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    So before you all tell me to go see my GP, I just rang them and they don't have any apointments for a week and I have to try again tomoz to book one eughh.

    Anyway, for the past week or so (10 days) I have gradually had a pain on the left side of my waist, sort of next to my ribs lower down. I first noticed it when I layed on that side to sleep and it twinged. it has since got much worse and hurts constanly now, more so when i cough/lay down.

    It is very sensitive to touch and im pretty sure i can feel something there. Mum says i just pulled a muscle, but I havent done anything like that and would have noticed.

    Anyone know what this could be? Im pretty scared that its cancer or somin.
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    It sounds like you might have trapped a nerve. I did the same thing over Christmas from coughing with a cold except it was just under my rib cage in the middle, and what you've described sounds pretty much the same as I had.

    If it is a trapped nerve, you can try a hot bath and massaging the area (even though it will hurt doing that) to help loosen up the area around it to release it. You could also take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen.
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    i've pulled muscles in my sleep before, so its possible your mums right :/ who knows though

    if it gets really bad try book an emergency appointment at your GPs or just go to A&E and see what they say
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    (Original post by heidigirl)
    It sounds like you might have trapped a nerve. I did the same thing over Christmas from coughing with a cold except it was just under my rib cage in the middle, and what you've described sounds pretty much the same as I had.

    If it is a trapped nerve, you can try a hot bath and massaging the area (even though it will hurt doing that) to help loosen up the area around it to release it. You could also take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen.

    Ooo that could make sense, I had a very bad cough, though I thought it would have gone by now if it was?

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    (Original post by rach [shikari])
    Ooo that could make sense, I had a very bad cough, though I thought it would have gone by now if it was?

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    Nah, mine lasted for weeks. It's a really awkward place to have a trapped nerve; I think it tends to be more of a pain and last longer than if you did it in a usual place like your neck.
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    (Original post by heidigirl)
    Nah, mine lasted for weeks. It's a really awkward place to have a trapped nerve; I think it tends to be more of a pain and last longer than if you did it in a usual place like your neck.


    I have had a trapped nerve before, in my back and it was real painful, lasted a few days, but didn't feel like this? Though I supose it is in a different place.
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    Could be a number of things, make sure and get it checked out. I had something similar, turned out to be pancreatitis :/
 
 
 
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