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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I'm 14 wk pregnant & have had stomach ache in lumbar & lower abdomen (pelvic) regions since 1st wk. Urine test: pus cells 5-6/hpf. Have acidity. Help?

I'm 14 wk pregnant & have had stomach ache in  lumbar & lower abdomen (pelvic) regions since 1st wk. Urine test: pus cells 5-6/hpf. Have acidity. Help?

Prenatal care : Aches and pains are universally present in pregnancy. Part of your prenatal care this establishing a relationship with a doctor to help guide you through this process. Your doctor can evaluate your pain to make sure that it is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

Flu-like illness: This may be early onset of influenza and you should be seen, tested, and if positive be treated with oseltamivir. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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About 3 months pregnant and having upper abdominal pain with lower back pain. the only thing that seams to help is a warm bath?

About 3 months pregnant and having upper abdominal pain with lower back pain. the only thing that seams to help is a warm bath?

Get checked: Gallbladder pain can cause pain in the upper right side of the abdomen that radiates around to the back. Kidney disease can cause pain on either side of the back that radiates down toward the groin. See your doctor to help evaluate your pain and diagnostic solutions. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when i lie upside down. What could be the cause?

5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when i lie upside down. What could be the cause?

Nonspecific: These symptoms don't point towards a single problem that can be diagnosed in this forum. Sounds like it would be appropriate to visit the doctor. Ask about whether or not there could be blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

Some pain expected: Sorry you're in such discomfort. Since I don't know you at all or how your pregnancy has been coursing for past 23 weeks this answer may not be taking into consideration many things but I need to say that pain as you describe is not uncommon in many pregnant women. If, however, these are BRAND NEW or changed in some significant way compared to before then, call your OB for advice. No pain meds. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Hirshorn Dr. Hirshorn
Surgery
52 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

Severe pain: If having severe pain after having had major surgery last week, you need in person evaluation. If you can't be seen in your doctors office today, head to the emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Theresa Henderson Dr. Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
37 years in practice
University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic
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Iv had lower abdominal pain for a while that comes and goes and now it radiated to the right lower back side ..its a weird stabing pain ?

Iv had lower abdominal pain for a while that comes and goes and now it radiated to the right lower  back side ..its a weird stabing pain ?

Possibilities: In your lower abdomen you have part of the colon, your appendix, bladder, uterus, ovary and tubes from the kidney. All under different circumstances can cause your symptoms. Childbearing age could be ovulation or pregnancy; colon could be Irritable Bowel or inflammatory process; a grumbling appendix; a lower abdominal mass. You need a through general medical and gynecological examination ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have severe lower abdominal pain right and left that radiates to my lower back.My coccyx is deviated abt 1cm.Can this be the cause of my pain?

Unrelated: Problems w/the coccyx aka tailbone would not cause abdominal pain. I suggest you see your gynecologist or primary care doctor to get to the bottom of this. There are so many possible causes that it really requires a thorough history, physical exam+/-lab+/-radiology tests to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker Dr. Parker
Surgery
13 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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Why do I keep getting upper abdominal pain, I have had several tests done that come back negative. The only thing I have is an 8mm polyp in my gb.Help?

Why do I keep getting upper abdominal pain, I have had several tests done that come back negative. The only thing I have is an 8mm polyp in my gb.Help?

What Tests?: What tests have you had so far? Sometimes real pain can be related to stress. Is tr pain associated with any specific stressors? Or times of the day? Does it go away on the weekend? How often does it occur? ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Stevens Dr. Stevens
Surgery
20 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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I have intense left lower back and left lower abdominal pain, what do you recommend?

Could be: Constipation or diverticular disease. If you have a fever and pain and are not constipated, go to your doctor today or er. Acute complicated diverticulitis can be a medical emergency. Don't wait to see if it's getting better. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Having lower abdominal pain that goes to the lower back everytime i sit or stand up. What could it be?

Having lower abdominal pain that goes to the lower back everytime i sit or stand up. What could it be?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

Dr. Richard Amerling Dr. Amerling
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
Catholic University of Louvain Faculty of Medicine
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36 year old male - BUN 13 (6-20) & Creatinine 1.17 (0.67-1.17) - dull lower back & abdominal pain - what could this indicate ?

36 year old male - BUN 13 (6-20) & Creatinine 1.17 (0.67-1.17) - dull lower back & abdominal pain - what could this indicate ?

Probably nothing...: The blood results are most likely normal. Get a urinalysis. If this is also normal, kidney disease is essentially eliminated. ...Read more

Dr. Leon Katz Dr. Katz
Bariatrics
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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I almost got into a fight. And hours later started to feel lower abdominal pain that irradiates to the left side of my lower back.?

Hard to tell: Your story is difficult to figure out. You didn't physically get in a fight so i don't think that this is muscular pain. Please contact your pmd so that you can be examined if these symptoms can be further examined. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when i breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when i breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Plenty: In that area, your lung,spleen, stomach, ribs, muscles, skin and kidney could be involved. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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2nd month of ttc. 7dpo and today reached/stretched up to take a product from a high shelf in the market and felt a lower back&abdominal pain.Misscary?

2nd month of ttc. 7dpo and today reached/stretched up to take a product from a high shelf in the market and felt a lower back&abdominal pain.Misscary?

Preg test : 1. Are you pregnant? You have to be pregnant first before you can miscarry. 2. Lifting, stretching or carrying do not cause miscarriage. ...Read more

Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more