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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: It is more likely a neuropathy - ie a nerve being pinched in your low back.Common causes are a disc bulge or herniation, but even more often it is due ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: Sounds like sciatica, but check with your doc.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Diverticular?: If this is left lower abdominal pain with diarrhea - get checked for possible diverticular pain.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain from IBS.: IBS can cause a pain that would usually be described as a bloat. But, I wouldn't just assume this, as certainly other things can cause abdominal pain ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the locat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test!
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/sh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schreiber
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bladder or ovary: The possibilities for the origin of this pain are various. Amongst the most likely are urinary tract infection, an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnan ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes for pain in this area including appendicitis. How long has the pain been an issue? Abdominal pain that is significan ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pains: Back pain can be annoying as you are finding out. Massive pain should be evaluated to help diagnose and then treat your issues, best wishes.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: Could be muscle strain, tendonitis, or referred pain.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It sounds like you : May have sciatica, but it is not clear if you have a second separate problem. Due to the difficulty in communicating, i suggest you visit a doctor in ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Tightness!: Maybe muscular, rib, or gall bladder pain.
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Back pain: You need to see a spine specialist. This is an indicator that the there is pressure on the nerves coming out of your spine. This could be caused by a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
RUQ pain: This could be a number of reasons. Most likely cause would be biliary colic (pain caused by gallstones) or gallbladder dyskinesia ("lazy gallbladder) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: This complaint could be indigestion, infection, heart disease or other problems. You should see a doctor asap.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad hea ... Read More
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