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My Lower Left Side Hurts
OVARY PAIN: I recommend scheduling an appointment with your gynocologist asap. Write the frequency of the pain, duration, what activities you are engaging in when experiencing the pain, and any other pertinent information. The pain may be associated with a tumor, cancer, or other surrounding reproductive organs malfunctionings. ...Read more
Here's the list: Pain is common alarm for many health problems: kidney problems including infection and stones. Ovary issues. Spleen problems, bowel problems spine problems the sacroiliac joint, tendinitis and muscle problems they also be contributing. In other words if it bothers you that much you need to be working with the physician to help locate the source. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract. ...Read more
Stabbing pain on my right side, slightly above my waistline. Throbbing pain in my right palm. Dull ache around rib/stomach on my left side.
See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Could be kidney: Pain radiating from the kidney follows that course and should be evaluated by a doctor. Could have a kidney stone or infection causing the problem. ...Read more
LLQ pain: Not sure why - one classic cause of left lower quadrant abdominal pain is diverticulitis, an infection of part of the colon. This can often be treated with antibiotics. For females, we would need to consider gyn issues like ovarian cysts. Talk with your pcp about these symptoms and you can go from there. ...Read more
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia...: Common causes of right lower quadrant abdominal pain in your age group include: appendicitis (inflammation of your appendix) and possibly an inguinal hernia. Given the proximity to the thigh, in this case I would suspect a hernia. Please get a thorough examination by your primary care doctor. Usually hernias can be detected on examination, but sometimes a CT scan may be needed too. ...Read more
I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.
Could be a number of: various causes, including sacroiliac joint pain, piriformis spasms, strains of various lumbar muscles & ligaments, intervertebral disk problems, myfascial pain & others. See your doctor or physiatrist for proper evaluation and treatment based on specific diagnosis. If a specific diagnosis is not made, see a physiatrist or other spine specialist. There are many good ones in your area. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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