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A 43-year-old member asked:

Pain on both sides of lower back and color of stool is green. what could this be?

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Dr. Eric Shore
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Infection: With or without the low back pain, a greed stool is frequently a sign of infection and should be cultured and treated. There are, of course, numerous causes for back pain, and this would be just one of them. Call your physician. He or she will probably ask you to bring a stool sample to the office and come in for an examination. It's the only way to really find out.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I have a pain on my lower back on the left side what could be the reason?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Back pain: Your back pain can be caused by any number of things. It may be mechanical low back pain from doing something that caused a strain to those muscle. It may also be related to a urinary tract infection or a kidney stone. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation.

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Last updated Aug 15, 2018

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