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What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

What causes pain in the upper left side of my back when I cough?

Pain with cough: Pain in the back with cough can have several causes, including muscle strain, inflammation and infections such as pneumonia. Best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of swelling and pain in the upper left side of my intestine?

What can be the cause of swelling and pain in the upper left side of my intestine?

Intestinal dilation: First you need imaging or surgical visualization to know your intestine is dilated. With this knowledge, these are possible causes, adhesion, partial obstruction, mass, telescoping, and some other surgical issues. Hope you are under doctor care. ...Read more

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My son is 14yrs old, and sometimes he gets a sharp pain in the upper left side of his chest, it feels like if something is putting pressure.

My son is 14yrs old, and sometimes he gets a sharp pain in the upper left side of his chest, it feels like if something is putting pressure.

Precordial Catch: Precordial catch syndrome (pcs), also known as texidor's twinge, is a common cause of chest pain complaints in children and adolescents. It also occurs, though less frequently, in adults. Pcs manifests itself as a very intense, sharp pain, typically at the left side of the chest, generally in the cartilage between the bones of the sternum and rib cage, which is worse when taking breaths. ...Read more

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I have a tightness/pain in the upper left side of my chest this has lasted about 6weeks now and has become very frighting. It is most painful in the early morning or late at night or after a strenuous activity.

This : This sounds like angina. Angina is characterized by chest pain or chest discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen. This is a dangerous situation because it can be a sign of an impending heart attack. You need to see your doctor right away for a chest pain work up. This will include a detailed history, physical, and necessary testing (including an ekg). From there, your doctor can decide on the next step. Typically this would be a stress test to evaluate your heart while it is under stress (usually exercise). This test can provide more information concerning possible blocked blood vesssels in your heart. Please see your doctor right away to begin the above process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Jaundice: You are describing pain in the area of the liver plus jaundice from a sick liver. You most likely have liver disease - infectious, chronic, etc. You should see a GI specialist with an interest in liver disease (hepatologist). You may also be infectious and might need to isolate yourself in some way to avoid spreading infectious hepatitis. Get evaluated right away. ...Read more