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My lower left side hurts when I Cough, it also hurts when I swim but not using my right side but use my left side to swim. When I use my left side on?

My lower left side hurts when I Cough, it also hurts when I swim but not using my right side but use my left side to swim. When I use my left side on?

Muscle Strain: If you are an active swimmer, you may have a mild muscle strain resulting in your discomfort. In the absence of any shortness of breath or radiation of your pain to the jaw or left arm, taking a few days off from the aggravating routine, increasing hydration with water and a trial of NSAIDs may help. ...Read more

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Everytime I cough my lower left side hurts really bad, help?

Everytime I cough my lower left side hurts really bad, help?

Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder (s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough. ...Read more

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My lower left side hurts sharp pain that comes and goes, is it my bladder? Or ovaries?

My lower left side hurts sharp pain that comes and goes, is it my bladder? Or ovaries?

Bladder unlikely: Pain in left lower abdomen may be from ovary or colon or possibly stone in ureter. You need to see a doctor for testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Appendix on right: Everytine you sneeze you have right sided pain. Your appendix is out but it is on the right. Most likely you have some abdominal wall muscle weakness causing the pain. You could also have an inguinal hernia. If it persists then see a surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been having coughs (no fever or anything) for a week. My lower left side hurts when I cough, hold a cough in, press, or suck my stomach in. Help?

I've been having coughs (no fever or anything) for a week. My lower left side hurts when I cough, hold a cough in, press, or suck my stomach in. Help?

Sounds like: You need to have that cough checked out by a Primary Care Provider who can presecrive an anti-cough medication and determine what is causing such FORCEFUL coughing! Hope this helps! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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My lower left side back hurts really bad?

My lower left side back hurts really bad?

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

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Why does my lower back left side hurt when I drink (only one mixed drink sent me into pain)?

Flank pain: There is a scenario in which there is obstruction to urinary flow at the junction of kidney outflow to the urine tube (ureteropelvic junction). This is dynamic obstruction and when there is increased urine flow, like after drinking beer, the obstruction becomes prominent and cause flank pain. This one of the many possibilities. Kindly get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My lower left side abdominal hurts and left side of my back?

My lower left side abdominal hurts and left side of my back?

Bladder or ovary: The possibilities for the origin of this pain are various. Amongst the most likely are urinary tract infection, an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy if sexually active without protection however a combination of the above is possible. ...Read more

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My lower left side (abdomen) hurts when I fart/try to fart and when I sit down. What is wrong?

My lower left side (abdomen) hurts when I fart/try to fart and when I sit down. What is wrong?

Possible dicerticuli: First of all don't shoot the moon in a work up. A flat plate of the abdomen and a physical exam including a rectal exam would be in order. If no sign of constipation etc then see your GI provider for a scheduled colonoscopy. The colonoscopy should be delayed if there is fever, increase white count and localized peritoneal signs. Treat with ab, then when cooled down have the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Why does my lower left back and side hurt when having a bowels movement? Could it be a nerve issue?

Not normal: Normally bowel movements should not cause pain. A change on bowel habits is a potential " red flag" for lesions in the bowel, including colon cancer. Suggest you see your doctor for evaluation and possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My left lower abdomen side hurts, what could be the problem?

My left lower abdomen side hurts, what could be the problem?

Go see a doctor: Depending on what makes the pain better or worse, when the pain comes, if it's sharp or dull, if it's associated with food or not, there are many different causes of abdominal pain. You would need an exam and possibly other testing to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lower left side back only hurts in bed and when I breathe in, it sometimes hurts when I sit but not a lot but the pain is like a bad stabbing pain?

My lower left side back only hurts in bed and when I breathe in, it sometimes hurts when I sit but not a lot but the pain is like a bad stabbing pain?

Seeyour doctor: It is somewhat challenging to come to a conclusion about diagnoses based on information provided. There are multiple areas for pain in the lower back including that arising from bones of the spine, disks, nerves and muscles. Without further information, it is hard to tell where the worsening of the lower back pain with breathing fits. It may not be related. Please see a doctor and discus. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of pain in my lower left abdominal area, above my hip, my lower left side of back hurts as well, this pain is consistent.?

I'm having a lot of pain in my lower left abdominal area, above my hip, my lower left side of back hurts as well, this pain is consistent.?

You need examined: There are multiple possibilities. This could be related to kidney disease, colon inflammation, hernia, shingles, or back issues, to name a few. Please consult your personal physician for an evaluation and possible referral to an appropriate specialist. I suggest you do this soon. ...Read more

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I'm 27w pregnant, I've been crying and depressed for the past two days. And since I've been crying, my stomach left lower side hurts bad. Is it normal?

I'm 27w pregnant, I've been crying and depressed for the past two days. And since I've been crying, my stomach left lower side hurts bad. Is it normal?

Not normal: Left lower quadrant abdominal pain may be related to a number of causes, including related to your pregnancy. Depression and mood instability is not normal in pregnancy. Please consult your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis. My lower abdomen and left side hurt a lot. Ct scan a few weeks ago normal. Is this the diverticulitis or what? How can it stop?

I have diverticulitis. My lower abdomen and left side hurt a lot. Ct scan a few weeks ago normal. Is this the diverticulitis or what? How can it stop?

Perhaps...but: Diverticulitis is an inflammatory condition of the colon. Attacks can occur once or repeatedly and usually are treated with antibiotics, reserving surgery for those with complications or for severe, repeat attacks. A ct while you hurt should show inflammation, but a ct just before the attack can be normal. Persistent pain is a good reason to see a surgeon, even if you saw one before, to be safe. ...Read more

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