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Could porphyria explain my burning sensation in the abdomen and severe back pain?

Could porphyria explain my burning sensation in the abdomen and severe back pain?

Yes: Acute intermittent pophyria commonly causes abdominal pain, and has been known to cause other pains. If your pains persist, you should see your docot in case there is another cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Porphyria (Definition)

A group of rare hereditary conditions involving abnormal metabolism of heme. A common form, Porphyria cutanea tarda affects the skin, with blisters, itching and rash that are worse after sun exposure. In Acute Intermittent Porphyria, abdominal pain, muscle pain, numbness or tingling, seizures, and ...Read more


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What can cause severe bloating with lower back pain, and sharp pains in the abdominal area indicate?

What can cause severe bloating with lower back pain, and sharp pains in the abdominal area indicate?

See below: You have symptoms which could be severe and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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What can cause severe, dull, aching pain, and cramping in the lower abdomen?

Ovarian, bladder: The severe, dull, aching pain and cramping pains in the abdomen are often associated with bladder infections. This could also be related to causes affecting uterus and ovaries such as ovarian cysts and fibroid of the uterus. If you have family history of kidney and bladder stones, consider that as well. Visit with your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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What causes severe bloating with lower back pain, and sharp pains in the abdominal?

What causes severe bloating with lower back pain, and sharp pains in the abdominal?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

Back pain: Inflammation of the rib head as it inserts into the spine. Upper back pain is in the thoracic spine. In general, most pain is muscular or tendinous in origin. Herniated discs in the upper spine are uncommon.An MRI of the thoracic spine can help make the diagnosis. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I would see a neuro: Doc for this. Things that have to be ruled out include lyme's disease and ms among other things. Please get an evaluation to set your mind at ease or to get timely treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Frequent urinating with sharp pain in lower left abdomen with cramping feeling in abdomen & pain in my back with bloating . What can be causing this?

Frequent urinating with sharp pain in lower left abdomen with cramping feeling in abdomen & pain in my back with bloating . What can be causing this?

All signs point: To a urinary tract infection. An inflamed bladder can cause or exacerbate those symptoms. I think you should go unfor exam but likely a short course of right antibiotics will do. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Cramping in left leg and hands accompanied by a burning sensation in my right side from my legs to lower back. Any thoughts?

Nerological: Sounds like you have a few different issues first of all sounds like your neck is bad. In otherworldly some degenerative disease in the neck causing the left side issues to the upper extremity wrt the right leg thus seems to be coming from the lower back. May want to see your doctor for more testing ...Read more

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Severe pain in right very lower pelvis, pain rt hip around to back, and deep burning in rt top of thigh, any ideas what this all could be?

Severe pain in right very lower pelvis, pain rt hip around  to back, and deep burning  in rt top of thigh, any ideas what this all could be?

Answer: This could be related to meralgia paresthetica any type of sprain or strain herniated disc or hip arthritis. I would recommend seeing your doctor for a thorough history and physical to get an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull and occasionally sharp pain in my right waist to the right side of abdomen with abdominal bloatedness. What're the possible causes?

Experiencing dull and occasionally sharp pain in my right waist to the right side of abdomen with  abdominal bloatedness. What're the possible causes?

Hard to say.: Your abdominal pain and bloating could be ovarian in nature (cyst, tumor). Another etiology for your symptoms is gastrointestinal (colon, gallbladder). It's difficult to diagnose without examination. Please see a doctor for evaluation of your symptoms asap. ...Read more

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Unbearable pain in upper abdomen and throwing up, what could be the cause and cure?

Unbearable pain in upper abdomen and throwing up, what could be the cause and cure?

Please see a Doctor: There are many different diseases that can cause these symptoms, many benign, some serious. It is impossible to make any reasonable educated guess based on your description. We are a "hands-on" profession. Please make an appointment to see a primary care doctor asap. A thorough medical history, physical exam, lab tests+/-radiology tests may be needed to get to the bottom of this. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Dull pain that comes and goes in left flank, and gas.. What could cause this?

Dull pain that comes and goes in left flank, and gas.. What could cause this?

Splenic flexure: This may be a splenic flexure syndrome which is secondary to gas trapped in that area of the colon. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What can be this sharp burning pain in the lower left side of my abdomin. ?

OB/GYN problem: This may be a visceral problem due to a gynecological problem. It needs to be worked up by the specialist. It also depends on how long it has been a problem and what your medical history is. ...Read more

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I have lower back tightness; however a nagging , slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh). Not the?

I have lower back tightness; however a nagging , slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh).  Not the?

Both back and: hip problems could be giving you these symptoms. You will need to be evaluated, examined and probably x-rayed to determine the cause and recommend a treatment plan. Make an appointment with your primary health care provider as a start. ...Read more

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Female with lower right abdominal tightness, pressure and sometimes dull pain that radiates into hip and lower back. What are the possible causes?

Female with lower right abdominal tightness, pressure and sometimes dull pain that radiates into hip and lower back. What are the possible causes?

UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Severe Back Pain (Definition)

Severe back pain is a symptom in which a person has severe pain somewhere in his back. Severe back pain is usually an emergency and can be caused by spine ...Read more