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Doctor insights on: Muscle Pain On Left Side Of Body

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though i didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a checkup asap if this is persisting. ...Read more

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Please explain muscle pain on the left side of the body?

Depends: Check pulses for arterial blood supply to arms and legs, check meds( statins cause muscle pains) if arm pain check heart. ...Read more

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Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the left lower abdomen, pubic area, and groin, such as bowel problems (including a hernia), an infection, or a tumor. A primary care doctor can evaluate if the pain is mild or moderate. If there begins to be severe pain, one may need evaluation at the Emergency Room, with perhaps urine tests, blood tests, and maybe CT and/or ultrasound scanning. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

Subscapular bursitis: Easy to treat, but never diagnosed. There is a bursa under your scapula to let it glide smoothly across the fascia of your back. Causes high back pain under should blade. A course of steroid with xylocaine (lidocaine) can cure it, or give quite prolonged relief. Find a practicitioner in rheumatology or physical medicine who performs this injection! it is not truly joint pain, or arthritis! ...Read more

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My friends had pain in both left and right side for 2 months she's always in agony the doctors she sees just keep telling her its muscle pain is it?

Impossible to say: Without being able to speak with and examine your friend directly, it is impossible to say. One also needs to know the results of testing, especially the ct scan or mri. Muscle pain would be a rather unusual cause. Get a 2nd opinion with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain primarily on left side and makes nerves hyper sensitive? Had symptoms for years, usually worse in winter. Also have a syrinx.

SyrinxBecomesSphinx: You have a syrinx. I presume in your spinal cord somewhere. That means you've seen at least one doctor who diagnosed it and hopefully spoke to you about it. You have some symptoms that may (may) arise from that. You've had the symptoms for years. Over those years I assume you've seen some doctors for this. So at this point, if not satisfied, I'd suggest seeing a competent neurologist in your area. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more