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18, female, lower left side stitch like pain, increases if i suck in my stomach, doesnt last long, fades if i change posture, only at night, worried?

18, female, lower left side stitch like pain, increases if i suck in my stomach, doesnt last long, fades if i change posture, only at night, worried?

LLQ pain: Could be ovarian from cysts ( when ovulating you make a cyst) or infection in vagina or fallopian tubes , or may be from colon- stool gas, diverticuli( rare at young age), or from kidney. Would follow up with urgent care doc check urine, check for vaginal discharge may consider sonogram to check ovaries ...Read more

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Constant headache for days, cold to touch and runny nose, aching joints. Left side stitch Blood pressure is 111/74 and pulse 75 18 years old.

Constant headache for days, cold to touch and runny nose, aching joints. Left side stitch 

Blood pressure is 111/74 and pulse 75

18 years old.

Viral Infection: Your symptoms most sound like a viral infection or the flu. If the headaches persists more than a few days I would advise you to see your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more

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Sharp pain lower back left side. Same pain is directly below my left breast at times when I lay on my left side, feels like a "stitch" with both. ?

Sharp pain lower back left side. Same pain is directly below my left breast at times when I lay on my left side, feels like a "stitch" with both. ?

Left sided pain: May be constipation or gas in the splenic flexure of the colon, may be from a kidney stone. Check U/A try maalox . i have also seen pain with mycoplasma/ ureoplasma infection in vagina without any vaginal symptoms responds to zithromax. rarely reflux seems too low or ovarian ( need sonogram) f/u w/ urgent care ...Read more

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Every one in a while i get a stitch pain that last about a second in my left side. It may happen for a few days then go away for months. Why is this?

Every one in a while i get a stitch pain that last about a second in my left side. It may happen for a few days then go away for months. Why is this?

Intestinal gas : Mid-thirties female with left sided transient occasional "stitch" describes discomfort aroused by intestinal gas caught up at the flexion of the transverse to the descending colon on the left. This is a functional problem related to the way things work, and unlikely to be a manifestation of an underlying tissue abnormality or structural deformity. ...Read more

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I started running a week ago. Now I have a side stitch on my left side every time I walk through the the day. Help!!

I started running a week ago. Now I have a side stitch on my left side every time I walk through the the day. Help!!

Slow down: That sounds like a muscle spasm of your abdominal muscles, which got overworked when you started running. Take it a little slower. When you get the "stitch", slow down or stop walking, take slow deep breaths until it passes. Try stretching your arms overhead and count to 10 to stretch out those muscles. In a wk or so, gradually restart your running program, but go easy and work up slowly. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring stitch-like pain in my left side ribs. It feels better if I raise my arm. What causes it?

I have a reoccurring stitch-like pain in my left side ribs. It feels better if I raise my arm.  What causes it?

Posture is important: This sounds like you might be compressing a nerve or a muscle while sitting. What is your posture while sitting, are you sitting straight? Core exercises, yoga might be helpful. ...Read more

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I keep getting like a stitch feeling in my left and right side of my abdominal area that comes and goes. Is this normal?

I keep getting like a stitch feeling in my left and right side of my abdominal area that comes and goes. Is this normal?

No: It could be a kidney stone, which can be caused by many things including dehydration. I recommend seeing your doctor for a thorough exam & history to figure out what is going on. ...Read more