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My creatinine is 9.6...I have high back pain.Please help to reduce it..

My creatinine is 9.6...I have high back pain.Please help to reduce it..

High creatinine: Are you on dialysis? That creatinine suggests almost complete lack of kidney function. With back pain there could be obstruction to both kidneys. I would go right to the emergency room for an ultrasound of your kidneys and work up. If you are not on dialysis you may need to be. If you are obstructed relief of the obstruction could be curative. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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White blood count high and hemoglobin high back pain little bump on my back always tired ?

White blood count high and hemoglobin high back pain little bump on my back always tired ?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual figures. What you are calling high may not be abnormally high. ...Read more

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Is high upper back pain related to chest pain? What can I do for that?

Is high upper back pain related to chest pain? What can I do for that?

Not likely: Dilation of the thoracic aorta can cause back pain but typically does not cause chest pain. High back pain has many etiologies, work related, posture, mattress that you sleep on, too strenous exercise, back strain etc etc. I would suggest possible something as simple as massage to loosen yourself up. However, at your age, chest pain should not go without a work, especially if it continues. ...Read more

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Is high right back pain with lack of interest for food and temp of 100.3 a concern?

Is high right back pain with lack of interest for food and temp of 100.3 a concern?

Yes a Concern: Upper back pain may be what we call the flank. Infection of the kidney or kidney stones could be issues. The fever is concerning for infection. Skin infections like shingles could cause pain but would typically be associated with blisters. Loss of appetite is a complaint of many medical conditions again including infections. I would suggest a trip to a doctor particularly to look at urine tests ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

Heart Disease?: With the limited information, the foremost concern would be a heart condition such as angina. I would recommend that you get evaluated as soon as possible. It is possible you have cervical spine or a muscular cause for your symptoms, but these conditions are not life-threatening. Please get a cardiology evaluation first and make sure you don't have symptoms related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Why am i going to bed with upper back pain and waking up with a headache and high to lower back pain everyday?

Why am i going to bed with upper back pain and waking up with a headache and high to lower back pain everyday?

Can't sleep : Best thing for sleep is sleep hygiene , if u r taking medication for adhd , do not take them after 4 pm , since they can affect u ability to. Sleep. ...Read more

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Worried.Had lost ten lbs in a yr.Gained 6 back.Now lost 3 again.Lower appetite.High anxiety.Upper back pain .Spasms.C.Xray.Cbc.Bmp norm.Scared?

Worried.Had lost ten lbs in a yr.Gained 6 back.Now lost 3 again.Lower appetite.High anxiety.Upper back pain .Spasms.C.Xray.Cbc.Bmp norm.Scared?

Worried: High levels of stress can have a tremendous affect on the physical structures of the body producing symptoms. Symptoms can manifest like illness however it is mostly psychological. Consult your internist psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? white discharge without itch or smell, cramping, high temp, low back pain, fluid in uterus. doc said no infection bloodwork normal

Am i pregnant? white discharge without itch or smell, cramping, high temp, low back pain, fluid in uterus. doc said no infection bloodwork normal

Seriously?: You have not shared your sexual, menstrual, or more importantly ovulatory history with us. We would never just guess! Your symptoms do not represent in any way pregnancy. They do not also represent not being pregnant. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting high stomache pain and back pain?

Why do I keep getting high stomache pain and back pain?

Reffered pain.: Pain from the gall bladder, stomach, esophagus, and pancreas can be referred to the back. Other than a good history and physical, and abdominal ultrasound would be highest yield tests. ...Read more

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How effective are these high-tech treatments for back pain?

How effective are these high-tech treatments for back pain?

See below: Not exactly sure what you mean by high tech treatments. Overall our management of lower back pain is not that great at the present time. We invest a lot of money in diagnostics, surgery, injections and medications yet we have really failed to make a dent in the low back pain condition. Some say that the more attention doctors pay to this condition, the worse people get. ...Read more

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How should I take "rus tox" in a high potency for chronic back pain?

How should I take "rus tox" in a high potency for chronic back pain?

Perhaps not: High potency homeopathics are a modern fashion. Dr. Hahemann, inventor, never used over 15x in his lifetime. Theoretical argument can be made for adhering to empirical studies and evidence that early homeopaths obtained with low doses. What theory can explain efficacy of solutions and sugar pills totally absent of any molecules of therapeutic material after avogadro's number has been exceeded? ...Read more

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I get back pain high up behind left shoulder at same time slight indegestion.?

See your family Dr: This sounds like reflux but could be other issues. You want to see your dr who knows your history and can better guide you on treatment and causes. ...Read more

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My friend has high fever.Neck pain. Back pain malaise and was admitted two months ago for this. She is now experiencing same symptoms?

My friend has high fever.Neck pain. Back pain malaise and was admitted two months ago for this. She is now experiencing same symptoms?

Full work up needed: She needs a through work up to rule out things like tuberculosis and other infectious disease. This should not be delayed or blown off. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself.
Towel or sheet between pad and skin.
Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

I have had a lot of back pain, high blood sugars, and nausea lately. Possible signs of kidney disease?

Yes: Typically kidneys do not hurt. Usually back pain is musculoskeletal. Kidney pan does not change with movement, position or heat. It is usually located in the sides of the back just under the rib cage. If you have high blood sugars, you are chronically at risk of kidney disease. If acute rise think of a kidney infection especially with nausea. You need to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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What is the cause of multi loculated pleural effusion in adults? I had also high fever, rib pain, back pain.

What is the cause of multi loculated pleural effusion in adults? I had also high fever, rib pain, back pain.

Multiloculated: A pleural effusion means there is fluid in that chest cavity. Multiloculated means that the fluid isn't just one single continuous collection but is either multiple or divided in some fashion.

With high fever, rib pain and back pain infection is certainly a concern and you need to seek care urgently. ...Read more

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I tested positive for d dimer blood test but my tc showed nothing so I got sent home from ER now I'm running a high fever with intense back pain ?

I tested positive for d dimer blood test but my tc showed nothing so I got sent home from ER now I'm running a high fever with intense back pain ?

D-dimer: Is a rather nonspecific test and it helps mostly when is negative ruling out acute thromboembolism. In your case the test failed to rule it out and that's why you underwent CT angio. With your symptoms, you should still seek medical attention trying to find out a source that at this time and with limited information seems to be likely infectious, among others. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I am having a back pain, high degree constipation heavy left side due to constipation , left leg pain and sometimes left brain pointed irritation.Cure?

Too little info: I am not sure how these symptoms correlate.
More information and clarification is needed.
It is probably best if you see your family doc for a good history, physical and clarification of your symptom complex... ...Read more

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Have deep unhealing ulcer w/high eosinophil count. Chronic back pain. Biospies are neg cancer?

Have deep unhealing ulcer w/high eosinophil count.  Chronic back pain.  Biospies are neg cancer?

Can't tell here: There are too many details regarding this to be able to give an opinion here. Needs further evaluation with your doc, or a second opinion. ...Read more

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My husband has had a combination of extreme constant hip and lower back pain, high blood pressure, adrenal tumor. What could it be?

My husband has had a combination of extreme constant hip and lower back pain, high blood pressure, adrenal tumor. What could it be?

See his doc: First, has the adrenal mass been checked out with lab and/or urine tests? Pheochromocytoma and aldosterone producing tumors cause hypertension. Assuming that is not the case, the adrenal is probably incidental. He may have sciatica, hip arthritis, or any other number of causes of back pain. Can't be decided online - need to see a doc! ...Read more

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Sudden strong back pain;High WBC and Ly, CRP 5.24 mg/L, Ca, D-dimer 1.05 mg/L, low myoglobin. Normal XR, Coagulation, ECG, abd echo. Emboli? Rheumato?

Sudden strong back pain;High WBC and Ly, CRP 5.24 mg/L, Ca, D-dimer 1.05 mg/L, low myoglobin. Normal XR, Coagulation, ECG, abd echo. Emboli? Rheumato?

Back pain: More description of the back pain is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. Apparently there is no history of injury. The pain could be muscular, skeletal or even disc related. Do spinal motions aggravate the discomfort? Any urinary symptoms? If not an evaluation by an orthopedic or spinal specialist is advisable. Appropriate tests like mri may be ordered if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, high WBC count, fatigue, flu like symptoms but not ill. Doctors r/o uti. Whay could it be?

Any number: Of things can cause these symptoms, outside of the urinary tract. Some examples are pelvic infection, abscess, or tumor. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever ?

Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever ?

Infection: until proven otherwise. Blood disorders may also cause similar symptoms. A differential of your WBC count may help to some extent. Cultures, specifically blood cultures, as well as imaging your spine will most likely be part of the work up. ...Read more

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Sir I have a back pain at the right side. It is normal pain while driving or sitting on the chair but become high when sitting on floor.

Back pain: Increased pain while sitting on the floor without back support is most likely muscular. It could be the sacroiliac joint as well. Disc herniation can also cause pain while sitting but is usually midline and not to one side. Try using lumbar support or simply a pillow behind the lower back. Change position frequently whenever possible. ...Read more

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Hey I took codeine 30mg. Two hours ago. I have a high tolerance to them due to back pain I was wondering if I could have 1.8 standard drinks?

Hey I took codeine 30mg. Two hours ago. I have a high tolerance to them due to back pain I was wondering if I could have 1.8 standard drinks?

Bad idea: Both are systemic depressants and the combo can be very dangerous - very! Even if you've had no problem in the past, that can change suddenly. Breathing, heart, etc can be affected. Please don't tempt fate. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more