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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