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Have been on 875 amoxicillan 2x daily for 6 days for a UTI tonight started having significant pain in left flank area and neck if that means anything?

Have been on 875 amoxicillan 2x daily for 6 days for a UTI tonight started having significant pain in left flank area and neck if that means anything?

Kidney infection?: Many UTI bacteria are resistant to amoxicillin, and your flank pain suggests your infection is continuing and may have spread to your kidney (pyelonephritis). This can be serious, sometimes needing hospitalizaton for IV antibioics, or tests for kidney stone. Call your doctor immediately; if s/he isn't available, go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room, no matter how late at night it may be. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in left flank area, not kidney stones?

What should I do about pain in left flank area, not kidney stones?

Imaging: The possibilities include a lower lobe pneumonia, a uti, pyelonephritis, a splenic issue, and possibly referred pain. An ultrasound and cxr along with a urinalysis may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Have a pain on the left flank area, stays dull but will get times of sudden sharp pains. Intensifies when taking a deep breath or sneezing?

See your doctor: Pains in the left flank could be related to an infection or even growth in your lower lung. If you have had any recent trauma, an injury to your muscles, kidney, or rib fracture or bruise can cause flank pain. Also, sudden sharp pains with sneezing, particularly if they spread down your buttock and back of your legs can result from a pinched nerve in your spine. So get an exam! ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed by endoscopy with hiatal hernia, GERD, and erosive gastritis. Would any of these cause pain in the left side waist/flank area?

I was just diagnosed by endoscopy with hiatal hernia, GERD, and erosive gastritis. Would any of these cause pain in the left side waist/flank area?

No: These would not typically cause flank pain. If you are flexing your trunk muscles in response to your GERD symptoms, you may have some muscle stain, but that's as close as it gets. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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2 days sharp stabbing pain left side in waist/flank area. Hurts to deep breathe. Tender to touch. Nausea. Constipation. Groin pain. Burning feeling.

Get it checked out: There are several things that can be causing this. But with it being painful to touch and have nausea, groin pain and burning... I would have a healthcare provider check it out. Take care! Dr. Michael rosenfield. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in both my right and left lower back areas whenever I sit down for any given time, what should I do?

I have bad pain in both my right and left lower back areas whenever I sit down for any given time, what should I do?

Eval: This could be muscle spasms, urinary tract problems, reproductive problems, nerve problems, or spine problems. Monitor your symptoms and find out what makes worse, better, and when it occurs. Try nsaids otc and see if symptoms resolve. If not, talk to your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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My husband was has been coughing really hard and heard a pop in his left abdomen area that is causing pain...what could this be?

My husband was has been coughing really hard and heard a pop in his left abdomen area that is causing pain...what could this be?

Maybe a hernia: Timing and context may make a difference but my best guess is that he may have developed an abdominal wall tear with a probable hernia. Our abdominal muscle contract pretty hard when coughing, specially if it is continues for some time, and sometime that abdominal wall fascia/ muscle may tear. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot like area on the lower left side of abdomen, been there for around 14 years but has gotten bigger over the years. No pain or discomf?

Overdue: This is not my area of expertise, but I must say that you are 14 years overdue to have this examined and, if necessary, treated. Consider this your engraved invitation...Call your physician now. ...Read more

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Pain all the way across where shoulder blades are from left to right, pain in the lower back &side &near pubic area, everything feels worst on right?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are difficult to tie into one diagnosis. If symptoms persist consult a physician who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen may offer relief. ...Read more

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My left abdomen area hurts close to my ovary?

My left abdomen area hurts close to my ovary?

Hard to say: Alot of organs and diagnositic possibilities in that area.

More information please.

If the pain is significant, best to skip this forum and just go get it evaluated. Feel better! ...Read more

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What can a white area in left abdomen be on mri?

What can a white area in left abdomen be on mri?

Imposssible: To say without additional info. Probably not a great idea to try to interpret an MRI without training. The same structure can look bright or dark depending on the particular sequence used. Talk to your doc about the results, or you can upload the images for a HealthTap consult. ...Read more

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Pain on left lateral side of abdomen when pressing with finger on one area (pinpointed pain) why?

Abdominal Wall?: The abdomen is a large caviar within which lies not just large and small bowels and stomach, but other organs all incased with abdominal muscles. The pain could come from anywhere. It's best to discuss this in more detail and provide activities engaged in. ...Read more

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Noticed a very sharp, sensitive pain on surface of the left side my abdomen. Pain area about the size of a coin. Localized on the surface.

Where exactly?: 28 year old gentleman with abdominal pain.
When describing abdominal pain, when was the onset? What is the exact location? Upper or lower quadrant/part of abdomen? How long does it last? What is the intensity? Sharp or dull character? Any radiation?
Any other symptoms such as fever, nausea and vomiting? Changes in bowel habits. Also, take time to fill in your medical history, medications please ...Read more

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The pain and swelling is in the left flank area the pain wraps around to the front. It's the swelling I find strange any idea what would cause this?

The pain and swelling is in the left flank area the pain wraps around to the front. It's the swelling I find strange any idea what would cause this?

Where's swelling?: Flank pain that wraps around to front makes me think of kidney stone. Typically, this pain comes & goes as your ureter attempts to push stone down tube, which can lead to blood in urine. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated & hasten movement of stone (if that's what's causing pain). Go see your family doc for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

Why keep going: If something is bothering you? Take a break. Make sure you have proper form with whatever you are doing. If pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get a cyst on your left abdomen area? Upper abdomen

Can you get a cyst on your left abdomen area? Upper abdomen

Yes: I am not sure what type of cyst you are talking about - under the skin one or what? But to answer your? Is - "yes" you can get it anywhere in your abdomen. ...Read more

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Feeling pressure in left side of abdomen and pelvic area. What could this be?

Feeling pressure in left side of abdomen and pelvic area. What could this be?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Pain in left abdomen when sitting, lifting, stretching, pressing on area, sneezing?

Pain in left abdomen when sitting, lifting, stretching, pressing on area, sneezing?

Hernia?: If the pain is near your groin, I would suspect that you may have a hernia. You should get this area examined by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis since a strangulated hernia can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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I have achy type pain in my left flank middle of my back area and it sometimes radiates around to my upper abdomen.

I have achy type pain in my left flank middle of my back area and it sometimes radiates around to my upper abdomen.

Thoughts...: It could be a variety of things... Gas, stomach ulcer, gastritis, kidney stones. Your doctor will probably do a urine test looking for blood (from a kidney stone), do a thorough back and abdominal exam. Make sure you get it checked out if it's persisting, especially if you're having fevers or bowel changes. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am having periodic painless tightening in a small area of my lower left abdomen. What kind of doc should I see about this?

I am having periodic painless tightening in a small area of my lower left abdomen. What kind of doc should I see about this?

Family physician: Don't know your gender or your age. I would start with your primary care provider. He or she can assess and determine if specialist evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especially fat) suggests gallbladder problems. You are already on Prilosec that should help with peptic problems.

If it persists, a physical exam and an ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a very small lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage.?

I have a very small lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage.?

Tummy exercise lump: More history is required. Is it stable in size or does it change with bearing down/coughing. Is it fixed in location or relatively mobile?
Are there any overlying skin changes? Any alteration in bowel habits. Any relation to food intake? Etc.
Dicsuss this with you primary care physician and do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

No: There are many causes for pain in this area with most being related to GI or gyn issues. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more