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Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

Have lower back pain &  some  bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

See Dr: Whilst unusual, it is still possible to have a urinary tract infection with minimal symptoms. The lower back pain could also be referred pain from your lumbar spine, a common symptom of a pinched or irritated nerve. You need to see your doctor sooner for an examination as well as a Urine dipstick test to rule out an early urinary tract infection which can develop complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more

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Severe sharp pain in my vaginal wall/pelvis when sitting/standing. Lower back pain. Feel like I have to poop. Started period yesterday. Bladder pain.

Needs MD visit: There are so many things that could be the problem here, that it requires a real live MD visit to sort out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bladder pain, low back pain and hip pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Frequent urination. I am taking antibiotics and picked up azo at walmart will azo help? Been drinking straight water

I am experiencing  bladder pain, low back pain and hip pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Frequent urination.  I am taking antibiotics and  picked up azo at walmart will azo help? Been drinking straight water

Med Choice: You say you are on antibiotics. If the choice of antibiotic does not cover the infection your symptoms will not get better. The Azo will not help either. Did the doctor get a urine culture with sensitivitiy? The test tells which antibiotics kill the strain of bacteria. Not sure about the hip pain not related to UTI Need more information about the low back and hip pain to help you further. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks. My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks.  My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Uncertain: Correlation needs to be made with symptoms, physical exam and if needed, imaging. A uterine mass would have to be large enough to exert pressure on the lumbosacral nerve plexus, as it courses through the pelvis, to cause back pain. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks pregnant having lower back pain, diarrhea and bladder pain. Could i be going into labor soon?

Im 34 weeks pregnant having lower back pain, diarrhea and bladder pain. Could i be going into labor soon?

Uncertain: The symptoms you describe are vague and nonspecific. They could be anything from the onset of labor to a type of infection, please call your obstetrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Common : Common symptoms of a bladder infection are urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and visible blood in the urine. Low back pain is less common but is a symptom. It also may be a symptom related to kidney infection in addition to bladder infection. Fever is generally associated with kidney infections along with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing. Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing.  Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Get evaluated. : The combination of back pain a change in urinary habits and frequency could have a neurologic link and should be assessed as soon as possible. Your physician, based on a detailed history, physical exam, and tests may be able to find out if there is a relationship between your symptoms, and ways to improve them. Don't delay and see your physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and loss of bladder control. What can be done for this?

Serious Symptoms: Low back pain in conjunction with loss of bladder control can signify a serioius condition needing immediate attention. This is not normal. I would see your doctor immediately or even consider going to the emergency room. Compression of spinal nerves can cause these symptoms. When compression of spinal nerves causes symptoms such as bowel/bladder dysfunction this could be known as myelopathy. ...Read more

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I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

Now its a kidney inf: Ection.Chronic kidney infections can cause serious kidney damage. Follow up quick with your md to make sure this is not happening. Kidney pain is usually on either side of the spine about a hand width from center and beneath the lower ribs. The problem also is you've had antibiotics that don't seem to have worked. Might be resistant bugs that need to be tested to see which med will kill the bugs. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when awaken or get up from rest predominately worse when bladder or bowel need emptying?

Need more info: The symptoms you describe can be cause by diet, physical activity (not enough) or a colon problem or spinal nerve problem. You need to consult with your family physician and get an exam to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could my constipation, lower back pain be symptoms of bladder cancer ?

Not usually: Bowel symptoms and back pain would be unusual bladder cancer related symptoms. Blood in urine and/or painful voiding would be much more common. ...Read more

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I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

Unlikely o be UTI: Constant low back pain is more likely o be due to problems wih your lumbar spine. Utis are no likely o cause pain like that. X-rays of the spine may help define the problem. If that is the cause, physical therapy may be very helpful. If spine films are normal, your doctor will need to look for other problems causing pain in ha area. ...Read more

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I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

You need meds: You may need to have some antibiotics to control this- it may be that your adenitis is from a bladder infection. Or that your adenitis is affecting the bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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