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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

ache in upper right back 1 yr . right side of spine. i have had mri spine ok. chest xray recent ok. i do have low grade fevers. cbc ok. metabolic ok.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Upper back pain: Mri of spine tells nothing. Cxr is useless unless it shows an infiltrate for a pneumonia or not. Right upper back could be referred pain from the gall bladder or liver, even the esophagus or abdomen. You are at the perfect age for any of these issues and i wonder if anyone has evaluated you with a trial of twice daily acid reducer or barium swallow or any further testing like liver function, etc..

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Last updated Aug 24, 2013

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