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pain below the waist on the left side could be due to a strained back muscle or a pinched nerve in your lower back or due to constipation or diverticulosis or a small kidney stone or something else.
pain only in the mornings could be from poor support from your mattress at night time or arthritis in your back or from rheumatoid arthritis which tends to cause more pain in the mornings.
do you have a doctor you can see who can do some testing for you to check on what might be causing your pain on the left side below the waist?
it could be due to arthritis or bursitis or tendonitis in the hip
with the fall and winter coming, often times with new cold dry air, hip and other joint aches and pains can be worse in the morning.
it could possibly be from repetitive lifting of your dog.
if you are bending frequently at the waist, this can cause wear and tear on your joint there.
and cause an ache in your hip
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