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A 41-year-old female asked:

right lower dull back pain 5 weeks. worse sitting. comes in waves. drink min 1.5ltr water. urinate very often. urine/ bloods ok. ct needed? kidney?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Needs evaluation: Depends on where the pain is. If the pain is very low down then unlikely to be kidney. Most garden variety low back pain can be treated conservatively. Since you've had pain for 5 weeks, i would recommend evaluation with a physician.

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