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Dr. John Landi
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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I'm having severe lower back pain which isn't associated with cramps. Could it be my kidneys?

I'm having severe lower back pain which isn't associated with cramps. Could it be my kidneys?

COULD BE/MUSCLE PAIN: Pain in back can be due to kidney stones or infection, but it is on the side where kidneys are located and will radiate towards groin but commonest cause of back pain is due to muscle pain or problem with the spine and/or pressure on the nerves if it is radiating down leg back pain needs to be evauated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.

I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.

Pain : Kidney damage is not common after c-scopy prep. In patients with advanced kidney disease, pre-existing , a certain prep can cause some issues. Your lower back pain in unusual and you should contact the GI doc. Pain from the kidney is unusual for what you had done. You should seek care. Even when kidney function is affected pain is not a usual symptom. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

Back pain: Several organs can lead to back pain. Most of the pain arises from the lumbar spine. In females, feminine organs may also cause back pain. I would suggest you see a gynecologist for a check up to rule out such causes. If there is no problem there, see a pain physician who can properly rule out any spinal causes. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad lower back pain on my right side and my urine smells sour., could it be something with my kidneys?

I'm having really bad lower back pain on my right side and my urine smells sour., could it be something with my kidneys?

It certainly could b: Sounds like either a kidney or bladder infection. You should see someone and get a urinalysis to find out, today or tomorrow at latest. Drink plenty of fluids, especially cranberry juice (at least 8 glasses per day), and you can take acetaminophen and apply heat for pain. ...Read more

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Experienced left lower back pain expected to be caused by kidney stones but UTB is normal. What else could be possible causes on this?

Experienced left lower back pain expected to be caused by kidney stones but UTB is normal. What else could be possible causes on this?

The spine: Low back pain is commonly related to arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis or strains. Issues related to spine instability are also pissible causes. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that has gotten worse over the last two weeks. No physical trauma/accidents during that period. Thinking it could be a kidney i?

I have lower back pain that has gotten worse over the last two weeks. No physical trauma/accidents during that period. Thinking it could be a kidney i?

Could be: This can be the case, but there are other things to consider such as muskuloskeletal problems, pinched nerve. See your doctor for further evaluations. ...Read more

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Ive had lower back pain for about a week now. It does go down my right leg but Im feeling a bit nauseous. Could it be a kidney infeciton?

Ive had lower back pain for about a week now. It does go down my right leg but Im feeling a bit nauseous. Could it be a kidney infeciton?

Less likely: Lower back pain that radiates down one leg is due to compression of the sciatic nerve by a herniated or bulging disc or arthritic changes in the spine. The pain is usually located in the low back well below the level of the umbilicus. Kidney pain from infection is located in the back at or above the level of the umbilicus(belly button). Kidney infection will be accompanied by a fever. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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