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Shooting pain in side of back, what to do?

Any severe pain that: Does not get better after a day or so, or is getting worse should be evaluated and treated by your local pcp.
In the meanwhile take some nsaids, like aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen type meds (if not allergic), with resting for about 48 hours, applying ice or heat pads. These measures would help quite a lot of people.
So see your pcp. ...Read more

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Wore really high heels and got sharp pain in side of back?

High Heels: Cause the back to be in lordosis [sway back] this could have caused your pain. ...Read more

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Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?

There can be: Not all back pain is necessarily from the spine elements. Pain can be referred to the back from other regions including the abdomen like diverticulitis, appendicitis, an ulcer, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, etc. If the symptoms bother you enough, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can be done about intense pain in side of ribcage left upper back?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen?

For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen?

Ice or heat, rest: Pain that occurs with breathing in can be Pleurisy, where lining of lungs are inflamed & breathing in is painful. Also pain could be due to muscle spasm, paraspinal muscles along the spine can spasm, along with muscles left side of neck, causing pain. Rest & take it easy, try OTC aleve (naproxen) 1 tablet with food twice daily for a few days, see MD if no better. Physical Therapy helpful if muscle spasm ...Read more

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Still have pain in side which moves to front abdomen since having the flu in early jan. Had scan of intestines in late jan. Which came back normal.?

Still have pain in side which moves to front abdomen since having the flu in early jan. Had scan of intestines in late jan. Which came back normal.?

Post-infectious: Post-infectious functional GI disorders are common and may be consistent with ibs or gastroparesis. You will get better, though it may take some time. Probiotics may very well help. ...Read more

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I have had kidney stones before. I have pain in side and ribs and lower back. I am nauseous and break out in sweats. Do you think this is serious. If?

Be evaluated now...: Sweating may be related with severe stone-related pain, nausea, & vomiting, but should make sure of not developing superimposed infection above obstructing ureteral stone, which is medical emergency; so, seek urgent check-out now and do not try to wait out. How to have evaluation done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.htmll so you work better with dr. ...Read more

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Have on & off pain in side of right breast dr scheduled ultrasound. Worried!! She mentioned tendency for lumpy breasts. What does this mean??

Have on & off pain in side of right breast dr scheduled ultrasound. Worried!! She mentioned tendency for lumpy breasts. What does this mean??

You are young: As the body ages the breast tissue can become cystic and develop lumps that are benign. In your case check to see family history. Have your ultra sound and then ask your doctor is diagnostic mammogram is indicated ...Read more

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I have pain in side (ribs) and back, Bloating, gas and recently feel full after any consumption. No vomit but feel like food might come out. What's up?

I have pain in side (ribs) and back, Bloating, gas and recently feel full after any consumption. No vomit but feel like food might come out. What's up?

Gastric issues: Although gastric or gall bladder issues don't necessarily cause pain in ribs, but the pain can be referred to adjoining region. The feeling of fullness and nausea makes stomach (h pylori) or gall bladder involvement a possibility and need to be ruled out by a physical exam by your doctor and some testing/imaging. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade and ribs tender and warm to the touch, back pain radiating towards ribs. Pain in side of stomach that radiates.

Exam: You must be examined and have comprehensive blood testing. Your symptoms are quite peculiar and deserve further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does severe pain in side of mouth, lump on throat and chin mean?

What does severe pain in side of mouth, lump on throat and chin mean?

Time to see Doctor: Pain with swelling / swollen areas are not a good combination. It should be examined by a dentist, primary doc, or urgent care doc soon. ...Read more

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Exercise gives me sharp pain in side and back. What now?

Exercise gives me sharp pain in side and back. What now?

Your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain in side/back due to coughing. How do I relieve this annoying cough?

Pain in side/back due to coughing. How do I relieve this annoying cough?

I sympathise...: I had that type of "flu" after christmas 2012. My back even ached from all the coughing. I took mucinex-dm mainly for the dextromethorphan hydrobromide, which is a cough suppressant. It is inexpensive and worked wonders for me! Take the maximum recommended dose until your cough tones down. ...Read more

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Last night pain in my back and also low fever? Also pain in side nick? Please tell me some medicine for it.

Sorry: If you are having fever and back pain you may have a very serious problem. Recommend you be seen in an emergency department. ...Read more

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Headache that's lasted more than two weeks and pain in side starting under rib cage extending into back on right side?

Headache that's lasted more than two weeks and pain in side starting under rib cage extending into back on right side?

Get checked: Persistent headache including chest pain warrants an immediate emergency room referral and evaluation. Please call 911 ...Read more

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Pain in side abdomen which keeps making me my entire abdomen hurt and left side of back been happening for week now, constant pain?

Pain in side abdomen which keeps making me my entire abdomen hurt and left side of back been happening for week now, constant pain?

Abdominal pain.: Take care. Abdominal pain, is one of the most difficult to determine with out a complete examination and some test. Q: fever, nauseas, since when? Urine or feces changes? How is the pain? . ... Recommended to see your primary care dr, or go to er. ...Read more

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Done a home urine test and it has come up with a high reading of leukocytes. Got back pain and pain in side?

Done a home urine test and it has come up with a high reading of leukocytes. Got back pain and pain in side?

Urine/kidney: Get seen now by a physician. You certainly have either a bladder infection, kidney infection or BOTH. Get seen NOW! ...Read more

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What to do if I have nausea, pain in side/back, tired, hot/cold. Dr sent me for ultrasound and then er. Tests done?

What to do if I have nausea, pain in side/back, tired, hot/cold. Dr sent me for ultrasound and then er. Tests done?

It sounds: Like you already had a work up in the ER. What was the diagnosis? Was any treatment or follow-up recommended? ...Read more

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Pain in side where I've had an ovarian cystectomy laparascopy two months ago? Is this still healing or could the cyst of come back?

Pain in side where I've had an ovarian cystectomy laparascopy two months ago? Is this still healing or could the cyst of come back?

healing process: Speak to your surgeon, could some adhesions being formed, you will be better soon, some times new cyst could be developing, a possibility your doctor will evaluate you in the follow up examination, id needed will do sonogram good luck. ...Read more

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I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes. What wrong with me?

I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes. What wrong with me?

Neck pain: From an orthopedic standpoint, the neck pain/headache and the back/leg pain are most likely separate conditions. The diffuse nature of your complaints suggests a systemic condition, such as possibly a viral syndrome. If the symptoms persist I would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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5 days takin meds for UTI pain in side stomach and my back and ribs. Should I see doc again?

5 days takin meds for UTI pain in side stomach and my back and ribs. Should I see doc again?

UTI: It never hurts to ask. Call the doctor's office and tell them what is going on and let them decide if you need to be seen again. If you in fact have upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis or worse) then Cephalexin (keflex) may not be the most effective therapy. Would be very appropriate to either go again or call and discuss. Good luck. ...Read more

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? Pain/numb from my back, down my leg, & up to my neck. Pain in side. Hard to walk & my leg tries to buckle. Neck, back & hip feel out of place.?

? Pain/numb from my back, down my leg, & up to my neck. Pain in side. Hard to walk & my leg tries to buckle. Neck, back & hip feel out of place.?

Fibromyalgia: 35 yo female with "diabetes insipidus", chronic widespread pain, heart murmur, generalized weakness, & neck, back & "hip" pain might have fibromyalgia (FM); highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which is associated with mitral valve prolapse, pelvic pain, low back pain & interstitial cystitis. FM includes chronic spasm/weakness of major muscles that maintain upright posture. ...Read more