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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?

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

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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.

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.

Constipation?: Sluggish materials in the gut can be problematic. Are bowel movements difficult to pass and hard? You may have a build up of stool. ...Read more

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Why does my upper left side hurt after bowel movements, gas smells horrible, tired all the time. 1 bowel movement per wk not hard or hard to pass?

See doctor: I see that you are having multiple health issues. In general, if you have had a sudden change in bowel habits or pain lasting for more than 1-2 weeks, it is a good idea to get the bowel checked out preferably by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My upper left side is hurting radiating to the back what is it?

My upper left side is hurting radiating to the back what is it?

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

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My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

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

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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.

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

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My upper lip on the left side hurts when I touch it, it isn't swollen there's no bump. What does that mean?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more closely relates to either a lung/pleura issue or musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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I have s knot on the left side of my neck it doesn't hurt?

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

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I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts what could be causing it?

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

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The left side of my neck always hurts why?

The left side of my neck always hurts why?

Left sided neck pain: Loaded question - you need to be evaluated by a competent doctor to see why this is happening; need much more information before any treatments could be considered. ...Read more

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My left side hurts and I'm pregnant?

My left side hurts and I'm pregnant?

See below: You could have an ovarian cyst, this could be ligament pain, this could be an urinary tract condition - so this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do both of my side hurt but mainly my left?

Please clarify: Your question. It is unclear which body part is hurting. ...Read more

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I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts?

I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts?

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