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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have unexplained deep ache in up right back 2 yrs. mri spine ok. chest xray ok. mammogram ok. ultrasound rt breast ok. could this b missed tumor?

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Dr. Marwan Akasheh
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Back pains: Right upper back pain is in the territory of the right kidney. You need to address the issue with abdominal and pelvic ultrasound since you could have a stone or obstruction of the right kidney secondary to bladder obstructionby stone or gynecological tumors causing secondary obstruction to the right kidney. The retroperitoneal region could harvest a tumor or fibrosis or referred pain from lungs.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No test is 100%: accurate, but with a normal spine MRI, it would be exceedingly unlikely for your back pain to be due to a tumor. Breast cancer would not present as back pain either.

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