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My Upper Left Side Hurts
My upper left side hurts after carrying a heavy object it's been 3 months and the pain still keeps me up at night. What's happening? What can I do?
Left sided pain: Since it is persisting for 3 months would seek medical attention at doctor /urgent care.Could be constipation (though just when carrying is unusual), muscle strain, rare internal hernia (spigelian), disc herniation, or ovarian/colon/kidney/mass pathology. See a doctor this week. ...Read more
A month a go they said I might have kidney stones that's all I heard then a month later my upper left side hurts n moved to lower back?
Need evaluation: It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor as the issue needs evaluation. ...Read more
Why does my upper left side hurt after bowel movements, gas smells horrible, tired all the time I only have a bowel movement about once a week.
Pain: I think you are referring to pain in your left upper abdomen. The cause of such pain may be various - kidney issues (such as infection or stone) diverticulitis, herpes zoster in the prodrome phase to name a few. More history and physical exam is needed to correctly diagnose the problem. ...Read more
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
My upper left side of my back hurts when I move or the most when I lay on my back. It feels like it's bruised but I don't know what this is.
Possible strain: Have you been lifting weights or performing any activities that could be stressing your upper back? Avoid staring that area to see if your symptoms clear up. If not an orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
I been coughing for 3 weeks after I had the flu. Today I have a sharp pain on my left upper side and it hurts to lay down & cough. What can this be?
My upper lip on the left side hurts when I touch it, it isn't swollen there's no bump. What does that mean?
Could be: Many things. Might be the beginning of a cold sore the pain is present days before any signs occur. Watch for any change in area. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain ay my left side upper chest that hurts at my left lower shoulder blade as well. I know it's at my lung. Is it pleurisy?
Shoulder pain: Pleurisy typically hurts more with breathing. Pain with shoulder movement is more likely related to the muscles of the shoulder blade. ...Read more
How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?
Chest pain upper left side (hurts more with movement & exhale). Upper back of left shoulder pain too. Shoulder hurts more when pressed. Concern?
Impossible to say: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated if you are concerned. ...Read more
Enlarged node: Sounds like an enlarged lymph node. If this persists see your doctor. Will likely try a round of antibiotics and see what happens. If it persists an fna (fine needle aspirate) to obtain cells for pathology review would be in order. ...Read more
Pain: Can u kindly be more specific? . Left side of what? . What brings the pain on? . What evaluation or workup have u had? . Thank you. ...Read more
I have this weird bubbling on the left side of my chest. It doesn't hurt it just feels like something is bubbling. What is this?
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
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