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Pain in left waist area

General Medical Discussion


Post subject: Pain in left waist area
lbenkel
- Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:50 pm

Pain developed about two days ago in my left side at waist. Sometimes it is crampy, tender to the touch.
Post subject:
bill
- Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:28 pm

Your age/gender/medical/surgical histories??
Post subject: re:pain in left waist area
lbenkel
- Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:14 pm

angioplasty in Oct, 2002 with stent, appendectomy in the 1970's, hysterectomy in 1996
Taking lamisil for toe fungus for the past 2.5 months. Also taking Levoxyl, dyzide and aleve.
Female 72.
Post subject:
bill
- Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:10 am

Dear Ibenkel,

I am of the opinion that you require an examination by a physician/surgeon if the problem persists.

Regards,

-bill
Post subject: Pain in left waist
lbenkel
- Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:48 pm

Oh, you tell that to all the girls
Post subject: Pain in left waist
lbenkel
- Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:55 pm

Seriously now.
Why would I see a doctor for a side ache.
What are the possible causes?
Post subject:
bill
- Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:42 pm

Dear Ibenkel,

Seriously, there is no substitute for medical examination, though the Internet definitely helps information explosion. Your ‘left waist/side ache’ could be insignificant or could be a sign of disease affecting regions of the human body ranging from the skin and muscles to the bowels, the kidneys or the ureter, depending on the findings of medical examination.

As age advances, homeostasis (the ability to stabilize internal milieu of the body) decreases, and the presentation of various diseases could be completely different when compared to the younger age groups. Problems we might feel trivial could be harbingers of serious illnesses at extremes of age. Besides, from this side of our interface, your 'left waist/side ache' would seem a no man’s land by layman’s terms. A doctor would want to know your site of pain more specifically in his map of the human body, and find out the character of the symptom, and the signs that get elicited. But most of us wouldn’t want to see a doctor unless our problems annoy us, and most often than not our troubles prove trivial than threatening.

-Bill

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