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What are some causes of 2 missed periods lower back pain lower left side abdomen pain?

What are some causes of 2 missed periods lower back pain lower left side abdomen pain?

Pregnant: You could be pregnant and should seek the advice of a physician. It is worrisome having the left side abdominal pain because of the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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6w5d preg.ultrasound was fine. Brown spotting for 1w. Cramping and lower back pain in lower left side (front and back). Should I be worried?

When was sonogram: If the sonogram was done before you began having spotting and pain then it probably should be repeated. If the sonogram was done after the episode of bleeding and spotting then it sounds like things are going ok so far. Keep your follow up appointments with your Obgyn to help guide you through pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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I have back pain in the lower left side and tight hips - what's going on?

See below: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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I'm having to strain to urinate & having back pain on the lower left side. Been drinking tons of water but still not able to pee w out straining. Uti?

I'm having to strain to urinate & having back pain on the lower left side. Been drinking tons of water but still not able to pee w out straining. Uti?

UTI?: This is certainly possible with compatible symptoms, but to be sure you need to be examined and the urine tested. This may be kidney stones or other diagnosis. Go and see your family doctor. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Shouldn't be: That on itself alone, shouldn't be a sign of early labor, but you must call and ask your OB doctor, and describe to him/her any other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...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?

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

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...Read more

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Hi I hope you can help my husband has been having back pain in his left lower side for a couple of days and has now nausea and diarrhea. What is it?

Hi I hope you can help my husband has been having back pain in his left lower side for a couple of days and has now nausea and diarrhea. What is it?

Several Things: In men, left lower back pain may be the result of a kidney stone, urinary tract infection or colonic issue like acute viral or bacterial infection, constipation or obstruction. Nausea and diarrhea in a young person often suggests acute intestinal infection over bowel obstruction. If symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days, or symptoms worsen or evolve, he should be evaluated. Ensure hydration. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...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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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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