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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Most likely - Muscle: Most likely that pain that comes and goes is related to muscle spasm.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult to tell: Without physical exam, but it sounds like it could be facet arthopathy/arthritis. This can often be felt in the back on one side often with radiation ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience in 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Question: Are you asking causes? Most likely muscle spasm.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Could be kidney: Pain radiating from the kidney follows that course and should be evaluated by a doctor. Could have a kidney stone or infection causing the problem.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Recommend evaluation: It certainly could be a variety of things. Ibs, appendicitis, crohn's, gastroenteritis...All worth a visit to your doctor.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Sprain is probable: Could be a muscle or ligmant injury or even a herniated disc. Try heat and some tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are not allergic to the tylenol (ac ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pain : It can be related to chostochondritis or inflammation of the joints of ribs attaching to sternum among other reasons ... Your pain in general seems to ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Back pain: Several things come to mind, from muscles to bones to kidneys. Best to have it looked at by your primary care physician.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
More info needed: Need more information. Lower left side of what body part?
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection ... Read More
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A 90-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Could be from any number of reasons. You need to see a doctor so they could take a more thorough history, do an exam and do xrays if they think it's ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Kidneys?: The region you describe is the left kidney. If were a kidney stone you would likely have commented on a very intense pain. Fever and feeling sick wo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar ner ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience in Family Medicine
OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get bette ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus l ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica ranging from sacroiliac to irritation of the spinal nerves from a hern ... Read More
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