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Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Common: Pelvic area pain can radiate up or down, and commonly to the groin. Bulging above the hip is classic for a twist in the pelvis. See a chiropractic doctor or a osteopathic physician for treatment you will do well. Ask about xrays if scoliosis is seen. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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Cramping on lower abdomen on left side and lower back pain as well, this is all 6 days after conception. Could these symptoms relate to pregnancy?

Cramping on lower abdomen on left side and lower back pain as well, this is all 6 days after conception. Could these symptoms relate to pregnancy?

Yes, but: It is a little early to be having pregnancy symptoms. Sometimes women have lower abdominal pain from an ectopic pregnancy, but not this soon after conception, usually. Unrelated to pregnancy, an ovarian cyst or a urinary tract infection could both cause these symptoms. Best to see a doctor and get checked out if the symptoms are really bothering you. ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I do gym but dont know i have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back.Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

Treat muscle sprain: It seems like you have sprained muscle in your left lower back. Apply heat there. Some people report better results with ice than heat. You can use both or either one. Use anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Also rest is very important, Avoid bending and lifting. Also avoid exercises that cause pain in that area. If not better in couple of weeks,then see your doctor. ...Read more

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With my spine fusing on my left side will I have lower back pain for the rest of my life?

With my spine fusing on my left side will I have lower back pain for the rest of my life?

Why fusing?: Is your spine fusing from surgery? Ankylosing spondylitis? Severe scoliosis? How old are you? These things all impact on what you may or may not be able to do. Learning little things that you can do then bring some improvement and doing more of those... Becoming aware of things you do that make it worse and avoiding those things is the underlying principle in dealing with back pain. ...Read more

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Sharp lower right side pain relieved after urinating.Left side radiating pain and lower back pain .Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Sharp lower  right side pain relieved after urinating.Left  side radiating pain and lower back pain .Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Could be related to : Surgery or some thing else. During a partial hysterectomy, a surgeon may inadvertently damage the organs that surround the uterus, such as the urinary tract or bowel, better health channel explains. Affected women can develop bowel movement or urination problems due to this damage. Or could be due to new problem need to investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness periodically on left side of abdomen. Lower back pain and leg pain on left side. Period should have ended 4 days ago but am still spotting. ?

Numbness periodically on left side of abdomen. Lower back pain and leg pain on left side. Period should have ended 4 days ago but am still spotting. ?

Musculoskeletal: Early 20's female w. unilateral abdominal "numbness" & same-sided sciatica. Assuming single disorder, only pain referral pattern explanatory is pelvic girdle joint disorder. Vertebral spine neural impingements refer pain in sciatic & long-leg radiculopathy patterns. Sacroiliac joint disorders distinctively refer to ipsilateral abdomen/pelvis & groin. Osteopaths are skillful diagnosticians of this. ...Read more

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I am having severe rite side lower back pain for several hours now it is going to left side no pains middle. Is this something I should worry about?

I am having severe rite side lower back pain for several hours now it is going to left side no pains middle. Is this something I should worry about?

Muscle spasm: This is most likely a muscle spasm which can happen from heavy lifting to an awkward turn or bend. If the pain radiates down the legs be mindful of sciatic pain though it is impotant to try conservative management such as Ibuprofen and warm compresses. Physical therapy will also help strengthen your back muscles. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Anatomical: The pain generator is on the left side, be it a out of place disc compressing on a nerve, muscle spasm, sacroiliac joint, etc., etc., etc. A more precise answer can be provided after your doctor examines you and obtains further facts about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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Extremely bad lower back pain on the left side. What can I take for this?

Flank pain: Understand, any internal organ that is irritated or inflamed, may send pain to a region of your body that mimics "back" pain. Based on your age, kidney stones, GI problems, spleen, pancreas or even stomach problems could be present. If the above are ruled out by history and exam (muscle spasm present, obvious injury) then rest, ice, anti-inflammatories may help. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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