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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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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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What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

What could be the cause of left side dull pain/ache radiating to lower back, gas, fullness. Had an open surgical bowel resection in 2008.

Non specific: Hard to tell. Take note if your symptoms are related to eating, fatty foods or how hydrated. Increase your oral liquids. Go in for evaluation if you develop fever or vomiting. Constipation, a bad gallbladder, hernia and adhesion are all possible. Be well ...Read more

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I have point tenderness in right groin area. General dull ache in both right and left sides of pelvis and radiation to right lower back. 1 wk duration?

I have point tenderness in right groin area. General dull ache in both right and left sides of pelvis and radiation to right lower back. 1 wk duration?

Appendicitis vs cyst: Hello!
In that area, and without other information, I am most concerned about an ovarian cyst vs. Subacute appendicitis, vs. Lymph node inflammation. You should be seen by your regular doctor or an ER to be examined; let them know if you've had any fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, changes in your menstrual cycle; also things like age and factors like smoking can help make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a back pain. The moment I run or do anything strenuos my back aches. Its the lower back left side and also in the centre. Could it b a injury?

I have a back pain. The moment I run or do anything strenuos my back aches. Its the lower back left side and also in the centre. Could it b a injury?

Back pain: Sudden impact exercises can cause injury to the back---a sprain / strain type injury. Best is to have a warm up routine or simple frequent stretches before taking on anything with high impact. ...Read more

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What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

See pcp: Could be due to a muscle strain or some problem with your kidneys or maybe pathology with your back. ...Read more

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I fell onto a hard object on the left side of my lower back two months ago and although much of the pain subsided within one week, I still feel sore sometimes when I lie on my right side with my back slightly bent. Will it ever heal completely?

Contusion: Such an injury causes contusion to tissues like muscles and bones. Bone contusions or bruises in particular can cause rather long term discomfort and tenderness. Of course, if significant pain persists, a physician should examine you and an xray may be ordered depending on physical findings. ...Read more

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Clenching knots under and around bellybutton level, air bloating, slight lower back ache (maybe more left side). Anything serious?

Clenching knots under and around bellybutton level, air bloating, slight lower back ache (maybe more left side). Anything serious?

No: This is unlikely to be serious. Of course, if things get worse I could be wrong. Is this associated with your menstrual cycle? If so, Ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory might solve your problems. ...Read more

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I fell and now have nagging lower back pain on right side. Sore when I stretch to the left. What could the issue be?

I fell and now have nagging lower back pain on right side. Sore when I stretch to the left. What could the issue be?

Back pain: This could be anywhere from a muscle strain and spasm, subluxation of the vertebrae to a bulging or herniated disc. You should see your physician to evaluate your back if things do not improve within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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The past 2 days my left hip/lower-back has been hurting. Its super sore! It hurts to sleep on my left side, walk and when I push on it. What's wrong?

The past 2 days my left hip/lower-back has been hurting. Its super sore! It hurts to sleep on my left side, walk and when I push on it. What's wrong?

Hip or back pain: Back problems can give you hip pain and hip problems can give you back pain. Probably not enough information here to help you know what the cause is. May represent greater trochanteric bursitis. I would use an anti-inflammatory like aleve (naproxen) 2 pills with food 2 times a day for 5 days. Ice the area for 20 minutes up to 3 time a day. Think that should help. ...Read more

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I was 6 days late for my period. I had lower back aches and now that my period is here I'm having cramps in just my left side. What could be thecause?

I was 6 days late for my period. I had lower back aches and now that my period is here I'm having cramps in just my left side. What could be thecause?

Just now or always?: If all of your periods are associated with the symptoms you describe, then you could have pelvic endometriosis. If it is just with this period, it could just be muscle aches and pains. See your local ob/gyn doctor if this is a chronic problem. ...Read more

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I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied. This happened after deadlifts at the gym

I developed a bump in my lower back on the left side above the sacrum, it's only sore when pressure is applied. This happened after deadlifts at the gym

Suspect muscle: This could be a cyst which may or may not be infected. With this there could be muscle or bone or joint or combination with tendon and bursa involvement as part of the pain. Sometimes at a gym there's risk of infection. Sometimes if you look at the bump there may be a small hole that may be plugged indicating a possible inclusion cyst. ...Read more

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Is been 3 days that my lower back right side and left side is sore. I have no urine problem no fever or chills maybe at times nausou.?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious 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 tingling sensation on one spot on my back mid left side recently it's more frequent and leave an ache lower back. A little leg ache too.?

I have tingling sensation on one spot on my back mid left side recently it's more frequent and leave an ache lower back. A little leg ache too.?

LB tingling: May be from spine-sciatica like. ganglion cyst or even kidney, ovary, lymph nodes or colon. Rarely MS. NSAIDS if not allergic may help but be evaluated to rule out ovary kidney/ colon may consider CT of abodmen f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

What comes next?: It's a good idea to have done the physio work. Now you are wondering, what next?

Let's say the pain occurs all the time. It may be the physio is not helping. In such a case, an MRI of the lumbar spine or EMG test may help determine what's wrong.

Perhaps the problem is worse with movement. That may indicate a need to see an orthopedic specialist.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Pain all on the rt side. Dull ache to rt pelvic & groin area with dull ache to rt, lower back, buttock down back of thigh, with burning to lower leg.?

Pain all on the rt side. Dull ache to rt pelvic & groin area with dull ache to rt, lower back, buttock down back of thigh, with burning to lower leg.?

Pelvic joint: Groin pain radiating to the buttock is characteristic for pelvic girdle joint disorder. The buttock aspect of the pain is called sciatica. Pain generated by a sacroiliac joint can refer to the groin region as well as cause sciatica. Vertebral spine disorders characteristically do not radiate to the groin. If this persists an osteopath can diagnose and advise. ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle that I hurt or pulled playin soccer it's in the middle of my lower back between my hip bone on the left side it hurts 2 move 2?

Lumbar strain: LUMBAR strain produced by playing a sport such as soccer should be treated with ice, NSAIDS, REST, for only several days, then Rx with physiotherapist with modalities, stretching, gentle isometric spinal stabilization exercises. ...Read more