Sharp pain in side

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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
The past couple of days I have been having sharp pains on my lower left side. It seems to move a little from my abdomen to my back, but it is always on the left side. It hurts the worst when I take deep breaths, cough, laugh, etc. Any ideas what this might be caused from or what to do about it?
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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to know what it might be. I'd say if it doesn't go away soon, you might want to see if your doc wants you to come in to try to figure out what it might be, especially with all of the serious health problems you have. Take care and I hope you get some relief soon.
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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
hi DQ, hopfully it's a pulled muscle that is irritated when you cough and stuff. If it continues you need to get it checked out. Especially with your kidney problems.
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi DQ, it could be something like a pulled muscle, or a rib out of place, or immune system going haywire. Hon, if I were ou I would contact your doctor. If you can, try to get a referral to a practicing DO (thats a chiropractor and MD all in one). Tell me someting, is the pain steady? Does it feel better if you happen to lay in a certain position? Does it seem to go away if you feel a pop (like your neck popping)? Try doing some stretches that stretch that side. Hold the position when you feel the pain relax, wait til you cant and slowly go back to normal position. Sometimes that will naturally reallign anything missplaced, my chiropractor taught me that a few years ago. Try doing it when you watch tv, that way you forget about it when you are staying in your stretching position.
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