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Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen, nausea, headaches. For a month. Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help?

Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen, nausea, headaches. For a month. Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help?

See below: You see your doctor in light of your worsening symptoms---your kidney stone may be obstructed and require immediate attention. The joint swelling could be from gout which can be associated with kidney stones. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more


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Sharp pains in my ribs when I cough, take a deep breathe, etc. Also abdominal swelling. Lower back pain. Constipation. What's wrong with me?

Sharp pains in my ribs when I cough, take a deep breathe, etc. Also abdominal swelling. Lower back pain. Constipation. What's wrong with me?

Hard to discern: The chest sounds like pleurisy with viral pneumonia, and can have abdominal component.
Full history and exam will be needed, and perhaps x-rays. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks with clots. Upper abdominal swelling midline. Pelvic Cramps. Leg swelling. Lower back pain. What can this be?

Heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 weeks with clots. Upper abdominal swelling midline. Pelvic Cramps. Leg swelling. Lower back pain. What can this be?

See GYN: You need to see a specialist for that,it could be a very simple problem, but needs to be checked by a GYN, for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain, mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain, mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Maybe diverticulitis: There could be a lot of reasons for this but the first one I think it was the reticulitis. It would be best for you to see your physician and get this clarified. There are other conditions that can cause, discomfort. It may be a simple issue but it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have been feeling like I smell weird but I'm not sure.i have had swollen abdomen and also lots if lower back pain what could this be?

I have been feeling like I smell weird but I'm not sure.i have had swollen abdomen and also lots if lower back pain what could this be?

See a doctor ASAP: You don't provide much detail. But if you mean you have a smelly vaginal dsicahrge, and also pain in the lower abdomen (along with swelling), you may have pelvic inflammatory disease. PID is infection in the fallopian tubes, usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. Discharge with odor often is bacterial vaginosis, which often goes along with STDs and PID. See a doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Have CKD stage 3-Had UTI 1 mth ago went fine, now bad hip and low back pain goes up to the neck no swelling or fever, could be related to my kidneys?

Too complicated . .: Your symptoms may or may not be related. However, since you have CKD at the age of 48 yrs, I would anticipate that you have other medical problems as well. Unfortunately, this is really not the correct forum to try to tease out the cause of your symptoms-I would expect that you already have a Nephrologist as well as an internist/family doctor. PLEASE contact them for further evaluation. Best of luck ...Read more

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5'6, 127 lbs. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Swelling ankle, top of foot, pain in toes (r foot), low back pain. Is this all related or something else?

Yes: If you have not injured yoursefl. When one joint in the body is not performing the way it should, the joints close to them pick up the slack. See your orhopod or rhuematologist who is taking care of you for further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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I take voltaren (diclofenac) 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help. I'm late 30s. What else could it be?

I take voltaren (diclofenac) 2x/day for chronic low back pain. But I also have swelling in hand/foot/knee that it doesn't help. I'm late 30s. What else could it be?

Voltaren (diclofenac): I would go see a doctor if I were you. What you got could be due to many things, and more pertinent history such as would be necessary to throw some possible causes at you. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis due to inflammatory bowel disease or chronic hepatitis, or complex regional pain syndrome/rds are some possible causes. Voltaren (diclofenac) could be bad for your heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Are abdominal "crunch" exercises the best way to keep from having low back pain?

Not exactly: Core strengthening including gentle crunches can be helpful in preventing low back pain. However, these need to be performed correctly and should be combined with an entire regimen designed to strengthen the core musculature. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen and sometimes I feel my knees swell. What could it be?

I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen and sometimes I feel my knees swell.  What could it be?

Complex: Begin with finding the cause: strain, herniated disc, sciatica, kidney infection or stone, degenerative disk disease, etc. After physician determines the cause: surgery, pain medication and physical therapy can be planned if appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low abdomen discomfort low back pain and left groin pain all pain and discomfort on left side feel bloated or full all the time what could this be?

Low abdomen discomfort low back pain and left groin pain all pain and discomfort on left side feel bloated or full all the time what could this be?

NEED A WORKUP: Could be anything from a female issue such as ovarian cyst or muscle pull. I would see your gynecologist or primary physician as a first place to start. Back issues such as herniated discs or facet problems can also cause back and groin pain. You need a workup if this continues. ...Read more

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Lower back pain just above left buttock and hurts to arch back and then hurts around the side to the low left front abdomen area. What could this be?

Difficult to tell: Without physical exam, but it sounds like it could be facet arthopathy/arthritis. This can often be felt in the back on one side often with radiation around to the side of the flank or feel like a sharp stabbing pain from the back forward. You also have had a c-section, which could lead to different fascial strains or muscular issues that could produce this. I would recommend a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Burning pain in my low abdomen...with low back pain...not sever though...no other symptoms. Everything else normal?

Needs formal eval: Burning type pain can mean nerves being directly effected. Combining low back and abdominal distribution can mean a problem in the "retroperitoneal" area (behind the bowel, where the kidneys are). Some concerning problems can be there. So, you need formal evaluation of this. How long have you had it? This will make a difference to the doctor during your evaluation. ...Read more

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What could ot be starts from low back pain hips and then pain in abdomen below navel and right side pain? Os it appendecitis? Please help im anxious now

What could ot be starts from low back pain hips and then pain in abdomen below navel and right side pain? Os it appendecitis? Please help im anxious now

Maybe: It sounds like your symptoms could be related to one of several conditions. Most worrisome would be appendicitis or ovarian cyst. Both can cause serious conditions if untreated. Recommend going to urgent care where they can do labs, pshysival exam and ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

Ovulating?: If it is approximately 10-14 days since the beginning of your last period, it is possible that this kind of pain is from ovulation and will pass in 24-48 hours. If you have fever or urinary symptoms or unusual vaginal discharge it could be something more serius. ...Read more

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Low back pain and soreness migrating to the sides of my abdominals had a 15-min massage the other day. Goes down to my glutes at time can it be renal?

Low back pain and soreness migrating to the sides of my abdominals had a 15-min massage the other day. Goes down to my glutes at time can it be renal?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is an outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more

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61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

Get checked: Usually the uterus, tubes and ovaries are removed at age 61
if no cancer was found lymph gland probably not related
other illnesses can produce lymph gland prominence and back pain. ...Read more

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I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

Herniated disc.: Could be high lumbar or low thoracic disc herniation of arthritis called spondylosis. See primary care who will start you on NSAIDs (motrin) and physical therapy. If no better, MRI would be indicated-lumbar and thoracic.

If all negative, could be intraabdominal process that is giving you referred pain. ...Read more

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Have tenderness when press on right side of abdomen between hip bone and belly button and low back pain on right side. What could this be?

Have tenderness when press on right side of abdomen between hip bone and belly button and low back pain on right side. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Possibilities in the region of your pain include ovarian cyst, appendicitis, uti, or kidney infection to name a few. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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D&C 2 wks ago have low back pain, tender abdomen, urgency urinating. Dipstick came back positive low white blood cells, could it be PID or just UTI?

D&C 2 wks ago have low back pain, tender abdomen, urgency urinating. Dipstick came back positive low white blood cells, could it be PID or just UTI?

Sounds like bladder: It sounds like a bladder infection. PID is not that common after a routine D and C unless STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia were present and untreated before the surgery. If you had a urine dip test done then it seems you have seen a doctor for evaluation. Schedule follow up with that doctor for clarification on your diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Have chronic lower back pain with swelling under skin but haven't fallen or injured myself don't know if it's bone or muscle?

Have chronic lower back pain with swelling under skin but haven't fallen or injured myself don't know if it's bone or muscle?

This is seen.: Ic swimming all the time, in patients with back pain. That is a sign of inflammation, may just be due to whatever is causing your pain, which is accompanied by inflammation of the corresponding muscles and ligaments in the area. Could be arthritis, could be a disk. I would see your physician, I would have an MRI. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more