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Q: I have pain in my left side waist area.

I have pain in my left side waist area. The pain is only in the waist and hip area - I have no pain in my back at all. It only hurts when I sit down or get up to walk and it lasts about four minutes. Do you know what it can be?

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Cort, Health Guide
3/24/10 11:21am

Hi taquacha,

You'll have to see a doctor to figure out what this is. Some people with diverticulitis get pain on their left side. Gas or digestive problems can cause this and probably several other things as well. Other culprits might be back problems, pulled muscles, or a number of other conditions. Any time you experience sudden onset pain like this, it's good to see your GP right away.

Good luck in your search to find out what's causing this! Here are some links to articles on our site that might be helpful to you in the meantime:

Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain

How Yoga May Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

Using Tylenol Responsibly

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By taquacha, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/18/14, First Published: 03/23/10