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What do the symptoms the chills, lower back pain and aching legs mean?

What do the symptoms the chills, lower back pain and aching legs mean?

Flu symptoms: Sounds like flu like symptoms. If these don't get better in 3-5 days I would see your physician to evaluate if this is a flu or something more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Lower back pain around spine legs/feet ache/hurt/cramp/numbness. Blood work k. What tests should I have done next? What could b causeing this?

Lower back pain around spine legs/feet ache/hurt/cramp/numbness. Blood work k. What tests should I have done next? What could b causeing this?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain, headache, legs weak/ache, dizzy. Not preg. Awoke this way, got worse thru day with some tightness in chest. PR shot up to 120.

Severe lower back pain, headache, legs weak/ache, dizzy. Not preg. Awoke this way, got worse thru day with some tightness in chest. PR shot up to 120.

Chest pains: Or tightness in the chest is a red flag. Regardless, could be only muscle pain or GI problems, or migraine, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always important to check and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, stomach ache and feel my legs tingling what kind of doctor should I see? I am 22 years old female

I have lower back pain, stomach ache and feel my legs tingling what kind of doctor should I see? I am 22 years old female

Primary care doctor: Because you have symptoms which could belong to several different organ systems, you should see your primary care doctor for initial evaluation, and for referral if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Period 6 days late, neg test, lower back pain stomach ache sore boobs leg cramp and headache, could I be pregnant when urine test was negative?

Period 6 days late, neg test, lower back pain stomach ache sore boobs leg cramp and headache, could I be pregnant when urine test was negative?

Maybe not, but...: Symptoms such as nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings, can happen with other conditions, not just with pregnancy. However, if the pregnancy test was done less than 2 weeks after possible conception, a woman can repeat the test a week later. ...Read more

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6 days late. No pregnancy symptoms. Mild abdominal craping, lower back pain, leg ache at times, night chills, fast breath, slightly render breast. Am I preg?

6 days late. No pregnancy symptoms. Mild abdominal craping, lower back pain, leg ache at times, night chills, fast breath, slightly render breast. Am I preg?

Take pregnancy test: To know. Although you would not necessarily have any symptoms early in pregnancy - some of these may be pregnancy symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't?

I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't?

Nerve damage?: A pinched nerve in lower spine that's radiating down leg, following the nerve. This is Sciatica, + usually follows episode in past for low back pain. It could be Herniated Disc pressing on nerve Recommend lying down on back with knees propped up on pillows, ice or warm compresses to area see if it relieves pressure on nerve. No heavy lifting. If no better, need to see doctor. Take Advil (ibuprofen) ...Read more

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I am 71 and have a terrible pain in my right inner thigh, not a muscle ache. Also lower back pain. Can't lift right leg due to pain.?

Osteoarthritis hip?: If by inner thigh you mean groin and by lower back you mean buttock pain this could be osteoarthritis of the hip. If the pain starts at the lower back and radiated down the leg and is associated with numbness or tingling we could be dealing with a nerve problem. I suggest you go to your doctor to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower back pain after Intercourse? Legs hurt to move and pelvic sore why?

Positional problem: If intercourse is always in the "missionary" position with you on your back, a little variation in position can go a long way to alleviate your concerns A side to side or woman above position can be "enlightening". In other words, women are the "superior" sex. ...Read more

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I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

Here are some. ..: The feature and distribution of your described pain most likely represent the pain of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin, which could be differentiated by analyzing detailed Hx about the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its related activities + proper physical exam + tests as needed. So, bring the information to Doc for evaluation... ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in rt. Side vagina (no discharge, odor, itching) pain radiates down right leg and is accompanied by lower back pain & lethargy

I have a dull aching pain in rt. Side vagina (no discharge, odor, itching) pain radiates down right leg and is accompanied by lower back pain & lethargy

Afraid something: Might be going on here, potentially serious depending on severity and duration of your symptoms. Please consult your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? Height increase?

Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? Height increase?

Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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I have severe pain in both my calf's but is worse in my left calf, also have painful lower back pain and ache all over?

I have severe pain in both my calf's but is worse in my left calf, also have painful lower back pain and ache all over?

Had backache long?: Have you got any radiating pain from the back down into the calves or possibly on the left side all the way down to the foot into the big toe? Has your doctor considered ordering an imaging study of the back such as an MRI? you may have either a compression of one of your lower lumbar nerve roots ornarrowing of your spinal canal in the lumbar area which could also affect smaller nerve root fibers. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

Nerve, bone or joint: There can be a lot of considerations You need to discuss with your physician. This may not be serious but it needs evaluation. First a history and physical. Then lab and imaging of back and abdomen After these initial tests then new decisions will be made. ...Read more

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Shifting groin pain, dull ache in testicles near the thigh pit, lower back pain, slightly constipated, help me?

Shifting groin pain, dull ache in testicles near the thigh pit, lower back pain, slightly constipated, help me?

Here are some...: Clinically, the described regional ache may suggest its association with the disorders of nerves, muscles, or joints around the lower spine. To verify, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to better handle health-related concerns and work closely with doc so to define most likable underlying cause for Rx & care. ...Read more

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L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months. Constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

Hip pain: hip pain and lower back pain that shoots down the leg and shin is typical sciatica a pinched nerve in the gluteal muscle region. Could be a slipped disc in your lower back at lower level. Should see a spine orthopedic physician or your primary care doc and have checked out. ...Read more

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit. ...Read more

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Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Yes: There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. ...Read more

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I have had tailbone and upper buttock/low back pain when sitting down for 3 months, now having a constant ache in legs, neck, upper back. MRIs normal?

May be soft tissue: This may be muscular, tendon, bursa and less likely neurologic. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Sporadic right mild flank ache/burn. Could it be related to gerd/gastritis or low back pain/sciatica down right leg?

Sporadic right mild flank ache/burn. Could it be related to gerd/gastritis or low back pain/sciatica down right leg?

Hard to say: Could be either. Try taking some Tums or Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to see if its GERD/Gastritis. If it helps likely this issues otherwise it suggests something else like back pain. Sciatica goes down the leg typically, so if you have that as well then maybe you have both or just sciatica. See your doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft I can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push. Get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft I can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push. Get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

Cauda Equina: Cauda Equina occurs when there is pressure or injury to the lowest part of the spinal cord. This area controls both bowel and bladder function. If this is truly your problem, I would strongly suggest a surgical consult. This is one of the rare conditions that does require surgery based on cause. If I understand part of your? : use a back support temporarily until your evaluation. Please see MD. ...Read more

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Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Cauda equnina: Usually is not is usually not associated with back pain. Numbness in the Saddle area as well as urinary retention or bowel incontinence may be seen. ...Read more

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I'm having low back pain, nausea, light headed, and I feel a quick pulsing heartbeat on the left side by my belly button, my legs feel kinda sore-?

Uncertain: You will need an evaluation. The pulse could be from the aorta. You have too many symptoms and this is waht your physican will evaluate this ...Read more

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I have put on 30kg in the last 10 months due to meds and poor diet. I have lower and upper back pain, aching legs, could be due to weight gain?

I have put on 30kg in the last 10 months due to meds and poor diet. I have lower and upper back pain, aching legs, could be due to weight gain?

Yes, see a doctor: It may be due to the weight gain;
However it may also be due to another underlying problem; So need to be examined by a doctor ASAP to know what to do; ...Read more

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Hip labral debridement 2 weeks ago - still have groin pain, but now a bad ache, thigh pain and low back pain also - is this normal? Not on crutches

Possible: I would not be surprised if you continued to have these symptoms just 2 weeks after this procedure. However, you really should check with the orthopedist who did the procedure to determine what the typical recovery period should be and what you should expect. ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...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