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Old 05-04-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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sharp pain in left side? help please!

for the past week every time I'm at work standing for about an hour I will start getting this really sharp pain in my left side that comes and goes. it will come about every 2-5 minutes and last for about 5-10 seconds at a time. it is extremely painful, right between my rib cage and my hip bone. it will continue to do this until I lay down or sit. also, for the past few weeks, every once in a while my left hip will fall asleep. other than that, I have no symptoms of anything. I feel fine and am eating normal and everything. any idea what this could be?? help me PLEASE!

 
Old 05-05-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: sharp pain in left side? help please!

I don't know if the standing up has anything to do with it other than maybe putting different strain on wherever the pain is coming from so that you don't feel it when resting, but one thing that causes pain on the left side is Diverticulitis. I think the pain caused by that might be lower than you described, though.
I think it's the best idea to see a doctor, and they can order tests and scans to be able to see what's going on in there.
Keep us posted!

 
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Re: sharp pain in left side? help please!

Your pain could be many different things. Could be musculoskeletal(some sort of atypical strain) vs. atypical mononeuropathy(some sort of subcostal nerve compression/entrapment) vs. radiculopathy(spinal nerve root compression). Could very well be neurogenic as you describe it responding to sitting down or lying down("classical description for neurogenic claudication although your described location is definitely not classical). If it continues, you'd benefit from seeing your PCP to start the work up.

Would be weird for diverticulitis picture of pain, esp lasting on order of weeks +, expect you to be sicker than what it sounds like you are.

Alternatively, if you've ever had shingles in that distribution could be atypical post herpetic neuralgia.

In the end, you'd benefit from seeing your doc.

best of luck

 
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