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What does it mean when you have pain in your upper left side of your stomach?

Possible gas trap: called the splenic flexure syndrome, gas pockets to the left upper corner of the transverse colon causeing pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a constant pain on your right side in the rib area?

It means: You go to your doctor and get an x-ray, and an evaluation. When i hear constant pain, from someone who isn't saying they had a trauma, I have to assume you didn't have a trauma, and causes exclude that. That brings me back to my original point, you need an x-ray and an evaluation. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a stabbing pain in the left side mean?

Could be many things: That could actually be a long list of potential things. If it is there for more than a few hours tou should see your regular doctor or be seen in an emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pain in the lower right abdomen?

What does it mean to have pain in the lower right abdomen?

Maybe a lot of thing: Depends on age, sex, acute or chronic, associated with fever, diarrhea, urinary complaints, menstrual changes or not. Can be hernia, appendicitis, diverticulitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, cancer, uterine mass/fibroid, ureteral stone, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, bowel mass, tb, abscess, muscular cause, hip joint disease, swollen lymph nodes due to infection, tumor, etc. C md. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get sharp pains in your right side of your ribs?

Paraesthesia: Please consult your doctor to get evaluation for these paraesthesia. There are multiple reasons for it to happen and it is beyond the capacity to explain it here on the forum. You will surely get clear answer and treatment options from your physician, after a thorough examination. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the left side of your stomach?

What exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the left side of your stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have pain in the lower quadrant on the right side of your tummy?

Severe Abd pain = ER: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right side of your chest hurts?

What does it mean when the right side of your chest hurts?

Just less concerning: Often middle/deep sternal chest or left sided pain is more concerning heart-related issue and right sided pain is less urgent/concerning. Liver/gallbladder trouble, pneumonia, pneumothorax (air inside of lung linings, blood clot in lungs, trauma, muscle/rib strain, breast disease, reflux/esophageal spasm, and less commonly shingles are examples of causes of chest pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get a shooting pain in your right upper arm?

What does it mean if you get a shooting pain in your right upper arm?

Need more info: Most likely you have a "pinched" nerve . That could be cause by an injury or some motion of your cervical and/or thoracic spine while you were asleep. Even a "whiplash" injury can cause this complaint. Please make an appt with your family physician. ...Read more

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What does a pain in the lower right waist means?

Need more info: Lower right waist to the front is your appendix (mcburney's point) but other thing at that level and other places back or front are present including muscles and the hip, the adnexa or ovaries. Have it evaluated is the best sense i can tell you and if more symptoms such as fever, vomiting, go to er. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain in your right forearm?

Multiple causes: Pain in the forearm in the absence of recalled injury can be caused by tendinitis at the elbow. On the lateral (outside of the elbow) radiating down it is commonly called "tennis elbow", while the inside radiating down is called "pitchers" or "golfer's" elbow. Pain can be also referred from c6 nerve root pain from the neck, radial tunnel syndrome, or even carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have pain in your back lower right quadrant?

What does it mean if you have pain in your back lower right quadrant?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What does it mean if having a sharp pain in right side that radiates through chest?

What does it mean if having a sharp pain in right side that radiates through chest?

Go see a physician: What it means is that it is time to go to see a physician to rule out all of the potential serious causes of this type of chest pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in middle left side of back?

Several things: Any history of any cardiac issues? If not it could be a simple strain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a pulsing or throbbing pain mean in my left ovary area? What would cause this out of the blue?

What does a pulsing or throbbing pain mean in my left ovary area? What would cause this out of the blue?

Ovary: Ovarian cyst would be likely, however It would be wise to check a home pregnancy test to make sure not ectopic. Infection or other problems with gu, GI or even blood vessel problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pain in the right hand side of your stomach and pee a lot?

What does it mean when you have a pain in the right hand side of your stomach and pee a lot?

Possible UTI/stone: New onset urinary frequency, urgency, associated with pain in the side could be seen with either a UTI or a kidney stone in the lower ureter near the bladder. A urinalysis, urine culture, and possible ct scan imaging would be the diagnostic tests of choice to rule these out. ...Read more