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Sharp shooting pains in left side of back lung area.. No other symptoms except anxiety. They come and go. What could this be?

Sharp shooting pains in left side of back lung area.. No other symptoms except anxiety. They come and go. What could this be?

Pleurisy: You are describing what seems to be pleurisy or pleuritis, which is the irritation of the lining of your lungs. It is usually due to inflammation either due to a viral cause or other irritants. It should not last very long. If it continues to worsen or causes significant shortness of breathe you may need to be evaluated to make sure it is not anything else. ...Read more

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L1,l2,l3 transverse process fracture, keep getting stabbing pains in left side of back. Nerve damage? Or somthing else? How long until no pain at all

L1,l2,l3 transverse process fracture, keep getting stabbing pains in left side of back. Nerve damage? Or somthing else? How long until no pain at all

It takes some trauma: 2 fracture verse processes, gut they R well vascularized by surrounding muscle, so heal fairly rapidly. The pain is always aggravated with movement but despite this they will heal. The pain gradually subsides, but when it's finally gone U will have a hard time pinpointing when it happened since it so slowly in going. ...Read more

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Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today.Top ribs hurt when cough.Related?

Take questran (cholestyramine) for loose bm. Tingle/brief pains daytime left side upper back. Not at night or when lay down. Today.Top ribs hurt when cough.Related?

Questran (cholestyramine): Possible. Questran (cholestyramine) causes allergies,GI effects gas, bloating, stomach pain; tingling/pain in left back may be allergy or colonic irritation as colon is high in back (almost mid scapula). Timing of the pain to Questran (cholestyramine) dosing?Same for the rib pain (referred irritation of colon).Alternatively could be viral/bacteria infection(pneumonia-mycoplasma), cold, since you are coughing. F/U w/doc today ...Read more

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I get these sharp shooting pains in left side of my back in the rib area... I have anxiety i was wondering if these could be anxiety related?

I get these sharp shooting pains in left side of my back in the rib area... I have anxiety i was wondering if these could be anxiety related?

Although they could : Be from anxiety, you need to check it out with your doctor to rule out physical issues before just assuming it's from anxiety. Once you have ruled out physical causes, talk to a psychologist about ways to reduce stress and anxiety. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in left side/back was low a few days ago, now moved up and headache/nausea/dizziness/hot sweats, worst at night im 22, ?

Sharp pains in left side/back was low a few days ago, now moved up and headache/nausea/dizziness/hot sweats, worst at night im 22, ?

Seek help: There could be many things causing this but I would be particularly worried that your could have some sort of infectious process, particularly urinary tract related. It is possible your have a "high" urinary tract infection involving the kidney - so called pyelonephritis or you could have a kidney stone. It's truly hard to say without examining and possibly running tests. Consider seeking help ...Read more

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Can't pass bowl movement. take stool softened and have dierria pains still in left side back what to do?

Work from below: When you have a strong urge to have a bowel movement and can't, work from below. Try inserting a glycerin rectal suppository or a dulcolax suppository. If this is unsuccessful, administer a fleets enema. You could also try a low tap water enema. If these fail you may have to be manually disimpacted by a professional especially if you have abdominal discomfort or distension. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

Myalgia vs. spasm: This sounds like muscle spasm if it is intermittent. This can be related to muscle overusepassive stretching , advil (ibuprofen) and topical biofreeze may help; however if not resovled within 1 week, get an examination and xrays. ...Read more

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I went to the ER for abdominal pains on the left side and back. It felt like gas. I have gallstones and my amylase ia elevated by 19 points. The doctor says don't worry. Can it be a gb attack?

Pancreatitis: It sounds like you have gallstones that led to a bout of pancreatitis (we cleverly call this: gallstone pancreatitis). Both gallstones themselves and pancreatitis can give you abdominal pain; pancreatitis more commonly causes back pain. The treatment is gallbladder removal--so it doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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Last week had stomach pains left side littile back pain blood in stool once n tissuepaper. Hameroids? I do have.Constipated.Today mietmaid caused pain

Last week had stomach pains left side littile back pain blood in stool once n tissuepaper. Hameroids? I do have.Constipated.Today mietmaid caused pain

Blood may be from...: Blood on toilet paper can be from hemorrhoids with or without constipation. Depending on the age of the patient, the doctor might also worry about polyps or colon cancer. Certain infectious "dysentery" diarrhea illnesses have bloody stools. If a constipated person drank a whole lot of apple juice, then his bowels upstream might strongly contract to push out the hard poop downstream. Ouch. Ouch. ...Read more

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My sister keeps getting random sharp pains in her lower left side/back it mainly happens at night and when she takes a breathe.?

My sister keeps getting random sharp pains in her lower left side/back it mainly happens at night and when she takes a breathe.?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining of the lung) would be most likely in an otherwise healthy young person. It typically causes sharp pain with inspiration (taking a deep breath). Anti-inflammatory medications are the drugs of choice for treatment of this benign disease. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex for maybe 2 minutes he didn't finish. Strt period in 4 days. Had severe pains on left side below rib cage. Back pains.Normal PMS sym?

Go see your doctor: I'm not here to judge but regardless of age, i don't recommend unprotected sex unless you're trying to get pregnant. Even if it was only for 2 minutes & he didn't "finish", you can still get pregnant. Or perhaps catch a sexually transmitted disease/infection (which can cause pain). So go see your family doc (or planned parenthood or county health/std clinic) for evaluation & treatment plus bcpills. ...Read more

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I fell and fractured my rib three days ago. This a.M i woke up and had a different pain sharp pains in left side of chest radiating to back shoulder?

Inflammation: Sounds like the bleeding and inflammation from your rib fractures is causing pain in some of the surrounding muscles and possibly the pleura itself. If this does not start improving, or you get short of breath, see your physician. ...Read more

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This morning i suddendly developed some pains at the left side of my lower back and the pain has been incresing as the day progessed.

This morning i suddendly developed some pains at the left side of my lower back and the pain has been incresing as the day progessed.

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more