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When you say left side, is this the lower or upper left side? Any problems with having a bowel movement or gas? Thanks
Pain here most often suggests a problem in the colon. It's possible you may also have some trapped gas, which may be causing bowel spasms. Which when in a certain position can be worse and then let up etc. This can be confirmed with an X ray. If so, there is medication such as Dicyclomine which will help. But either way, since this has been going on now for 5 days, you do need to follow up with your doctor for an in person evaluation.
Going by your location, which I'm assuming is in the front left not the back left, yes?
Any problems with burning or pressure to urinate?
OK, I misunderstood where the location was. I'm sorry.
It may be a kidney stone, or the start of a kidney infection. However, because of the pain location and with there being no burning with urination, I would lean more toward a kidney stone at this point.
If the pain is bad, I would say be seen tonight in the ER. Otherwise, if you see your doctor tomorrow, he will send you for tests to confirm. Which may be tomorrow or Tuesday. So to be on the safe side you may want to be seen tonight.
Click here to read more on this too. If this is due to a kidney stone, depending upon the size, they may allow you to pass it, but that will be determined after an in person exam is done.
Hope this helps Hun
I have never heard of anything like that. It may be an old wives tale though. If your doctor is busy, then you may want to follow up in the ER. In the mean time, do make sure you drink plenty of fluids, this will help keep the kidneys flushed.