I Have Pain In My Right Side

Question

Asked by linda

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?

Answer

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