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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Yes.: Ovarian cancer usually presents with abdominal pain, bloating, urinary symptoms and weight gain which would indicate spread beyond the pelvis. This pain can easily radiate to the back, due to pressure on adjacent organs, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Yes: There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. ...Read more

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My mid to upper back has been in pain.. Can that be a sign of pancreatic cancer?

Could Be Or Not: Mid to upper back pain can be associated with a number of illness, from muscle strains, somatic dysfunctions, cardiac problems (including heart attacks), lung diseases, referred pain from the abdomen, metastatic disease, and pancreatic cancer (although it would not be my first thought). The pain needs to be combined with other symptoms and history to properly diagnose the cause. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can upper back pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Can upper back pains be a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Yes: Usually the pain is in the center of the abdomen and will go toward the back, however the tail of the pancrease (pancrelipase) points toward the left upper quadrant and you can experiance pain there also. ...Read more

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Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Yes it is possible : If you are at term for delivery date, then it could be quite possible. But it could also be false labor, "braxton hicks" labor. If it does not resolve, would recommend calling your ob/gyn doc to confirm what to do. ...Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm, nausea and back pain can be a sign of what?

Pain radiating to left arm, nausea and back pain can be a sign of what?

Spine issue: Pain radiating to your extremities is always concerning for a spine problem. Nausea can occur when that pain is severe. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can pain in my side be a sign of pregnancy?

Can pain in my side be a sign of pregnancy?

Yes: Sometimes it's ok to have pain during pregnancy, but sometimes it's not ok to have the pain. For example, some pregnant women have a cyst called a corpus luteum cyst, and that can cause some pain. Others can have a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. It's imperative to be tested to see if you are pregnant, and, if pregnant, what the pain is from asap! ...Read more

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Can my back pain be a result of urinary problem?

Of course: You may have an infection if you have any of these symptoms 1-you feel pain or burning when you urinate 2-you feel like you have to urinate often, but not much urine comes out when you do 3-your belly feels tender or heavy 4-your urine is cloudy or smells bad 5-you have pain on one side of your back under your ribs.This is where your kidneys are 6-you have fever and chills 7-you have nausea. ...Read more

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Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Not likely: Abdominal discomfort without any outbreaks of herpes eruption isn't likely to be due to genital herpes. Discuss frequent abdominal discomfort with your physician. ...Read more

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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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Is lower back pain a sign of strep?

Back pain: All infections (virus, bacterial, fungal...) can cause symptoms of low back pain. Usually these are thought to be myalgias or muscle related pains. There is some intriguing research about bacterial infections being causative for certain chronic low back pain conditions. ...Read more

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Could lower stomach pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Could lower stomach pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Lower stomach pain: Could be anything, bowel or bladder or pelvic organ problems, a urine preg test can be done , whether + or neg i rec a pelvic ultrasound to check the pelvic organs to r/o ovarian cysts , etc. ...Read more

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Can left chest pain be related to the colon and possibly be a sign of problems with my colon?

Can left chest pain be related to the colon and possibly be a sign of problems with my colon?

Yes: The splenic flexure is the part of your colon that is tucked up under your left diaphragm and can cause pain that radiates upward into the left chest. It's not very common but can happen. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

Not lower back: Usually not pain in lower back. Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage.pain may radiate through to the back around waist or to the right shoulder,severe upper abdminal pain (biliary colic) ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back could this be related to a recent uti?

Yes, it could: Mean infection has spread to kidney and persisted. Or even a kidney stone. You need to get your urine tested again, and perhaps even imaging. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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