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What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Gas & mid back pain in morning and mostlly at night that flairs when I need to urinate, is it caused by my large fibroids pressing on bladder?

Gas & mid back pain in morning and mostlly at night that flairs when I need to urinate, is it caused by my large fibroids pressing on bladder?

Complex pattern: Usually if pain flares with urination, we like to rule out bladder or kidney infection. Also stones. A simple urinalysis will do the job. Gas is not usually related to utis or fibroid, . Could a v large fibroid cause pressure on the intestine? Possible. Explore the relation with your food intake. Vegetables, beans and milk could cause lots of gas in intolerant persons. ...Read more

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Bad pain radiating fro. The mid back to the left lower abdomen feel sore to the touch any movement hurts my guts even gas hurts. Bad pain feel bruised?

Bad pain radiating fro. The mid back to the left lower abdomen feel sore to the touch any movement hurts my guts even gas hurts. Bad pain feel bruised?

Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; "bad" pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent, recurrent, and as severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated please. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Don't worry!: It would exceedingly unusual for someone in their 20s to get pancreatic cancer! And there are many more things that cause the symptoms you describe, from irritable bowel syndrome to dietary intolerances to gallbladder inflammation. Talk to your provider. And try to focus on other things! ...Read more

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16 weeks preg. Mid back pain making stomach hard. Sometimes nausea involved. Thought maybe gas pains. What can this be and how can I stop this?

16 weeks preg. Mid back pain making stomach hard. Sometimes nausea involved. Thought maybe gas pains. What can this be and how can I stop this?

Impossible to say: Without an exam and blood work, it would only be a guess. See an OB and find out. Could be anything from gas pains, appendicitis to an acute abdomen from any number of conditions. You will probably need an ultrasound and blood work as well as physical examination to sort out your situation. ...Read more

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I have yellow oily stool, bloated stomach, pain my lower and mid back, and gas. No fever and burning sensation when I pee, foul odor and dark pee.?

I have yellow oily stool, bloated stomach, pain my lower and mid back, and gas. No fever and burning sensation when I pee, foul odor and dark pee.?

See answer: It's unlikely that your urinary symptoms are related to your gastrointestinal symptoms. Your urinary symptoms suggest a cystitis, a bladder infection. You should consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment.
An online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. ...Read more

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Abdominal lump right groin, pain, gas, low and mid back pain, fatigue, cycle changes for 12 wks. Ultrasound, Colonoscopy, CT, CBC clear. What to do?

Abdominal lump right groin, pain, gas, low and mid back pain, fatigue, cycle changes for 12 wks. Ultrasound, Colonoscopy, CT, CBC clear. What to do?

See another MD.: If you have a lump in your right groin, there must be an explanation. What did your doctor say it was? If there's no explanation and you are still having symptoms, see another doctor for a second evaluation! You need a pelvic exam if that hasn't been done. ...Read more

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I have had a mid back, left side, pain for about 10 days. Each morning I awake with no pain and it begins about an hour later. Possible cause?

I have had a mid back, left side, pain for about 10 days. Each morning I awake with no pain and it begins about an hour later. Possible cause?

Most likely muscular: Or arthritic in origin. It is unlikely to be serious as the pain is not constant and only starts after activity. It should be self limiting or may require some otc medication if no contraindications. If it persists or worsens, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has crampy left sided mid back pain. It's very bothersome. What could cause this?

Broad differential: The differential is long and includes kidney stones, diverticulitis, and lumbar spine disease amongst others. Please visit your primary care doctor to sort out the issues and get your husband the appropriate treatment. Good luck and well wishes to your husband. ...Read more

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Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Neuralgia: Pain radiating from under the shoulder blade around to under the breast may be due to compression (pinch) of a thoracic nerve as it travels along the under side of the rib. Sleeping in an awkward position is one cause. The pain can be severe. It is usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help gabapentin can be very effective. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the left side radiates from back of hip to front between hip an ribs would it be cause of my mid back problems?

Sharp pain on the left side radiates from back of hip to front between hip an ribs would it be cause of my mid back problems?

Yes it could: If you have a problem with the back you might develop abnormal posture and that would cause pain of the side ...Read more

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Pain in mid back left side that rotates some frontwards. Started as pressure month ago. Progressively worse. No uti, cystitis, or blood in urine. Causes?

Time to get checkup: Any pain that persists and gets worse over one month, requires medical check up to find its cause. I assume that you have seen a doctor who is looking into possible causes. Since UTI has been ruled out, I would focus on structures located in the left upper abdomen like Kidney, spleen, paraspinal muscles and spine itself.
If the pain is more than mild, I would consider doing a CT scan of the abdome ...Read more

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I've been having moderate pain in my lower/mid back on the left side. I'm also 14 weeks pregnant. Is this normal? Or what should I be concerned about?

I've been having moderate pain in my lower/mid back on the left side. I'm also 14 weeks pregnant. Is this normal? Or what should I be concerned about?

Maybe: As the uterus grows it increases the curve of the lower spine to compensate. At 14 weeks gestation, that should not be the case. Talk to your OB md about this issue. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in mid back on the left side, cramping in abdomen, pain coming and going in waves over the last week or so. No fever. Thoughts?

Burning sensation in mid back on the left side, cramping in abdomen, pain coming and going in waves over the last week or so. No fever. Thoughts?

Stomach or pancreas: Most likely esophagus irritation but may be pancreatitis or less likely gall bladder trouble. Please consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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A shooting pain in the mid back on left side since 2 yrs now. Increases when I am resting & during sleep & decrease while I workout in the gym. Plz help?

A shooting pain in the mid back on left side since 2 yrs now. Increases when I am resting & during sleep & decrease while I workout in the gym. Plz help?

Exercise helps: Back pain can be caused by poor posture, wrong mechanics when lifting and sometimes by a bed or chair that somehow fails to support the contours of the back. Strengthening the back and abdominal muscles help. Word of caution, as with all exercises, stretch before and after exercises, go slow and build up as you go. ...Read more

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I been having a sharp stabbing pain in my mid-back, mainly on the left side. If I lay down I can't get up because it hurts real bad. What could it be?

Back pain: Can be many things in that area including a muscle spasm, pinched nerve or even a kidney stone or urinary tract issue. Depending on what brought it on should help answer that. Trying an anti inflammatory and some heat may help if its muscular related. If it persists or gets worse then go and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pains in mid back and left side?

Unfortunately there: Isn't enough information to try to determine the cause or to make treatment recommendatoins. I would encourage medical evaluation to further pin this one down. Take care. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper mid back on left side and loose constant stool?

I have pain in upper mid back on left side and loose constant stool?

? Gi issue: Sounds like you may have a GI issue with referred pain to your back area. Possibly a virus in your intestine as one possibility. If this continues, see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Spasm of ribs on right side now current pain in mid back close to spine what could be the cause? I was not doing any activity if onset

Hard to say: It could be anything from coughing or sneezing hard to a blood clot in your lung or pneumonia. It is also possible to dislocate a rib. In rare instances it could even be coming from your heart. You need to see a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

Unlikely to be pbm: The description is vague but I have never heard of a cancer arising in such a location. It might be a lymph node or the result of past trauma. You should have your doc assess it at your next encounter. ...Read more

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What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

See your MD: It is hard to tell from the description. It could range from the common back pain of pregnancy to kidney stones, or even preterm labor. If you are having the pain I is best to contact you md. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

Kidney stone: It may well be that you are trying to pass a kidney stone and it is caughy on your left ureter as it meets the bladder on your left side.
You should be checked for it. ...Read more

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One week ago I started having symptoms of a UTI, I have had several before. Now I am having moderate pain in mid back, hurts more on left side?

Please see MD now!: By all accounts you have another urinary infection--especially since you admit that this is already a recurring problem. The pain of your upper left back strongly suggests kidney involvement instead of just a bladder infection--which is significantly more serious. Please see your doctor right away. Then appropriate testing can discern the proper treatment thereby avoiding permanent kidney damage. ...Read more

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Haven't seen my period for 2 weeks and I have an iucd on. Left side of my mid back hurts.

Haven't seen my period for 2 weeks and I have an iucd on. Left side of my mid back hurts.

Pregnancy Test: IUDs are every effective as long as they are placed properly. When was the last time you were checked? If it has been longer than a year, it is time to get checked. If the IUD has moved, it can cause pain and you are also exposed to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in mid back left side. Occurs spontaneously every few weeks lasting few hours. Pain worse with deep breaths and movement. Nonsmoker?

Lumbago: For how long you had the pain, were you involved in the past in a MVA? If yes, how long, months, years.
Di d you had MRI of your spine? . You indicated that the pain is in the mid back; lumbar?, lumbosacral? Thoraco-lumbar? . Does the pain radiate to the lower extremities? . You should be examined by an orthopedic surgeon, in different positions, find which precipitates the pain., ...Read more

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I have pain in my left lower abdomen which spreads to my left and mid back. Can this be caused by liver problems?

I have pain in my left lower abdomen which spreads to my left and mid back. Can this be caused by liver problems?

Not likely: Liver is in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Organs in the left lower quadrant are colon, ureter, ovary. ...Read more