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pain in the lower left side of my back

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Fracture/inflammatio: Could be several things- pneumonia, pe, pleural effusion, rib fracture, if on rightside liver. Please check with your doctor. Throbbing usually means ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Kidney: Broad differential, but don't forget renal etiologies such as infections or stones.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Sciatica: Pain from a pinched sciatic nerve in your lower back can often cause these symptoms. Stretching, ibuprofen, and chiropractic treatment all can help.
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
17 years experience Pain Management
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you might develop some nerve pai ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Maybe you: passed a kidney stone. If you are otherwise healthy and symptoms do not recur, I don't think you need to worry too much. If you develop any further ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve irritation: You may have nerve irritation at the nerve roots as they come out of your spine. Typically, the pain will radiate down the nerve that is irritated (do ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It can be various: things such as tubal pregnancy if you are sexually activre, it can be a ruptured ovarian cyst , a kidney stone, gastritis, splenic disorder, acute pan ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
18 years experience Pediatrics
Ice/Heat/NSAIDs: It is likely that 1 of your muscles is in spasms as a protective measure after small tears occurred. Using ice over the area (covered by cloth to avoi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
55 years experience Ophthalmology
Wills Eye Hospital: Suggest you consult the weh in philadelphia. You may want to try artificial tears (genteal) and warm compresses to see if the symptoms change. You nee ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Likely you are experiencing the pain from pinched nerve. Clinically, you should be evaluated as suggested and described in http://formefirst.com/eNews ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Not likely: Appendicitis often presents with abdominal pain, not back pain. Typically the pain is in the rlq and radiates to the midline. Its often associated w ... Read More
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