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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
Most to least common: Reasons usually are pelvic imbalance and core weakening, psoas muscle spasm, scar tissue formation around the cord and nerve roots causing pain syndro ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Epidural blood patch: is a procedure in which autologous blood is injected epidurally at or near the site of prior LP, epidural, spinal. It works by sealing the cerebrospin ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Check with surgeon: This procedure usually done for CSF leakage after a spinal tap can rarely introduce infection, but whether what you are having is not normal cannot be ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Ice and heat: Yes you can use either - what feels better. Make sure that the back pain is not progressively getting worse with associated buttock/leg pain. Also mak ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Only way to: Know for sure is with a test called venous duplex doppler ultrasound. If you do have a clot, it can break off and travel to lungs, a condition called ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Get checked: This could be from a kidney or bladder stone, infection or even cancer. Definitely see a doctor as soon as possible to have it evaluated.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
4 : weeks a bit concerning for your age, perhaps time to get MRI to exclude more serious causes. Heating pad could irritate skin, if not, again a sign of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nasir Malik
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need additional info: Is there any leg swelling? if yes, right or left leg does the chest pain get worse with taking deep breath? Are you short of breath? and cough or feve ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience in Radiology
Pelvic congestion: This can be related to pelvic congestion syndrome. In this condition you develop varicose varicose veins in the pelvis involving the ovarian veins. It ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Several things: CLBP can be due to disc disruption not see by MRI and requires an uncomfortable test to prove. Unfortunately, it could be a systemic disease (Ankylosi ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cole
31 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
May have 2 problems: The most important to be evaluated is the blood in stool. A mass in the pelvis can press on the lumbosacral plexus and cause back pain , leg pain and ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Back & Leg Pain: You MAY have spinal stenosis, a narrowing in the spine that can pinch nerves. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment if needed. Peace and go ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Symptoms: I don't see a precise question. The abdominal pain and chills on urination sound like a urinary tract infection. You shoule be on a 'blood thinner' fo ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Too many possible: Pain in the abdomen suggests a problem internally. A good generalist would be a start in getting to the diagnosis. Back pain may be secondary to just ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve irritation: In this case, one of your nerve roots is likely irritated by the bulging disc. The disc may have a tear and release chemical signals that will irrita ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not all wierd: If your symptoms have changed and you are having a significant amount of numbness and pain, then perhaps you need another imaging study to evaluate th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Get yourself checked: Persistent flank pain needs to be evaluated for kidney issues and or musculo-skeletal problem with appropriate tests including imaging studies as indi ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
None of the above: You certainly are a worrier to come up with those 3 possibilities instead of something more commonplace, like knee strain. Did a doctor diagnose you w ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Dehydration/? UTI: Dehydration - possible uti/rule-out pyelonephritis vs calculus. Suggest you be evaluated by your md with a ua/consider for renal/retroperitineal ultra ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated and that can only be done in person. You may have just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. Please ... Read More
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