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I have a constant dull ache in my lower back/left side, passing urine more often, lacking in energy and feeling nauseous. What could it be?

I have a constant dull ache in my lower back/left side, passing urine more often, lacking in energy and feeling nauseous. What could it be?

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I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Rib cage: Location of pain middle to left side rib is above kidney location. Make sure you have no shingle rash. Have cxr, rib cage xr, mid thoracic and also kub x-ray. That will you give you an idea. It can be simple musculoskeletal pain but it is only ruled in when other serious heart and lung conditions are ruled out. Recurrence of kidney stone is one of the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck. Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds. About 15 times/day. Tender to touch. What's wrong?

Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck. Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds. About 15 times/day. Tender to touch. What's wrong?

Muscle spasms: It could be spasms of the muscles on the left side of your neck. I would take some ibuprofen and consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment. ...Read more

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Got dull aching pain on left side in middle of my back. Sharp pain comes when take deep breaths or cough.

Got dull aching pain on left side in middle of my back. Sharp pain comes when take deep breaths or cough.

Muscle spasm/strain: Hi, it seems you have a muscle strain= pulled muscle, you need to take Ibuprofen, decrease the activities which make it worse, try some stretch exercises, use Ice/Heat pack, if not better see your MD. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull ache in my left side lower back hip area at night time. It has turned into a sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

See below: There are lot of possibilities like a urinary tract infection or kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle sprain, strain or spasms, pelvic disease like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, spondylosis, disk injury or spinal fracture, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (side: back, all sides, front, left, right) (quality: stinging or burning sensation, dull or aching sensation, sensatio...

I am experiencing headache (side: back, all sides, front, left, right) (quality: stinging or burning sensation, dull or aching sensation, sensatio...

Serious problem: These many symptoms can be the harbinger of several significant problems. You need to have a through physical exam. You may have a muscuoskletal or a neurological problem I would advise you to make an appointment with an osteopathic physician (D.O.) who most likely will be able to track down the cause of your complaints. Your problem could also be because of poor body mechanics, ill fitting shoes. ...Read more

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My urine is cloudy with a sulfur smell to it. I am also experiencing a dull ache in my lower left side of my back. Sometimes it will burn when I urina?

My urine is cloudy with a sulfur smell to it. I am also experiencing a dull ache in my lower left side of my back. Sometimes it will burn when I urina?

Look for infection: The burning on urination may be caused by an infection in the urinary tract. The back pain may mean that the infection involves the kidney. Ask your doctor or clinic to get a urinalysis and possibly a urine culture. Keep looking until you find the cause.
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Sharp n dull pain, right kidney area, come n go, quite near the spine. Sometimes a dull ache can be felt just above the butt, flank, n left side lower back?

Sharp n dull pain, right kidney area, come n go, quite near the spine. Sometimes a dull ache can be felt just above the butt, flank, n left side lower back?

U could very well-: -have a ureteral stone. If small & is passing but with some trouble, the spasm of the ureteral musculature will cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Bulge, back left side neck in splenius cap muscle area. Only felt when head tilted. Causes dull ache. Not noticable on right side. Doctors don't know.

Bulge, back left side neck in splenius cap muscle area. Only felt when head tilted. Causes dull ache. Not noticable on right side. Doctors don't know.

Trigger point: This could be a muscle knot referred to as a trigger point. Seek a doc with knowledge of this, often osteopathic docs are better educated or someone with fellowship training from the am acad of anti-aging medicine. Often these can be relieved with one to a few injections. Add mg glycinate several caps two or more times per day as mg relaxes muscles. Massage by skilled hands can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

I have right constant dull ache on right and left side under the ribs, flatulence and back pain, upper and lower what could this be?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

Many things.: It would help me to know your age & how long this problem is on going. Without knowing the answers my best advice is to see your primary care physician.
Several things could be the cause of the problem including a bone bruise, infection etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events), delusions, headache (side: back, left, right) (better by: rest) (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or full

I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events), delusions, headache (side: back, left, right) (better by: rest) (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or full

Memory issues: Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may refer you to a neurologist. A neuropsychologist can test you and give you practical information and tips to help depending on what is found. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dull ache above. Left breast closer to armpit? Sometimes travels directly to same side in my back. I'm 28/f very healthy and exercise regularly.

Dull ache above. Left breast closer to armpit? Sometimes travels directly to same side in my back. I'm 28/f very healthy and exercise regularly.

Shoulder pain: I suspect the problem is muscular in origin given the history you have provided. I am always concerned about potential breast pathology in a 28 year old female. Suggest appropriate examination by qualified physician. ...Read more