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Mild ache in middle back on right side. I's this likely to be kidney stone if person is 16 years old ?

Mild ache in middle back on right side. I's this likely to be kidney stone if person is 16 years old ?

Pain: Kidney stone is possible. I have seen them in 12 year olds. However kidney stone pain is usually severe. Women will describe that they would rather have a baby. Still could be though. Kidney infection, bowel , stomach, pneumonia, or simple back pain possible. ...Read more

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I have an ache right in middle of back, along with belching, frequent bowel movements, feeling of rectal pressure. What can I do?

I have an ache right in middle of back, along with belching, frequent bowel movements, feeling of rectal pressure. What can I do?

This could: Be serious, so discuss with your family doctor with all details and if necessary, get a referral to a gi/colorectal doctor for an expert evaluation. Please don't ignore these symptoms or delay seeing a specialist if your primary doctor can't resolve all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having head ache pain in the middle back of my head, I was wondering if it was common?

I am having head ache pain in the middle back of my head, I was wondering if it was common?

Tension headache?: This could be a tension headache. This usually presents as a band of pain round your head, like someone tightening a belt around your head. It can also present with tenderness on the back of your head. Definitely worth seeing your doc for this. Also should start a headache diary. Here's a helpful link for this. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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So for a while I've had this n and off o back ache in the middle of my back and on and off pains by my rib cage (both sides). Any idea if a Dr matter?

So for a while I've had this n and off o back ache in the middle of my back and on and off pains by my rib cage (both sides). Any idea if a Dr matter?

Probably not, but...: Most likely not, but it would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctors or mid level provider examine you. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Rib cage: Location of pain middle to left side rib is above kidney location. Make sure you have no shingle rash. Have cxr, rib cage xr , mid thoracic and also kub x-ray. That will you give you an idea. It can be simple musculoskeletal pain but it is only ruled in when other serious heart and lung conditions are ruled out. Recurrence of kidney stone is one of the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Gastroenteritis: Abdominal discomfort with diarrhea suggests a viral intestinal infection. If there is associated nausea and vomiting, then food poisoning may be the culprit. Shortness of breath is usually not seen in these conditions, however unless you have associated lung problems and pleurisy. ...Read more

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My back aches really bad?

My back aches really bad?

Need exam: This could be muscular or inflammitory( sciatica). Hard to determine with out an exam. ...Read more

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What could back aches be a symptom of?

What could back aches be a symptom of?

See below: There are other conditions your doctor will discuss. Among them is a condition called interstitial cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Back aching when twisting?

Back aching when twisting?

Avoid twisting: Repetitive torsional (twisting) activities such as an improper golf swing or twisting to put something on the shelf can aggravate the lumbar discs and contribute (in additional to normal wear and tear) in part to it's degeneration. This could cause pain in an already irritated back , be it disc related or muscular or other. Simple answer best to avoid twisting! ...Read more

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Why has my back been aching all day?

Why has my back been aching all day?

Mechanics: Low back pain after standing all day could also be a sign of mild degenerative changes to the lumbar spine. Poor posture and jobs that require excessive lifting can also predispose you to muscle fatigue and injury. It is important to avoid high heeled shoes and have adequate arch supports to decreased stress on the lower back. Be sure to visit your md if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Why is my lower back aches all the time?

Why is my lower back aches all the time?

So many reasons: That is difficult to say, and you will need a history and physical to nail down the diagnosis. Be sure to discuss core strengthening with your physician as core weakness is the main cause of general back aches and fatigue in a young, healthy person. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What would cause aches in the upper back?

What would cause aches in the upper back?

Many things: Too much time looking at an improperly positioned computer screen or keyboard. Poor sitting, standing or walking posture, scoliosis. Somatic dysfunction of upper and middle ribs cause by coughing or sneezing. Muscle pull. Chronic pull of breast tissue with inadequate support. Heavy book bags/purses. Sleeping wrong........ ...Read more

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What could cause my back to ache so much?

What could cause my back to ache so much?

Many things: Most common cause of back aches are back strain, many people have arthritis in their back- this can be seen on basic x-ray. Also disc problems may be present - like bulging or herniated disc. Back muscles are frequently weak- so you can do core building exercises that can help back pain--recommend eval by doctor. ...Read more

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How do you handle back aches in school or work?

Let me help: Back pain at work: preventing pain and injury what can I do to avoid back pain at work? You can take steps to prevent back pain and injuries at work. For example: include physical activity in your daily rout, pay attention to posture. Modify repetitive tasks. Listen to your body. Address stress. You could have more detail in the site below. Thank good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my back aches frequently im only 17 yrs.Old?

Backaches: Depends on what is causing it, need more information, how long have you had it, is it progressing, what exactly do you feel, any tingling, numbness, loss of sensations in any part of your body, any weakness in your muscles, any gait issues, feeling of pain shooting down the back of your leg, any loss of bowel or bladder control?Failure to seek treatment can become serious and cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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I am a preschool teacher, how can I avoid back aches?

Stay fit: Make sure that you are staying physically fit. Yoga, stretching, regular walking are all good, but mostly do something you enjoy. Wear supportive, comfortable shoes (i <3 dansko personally, but find what works for you) and walk around instead of standing in one place (probably not an issue in preschool.) when you lift (children) be sure to lift not with your back, but with your legs. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my back when I need to use the restroom. Why?

I have a dull ache in my back when I need to use the restroom. Why?

Unknown: You could have a urinary tract infection. Seek treatment from your doctor if it doesn't go away. An untreated UTI risks damage to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What could cause a dull ache in my back when i need to use the restroom?

What could cause a dull ache in my back when i need to use the restroom?

Back pain: If the pain is in the thoracic area, an MRI would be quite helpful. Any other area of the spine, including lumbar spine area should also be explored. ...Read more