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Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back. Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks. Getting worse. Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back. Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks. Getting worse. Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

? Kidney Stone: Side or flank pain may be from a kidney stone. Typically pain may move from the back toward the front and toward the groin. The pain may also cause nausea or vomiting. You may or may not have blood in urine.

See your doctor and explain your symptoms in detail. They may check your urine for blood or get a ct scan. But there are lots of other causes for pain, so you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really bad pain on my left side towards my back what could it be?

I have really bad pain on my left side towards my back what could it be?

Could be many things: Like heart, stomach, pancreas, lung or chest wall problem. Best to see a physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left side towards the back, its been a couple of days now its sharp pains. Do you know what it may be?

It could be muscle: Strain, kidney infection/ stone etc. Follow up with ur dr if symptoms worsen. Take care and enjoy life! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/back-pain/default. Htm. ...Read more

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I have a sharp jabbing pain in my left side towards my back, when I push on it it feels like a bruise but more internal. Is it an organ, or a strain?

Flank Pain: Could be either muscle strain or internal. Depends on what incidents preceded the pain. Trauma? Physical activity? Problems with constipation? Possible kidney issues? So this is probably a "go see a doctor" problem if it is extremely uncomfortable or lasts for days. ...Read more

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Pain onn the left side more towards my back hurts to stand and hurts more if I touch it?

Herniated disc: Your symptom are typical of a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. You should go to your PCP for an evaluation. In most cased an exam is highly suggestive and an MRI will confirm diagnosis. The good news is that most cases get well by nonsurgical treatment like physical therapy etc. In the meantime, apply a heating pad a few times a day (dont sleep with it!) Feel better:) ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side more towards the back area, what may cause this

Pain in upper left side more towards the back area, what may cause this

Kidney: It is hard to tell with such a brief description. Have you been have pain with urination? This could be kidney pain. Have you been diagnosed with mono lately? This could be spleen pain. Have you been excersising or lifting something? This could be back strain. Have you eaten some gassy food? This could be gas pain. ...Read more

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Strange burning sensation under tongue, left side towards back. Should I be worried?

Strange burning sensation under tongue, left side towards back. Should I be worried?

Tongue pain: It could be a canker sore or accidental cut\abrasion. This would need to be confirmed with a one on one personal clinical exam. Check it our with your dentist. ...Read more

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91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

Here are some. ..: Clinically, I agree with my colleague stating musculoskeletal origin as a culprit for pain as described. For a 91-year-old man, bring the detailed info on his voiding history and pain near left hip & lower back stressing their quality, quantity, and sequence of events over time to Doc for analysis, physical exam, & tests such as residual urine, urinalysis, renal function, etc. So to define cause ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sharp pain on the left side of my back a little towards the middle. Why is this happening?

Muscle pain?: Young women tend to have increased stress&this stress leads to muscle stress in the Trapezius Muscle. This pain high up in back. Is pain high up or lower down? Pain can also result from poor posture. Lower back pain more common after heavy lifting - usually incorrectly. An internist would get couple xrays & if any abnormality seen refer to orthopedist. Muscle pain treated w anti-infam med (Nsaid) ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my upper left side more towards the back what can cause this?

I'm having pain in my upper left side more towards the back what can cause this?

Could be...: This could originate in a kidney....your spleen is also on that side. Time for a Complete History and Physical Exam with a urine exam as well.

Hope this helps

DrZ ...Read more

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My lower left side towards my back has been hurting for sometime now what could it be?

My lower left side towards my back has been hurting for sometime now what could it be?

Several things: When you talk about one sided lower back pain we have to consider
1- kidney problems?
2-ijury to the area?
3-some inflmatory process.
4-bones problems?
5-disc problem?
And many other?
I think the best thing to do to go to your family doctor and discuss that with k now you have an idea what could the problem. ...Read more

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The left side of my back towards the middle has been like vibrating is the best word I can think of what can cause that?

The left side of my back towards the middle has been like vibrating is the best word I can think of what can cause that?

Other Symptoms?: I believe I saw an earlier question from you about similar symptoms in your neck. If that was you, you should see a neurologist as this suggestive of some diseases of the central nervous system. ...Read more

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I've got a swollen knot on my left side of my neck. It's back towards the back of my neck. Any concern?

Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family doc and let him/her decide on the next step. Probably nothing bad but you can't tell. ...Read more

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When I work, after a few hours my left side starts hurting in my back towards my ribs. It only helps when I bend over a little?

When I work, after a few hours my left side starts hurting in my back towards my ribs. It only helps when I bend over a little?

Muscle strain?: Sounds like a muscle strain from overuse. You should rest a few days and see if it improves. If not consult a physician to have it examined ...Read more

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I have some general pain in what I believe is my kidney (on back, left side towards rib cage) When I lay in a certain way, it goes away. Is this norm?

Likely muscular: The pain is likely to be musculo-skeletal and not due to kidney. From what you described it does not seem to be of concern. Exercising may help tone and loosen the muscles. You may take a over the counter pain medication if needed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

Could be: A muscle pull or strain or even constipation. Since you have constipation that's highest on the list. You don't list your meds but natural calm works really well and can be titrated to desired response ...Read more

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I'm female. My left side started hurting really badly more towards the front than back. Kidneys? Pancreas? Something else? What should I do?

I'm female. My left side started hurting really badly more towards the front than back. Kidneys? Pancreas? Something else? What should I do?

If you are: Experiencing on-going severe pain, would seek medical evaluation. Trying to guess about cause can be risky. ...Read more

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I have this dull pain below the left side of my skull. It's more towards the left side and back of the neck. It's kinda more often there. What is it?

I have this dull pain below the left side of my skull. It's more towards the left side and back of the neck. It's kinda more often there. What is it?

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without an exam. It does not sound serious. See your family doctor for an evaluation. It is likely tight muscles and may respond to physical therapy or massage. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a "tingly pressure" in the back of my head towards the left side when swallowing. It occurs randomly, why is this happening?

I've been experiencing a "tingly pressure" in the back of my head towards the left side when swallowing. It occurs randomly, why is this happening?

Unusual: This is really unusual symptoms, feeling tingling sensation in the back of the head while you are swallowing
it does not follow any illness or a disorder that I know
my advise is to see your PCP or a neurologist that might be able to help ...Read more

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I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?

I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?

Perio disease: Periodontal disease. If you have pus, then there is a significant infection well beyond gingivitis. See the Dentist ASAP - you may be referred to a specialist - Periodontist - for treatment. Good Luck. Make the appointment. ...Read more

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Sudden burning tightness in chest, into left side of back and sudden cough now. Now hurts left side to rotate towards right.

Sudden burning tightness in chest, into left side of back and sudden cough now. Now hurts left side to rotate towards right.

Chest pain: At this age with a connective tissue diagnosis you need prompt evaluation, options range from serositis to serious vascular pathology ...Read more

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I've had a pain by my left shoulder blade when I tilt my head towards my right shoulder and lay on my back and side for several months. What is this?

Neck pain: What you're complaining of could indicate the possibility of a herniated disc in your neck. The maneuver that you were performing is called a Sperling's maneuver her which compresses the nerve root in the opening where the nerve exits and many times a piece of disc material can be in that same opening or frame in which indicates nerve compression which causes pain to radiate into the upper extremiwhat you're complaining of could indicate the possibility of a herniated disc in your neck. The maneuver that you were performing is called a Spurling's maneuver which compresses the nerve root in the opening where the nerve exits and many times a piece of disc material can be in that same opening or for Ramen which indicates nerve compression which causes pain to radiate into the upper extremity in the shoulder area ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my vagina towards the back. It just showed up last night. Its not a pimple. Quarter size. I do not know what it could be or what to do about it. It seems semihard.

I have a lump on the left side of my vagina towards the back. It just showed up last night. Its not a pimple. Quarter size. I do not know what it could be or what to do about it. It seems semihard.

This: This could be a cyst, enlarged lymph node, wart, or even herpetic lesion. There is no way to say without examining you. Schedule a visit with your primary care provider or gynecologist for an examination and treatment as deemed necessary.
Best of luck. ...Read more