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Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Multiple diagnoses: We really need more information about your symptoms to make any type of diagnosis. The etiology could be musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal among other things. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What do I do about severe back pain can't get help or diagnosis. Please help!?

What do I do about severe back pain can't get help or diagnosis. Please help!?

Numerous: There are numerous reasons for back pain, discs, degenerative changes of the spine, etc. People take for granted just how many muscles, ligaments and structures can 'go wrong'. I'd start with an MRI of the back. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious back pain, numbness, weakness, no diagnosis!!?

What to do if I have serious back pain, numbness, weakness, no diagnosis!!?

Osteopath: 42 y female with "back pain, numbness and weakness." If these symptoms relate to back and leg then consider sciatica. If numbness and weakness are global consider fibromyalgia. See Osteopath and Rheumatologist, and in that order. ...Read more

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Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. A good physical exam and possibly imaging can help diagnose the cause of low back pain. ...Read more

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Chronic low back pain with no diagnosis. What now?

Chronic low back pain with no diagnosis. What now?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Mri of lumbar spine as well as nerve conduction test might be helpful to evaluate the cause of your pain. You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Getting urinary frequency with acute back pain..diagnosis please?

Getting urinary frequency with acute back pain..diagnosis please?

Sounds: typical for UTI (infection) with possible kidney involvement. An urgent medical evaluation is warranted to prevent permanent kidney damage. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis to back pain after 5 hour of recummbancy that resolves after movement?

What is the differential diagnosis to back pain after 5 hour of recummbancy that resolves after movement?

Muscle pain: Mostly likely is that muscles stiffened up while lying down. Stretching exercises are generally useful in minimizing muscle pain. ...Read more

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Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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My husband had esld hospitalized after a fall and severe back pain. Despite diagnosis he was given massive amounts of morphine - he died 4 days later?

My husband had esld hospitalized after a fall and severe back pain.  Despite diagnosis he was given massive amounts of morphine - he died 4 days later?

I'm sorry to hear : I'm so sorry to hear about this. I'm not sure if you had a specific question, but it is not uncommon to be given morphine, sometimes high doses when close to passing away. This can help to ensure your husband was not suffering. ...Read more

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Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct ? Thanks

Could anybody assess my X-ray to  reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct ?  Thanks

Yes: Your doctor should be able to help you. Arthritis in the upper back is uncommon. Cetainly your age is a bit young for degenerative arthritis. Unless your pain is persistent, i would not worry about arthritis. If your pain is persisting or getting worse, then you need to seek a second opinion from a joint specialist(rheumatologist). ...Read more

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My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

Not Likely: Degenerative disc disease alone usually causes primarily low back pain. There may be some radiating leg pain with it due to local nerve root irritation and referred pain but it is unusual for ddd to cause primarily thigh pain. There may be disc bulging or lumbar stenosis with nerve root compression or it may not be related to your back at all. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis? 2+yr episodic abdo pain(all over,right & centre),back pain,nausea/vomit. Lasts 4+hr. Recent chronic faty diarrhea.Gallb removd

See GI doctor: It appears that you have a fat malabsorption issue which may include Celiac etc. It is time for you to consult a GI doctor to get a thorough evaluation with the symptoms having been present for over 2 years. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more