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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When You Have Heaviness On Your Left Side

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What exactly does it mean when you have painful cramps but only on your right side?

What exactly does it mean when you have painful cramps but only on your right side?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), ***gallstones***, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves of the back, or intestinal spasm. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you get stomach pain on your left side?

Please explain what does it mean when you get stomach pain on your left side?

How is your bowls: Depend some time spastic colon with or without constipation could cause similar pain you could be having diverticulitis even if the pain on the right side watch your bowels make sure you do not have constipation avoid any food with nuts and seeds and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have pain in the left side when coughing?

What does it mean if you have pain in the left side when coughing?

Musculoskeletal...: This is usually a musculoskeletal pain due to the coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain, inflamed cartilage or even a rib fracture. All of these will gradually resolve once the coughing completely stops. If your pain does not resolve or if it worsens once you stop coughing, then see your doctor. ...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 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 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 when your throat hurts only on the left side?

What does it mean when your throat hurts only on the left side?

Many : Many possibilities exist. Infection such as viral or bacterial tonsillitis, tonsillar abscess and also cancer can cause that. There are many other causes. It all depends on what other symptoms you have, your examination findings and your tobacco and alcohol use history. Get evaluated soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pains on the right arm, head, and leg?

What does it mean when you have sharp pains on the right arm, head, and leg?

See your doctor: This could be a number of things, some of them dangerous or it could be a psychological response to stressors. Best to see your doctor for work up, so you don't regret later. ...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 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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What does it mean if you have big veins on your left temple?

What does it mean if you have big veins on your left temple?

Nothing: Some people have less fat and their veins show more. Cosmetic procedures can be done under local if they really bother you. Phlebology.Org for a referral. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you're having pains on th side of your stomach?

What does it mean when you're having pains on th side of your stomach?

Go see your doctor: If the pains do not go away within a matter of few days, you need to have your belly checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a deep breath and you hurt behind your ribs on the left side?

Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right side or ovary hurts?

What does it mean when your right side or ovary hurts?

Several things.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. Cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. It can also be appendicitis if right sided, lower abdominal pain, with fever and high white count. If this is the case, a visit to your doctor, or hospital is imperative. ...Read more