskeletal, nerve issues and scar tissue can all cause pain there. Having a thorough evaluation by a gynecologist will help determine cause and best options for relief. ...Read more

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What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

What can a swollen lower left rib and left side pain be from?

Osteochodritis: What oteochondritis it inflemation of the junction between the rib and the sternum, if this condition get to chronic, start to form inflamation tissue around it and get bigger. ...Read more