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Why Is My Left Side Sore
Terrible pain in my left side. Sore to move or anything. I can feel a knot or swollen more behind my ribs. Could I have a pulled muscle?
Be seen: If you are in severe pain, I would certainly be seen. It would seem that if you had simply "pulled a muscle" you would have known immediately when you did it. More likely considerations would include pancreatitis, kidney stone, kidney infection nog other possibilities. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Read more
I'm due for my period in 4days. I'm having a bad pain in my left side, sore boobs, mild cramps, and anxiety like shortness of breath and feeling faint.
It can mean so..: .. Many different things. But to answer your question there is more info needed, like a complete medical history and an exam, something not possible over the internet. Call a local physician for an appointment. Read more
Vague: Left side of your??? Face, body, legs, etc. Need a thorough history and evaluation to offer advice. Read more
Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. Read more
Ice, rest, meds.: Assume this is not from a trauma, but rather overuse. The usual treatment includes rice, rest, ice, compress, and elevate for most soft tissue injuries. In addition, if you can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications it will likely help. As the pain eases, please do stretching exercises. If the pain persists for more than a few weeks, consider evaluation by your doc. Read more
Depends on the cause: Neck pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage. A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. Read more
I have left side soreness all the date time on the right chest. When I stretch my chest I am able to breath deep. What is this?
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing weakness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. Read more
My back right side was sore and now it has move to the middle by the spine area just today I notice the pain has moved to the left what is this mean?
Muscle strain.: May be a pulled muscle, or an irritation of the nerves to the muscles of the back. At age 64, I am guessing that you may have arthritis of the back as well, and that is associated with back soreness to different parts of the back due to the diffuse nature of back arthritis. If the pain does not go away, or intensifies, please see your doctor. Read more
Hit top left side of my head 24hrs ago. Was sore on the moment but iced it and seemed ok after. Today, head feels painful. What should I do/watch for?
Hi I'm 21 years old and I rarely ever drink. But when I do I get a severe soreness in my lower left side of my back. Can you tell me why or what it is?
Need more info: I'm not sure why you have that low back pain, but it's certainly not your kidneys, if that's your worry. More likely it's from muscle strain; but I don't know what your infrequent drinking has to do with it unless you can give more information. See your clinician for a more detailed evaluation & explanation. Hope that helps. Read more
Hi, I have neck and sore just on the left side. It's a bit hard to turn my neck on the left side. I went for a whole body massage but still painful.?
Neck pain: This could be a simple strain with muscle spasm. NSAID with heat may be helpful. If conservative treatment doesn't seem to be helping within a couple of days then getting an evaluation by an Osteopath or Chiropractor may be warranted with X-rays to insure a simple fix with manipulation. Read more
I fell onto a hard object on the left side of my lower back two months ago and although much of the pain subsided within one week, I still feel sore sometimes when I lie on my right side with my back slightly bent. Will it ever heal completely?
Contusion: Such an injury causes contusion to tissues like muscles and bones. Bone contusions or bruises in particular can cause rather long term discomfort and tenderness. Of course, if significant pain persists, a physician should examine you and an xray may be ordered depending on physical findings. Read more
May be an infection: Needs to be examined to rule out an infection like a boil, other possibilities are a cyst or a tumor or a bruise it needs to be checked by your doctor to find out what it is and if it requires treatment. Read more
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