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Wellmet Wed 14-Aug-19 08:21:22

Can anyone suggest a possible diagnosis please?

Yesterday evening I started feeling a dull ache in my back on the left hand side, about half way down. It was the kind of pain I'd usually associate with a UTI, but I have no other symptoms of this, urinating perfectly normally.

Sitting watching TV I found that it was at its worst when I took a deep breath. Took some paracetamol and went to bed. I managed to sleep but found I was waking up and sort of wincing now and then.

When I woke up properly I find it's now quite a sharp pain when I take a deep breath, and it's moved so it's in my side not my back. I got up thinking I'll ring the doctor's straight away cos this can't be right, only to find it's fine when I'm standing up, so now I feel a bit silly wasting their time.

Has anyone had this? Any thoughts on what it might be? I don't want to take an appointment if I can take paracetamol and rest and it'll pass on its own.

MildDrPepperAddiction Wed 14-Aug-19 08:28:30

Go to the doctor. This was my sister the other day. She had no other symptoms, but went to GP anyway after a while. Dip test showed no infection either.

She went on as long as she could but ended up in a&e when pain got too bad and has now spent the last 2 nights in hospital on a drip.

Better safe than sorry. Hope you feel better soon.

Wellmet Wed 14-Aug-19 08:35:40

Thanks for replying. What have they said with your sister, is it a UTI? I hope she's better soon.

Wellmet Wed 14-Aug-19 08:55:45

Just giving this a little bump to see if anyone has any other ideas?

MildDrPepperAddiction Wed 14-Aug-19 10:04:21

It is an infection, still waiting for lab results. Hopefully she'll respond to meds soon.

Seeline Wed 14-Aug-19 10:10:49

Could you have just tweaked a muscle if you aren't actually feeling ill?

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 14-Aug-19 10:13:17

Have you fallen recently? Sounds like I felt when I cracked a rib a few years ago. Rest up and take care of yourself. Any worse, see a doctor

Wellmet Wed 14-Aug-19 10:37:13

I haven't fallen, ladymonica. I was out all day yesterday with my in-laws and the kids, was perfectly fine until the evening.

I think I'm going to have a lazy morning and then see how o feel in the afternoon.

Sammy867 Wed 14-Aug-19 10:39:42

Any trouble breathing? As pain on breathing lying down but not standing up could be a blood clot on the lung (I had it a year ago, thought I’d pulled a muscle but it was only when lying down and I had a PE in my right lung) so I would always recommending getting checked

Wellmet Wed 14-Aug-19 10:55:37

Yes I feel like I'm struggling to get a full breath when sitting or lying down.

I feel such a fraud because honestly I'm fine other than this, in myself, iyswim.

Sammy867 Wed 14-Aug-19 11:41:55

Yeah I was but I went to the GP and they sent me straight to hospital where they did a d dimer and a CT which showed a blood clot (I was young, healthy but on the pill) and now on blood thinners for life. It sounds very similar to what I had and I would definitely urge getting checked out ASAP I was spending the night sitting in bed or pacing the room as I was breathless when lying down.

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