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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