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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Please get evaluated: While this could be minor (virus,muscle strain, inflammation), other more serious things (blood clots, infections, bleeding) from other sources in the ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Heartburn?: Hard to say without an exam but if heartburn is the issue- try taking an OTC PPI such as omeprazole- sometimes it works better than Nexium (esomeprazo ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Back,rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp,jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn,twist,bend? ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Upper back pain: - myofascial or musculoskeletal perhaps related to thoracic muscle spasm exacerbated by relative lack of movement as when sleeping. It is very common. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Many things: Not a lot of information. But this could be muscle spasm, disc bulge, inflammation, intestinal problem to name a few. I would try heat, anti inflam ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Pain on breathing: How long have u had this? Do you have fever or cough or chest congestion or vomiting or nausea and is it associated with meals?. It could be form a va ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: pretty general complaint it would be best to see a physician to help you figure this out
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
More info?: History? Prior episodes? Kidney stones? Kidney infections? EXERCIZE? Workout? Flank pain is common from musculoskeletal or kidney problems.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raynald Im
10 years experience Urgent Care
Abdominal Pain: Without more specifics like time, duration, associated symptoms with the abdominal pain it is difficult to tell what is going on. You should be seen b ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what it can be. I will advice that if pain continues you should get it checked by your Doctor or go to E ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine dis ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not an orth: Probably not An ortho problem .should see a general surgeon
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bilateral hip pain: Could be diverticulitis, I have seen it with vaginitis ( mycoplasma/ureoplasma), ovarian or UTI. Get urinanalysis, consider sonogram to check ovaries, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amogh Sahai
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Most likely hip: If pain happens with walking, getting out of the chair or bed, walking up flight of stairs then it is most likely hip OA. Other things that could be ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm, back pain and burning pain. Th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Spasms: One possible cause is spasms of the intestines causing a cramp like discomfort which can radiate around both sides to the back with reflex nausea. Irr ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No period: I would start with a home pregnancy test. Sounds like you need to see your provider. You need to see why you are not menstruating and I think it is ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MRI: I recommend you get an MRI and see a pain management physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
A few ideas: Burning pain=often nerve pain.Stabbing=usually musculoskeletal.If you have both between shoulders w/more on 1 side, this is common w/ thoracic spine & ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Testicle/groin area is a common referral for l5/s1 disc pain.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Splenic flexure: I would think this is splenic flexure syndrome caused by constipation. You need to be checked out.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes but: Typically, this pain is localized in the posterior buttock region & can refer down to the upper back part of your thighs & sometimes into the groin bu ... Read More
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