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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.