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What is causing pain in my lower left side?

What is causing pain in my lower left side?

Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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What can this sharp stabbing pain in my lower left side be?

What can this sharp stabbing pain in my lower left side be?

Information needed: I can not find possible cause without more information. This type of pain may be related to intestinal problem, mainly the left colon ureteral-vesical stones, lumbar problems as well as muscles problems. Again, more information is needed to have a better idea. ...Read more

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What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

Many possibilities: Common Causes of Left Lower Quadrant abdominal pain include: Cystitis, prostatitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, constipation, Rectal abscesses, bowel obstruction, urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts in women, and pregnancy. If the pain persists for more than a couple of days, or if it becomes severe, see Your PCP. ...Read more

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What would cause servere heat and pain on my lower left side?

Left sided pain: This could be associated with internal organs such as your colon or your urinary system. However I would expect you would have other symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea or urinary symptoms. Sometimes a burning sensation on the skin in that area may be associated with herpes zoster or shingles. If it persists I would have a physician do an examination. ...Read more

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What would be the back pain in my lower back, left side, close to kidney from?

What would be the back pain in my lower back, left side, close to kidney from?

Back: Most of the time pain in this region is from your back, not the kidney. ...Read more

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I got a dull, pain in my lower left side of back that radiates to my front. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

There are many...: Possibilities. First, going to an er is absolutely the wrong place to go! Cracked rib, pleuritis, thoracic disc are some of many possibilities. See your pcp or an orthopedist! ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side of my stomach what could it be?

I have pain in my lower left side of my stomach what could it be?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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I am 45, I'm having severe sharp pain in my lower left side toward the back?

Get Checked: Sorry to hear about your pain. Unfortunately you will have to be looked at by a provider to help figure out what this is. There are a huge number of possibilities, some serious and others not serious. Good Luck! ...Read more

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When is a headache something to worry about? I've had one (along with pain in my lower left side) for a couple of weeks. #miserable

When is a headache something to worry about? I've had one (along with pain in my lower left side) for a couple of weeks. #miserable

Neurologic symptoms: Headaches are common, approaching 100% of people have headaches. It would be serious if accompanied by neurologic symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing. See your physician for an exam, and treatment. It could be an extended migraine. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when I cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should I worry?

I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when I cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should I worry?

Depends on symptoms: Some possibilities
lungs-short of breath, hurts to breathe, coughing up blood, discolored phlegm, (pneumonia).
Kidney-pain/frequency of urination, bad smelling or blood in urine, sharp pain down side (infection or kidney stone).
Ovary-focal, sharp pain (cyst).
See a doctor asap especially with fever/chills or vomiting. If only muscles between ribs hurt (costrochonditis), try heat/aleve or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks.

I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks.

Depends on how often: Perhaps bowel. Recurrent cramping pain, especially if accompanied by hardening of the uterus, might be early labor. Only evaluation by OB provider and monitoring can determine what. In many cases, preterm labor occurs in women with no known risk factors or history of premature birth. So any woman with pain that 'comes and goes' should notify her OB provider or go to labor & delivery for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks. Should I be worried?

I have a pain in my lower left side of abdomen. It comes and goes. I am currently 27 weeks. Should I be worried?

Noy much: Take 4 tablets of dulcolax (all 4 as one dose) at night. Next morning you will a good bm and this will clean your system.
Then take one tablet of senokot (senna) every night for one month. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side by the ovary is. I had surgery about 1 yr ago to remove polyps. Could it be related?

Localized pain: Hard to tell and additional evaluation will benefit you. Okay to check in with your regular doc for exam, and evaluation. Your doc will likely order blood work and imaging. Possible diagnosis include diverticuli of colon, hernia, ovarian cyst/mass, kidney stone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stinging pain in my lower left side of abdomen, its lasted about 2 hours now. I don't know what's wrong?

Abdominal pains: Should be evaluated by a doctor if it does not resolve or if associated with nausea, vomiting, and fever. There are many causes of pains but when you have the above, you could need surgery. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed today, 7-28-14. Immediately after surgery I have alot of pain in my lower left side, Is this normal?

Gallbladder: You should not have pain beyond the incision site (s). If you do, then your surgeon should evaluate you to make sure there is nothing else going on ...Read more

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Having small but constant pain in my lower left side, right above my waist line. I woke up this afternoon it hurt all day. Hurts worse when I drink?

Having small but constant pain in my lower left side, right above my waist line. I woke up this afternoon it hurt all day. Hurts worse when I drink?

Needs evaluation: Several possibilities - colon or kidney stone. Needs to be checked out as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Period only lasted 3 days not normal, I've been eating alot and not feeling full, I've had some pain in my lower left side, did 2 pregnacy test both neg.

Period only lasted 3 days not normal, I've been eating alot and not feeling full, I've had some pain in my lower left side, did 2 pregnacy test both neg.

Possible reasons: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device or oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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I am a 47 year old, 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, hispanic, female with a constant severe pain in my lower left side of my body. The pain started four days?

Go to the Doctor: There are limits to what internet medicine can offer. A four day history of 'severe' pain means one should be at the doctor's office. Please sign off of the internet and go see the family doctor urgently today. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my lower left side into my back but if I grab my side and squeeze it the pain goes away, it feels like when I was younger and ran to?

I'm having pain in my lower left side into my back but if I grab my side and squeeze it the pain goes away, it feels like when I was younger and ran to?

What you are: Describing is "Splenic Flexure Syndrome" a collection of GAS in the curve of your large bowel under your spleen (on the left side almost under chest cage)
Squeezing decreases the "bubble" See diagram!
(curve between # 2 and 3)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm having constant throbbing pain in my lower left side could it b related to my IUD?

I'm having constant throbbing pain in my lower left side could it b related to my IUD?

Possibly: If iud newly placed, - possible- but you could have shingles, diverticulitis, muscle pull, constipation, pelvic inflammatory disease, crohns dis., ulcerative colitis, or kidney stone passing. ...Read more

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I been having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen then the pain goes under my belly button?

I been having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen then the pain goes under my belly button?

Many things: Including kidney stone, hernia, diverticular disease, colitis, ovarian. Need more information to be of any helkp, but I would suggest making an appointment with your pcp or ob-gyn. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 38 years old and a female last night I had sharp pain in my lower left side of my back that shot up to my shoulder and it was hard to breathe?

Backpain: Back pain of transient nature probably from musculoskeletal, it is unusual to have pain shooting from the lower back all the way upto the shoulder. If it recurs have yourself examined. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sounds like slipped: Rib. See an osteopathic physician or a physical therapist if the problem persists. Try swimming or hanging on the pull-up bar while taking deep breaths. May help. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

Could be a number of: Various causes, including sacroiliac joint pain, piriformis spasms, strains of various lumbar muscles & ligaments, intervertebral disk problems, myfascial pain & others. See your doctor or physiatrist for proper evaluation and treatment based on specific diagnosis. If a specific diagnosis is not made, see a physiatrist or other spine specialist. There are many good ones in your area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had this sporatic on then off sharp pain in my lower left side stomach. What could be some causes for this sharp pain?

Please see your doc: Well, if the pain is frequent it needs to be evaluated by physician. It can be your bladder infection, bowel problem, ovarian or uterine abnormality or some times referred pain. Needs detail evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had alot of pain in my lower left side, and my urine smells really sweet and its cloudy is possible this is msud? I am 26 yo male

I've had alot of pain in my lower left side, and my urine smells really sweet and its cloudy is possible this is msud? I am 26 yo male

Diabetes: Sweet smelling urine is associated with elevated blood sugar and ketones spilling over into your urine. Please have your doctor check you for diabetes and possible kidney disease.

Best wishes ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower left side it's constant but sharp pain when I pee, it hurts to set down on that side. What could this be?

I am having pain in my lower left side it's constant but sharp pain when I pee, it hurts to set down on that side. What could this be?

PID or UTI: I would be concerned about pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) or a urinary tract infection (uti). Both are infections caused by bacteria and need to be treated. You need to see a doctor now. They can determine the cause of your symptoms and start appropriate treatment. Pid can lead to infertility if untreated and untreated UTI can damage your kidneys. ...Read more