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What causes pain and swelling on the left side of the waist?

I ve been having a slight pain in my side lately, I thought it was my hip area hat maybe I banged it . today I notice its where your love handles would be, left side, but more in the kidney area. I drive a truck and drove 566 miles from yesterday until a little bit ago. by the end of today I was very uncomfortable. I cant believe I m just noticing the swelling now
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
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Hi,

Pain in the left side of waist may be due to lumbar muscle spasm or left renal caliculi or lumbar spondylosis or diverticulitis or fecal impaction or obstruction etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Use anti spasmodic drugs for pain relief. please get it done ultrasound abdomen and x-ray lumbar spine. Use back support belt while driving. If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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