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Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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What causes a 10 second pain in center of chest going out to both sides?Ache / tearing pain.Happened while driving.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?

What causes a 10 second pain in center of chest going out to both sides?Ache / tearing pain.Happened while driving.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?

Symptom: Such symptoms can be caused by other things than heart. Esophageal spasm, gastrointestinal gas and even diaphragmatic spasm can cause such a symptom, you might discuss further with your Doc to see what he/she thinks it is. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Go to Emergency.: You need to go to ED. you are describing a chest pain with musculoskeletal or pleuratic features. Given the combo of left leg pain with this Chest pain I'm worried that is a clot. It could be a coincident to have both but i think this could be serious and you need to go to the ED. Especially if you have leg swelling or redness or you smoke or obese or takes contraceptive or have family hx of clot. ...Read more

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Worsening: painful lymphs rt breast rt side. Sore left brst/side. Ache + random shooting pain in tip of rt shoulder. Rt mammo & ultra clean. What now?

Breast surgeon: I would recommend consulting with a breast surgeon who will take your history examine you look at your mammogram and breast ultrasound and most likely give you an accurate assessment of your diagnosis and a plan for management. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent cause of flank pain (side ache)? My five year old son experienced it while playing soccer last night.

What is the most frequent cause of flank pain (side ache)?   My five year old son experienced it while playing soccer last night.

Muscle related: Most common cause of pain in kids after playing soccer without any direct injury or hit to the side will be muscle over use or stretch and should resolve in couple of days try some most heat or hot shower and rest and see if it clears up if he was hit directly then it is different, he could them injure his ribs internal organs like kidneys spleen liver or bowles i hope that helps you good luck. ...Read more

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Sympton: early morning stomach and side pain both sides nausea and dull ache pain also kidney stone too what is it? But has not passed for month

Sympton: early morning stomach and side pain both sides nausea and dull  ache pain also kidney stone too what is it? But has not passed for month

Pain and kidnestone: You have kidney stone and did not pass, tharts the cause of your symptoms.You need to see youe urologist, it may be causing obstruction to the flow of urine and causing complications.You may need to have the stone rmoved by lithotrypsy or cystoscopy.See your urologist. ...Read more

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19 year old left side chest small aching pain lasts less than a minute, worse when I breathe in, approx 3 times a day. What could it be? Stress?

Chest pain concerns : Most chest pains in healthy children and young adults are non-cardiac in origin. They are mostly muscular in nature or due to other inflammation of the rib cage. Occasionally temporary thickening of lining over lung or a small pocket of air can cause chest pain when breathing in. If pain recurs, worsens or u develop additional symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

Non specific: Hard to tell. Take note if your symptoms are related to eating, fatty foods or how hydrated. Increase your oral liquids. Go in for evaluation if you develop fever or vomiting. Constipation, a bad gallbladder, hernia and adhesion are all possible. Be well ...Read more

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Right side abdomen ache dull pain radiates down leg and pelvic area? Appendix?

Could be: If you are running a fever and feel like you have lost your appetite it could be your appendix. Try going up on your toes and then dropping down on your heels real hard and fast: if that hurts it could be your appendix. If you have increased pain when you hit a bump while driving it could be your appendix. Those are big signs to look for. I would go ahead and be seen just to make sure. ...Read more

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Loss of appeite, lower one sided back pain. Head aches mentrual 2 days bright red the 3 days of brownish red spotting. Tubes were cut and burnt 5yrs ?

Loss of appeite, lower one sided back pain. Head aches mentrual 2 days bright red the 3 days of brownish red spotting.  Tubes were cut and burnt 5yrs ?

Menses: First - the color of your menstrual blood is of little significance clinically. Brown spotting is usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. There is a low failure rate with tubal ligation. You may have had some hormonal imbalance leading to ^'ed menstrual symptoms. If you aren't sure if it was you actual period & you have been sexually active - can take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Back, chest both sides pinpoint pain and aching burning feet. My lower back aches MRI shows several disc bulging but not impinging on nerves and ddd. ?

Back, chest both sides pinpoint pain and aching burning feet. My lower back aches MRI shows several disc bulging but not impinging on nerves and ddd. ?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of face neck shoulder arm and hand?

Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of  face neck shoulder arm and hand?

More info pls: I would suggest a neurologic exam, if you can not go to the urgent care tonight, then a virtual consult can be done. Try standing up on one foot and then the other - is there any difference in coordination and strength between your right and left side? If so, you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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Left lower abdmn mild pain since past 4-5 months. Back ache (left side) and pain in left thigh. Burning sensation in abdmn back and thigh. Pain when I poop. Also during orgasm.

Left lower abdmn mild pain since past 4-5 months. Back ache (left side) and pain in left thigh. Burning sensation in abdmn back and thigh. Pain when I poop. Also during orgasm.

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull
Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

Depends: If it is the left upper quadrant by your ribs it is likely gas to air in your stomach. If it is lower it could be intestinal or ovarian or kidney related. Best thing is to get checked to make sure things are where it should be . Good luck ...Read more

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