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What Side Do You Lay On When Your Stomach Hurts
What does it means when the right side of your stomach hurts near your rib area when you laugh or lay on your right side?
Lots of things: There are a variety of things that could cause pain in the area you describe. It could be in your bones or muscle. It could be gallbladder or liver. It could just be gas passing through your large intestine. My advice is to see a doctor if the pain persist or gets worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THER IS A MUSCLE: That suddenly tightens up when you sneeze. ...Read more
Not unusual: Most probably, u r a thin person, & the "side" that u r laying on is the left side. The heart & the stomach lay side-by-side (separated only by the diaphragm), & especially when u lean to the left, the pulsations of the heart can b transmitted to the abdomen. You feel it against the hard surface of the floor. To my knowledge, there's no clinical significance of this symptom/finding. TTYD if worr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many maybes: The possibilities are not infinite, but huge. Some may be very simple and non-serious - others, not. If you are constipated - drink more water and eat more fruits/vegetables. If it's lower back pain, have causes evaluated and follow suggestions. Some breathing constrictions worsen in that position. See? Too broad a question. Try again maybe. ...Read more
What does it mean if whenever I lay down my stomach gets tight and it hurts to lay on my back or side or lay down at all actually and Im nauseous?
I have lower back pain on the right side. It hurts if i sit or stand for too long and it also hurts when i lie down. What should I do?
Chronic Sciatica: Chronic unilaterally low back/pelvic pain is intensified by lying down & suggests sacroiliac joint disorder. Pelvic cavity disorders & lumbar disk pain problems not enhanced by lying down. Explanation is that pelvis bone structure is a ring & lying down imparts biomechanical stress around ring to loosest sacroiliac joint, thereby painfully stretching ligaments of this joint. From childbirth? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?
Uterus off vena cava: By lying on your left side (esp. In 2nd and 3rd trimester) it allows the uterus to fall away from the vena cava and improve return blood flow to the heart. Because of the path of the bowel in the abdomen, and the position of the vena cava, the right side is less susceptible to uterine compression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i lay down i can lay on my back, right side and stomach.When i lay on my left side my guts start rumbling.Im not worried but what causes this?
Rumbling Guts: When you lay on your left side, because of the anatomy of your gastrointestinal system, this position favors emptying of the stomach and enhances the gut's normal muscularity which is needed for movement of intestinal contents (peristalsis). This peristaltic action is what causes the "rumbling" sensation. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Your choice: The side that makes it hurt less. It has no impact on any disease which might be causing a stomach ache. ...Read more
What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?
Maybe nothing but...: Taken together, your symptoms suggest a potentially sluggish gut. This may reflect autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, infection, gynecologic issues/pregnancy, even a bladder infection. Irritable bowel syndrome also has to be considered. Some simple testing and a physical exam should help answer your question and define what treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
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
Primary care visit: Fatigue, abdominal pain and breast pain in a 24 year old male is a complex set of symptoms in various body systems. There is not a quick and easy answer. Each requires a detailed history and physical exam. Certain blood tests may be needed. A primary care doctor will be the best place to start. ...Read more
Same answer: Get a medical check up if the pain is still persisting. ...Read more
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