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One of my side really hurt and is on my left side all the way down?

One of my side really hurt and is on my left side all the way down?

Examination: Persistent left sided abdominal pain requires a thorough history and physical examination by your physician in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include inflammation of the intestines or ovary as well as kidney stone. Call your physician and get checked. ...Read more

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I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts what could be causing it?

Pain: Can u kindly be more specific? . Left side of what? . What brings the pain on? . What evaluation or workup have u had? . Thank you. ...Read more

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I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts?

I keep having this pain on my left side it really hurts?

Pain: I am sorry the question in not specific. You mentioned pain on left side. Is it left side of head, shoulder, chest, arm, abdomen or left leg? Mild, moderate, severe, associated with eating or movement, relieved by some thing? May be you want to rephrase your question. If severe, you should see the doctor or er. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having this pain on my left side of my back it really hurts what could be causing it?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks I would see your physician. ...Read more

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Ovarian cycts comes and goes the one on my left side is 5cm and the one on my right is 3 cm the left side hurts?

Ovarian cycts comes and goes the one on my left side is 5cm and the one on my right is 3 cm the left side hurts?

Ovarian cysts: Have you spoken to your GYN or MD about them? Do they hurt frequently or only once a month? Did they say this was polycystic ovarian disease? Changes in diet may help with pain. Surgery sometimes is needed. Consult with us to help decrease pain with diet choices. ...Read more

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I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

Time to see a Dr.: Perhaps you did break a rib. It's not helpful to guess at why your pain is worse. You need to be examined and may need an x-ray. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had rib pains about a week ago and it passed but last night it came back (left side but not as worse this time it only hurts when I lie on my left side?

Very hard to say: Lilly T, you are young and from a Caribbean country. If you have been injured, it probably is bruised ribs and they take a long time to heal. They may get worse if you lie on them while they are not healed. If you have not had ANY injury, or if you are having any fever, it could be something in your heart or lungs so you should be checked. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Wondering what could be causing the discomfort I'm having on my left side of my chest, Hurts when I slouch, and bend my neck down really far..

Wondering what could be causing the discomfort I'm having on my left side of my chest, Hurts when I slouch, and bend my neck down really far..

Sounds muscular: I'm sorry you are having pain. Given that you experience the pain when you bend forward or slouch, that suggests the pain has something to do with your muscles and bones, rather than your internal organs. Did you engage in any unusual physical activity recently? For a proper assessment you will need to consult a clinician for a full evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I ache all over but don't feel unwell and it hurts to lay on my left side?

I ache all over but don't feel unwell and it hurts to lay on my left side?

Myalgias...: Or muscle aches are very common and their meaning in health/disease is very non-specific. While often associated with fever and infectious disease, myalgias can be related to immune mediated or rheumatologic disease, trauma, sleep disorders, vitamin deficiencies among many other causes including fibromyalgia. Only a complete eval with careful questioning/history taking will lead to the diagnosis ...Read more

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I am a smoker and I smoke cigarette butts I want know y my neck hurt on my left side like someone stabbed me there?

Many Reasons: Your neck could be hurting for many reasons. See your doctor to find out. Your smoking, however, is by far the more serious problem, as it can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, laryngeal cancer, chronic pain, depression, and early death, as well as decreased quality of life. Please quit!!!!!! ...Read more

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My gum hurts really bad on my left side and feels like a piece of the left side of my check is coming off, what's wrong?

My gum hurts really bad on my left side and feels like a piece of the left side of my check is coming off, what's wrong?

Gum pain: Could be a third molar erupting if it is at the back of the jaw, could be a gum abscess from a dying tooth. As we cannot see you the best thing is to see your dentist asap to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on my left side of abdomen. Every time I sit down and lay on my left side it hurts, what do you think I should do?

I've been having pain on my left side of abdomen. Every time I sit down and lay on my left side it hurts, what do you think I should do?

Depends on the pain: Hello Christopher
Depends on the level of pain and how long it has been. For a women of your age, the organs on the left that are of issue are the spleen and your left ovary. If the spleen is enlarged due to an infection it can be painful. If your ovaries are twisting or have a cyst that could be pain. Or it could be due to your muscle sprains. If the pain is getting worse or fever see your doc ...Read more

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I have been getting pain on my left side/back. It hurts really bad when pushed on or when I bend side to side. Any ideas would be appreciated.?

Muscular pain?: When trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain, it is useful to differentiate pain that is originating from internal organs vs. Pain arising from the (muscular) abdominal wall. Pain that is affected by movement is more commonly due to muscular pain. Have you had any recent trauma or exercise? Regardless, the persistence of these symptoms warrants a formal exam by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Knot I've got a knot on my stomick it's on my left side down about 3-4 inchs up from the waist line you can't really see it just feel it it's about a size of a dime I've had it for about 2 years now it don't hurt but should I be worrying about it?

Hello.: Hello. It is hard to figure this out with the description. Maybe a small lipoma (that would feel squishy). Maybe a knot in the abdominal musculature? Maybe a small herniation through the muscle wall? I am sorry, these are just stabs at what the problem is. You will probably need to have it examined to determine the etiology. ...Read more

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My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read more

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When I stand or walk to long my back on my left side starts to hurt very bad what mite that be?

When I stand or walk to long my back on my left side starts to hurt very bad what mite that be?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may be from tight or inflamed back muscles, or maybe from the nerves coming out of the spine. An orthopedic back doctor, or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation), can help by identifying the source of the pain, and then offering treatment. A primary care doctor can check to see if other problems, such as from inside the belly, are the cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm feeling twisting tearing pain on my left side of my chest. It hurts everytime I take a breath. What can it be?

I'm feeling twisting tearing pain on my left side of my chest. It hurts everytime I take a breath. What can it be?

Possibilities are: Lung problems, such as pneumonia, pleuritis, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolus; or chest wall problems such as costochondritis, muscle strain, mastitis, shingles. Too many to name them all, and some could be serious. See a doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when I breath and move around.?

I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when I breath and move around.?

Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining around the lung (pleurisy). You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out more serious conditions, cardiac problem or even blood clot in the lung (Pulmonary Embolism). ...Read more

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Got a small lump on my left side of my vaginia its inside very worry. I'm 24 wit no health issues. But it hurts to touch.?

Got a small lump on my left side of my vaginia its inside very worry. I'm 24 wit no health issues. But it hurts to touch.?

Get evaluated: A painful lesion can be several things but to know for sure, your doctor should see if you need s culture. Some of these lesions can be contagious so avoid intercourse until you are examined. ...Read more

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Appendix removed 5day ago. When I lay on my left side I get sharp pain on my right side. Comes and goes. Hurts bad at times. Normal?

Likely: If the pain comes and goes, it's likely normal post-op. If it becomes steady and doesn't go away esp with fever/chills, u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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On my left side under my rib cage I feel like I have an big air bubble or something stuck there and it hurts. Should I be concerned?

On my left side under my rib cage I feel like I have an big air bubble or something stuck there and it hurts. Should I be concerned?

Aerophagia: Swallowing of air can create your symptoms. More history is needed: Your Age, duration, timing, severity, specific location. Also what makes symptoms better or worse? Have any labs or x rays been done?
Depending on the above, symptoms can be caused by aerophagia, intestinal blockage, abdominal wall injury, depending on the above questions. If this is sever, consult your doctor or consider ER ...Read more

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I have a pain on my right side above my ribs. It hurts a lot and I can not lay on my left side., when I lay on my left side it hurts really bad?

Not enough: Information. Did you break a rib? Trouble breathing? Fever? A lot more information is needed in addition to an exam and possibly x-rays or chest/ribs, perhaps U/S of upper abdomen. ...Read more

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I have knot (baseball size) on my left side rib area. It never goes away. Hurts more with excercisse. My lower ribs on that side feel funny as well.

I have knot (baseball size) on my left side rib area. It never goes away. Hurts more with excercisse. My lower ribs on that side feel funny as well.

Large mass: A baseball sized mass on your rib cage would be very abnormal and should be verified and investigated by a physician. Concern would be a tumor if this is a true mass as hernia in that area is very unlikely. ...Read more

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I jumped of a cliff and landed on my left side my ear popped and it really hurts now?

I jumped of a cliff and landed on my left side my ear popped and it really hurts now?

Ear pain: Greetings. Jumping off a cliff? Hopefully into water. Regardless, see your doctor promptly. An eardrum perforation or worse could have happened. Use better judgement. Sounds dangerous and could be life threatening. ...Read more

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I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs. It hurts when I stretch to my right side. What could it be?

I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs. It hurts when I stretch to my right side. What could it be?

Bruise: Its probably a bruise within the muscle. Especially since it hurts to stretch. (But the spleen also lives below your ribs on the left. The very worst thing that this could be is bleeding in, or from, the spleen.) ...Read more

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I get a small sharp kind of pain on my left side it feels like right under my rib. Doesn't feel like gas. Hurts a lot. What could it be?

Pain under rib: Irritated nerve, muscular? If it is not associated with any other symptoms and lasts only short intervals, then I would not be too concerned. ...Read more