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Can't sleep on left side?

Here's a strange one that I bet no one's going to be able to figure out, lol. I can't sleep on my left side. I'll get what feels like a stitch in my side and it's so uncomfortable I have to roll right back over. I generally sleep on my right side but sometimes in the middle of the night I might try to change positions but I just can't sleep on my left side without it hurting! Is that crazy or what?

I did have a blockage removed from my small intestine about a year and a half ago but it was more on the right side near where the appendix was (which I don't have anymore either). I thought this might have to do with my resection but I would think it'd be more on the right side. I have no clue why I can't lay on my left side!
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Hi
Thanks for the post!

This pain could be due to adhesions in the abdomen after surgery. If these adhesions pull at the abdominal wall, you could get a pain in certain positions. This could also be due to a nerve being pinched at the vertebral column at certain angles. It could also be due to an ovarian cyst being rotated at certain angles. MRI, laproscopy or CT scans may be required for this, to diagnose the problem.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Wow, thanks! I actually didn't think I'd get a response to this. What you said makes sense. Maybe it IS adhesions. I didn't think of that.
I hate to go to the doctor again, though. I never used to go to the doctor but the last few years have gone quite a bit for different health issues. I don't want them to think I'm a hypochondriac!
I'll play it by ear and see how it goes.
Thank you SO much for answering! Take care,
April
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Hello April,

I also have the same symptoms, only I have these 'stitch feels' when I try to sleep or stand on either side.

It also comes with muscle cramps sometimes,and it's very painful. I take quinine for 6 months now, to stop these cramps, and I only had one recurrence, just two days ago.

My feet are always dead cold and I have pains.Four months ago I started to wear orthotic insoles, but the pain disappeared only by 30%.

I also've had an operation 14 years ago, a cesarean.

I read doctornee medical's post and I think maybe is the answer I was after.

I thought the problem that I have was only in my mind, as no doctor gave me any credit when I told them.

I thank you both, very much,
Tina
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Hi again,

I don't know why did I assume that you can't sleep on the left side because of what you feel in your feet, maybe because this is what happens to me ! Anyway, this morning I asked myself why would my feet feel uncomfortable, and get that 'stitch feel' and get cramps because I've had an cesarean which later leaded to adhesions? That doesn't sound right in my case, but I think in your case would be right, as probably you have that 'stitch feeling' because of your abdomen, and not as I wrongly assumed because of your feet!

So, I do apologise for not reading properly what you've been writing.English is my second language.

I would like an answer if that would be possible, if someone else has the same problem as mine.

Thank you,
Tina

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