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A 31-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:

Wife is experiencing lower left back pain, she says it feels like rib is broken, or may be kidney stone. family has history of kidney stones...idea?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer : ~80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their life. Majority is mechanical in nature, i.e. there is a strain, sprain, or disruption in the way the components of the back (the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves) fit and move together. Kidney stone pain most often acute, severe, confined to one side and radiates around to the front. Hx, exam, urinalysis, and x-rays help
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