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Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back.?

Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back.?

Needs to be checked: We do not have information to tell you what it may be. It could be an inflsmmation in the ribs. But it could also be due to problem with your right kidney as it is located just under the ribs in the back. And there may or may not be other urologic symptoms like pain during voiding or blood in stool. Get it checked as it is recurring ...Read more

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I feel as if I have a block of ice in my lower back. I've had a dull ache that has started getting worse and is spreading to my lower abdomen.

I feel as if I have a block of ice in my lower back. I've had a dull ache that has started getting worse and is spreading to my lower abdomen.

You may have: SPINAL STENOSIS (depending upon your age which is not stated with your question!
This is a narrowing of your spinal canal due to degenerative arthritis of the lumbosacral spine!

Check this possibility out with your PCP...BTW if you are under 40 years of age get a Gynecological check up! ...Read more

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34, F. Very mild abdominal discomfort just today/tonight & dull ache in lower back. I do tend to bend incorrectly when doing daily tasks. Related?

34, F. Very mild abdominal discomfort just today/tonight & dull ache in lower back. I do tend to bend incorrectly when doing daily tasks. Related?

Maybe/maybe not: Sorry for that answer, but some things that cause belly pain case cause back pain. Without examining you and running some tests, unable to tell you if related or not. Dr R ...Read more

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What do you advise if I stopped the pop 11days ago and for the passed 4 days have had back pain and a dull ache in my lower abdomen.?

What do you advise if I stopped the pop 11days ago and for the passed 4 days have had back pain and a dull ache in my lower abdomen.?

No taper down?: You mean your doctor did not recommend a tapering down schedule of soda pop? I mean he just asked you to cold turkey the stuff? Geez! What are these kids learning in medical school these days? LOL! Sorry, couldn't resist. Your symptoms have nothing to do with
the fact that you stopped pop. You did something good and now you have some other problem. Totally unrelated. Live long and POPser! ...Read more

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What's causing me to have bad dull aching on my right side of my stomach? It was all over my stomach and back but it moved over the last 3 days. I had my gallbladder removed in january of this year so it's not that but it hurts to breathe, move everything

What's causing me to have bad dull aching on my right side of my stomach? It was all over my stomach and back but it moved over the last 3 days. I had my gallbladder removed in january of this year so it's not that but it hurts to breathe, move everything

Abd Pain: It would be interesting to know if you have retained stones in the bile duct. This could be suggested by ultrasound and demonstrated by mrcp.If symptoms are related to eating (worsened or initiated by eating) then consideration of retained stone (s) is greater. Pancreatitis, ulcer disease, gastroenteritis, intestinal spasm are included in differential. ...Read more

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Urgent: feels like I'm rocking back and forth with mild dull stomach ache what's going on?

Urgent: feels like I'm rocking back and forth with mild dull stomach ache what's going on?

See your MD: It could be anything from irritable bowel syndrme to peptic ulcer or other serious conditions. A good history and physical exam is required. See your md. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a dull ache in my groin and abdomen, no pattern, feels like abelly ache. Pain also radiates to upper legs and lower back

I have been experiencing a dull ache in my groin and abdomen, no pattern, feels like abelly ache. Pain also radiates to upper legs and lower back

Can't tell here: Too many other details to ask about, and need to examine you to figure this out. Could be any number of bowel, kidney, pancreas, back, spine, nerve issues, etc.
See your doc. ...Read more

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I'm 14 days after ovulation and I've been feeling dull aches in my abdomen sides and lower back and a little bit of heartburn could I be pregnant?

I'm 14 days after ovulation and I've been feeling dull aches in my abdomen sides and lower back and a little bit of heartburn could I be pregnant?

See below: You could be pregnant or the discomfort may be your menses coming on. If you are pregnant that would not be the cause of your symptoms since a 1-2 week old fetus
is too tiny to cause abdominal or back pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

Nerve, bone or joint: There can be a lot of considerations You need to discuss with your physician. This may not be serious but it needs evaluation. First a history and physical. Then lab and imaging of back and abdomen After these initial tests then new decisions will be made. ...Read more

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Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can I do? I'm 18.

Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can I do? I'm 18.

Need more info..: What kinds of pain are you experiencing? And what seems to trigger the pain? Is it related to your period, food, any activity etc? How long has this been going on? Do you get short of breath? It says you are on birth control pills. Do you also smoke? Taking oral contraceptive is a risk factor for blood clots (DVT/PE) and smoking increases your risk. ...Read more

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I have had stomach cramps and dull aches in lower belly. My period is 6 days late and I had one day of spotting along with days of back aches, bad skin?

I have had stomach cramps and dull aches in lower belly. My period is 6 days late and I had one day of spotting along with days of back aches, bad skin?

A few ideas: You could be about to start your period, or you could be pregnant. If you are sexually active, take a pregnancy test to be sure that you're not pregnant. If that's negative or not a possibility, then these symptoms are related to hormones. See doctor if continues or worsens, make sure you're at a healthy weight. Ibuprofren can help with pain. Birth control may help with skin. ...Read more

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I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

Go to doc STAT: Discuss obtaining testicular ultrasound and pelvic CT scan with contrast. My "worst case scenario" is testicular cancer. Men between ages of 17-35 are at greatest risk. Pelvic & back pain could be referred, but you have to look at the lymph nodes & inguinal canal (pathway gonads took as they traveled down the pelvis during embryogenesis). Treatment is very successful with excellent survival rate. ...Read more

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I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

Well, you had a good: Look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a really bad pounding headache, upset stomach, my boneshurt and ache and my fingers are dull, hard to change positions with my back?

I have a really bad pounding headache, upset stomach, my boneshurt and ache and my fingers are dull, hard to change positions with my back?

Migraine: Start with ovr the counter medications such as Excedrin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If these are not effective, see you doctor for prescription medications such as the newer triptans. ...Read more

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I'm having some upper back/abdominal pain. It feels like a dull ache internally. I don't have any other symptoms such as nausea, fever or vomiting.

Back & abdomen pain: There are many things which can cause pain in the upper back and abdomen. Some of the more common ones are stomach, esophagus, and gallbladder problems. Initially, you could try a two-week course of Zantac (ranitidine) 150 mg twice a day. If the pain goes away, it's no problem, but if it persists or returns, you should see your doctor for a work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain and lower abdominal pain both in the right side. It's my ovulation week. Is this ovulation pain? Dull ache not sharp.

Sounds like it: It could be. There are other things in that area that could account for it. Time will tell if the pain subsides, than likely it was. ...Read more

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Just confirmed pregnancy. Dull ache on my right lower abdomen and pulling on right hip and back. Not constant. Not No bleed. Could this be ectopic?

Just confirmed pregnancy. Dull ache on my right lower abdomen and pulling on right hip and back. Not constant. Not No bleed. Could this be ectopic?

Right abd pain: The ovary in early pregnancy produces hormones to support the pregnancy until the placenta is fully formed. This makes the ovary very sensitive on the side which released the egg. By itself it is not abnormal, but if the pain continues and you start to have bleeding, it could be an ectopic. Get a serum quantitative HCG and an ultrasound to be certain from your provider. ...Read more

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I have a small lump two inches below belly button that feels bruised when I touch it.  Also lower abdomen and lower back have dull ache.  Also nausea?

I have a small lump two inches below belly button that feels bruised when I touch it.  Also lower abdomen and lower back have dull ache.  Also nausea?

? hernia: This could be an umbilical hernia and if it's not fully reduced it may produce those symptoms. I recommend that you consult an abdominal SURGEON for evaluation as soon as possible in view of your current symptoms as an incarcerated hernia should be treated as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications like strangulation of a piece of intestine. ...Read more

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Pain in legs in waves. Fever. Dull ache in lower back. Abdominal pain mainly to right. Sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give specific advice without doing a complete history and exam and appropriate tests. See a doctor. The internet will not be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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Dull ache across front abdomen, bottom rib of 1 side to other, radiates around to back. No coordination w eating or bowel movement. CT and MRI clear.

Dull ache across front abdomen, bottom rib of 1 side to other, radiates around to back. No coordination w eating or bowel movement. CT and MRI clear.

A pinched nerve: The noraml CT and MRI would appear to exlcude abdomianl pathology as a cuase of this pain. Nerve impingment syndormes in the spine can cause a pain syndome that is in a band around the abdomen. ...Read more

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Severe burning Lower abdomen pain - gyaene. Bloated, tired, bloody/excessive discharge occasionally, heart palpitations, dull chest/ back ache?

Severe pain: Unexpected new severe pain should all ways be assessed by a detailed physical examination promptly, go see a local physician or go to the accident and emergency department ...Read more

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Dull abdominal cramping, constipated, lower back ache, missed period? Neg hpt. For almost a month what's could be happening?

Dull abdominal cramping, constipated, lower back ache, missed period? Neg hpt. For almost a month what's could be happening?

Get it checked.: You should get it checked by your doctor to make sure you don't have an ectopic pregnancy or some other complication and get a pregnancy test done there just to make sure. ...Read more

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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Dull ache in stomach that is worse when sitting. What could it be?

Dull ache in stomach that is worse when sitting. What could it be?

Stomach ache: Could be gastritis, reflux gallbladder Would also check thyroid level as sometimes thyroid conditions can cause stomach aches. if you have diabetes you may have gastroparesis -slow transit which may cause problems ...Read more

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