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Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Stroke: If you had a stroke this kind of pain is called "central" or "post-stroke pain". Otherwise there is no anatomical reason for pain in the whole left or right side. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Doctor can examine: Normal, healthy people don't get aches without a reason, so if the entire left side of one's body ached, but the right side was fine, that would be very strange. A doctor would have to evaluate to see what might be wrong. Infections (flu, etc.) and auto-immune diseases can cause total body aches, but not just one-sided. Spinal cord and nerve problems can be one-sided. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my left side abdomen overall body aches last 2 days haven't been able to get out of bed what could this be?

I have excruciating pain in my left side abdomen overall body aches last 2 days haven't been able to get out of bed what could this be?

L abdominal pain: If upper abdomen may be gastritis with or without H pylori or may even be constipation or ovarian condition-torsion PID, ectopic pregnancy or I have seen vaginitis produce left sided pain. If lower abdomen may be diverticulitis. if pain is excruciating you must go to the ER-call 911 if no one can take you- as they have imaging available which may be needed ...Read more

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Stomach hurts left side tired body aches?

Stomach hurts left side tired body aches?

Illness: Splenic infarction, gastritis, constipation (splenic flexure syndrome), and other serious diseases. See you internal medicine doc. ...Read more

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My mother is feeling pain in upper right side abdomen and it radiate towards back... she also feel body aches especially back n back side of knee left?

My mother is feeling pain in upper right side abdomen and it radiate towards back... she also feel body aches especially back n back side of knee left?

Gallbladder: For the first pain it sounf like digestive and gallbladder is a primary suspect if course there is the possibility of ulce, pancreas, etc...
as far as the knee concern she might have a baker cyst
either way she would not get any better unless she see a doctor that evaluate and treat ...Read more

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Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

Severe tinnitus 6 years. Fullness in left side of my head, body aches, lymph node swelling in neck & behind ear. MRI's, blood negative. Help pls.

ENT follow up?: Possible eustachian tube disorder. An exam by an ENT may help rule out ETD. Epstein barr or CMV possible. Biopsy of one of the lymph nodes would be helpful in case it's sarcoidosis. Meniere's and rare migraine also a possibility. ...Read more

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Hello, I was wondering what could possibly be wrong with me. I have back pain, my stomach on the left side hurts really bad. As if Its a huge cramp as if Its numb. I've been very tired, my feet were swollen. My body aches, it hurts to the point where I ca

Hello, I was wondering what could possibly be wrong with me. I have back pain, my stomach on the left side hurts really bad. As if Its a huge cramp as if Its numb. I've been very tired, my feet were swollen. My body aches, it hurts to the point where I ca

Anxiety, neurosis: Try BIOFEEDBACK: Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk if u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise and get busy with ur studies or work. Don’t dx yourself.
Once on drugs for sleep u may find it hard to regain ur self control. ...Read more

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7 days upper back pain, at times extreme. Low energy, sore throat, body stiffness, Left side lower rib pain, body aches?

Pain malaise: Pneumonia, pulmonary embolism are just 2 of several diagnoses that come to mind-you need immediate detailed history and examination ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore throat the other day my tonsils are swollen more so on left side and that's the side that has a bunch of white spots on it. I have a headache and all around body aches....I have also been very tired?

I woke up with a sore throat the other day my tonsils are swollen more so on left side and that's the side that has a bunch of white spots on it. I have a headache and all around body aches....I have also been very tired?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have nausea vomiting diarrhea fatigue body aches sore spot on left side of stomach below ribs?

I have nausea vomiting diarrhea fatigue body aches sore spot on left side of stomach below ribs?

GASTROENTERITIS: You probably have viral gastroenteritis.You need to replace fluids lost through GI tract to prevent dehydration, and get it checked by your family doctor to get something to stop nausea/vomiting and pain. If the nausea/vomiting persists you may need IV fluids. ...Read more

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Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, mild nausea, pain in upper left hand side under rib cage ranging from dull to sharp pain. Mono? See a doc?

Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, headache, mild nausea, pain in upper left hand side under rib cage ranging from dull to sharp pain. Mono? See a doc?

Could very well B-: -the symptoms of ULQ pain is indicative of spleen involvement & 1 of the main complications is serious, splenic rupture. This can B fatal. Get in 2 B Cn now. In the meantime modify Ur activities 2 avoid abdominal injury. No sports. ...Read more

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Sir, We use ALL OUT mosquito repellent liquid every night. But especially me feel side effect like insufficient sleep (body ache sometimes)?

Ingredients: Do not know what is contained in ALL OUT. If you can determine the active ingredient and rephrase the question perhaps we can determine the potential toxicity. ...Read more

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Left a super+ tampon in for 16 hrs. Feeling nauseous & faintish, massive headache, body ache, feels like fever but don't have a way to check. Tss?

Left a super+ tampon in for 16 hrs. Feeling nauseous & faintish, massive headache, body ache, feels like fever but don't have a way to check. Tss?

Fever: You need to be evaluated by a physician with particular emphasis on your temperature and blood pressure. Widening of pulse pressure is one of the early indicators of shock ...Read more

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My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

My body aches all over and hurts to touch. Is this a side effect of prednisone?

Not usually: Steroids generally suppress inflammation which is often the source of pain, and therefore the pain is diminished. Steroids can also, depending on the doses and duration of administration, produce destruction to muscle tissues and that may (but not commonly) create pain. Sounds like you should go back to the doctor who prescribed this (do you have rheumatoid arthritis?). ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pains on my right side when coughing. I was sick last week with a fever, body aches, and a mild cold. Had the problem since.

I'm having sharp chest pains on my right side when coughing. I was sick last week with a fever, body aches, and a mild cold. Had the problem since.

You may have: Popped a rib, or intercostal muscle between the ribs, when you coughed too hard. This happens fairly frequently, and it will a couple of weeks to heal. Try to take some ibuprofen 200-400 mg 2-3 times a day for a few days and see if things improve. If not, then you need to see a healthcare provider to help properly diagnose and treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left temple for a few days and it seems to be getting worse. I also have muscle and body aches and pains please tell me what is?

I have had pain in my left temple for a few days and it seems to be getting worse. I also have muscle and body aches and pains please tell me what is?

Possibly arteritis: You are describing what could be temporal or giant cell arteritis. See your doctor soon. The diagnosis can be made with blood tests and a biopsy of the artery if necessary. Treatment may be very important to prevent visual problems. ...Read more

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Can Lyrica (pregabalin) cause high fevers, chills & severe body aches, even though I DC'ed it 7 days ago due to presumed side effects? Or is cause unrelated?

Can Lyrica (pregabalin) cause high fevers, chills & severe body aches, even though I DC'ed it 7 days ago due to presumed side effects? Or is cause unrelated?

Sounds like the flu!: Lyrica shouldn't do this, and at any rate it should be out of your system in a week. You should take lots of vitamin C (at least 4-6 gms daily) with lots of fluid (at least 6-8 glasses), take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches and see a physician if not better in a day or two. ...Read more

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My left lung hurts I just cut down on smoking yesterday and body aches?

My left lung hurts I just cut down on smoking yesterday and body aches?

Lung or chest pain: Pain in the lung could be from a blood clot, inflammation in the lining or inflammation of an infection. Smoking make all of these more likely. Please get this checked by you doctor, and if the pain is severe or you are short of breath, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have been recently started taking metformin now his body aches all over especially his left foot. What do you recommend?

I have been recently started taking metformin now his body aches all over especially his left foot. What do you recommend?

Go back to doctor: This is probably unrelated to the metformin, but best to have your pcp or endocrinologist examine you and make a determination of causal relationships face to face. Since you have previously had epidural steroid injections this may be in part due to spinal disk problems. The total body aches can have many different possible sources. Good luck. Hope this works out well. ...Read more

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My roommate had full body aches yesterday and her stomache hurts, she has pain on her right side and she gets shooting pain down her right leg.

My roommate had full body aches yesterday and her stomache hurts, she has pain on her right side and she gets shooting pain down her right leg.

To ER: Do not know the relationship between the onset of body and stomach aches, but the pain you are describing strongly suggest irritation of a nerve root exiting from the lumbar spine. This can be caused by many things, most commonly a bulging intraspinous disc. She needs to go to student health service or to an ER right away, and needs to thank you for your concern. ...Read more

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Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches. Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches. Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Usually coincidental: Usually, the fever, nausea, and body aches are due to minor illnesses such as viral infections. Other causes are possible, but since typical flu shots rarely cause any reactions aside from at the location of the shot, such common symptoms like fever, nausea, or body aches are generally considered to be coincidences and have some other cause rather than a flu shot. ...Read more

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I've got fever, body aches, night sweats and right side of my neck has growing lumps that are painful and swollen?

Need exam: There are a variety of problems that can be the etiology of your symptoms.

It is impossible to give an accurate DX without an exam.

I would suggest making an apt with your health care provider very soon. ...Read more

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Heart is racing at 120, fever, body aches, and headache. This came on like an hour ago. She has taken al-hist pe... Could this be a common side effect?

Heart is racing at 120, fever, body aches, and headache. This came on like an hour ago. She has taken al-hist pe... Could this be a common side effect?

ALA-HIST-PE: Its active ingradient is phenylephrine. It could cause palpitations, tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia (fast beting arrythmia). In addition fevet itself could increase heart rate. For every 1 degree centigrade heart rate increases by 10 beats approximately. ...Read more

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Migraines/headaches, nausea & body aches in the evening. & waking up with a sharp pain in my lower right side of my stomach.

Needs more testing: First, get a pregnancy test. Of the symptoms you list, the abdominal pain is the most significant. Need to check if that is really abdomen or pelvis, which is easily done at primary care office. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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