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What Side Do You Lay On When Your Stomach Hurts
Hey. My stomach hurts so I took a pain pill and it didn't work. It bothers mr when I lay on it plus the sides hurt too what could it be, day 2 of it?
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 more
May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract. ...Read more
Many possibilities: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, whether at home or traveling, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection, or contaminated food. A normal person, not pregnant, not on medications, usually recovers easily. Taking a Pedialyte popsicle or 2-3 oz of Pedialyte hourly, plus drinking/eating little else, may settle things down. Otherwise, a Dr. Should evaluate. ...Read more
Left abdominal pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more
What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?
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
I do not know what this is but the lower right side of my stomach hurts. It hurts the most when I exersize. What is this?
Musculoskeletal pain: Most likely pain that is musculoskeletal in origin. ...Read more
My lower stomach hurts all bottom front up to my sides. My back just in the middle a little bit but might be because I was in bed all day.
Many possibilities: I think you said you had a period a week ago, but you should begin by confirming that you are not pregnant with a home pregnancy test. If not, then most likely possibilities are urinary tract infection - normally you would have some discomfort with urinating and change in urine color/odor - and sexually transmitted infection - usually would note new vaginal discharge. ...Read more
I feel nautious and I'm getting pains in my abdominal area, and my back, side. And my stomach hurts?
I was doing too many crunches daily. Now my stomach hurts upper, every time I lay down. Could it be the crunches?
Could be.: If you're saying you went from no abdominal exercise to doing too many crunches, then it could be that your upper abdominal musculature is strained, and stretching them while lying down increases the discomfort. If so, this could really take a week or so to resolve. Stop doing the crunches for now, and if pain persists then see doctor for entertainment of other possibilities. ...Read more
What if my right side of my stomach hurts, I am positive it's not my appendix. What is it? It's only on the right side
Many causes: There are many causes of right sided abdominal pain aside from appendicitis. Ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, constipation, viral infections...there are more too. Ic you're concerned, please see you doctor. ...Read more
Left side of stomach hurts when pressure is added to it, why? It kind of throbs a little here and there. It started about three days ago.
See physician: Many possibilities! That's why need to see doctor. Needs to know what makes it worse, would makes it better, exactly where it hurts. Does it interfere with or wake you from sleep. In that area are the stomach, left kidney, part of large intestine & the spleen. Can be from strained abdominal muscles. Upper left sided- stomach-stop spicy foods, caffeine, & alcohol. Lower- colon. Constipated-laxative. ...Read more
I had my appendix taken out years back but now my left side of my stomach hurts and feels like a knot is there. I wanna know what's wrong?
3days w pain on left under rib side. Stomach hurts too and lil appetite. If I take one bite of food I feel really full wen I haven't ate. What wrong?
My stomach hurts so bad it mostly hurts on the right side but it mostly hurts all around it hurts a lot to stand up straight it helps if I hunch over?
Exam needed: If you are in such severe distress or if your symptoms began sud this behaves like an acute abdomen and you should head to the emergency room where prompt testing can be carried out. Various possibilities include appendicitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer perforation, gall bladder inflammation, pelvic disorders like ruptured ovarian cyst, etc. Appropriate tests will be done in order to make a diagnosis ...Read more
Need more info?: When did it begin? With or without food? Does it hurt more after eating or during? Do you have heartburn? Do you drink enough water, or do you drink coffee? What are the triggers: caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods? We need more info to help you sort this out better. Please complete meds, past med/soc/sex/surg histories too. More info we have, the better the info we give back to you to help u.Thanks ...Read more
See Your Doctor: More info is needed to answer your question: duration, location, description of pain; medical history including gynecologic details; & more. There are several possibilities such as: constipation can cause pelvic pressure/discomfort, infections can cause abdominal pain when cervix is disturbed & more. Addtionally examination is required. See your doctor for proper diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
My stomach hurts on the right side only. It hurts when I press down on it or sleep on it. Should I get this checked out or take pain medicine?
See a doctor: Sometimes gallbladder disease can cause this. If so, it will get worse over time. See a doctor to evaluate and treat it if necessary. ...Read more
My stomach hurts after I finish eating what could it be? It hurts on the left side, like two inches to the left of where my belly button is. It hurts when I press down
Abdominal: Abdominal pain elicited by palpation and related to meals could reflect possible peptic ulcer among other things. It would be wise to have your physician obtain a thorough history and exam and decide on a proper course of treatment or appropriate referal to a GI doctor if deemed necessary. For now, at least, try to avoid spicy, acidic, and heavily seasoned foods; don't eat large or bulky foods within several hours of lying down; cut down on foods or drink high in caffeine content (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, mountain dew, etc.). If not medically contraindicated with the meds your on (check with pharmacist) you may want to consider Prilosec otc while your waiting to see your doctor. ...Read more
Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime I sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?
It is likely just: A muscle strain from the force of the sneeze. Now it is irritated each time you repeat. Potentially you could have an intraabdominal organ issue (splenic bruise or rupture) but you would be a lot sicker and the pain would not resolve easily. It will most likely resolve in a few days when you stop sneezing. If you or it get worse go and get checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more
Stomach hurts left side especially if I lean back. Was constipated. Now I am having BM. Stomach still hurts. Could it be the diverticulitis flare?
I just hit the back of my head pretty hard on the wall when I went to lay down. I don't have a massive headache my stomach hurts a little. Am I ok?
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