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Can Low Back Pain Be The Sign Of A Heart Attack
My mother is 50 years old and a patient of high bp. Recently she took 2 painkillers for low back pain. Will that affect her heart?
Possibly: In general, most pain medications do not interfere with medications for high blood pressure. However, anytime you get a new medication, you should check with either your pharmacist or internist to make sure it doesn't interfere with prior medications or medical problems. This is especially important if you are getting medications from different physicians. ...Read more
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
I was told that I have mod. blood in urine but no UTI, what can be an issue? I am having low back pain (pinching) & unusual heart palpitations.
Micro-hematuria: Microscopic hematuria is fairly common and often from a benign familial tendency. Unfortunately, blood in the urine is also often the only sign one gets from some conditions that need to be discovered, like bladder or kidney cancer or kidney stones. See a urologist for workup. It likely will involve an office cystoscopic exam and upper urinary tract imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest press, shoulder pain, back pain, cheek pain and neck pain for over 1 week. Could this be early warning signs of a heart attack?
Not likely: The pain seems to be involving different areas of your body, is it mostly left sided? The duration also, 1 week, is not consistent with angina or chest pain due to cardiac disease. A search for alternate causes for the pain is recommended. Please do talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
Overweight with high blood pressure..could right side back pain that is recurrent (couple months) be a sign of impending heart attack? Or just muscle?
Chest pressure upper back pain cheek numbness and shoulder pain for over a week. Is it possible to have early earning signs if heart attack that long?
Really bad lower back pain. Dr said I think was muscular but pain is radiating down hips.
Aside from this been getting a lot of heart palpitatiions?
Persevere.ItWillPass: Back pain sucks! Big time.It's a plague of upright hominids and modern life. Stress. Sitting and driving too much. Not enough exercise/stretching. Bad posture, whatever.Yes it's probably muscular & you have age on your side.The palpitations could be from the pain and stress/sleep deprivation and/or any medications you're taking.Have faith you'll get better.It will take time and effort on your part ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: Cardiac pain may travel to the back, but is usually sensed between the shoulder blades. Pain is usually aggravated by exertion and relieved by rest. Having said that, women tend at times to present with symptoms that are "atypical", meaning that the symptoms may not be classic for heart disease. If symptoms persist, be checked out. ...Read more
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