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Left Side Shift
Retractile testicle: By two yrs, testicles should not be retractile any more. See your urologist. ...Read more
I've been having constant, chronic numbness, spasms & pain from my head, down to my fingers. This occurs mainly on my left side, but sometimes shifts.
Neurological eval.: Sorry you are having this. You need an accurate neurological examination and diagnostic testing either bt your primary doctor or by a neurologist. Please don't ignore this issue so a diagnosis and treatment may be started. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: Pain that occurs from sitting could be more than one thing. It could be related to your posture. It could be related to a painful disc which typically is more bothersome when people sit. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
When I smile the left side of my face shifts to the right and blow into a water bottle and when I try to show my teeth the left side does not react?
ER: May be stroke or one of many other less severe disorders. As stroke requires IMMEDIATE care for best recovery, go to ER now. Do not wait. Do not put this off. Go now. ...Read more
Having pain in neck, back of head, and muffled ear only on left side. My teeth are shifting right now from losing retainer. Could this be the cause?
Yes, possible.: Your neck pain, head pain, and ear issue could be caused by the TMJ on that side. When your teeth shift and change your bite, the change can cause premature and damaging contacts of your teeth while chewing or grinding during sleep. You may want to rule out TMJ and bite issues at your dentist prior to seeing a medical doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
Possible: Some people have an appendix on the left side although it is rare. It is also possible that the origin of the pain while on the right may feel like it's on the left - called referred pain. If you are concerned about appendicitis, you should be seen by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
See a doctor: You should see a doctor and find out why you have that symptom because the symptom could be caused by many things. ...Read more
Watch for fever.: So hard to answer a question like that on here as there can be many causes and some can be serious. Kidney stones or swelling, muscle spasm, spleen and colon problems can all give left side and back pain. See your physician if it doesn't resolve on its own or if it has been present for more than a few days. Chills or fevers would be other reasons to go see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Pain: I am sorry the question in not specific. You mentioned pain on left side. Is it left side of head, shoulder, chest, arm, abdomen or left leg? Mild, moderate, severe, associated with eating or movement, relieved by some thing? May be you want to rephrase your question. If severe, you should see the doctor or er. Good luck. ...Read more
Numerous: Numerous causes are possible, and the range of possibilities varies with your age, gender, and previous medical conditions. If it is left side of chest, causes include pneumonia, pericarditis, pleuritis, chest wall pain, shingles, pneumothorax, and many more. Left flank pain can be kidney stones or infection, bowel problems, etc. Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Headache: There are different types of headaches: tension, migraine, cluster being the most common. Pain in one side of the head associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, light and or noise intolerance goes more with migraine. Cluster also happens in one side but more sharp with eye irritation and tears. Tension usually occurs in band like fashion in whole head. If worse or not resolved visit pcp. ...Read more
Too vague: Much too vague a description. Some people have a pain in the neck and some people are a pain in the neck. Seriously, you have to be much more specific in describing any problem you have if you want some advice about it. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. You could try applying warm compresses to the back of the head/neck as well as on temples for about 10 minutes; it might help.
Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more
Doctor can examine: A person with left chest pain must see the doctor right away to find out why. She should be going to the E.R. If she cannot reach her doctor. If it turns out to be a heart problem or heart attack, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., she will be in the right place at the emergency room. ...Read more
Left sided abdominal: The question always begins with upper or lower abdomen. The left upper region is usually stomach, far left side may be an enlarged spleen or a kidney problem. Left lower may be colonic or gynecologic if very low in the pelvis. Kidney stones may manifest on any quadrant of the left or right side, but the pain often radiates into the groin. ...Read more
See your doctor: While it may be true that some women can feel when they are ovulating, both of the ovaries are sensitive and respond to the hormones released around ovulation. If this pain persists, see your doctor. There could be other causes for your pain that is not related to your cycle. ...Read more
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