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Terrible pain in my left side. Sore to move or anything. I can feel a knot or swollen more behind my ribs. Could I have a pulled muscle?

Terrible  pain in my left side. Sore to move or anything. I can feel a knot or swollen more behind my ribs. Could I have a pulled muscle?

Be seen: If you are in severe pain, I would certainly be seen. It would seem that if you had simply "pulled a muscle" you would have known immediately when you did it. More likely considerations would include pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection nog other possibilities. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

There are many: possible causes for left sided abdominal pain. If abdominal pain is severe, recommend urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago everything removed because of endemitriosis have had terrible pain left lower side after scan they find cyst! ?

I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago everything removed because of endemitriosis have had terrible pain left lower side after scan they find cyst! ?

Red herring ?: 40's female post-hysterectomy for endometriosis has "terrible left side" pain. Per med literature, nearly every pelvic invasive procedure leads to bowel adhesions; not discoverable by imaging techniques. My experience is that the series of invasive procedures oft performed in "endometriosis" patients can beget IBS. Also consider SIJ disorder; oft associated with endometriosis. G.I. specialist? ...Read more

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I was woken up this morning by a terrible pain on the back side of the left leg that lasted20 seconds then subsided but it still hurts! What to do?

Cramp : You appear to have had intense cramping in the leg - pretty common but very uncomfortable. Warm compress or warm soaks with gentle massaging helps. If necessary, OTC pain meds help. ...Read more

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I get a terrible pain in the left side of my stomach that makes me vomit. What is wrong?

I get a terrible pain in the left side of my stomach that makes me vomit. What is wrong?

See your doctor asap: See your doctor or go to er. There can be a number of causes some of which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain on my lower left side of my back that's now going into my butt and leg?

I have a terrible pain on my lower left side of my back that's now going into my butt and leg?

Leg pain: That sounds like you develop a sort of sciatica. Recommend to go see your pcp. Nsaids help but once the pain goes down the leg you really need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I coughed really really hard to clear some mucous right after I had terrible pain felt like my lung was squeezed closed on the left side. Worry?

I coughed really really hard to clear some mucous right after I had terrible pain felt like my lung was squeezed closed on the left side. Worry?

Doctor to evaluate: May be a collapsed lung (pneumothorax), due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself later. But the leaked air can fill the rib cage (chest cavity), pushing on the heart and collapsed lung... Emergency Room doctor can see if urgent treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Last week i had a terrible pain on my left side above my hip in the muscle area. I was diagnosed havin a pulled soft tissue muscle . It still hurts...

Last week i had a terrible pain on my left side above my hip in the muscle area. I was diagnosed havin a pulled soft tissue muscle . It still hurts...

Takes time: Tearing tissues involves bleeding and damage to surrounding tissues from swelling and the influx of inflammatory cells. This may take weeks to months to fully resolve. Be patient and be careful. ...Read more