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Doctor insights on: Low Back Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Low back pain and leg tingling at gym?

See a Doc: The first thing to do is to try to determine what activity brought about these symptoms. You really need to think hard about this. If you can identify what brought it about, then it may be helpful to speak to a personal trainer to see if you are using poor technique or if there is an activity that you are "overdoing". If the symptoms persist, probably best to see your doc or a back specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in legs too and in low back :_(?

Pain in legs too and in low back :_(?

Ouch!: Your history section includes a few things that could contribute to back and leg pain. I am afraid with cauda equina and MS you will need to see someone in person and be very specific about where and how you hurt to get a good answer. ...Read more

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Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Chronic lumbar pain: The presence of lumbar back pain and referred hip pain is very common. An appropriate diagnosis is necessary to determine the cause of those symptoms. There are studies linking the presence of pain and fibromyalgia to early chronic dna viral infections. Some types of dna virus (ebv, cmv, hsv, hzv, parvovirus, hhv6) replicate inside the ganglia along the spinal cord causing motor and sensory deficits. ...Read more

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Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Low back and upper leg pain/numbness after hysterectomy?

Discuss w surgeon: The bac pain is probably normal postop pain. The numbness of the leg needs evaluation. There are a couple of nerves that can get compressed during hysterectomy which can cause this. Schedule a follow up appt. ...Read more

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Pain in right low pelvis since sex on Monday. Pain now radiating down right thigh and right low back. Extreme fatigue and nausea. ER?

Pain in right low pelvis since sex on Monday. Pain now radiating down right thigh and right low back. Extreme fatigue and nausea. ER?

Pain and fatigue: These symptoms may be signaling serious disease. You should see a doctor asap. If you do not have access to medical care then go to the ER ...Read more

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Low back pain?

Low back pain?

Low Back Pain: Most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. There could be abdominal causes or kidney problems also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute.  swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. back & bone pain. General weakness.  Cough. Rash.

Infection: Sounds like an infection to me. There are so many possibilities. Not enough space for you to provide sufficient details here. Obviously you've seen a doctor since you report a CBC result. Stay the course. ...Read more

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Low back pain after c-section

Pbp: Posture posture posture. Need to work on strengthening the lower back muscle. See pt to help with a good program. ...Read more

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Could low back and groin pain be sciatica?

Could low back and groin pain be sciatica?

General term: Sciatica has become a generalized term implying a nerve problem involving the leg. Low back pain associated with groin pain can indeed be due to nerves in the lumbo-sacral region, so best to be checked out by your doctor for potential issues. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

Many: A kidney stone or a kidney infection can cause low back pain and flank pain. It largely depends on the other symptoms you're having. The pain with kidneys would be near the bottom of the ribcage. Difficult to say for sure without examining you. Please see your pcp if the pain continues. ...Read more

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Can pain in lower left back just above hip cause discomfort down leg in thigh and calf?

Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more

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Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Achilles: Sounds like inflammation of the achilles tendon. This should improve with relative rest, ice, compression and elevation if you develop swelling. You may want to back down on the running if trying to increase mileage. Also get your shoes fitted properly at a running store that specializes in foot gear. If no better in a few weeks then see your doc. ...Read more

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Lower back and lower abdominal pain that radiates down legs. Low left ab sharp pain (like something's there) and goes down leg. What could it be?

Lower back and lower abdominal pain that radiates down legs. Low left ab sharp pain (like something's there)  and goes down leg. What could it be?

Pelvic pain ? : This sounds like something is compressing on your sacral nerves internally, or perhaps chronic nerve damage from the previous Caesarean section surgery. I suggest you see both an OB and pain specialist to pinpoint what this could be ...Read more

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What could cause low fever, chills, lower back pain?

Infection : You could have a bladder or kidney onfection. You should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain lower abdomen middle along with lower back either side of spine. Urine dip stick shows no wbc, blood but pain in lower back persists. Pls help?

Too many possible: Pain in the abdomen suggests a problem internally. A good generalist would be a start in getting to the diagnosis. Back pain may be secondary to just about any abdominal, vascular, or chest problem. So, i would rule out important causes first. Then, if this is simply some degenerative disease or a disc herniation, then nonsurgical treatment may be started without concern. ...Read more