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I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

I have lower back just below rib cage left side pain. Is this related to my kidneys? Shouldi be scared?

It could be: Pain from your kidney typically occurs in the flank region, which is located in your lower back just below the ribcage. You should see your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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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


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What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

Maybe..: A number of disorders can give the type of pain you describe or part of it: kidney stones, acute appendicitis, neuralgia (pain due to nerve irritation or inflammation) and others. Each cause has its own characteristics; get it checked soon! ...Read more

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Er doc said no bladder or kidney infect. Cyst on left ovary causing pain in lower back & right side. Pain med not working and pain pressure when i pee?

Er doc said no bladder or kidney infect. Cyst on left ovary causing pain in lower back & right side. Pain med not working and pain pressure when i pee?

See urologist...: The information is enough to make a straight answer to your question. In my experience, for your best interest, it's good idea to collect the specific feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms over time with their sequence of event, and bring them to doctor for review, analysis, more history, physicals, and tests as needed so he/she may deduce what is going on and how to help you. Best... ...Read more

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female; pus cells 11-13,epithelial 7-9 urine albumin + is this related to std? symptoms:frequent urination; lower back (left side)pain Pls answer

female; pus cells 11-13,epithelial 7-9 urine
albumin +
is this related to std?
symptoms:frequent urination; lower back (left side)pain
Pls answer

UTI: these finding are consistent with a urinary tract infection. I suggest a urine culture and antibiotic therapy from your treating physician. If you are having unprotected sexual intercourse get tested for STD exposure. Think-CONDOMS plus spermicidal foam, jelly, sponges, ovules, BC pills or IUD. Only latex/vinyl condoms will protect you against HIV. ...Read more

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Started with pain in right lower back going into my right side pain horrendous now its at my left lower back goin into my left side?

Started with pain in right lower back going into my right side pain horrendous now its at my left lower back goin into my left side?

Many possibilities: This could be due to a spine or back muscle problem, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications. It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by fever and urination symptoms. A doctor can look for other causes such as appendicitis, other intestinal problems, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read more

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Strained lower back muscle in left side pain is intense so what is the best regime for it been out of work for 4 days with this?

Strained lower back muscle in left side pain is intense so what is the best regime for it been out of work for 4 days with this?

Depends call Dr.: I see you are on a muscle relaxer and pain killer. Are you also on a NSAID. An anti inflammatory? You may want to try a topical patch like Flector patch (diclofenac) and or Lidoderm patch they require prescriptions. Physical therapy can be very helpful. Modalities like ice and heat, tissue massage, Tens machine and hands on treatment regiments from the PT can help. Keep moving unless directed not to. ...Read more

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18 year old female experiencing mild lower back, lower abdomen, and side pain (especially left side) for over 2 weeks.

Diffuse pain: See a human doc and give him/her a thorough history and detailed physical examination. That is the key to good medicine! You may be asked to have a laboratory exam and imaging (ultrasound or MRI, etc) exams and possibly see a specialist if he's stumped. Hopefully in the words of Frank Mankowicz (in "Casablanca") "This may be the beginning of a beautiful relationship." ...Read more

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What could be causing my side pain and could it be serious? I a 22 yr old female and have never had any major health problems. For a week now I have had constant pain on my left side going from my ribs to my hip and a little into my lower back. For 2 of t

I'd : I'd be concerned that you may have a kidney stone or some other process involving your genitourinary system on that side. You didn't mention if you had noticed any blood in your urine, pain with urination or any chance that you might be pregnant. I'd advise getting seen by your primary doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

See your doctor.: There are many potential reasons for this type of pain, but it is impossible to sort out by just a text message. If this pain has persisted, then you need a visit to the doctor in order to take a complete history and do a physical exam. From there, the doctor can do possible tests, such as blood tests or x-rays, to help narrow down the cause of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain is a symptom in which a person has aches and pains on the right and/or left sides of his body, usually referring to the sides of the chest and abdomen. Pains in the side can be due to rib problems, ...Read more