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A 28-year-old male asked:

i have pain in back area?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Need context: With such a vague symptom, it is impossible to give a good answer unless we know the context of the pain (when, where exactly, how painful, etc, etc).

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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have a pain in my lower back area, what does this mean?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not enough info: You offer no specific information other than saying that you have back pain. There are numerous causes for low back pain. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedist and have the issue evaluated.

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