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Q: i have pain in my right side

I have pain in my right side. It started about four weeks ago, and it hurts more when I stand for too long. Any idea what this could be?

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Cort, Health Guide
8/22/11 10:48am

There are many (many) things that can cause this kind of pain (lots of organs on the right hand side of your body - not to mention all the muscles :)). If you can zero in on a location for that pain you might want to try the Check a Symptom program found on the right hand side of many Health Central pages.  It may give you several options. 

If you're having a pain or symptom that has become chronic and is not getting better over time, however, then its time to see a doctor and get it checked out. Good luck! 

Here are some links you might find helpful:

Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain  

Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints

 

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By linda, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/28/14, First Published: 08/20/11