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I have very bad pain in my lower left side/waist when lying

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I have very bad pain in my lower left side/waist when lying down or lying on my left side. It keeps me awake at night and is sore in the morning but eases off through the day.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having this pain.
this pain could be due to a pinched nerve in your lower back.
or could be due to an ovarian cyst or gyn issue.
you should see your doctor and get a pelvic ultrasound and abdominal exam
and see where the pain might be coming from
you might need a spine MRI scan to check for a pinched nerve in your back.
you might need an ultrasound of your kidney and urine tests to check for kidney stones which can cause left waist and flank pain.
a pelvic ultrasound can check for ovarian cysts and pelvic fluid and endometriosis and other conditions which can cause pain
also constipation and diverticulosis can cause pain in the left waist area as well
have you had problems with constipation or hard stools?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, in fact I have a lot of diharrea, especially in the morning.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
diarrhea in the morning can be from colitis or endometriosis inflaming the bowels or irritable bowel syndrome or bowel allergies or sensitivities to certain foods like milk or gluten wheat protein
you should avoid milk and gluten for 1 week each and see if these help your symptoms
you should see your doctor and get a pelvic Ultrasound scan to check for problems in your bowels
you might even need stool testing and a colonoscopy as well.
do you have a GP doctor you can see?
let me know if you have other questions.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any way it could be my pancreas? Every time I Google it, that's what comes up and concerns me! Yes, I will make GP appointment.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
no, this doesn't sound like your pancreas
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks