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18 year old girl with vomiting, blurred vision, back pain and knee pain. What are the possible causes?

18 year old girl with vomiting, blurred vision, back pain and knee pain.  What are the possible causes?

Potentially serious: Forget the internet and have the person evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. There are several causes, some of which can be very serious such as meningitis. If your doctor is not available, go to the ER. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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How can I exercise with knee pain and back pain?

How can I exercise with knee pain and back pain?

Arms: It is difficult to adequately exercise when back and knee pain are issues. However, arm exercises can be intense and aerobic. Even better, water exercises, if tolerated in knees and back. ...Read more

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Sir my mom has a back pain or also have a knee pain would tell what to do now?

Sir my mom has a back pain or also have a knee pain would tell what to do now?

Discuss with doctor: It's time to take some of the guesswork out and have her discuss her symptoms with a physician. A physician would ask more detailed questions including the causes of the pain, type of pain, relieving factors and suggest additional diagnostic and treatment options. More information is required to give you and answer. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

Help nerve function: The best way to maximize nerve function and repair is to use them- to help them reorganize. A physiatrist can determine if you would benefit from medications specifically for nerve pain. Acupuncture can be beneficial. Most importantly, stimulation of the nerves/muscules involved from a prescribed exercise/ physical therapy regimen will promote improvement. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) , vaginal itching and even i am suffering from osteoporosis?

I am experiencing  knee pain, back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) , vaginal itching  and even i am suffering from osteoporosis?

Well lots going on. : Start by seeing a doctor you have several issues here. They all require evaluation. So see doctor. Give a good history of each issue and get your proper exam ...Read more

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Can low back pain and knee pain be related ? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Can low back pain and knee pain be related ? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Back pain: Likely the new back pain is do to the way you are walking and protecting or guarding the knee, likely your gait or stance in walking is putting additional strain on your back. ...Read more

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Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Consider : An orthopedic doctor visit. I hope your questions are answered and you find relief. If what you are doing isn't working, time to try something different. ...Read more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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i had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and i needed to change how i was walking. since seeing the physio have had knee pain

 i had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and i needed to change how i was walking. since seeing the physio  have had knee pain

Walk Wrong Knee Pain: Hard to determine what is going on with your knee without seeing how you are supposed to be walking now. Did your low back pain resolve after changing how you walk? Do you feel that your pelvis is in alignment now that you are walking correctly? ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

I am experiencing  hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would acute mono/ebv still be causing be joint pain, knee pain and back pain, as well as weakness and low energy after over a month? Now what?

Would acute mono/ebv still be causing be joint pain, knee pain and back pain, as well as weakness and low energy after over a month? Now what?

Yes: Mono/ebv infection takes a very long time to clear up. Sometimes as long as 2-3 months. Unfortunately the symptoms can continue until totally cleared of this viral infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the ...

I am experiencing  back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the ...

Why the wait? : Obesity, exerting pressure on your back and lower limbs joints, with nerves affected too, knee pain could be originating from your hips, and the shooting pain can be due to pinched nerves or sciatica. Bottom line, you have to be seen, lose weight and not hope to be treated online, good luck ...Read more

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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

Recommend: medical assessment to include history & physical examination at a minimum. One cause might be sciatica. Once the cause is found - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and  knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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