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A 48-year-old female asked:

I keep having this pain on my left side of my back it really hurts what could be causing it?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes pain on left side that radiants to the back?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Watch for fever.: So hard to answer a question like that on here as there can be many causes and some can be serious. Kidney stones or swelling, muscle spasm, spleen and colon problems can all give left side and back pain. See your physician if it doesnt resolve on its own or if it has been present for more than a few days. Chills or fevers would be other reasons to go see your doctor right away.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

I am feeling pain somewhere at the side of my back what could be the cause?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is one of most common reasons for patients to seek medical evaluation. List of possible causes is extensive requiring a visit (but not necessarily any imaging) w/FamilyDoc. If painful urination, we worry about kidney infection as cause of back pain. If blisters, we think shingles. If recently attempted to lift something, then muscle strain. If numbness/tingling/weakness then pinched nerv

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Last updated Aug 4, 2013

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