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Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks. My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks.  My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Uncertain: Correlation needs to be made with symptoms, physical exam and if needed, imaging. A uterine mass would have to be large enough to exert pressure on the lumbosacral nerve plexus, as it courses through the pelvis, to cause back pain. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Lower back pain and loss of bladder control. What can be done for this?

Lower back pain and loss of bladder control. What can be done for this?

Serious Symptoms: Low back pain in conjunction with loss of bladder control can signify a serioius condition needing immediate attention. This is not normal. I would see your doctor immediately or even consider going to the emergency room. Compression of spinal nerves can cause these symptoms. When compression of spinal nerves causes symptoms such as bowel/bladder dysfunction this could be known as myelopathy. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Common : Common symptoms of a bladder infection are urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and visible blood in the urine. Low back pain is less common but is a symptom. It also may be a symptom related to kidney infection in addition to bladder infection. Fever is generally associated with kidney infections along with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when awaken or get up from rest predominately worse when bladder or bowel need emptying?

Need more info: The symptoms you describe can be cause by diet, physical activity (not enough) or a colon problem or spinal nerve problem. You need to consult with your family physician and get an exam to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing. Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing.  Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Get evaluated. : The combination of back pain a change in urinary habits and frequency could have a neurologic link and should be assessed as soon as possible. Your physician, based on a detailed history, physical exam, and tests may be able to find out if there is a relationship between your symptoms, and ways to improve them. Don't delay and see your physician. ...Read more

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I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

Now its a kidney inf: Ection.Chronic kidney infections can cause serious kidney damage. Follow up quick with your md to make sure this is not happening. Kidney pain is usually on either side of the spine about a hand width from center and beneath the lower ribs. The problem also is you've had antibiotics that don't seem to have worked. Might be resistant bugs that need to be tested to see which med will kill the bugs. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

See Dr: Whilst unusual, it is still possible to have a urinary tract infection with minimal symptoms. The lower back pain could also be referred pain from your lumbar spine, a common symptom of a pinched or irritated nerve. You need to see your doctor sooner for an examination as well as a Urine dipstick test to rule out an early urinary tract infection which can develop complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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. Elizabeth Hutson
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Bladder Problems (Definition)

Bladder problems is a symptom in which a person has discomfort in his bladder (the bag-like part of the body that holds urine) or has urination (peeing) problems. Urination problems include difficulty starting, difficulty stopping, dribbling (leaking), peeing too often, blood in the urine, ...Read more