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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.Whats 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.Whats 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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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. Dr. Long ...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