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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain. Use flexaril or skelaxin (metaxalone) with moist heat to the area. Pulmonary embolism ie blood clot to the lung is much less likely. ...Read more

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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Neck and back pain: The back pain can be caused by many issues such as muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If you pain is severe, you should seek medical care as soon as possible for appropriate evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Why am I having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Why am I having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Having upper back pain left side shoulder back shoulder blade and mid back pain is 2-10 to 4-10 somtimes pain is constant.

Upper back pain: Pain in that region, if it's not from a recent strain or injury, is often due to nerve impingement from a bulging intervertebral disc or an arthritic spur pressing on a nerve root exiting from a vertebra. If shingles is the cause, a rash appears after several days. If symptoms persist, consult your physician or a neurologist. Appropriate imaging studies, xray or mri, will be ordered. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, im 10 and 5 days week pregnant and im having lower back pain left side and white discharge. Is this normal?

Hello doctors, im 10 and 5 days week pregnant and im having lower back pain left side and white discharge. Is this normal?

See your OB/gyn: You should see your OB to make sure that it is not an infection and undergo testing if required by the md. ...Read more

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I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

? unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Dr I am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Dr I am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Some possibilities: Without direct contact I cannot give an informed medical opinion in your particular situation. BUT,
spreading abdominal pain especially In the context of pregnancy is an emergency.
STD, appendix, UTI out of control. Regardless of whether pregnant.
THen, miscarriage, tubal pregnancy are some serious disorders in pregnancy ...Read more

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For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

Lumbar strain: Due to overuse or injury of the muscles of the lower back. Sciatica is usually one sided sharp, knife-like pain radiating from the buttock straight down the front or back of one or both legs. I suggest an examination and imaging. ...Read more

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Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Chest pain: Best to go to the doc and get checked out. Many possibilities and heart attack isn't high on the list for a 26y/o but not impossible. Pleural and pericardial inflammation are real as well as other things. ...Read more

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Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be things as simple as panic attacks, to things as significant as emergency heart related problems. ...Read more

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I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries. Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning.?

I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries. Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning.?

See your doctor: If there's no kidney, that raises the possibility it has been removed utilizing a flank incision. These incisions are notorious for causing chronic pain and hernia. This would best be sorted out by seeing your primary care or better yet, your surgeon. ...Read more

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Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Shoulder and back pain left side for over a week. Heart rate near 100 most of yesterday. Palpitations no shortness of breath or arrhythmia. Worried?

Get checked: No way to tell if this is anything serious, you need to see your doctor to determine if this is a heart problem or pulled/strained muscle. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT. Related to withdrawal maybe?

Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT. Related to withdrawal maybe?

Full exam info: I doubt the source is w/drwl but the extreme experience might be related. W/o knowing much more about you, it's hard to know the source. Clean abdo CT is good! Muscles, joints, etc also need exam. Yoga, massage, PT may help. Diet too, if BMI is high. Ask advice from Doc who weaned you (good!). Best! ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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After eating, I experience left side abdominal pain, left side back pain, and severe headches. Any ideas of the cause?

Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you have any of the following symptoms: severe or extre pain, vomiting that will not stop, vomiting blood, if you are losing weight or have no appetite, if you have dark-colored stool or blood in your stool or if you have pain or difficulty with swallowing ...Read more

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I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

I've been experiencing sharp pain (left side) back pain. Fever&vomiting. Its been three days&it just gets worse. What is this im feeling? Kidney infection

Definitely possible: It sounds like an infection that is either climbing or made its way to your kidney, called pyelonephritis. This can often occur from an untreated, sometimes subclinical urinary tract infection. This can be dangerous and I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible as left untreated it can cause kidney damage or systemic infection leading to even more serious problems. Please see someon. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling lower back pain. Feeling slight pain left side barely painful. Emotional. Missed period. Lmp march 7.

LBP and menstrual pa: Low back pain is common around the time of menstruation. It may be referred from the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Have you had regular periods? Is there a chance you could be pregnant? ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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