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Have been gassy & bloated after eating dinner & before had intermittent cramping on right side w/lower back pain. NOT getting worse. Appendicitis?

Have been gassy & bloated after eating dinner & before had intermittent cramping on right side w/lower back pain. NOT getting worse. Appendicitis?

Gallbladder disease: Is probably is what you have and not appendicitis. You probably need some tests such as ultrasound of gallbladder, gallbladder scan, blood and urine tests for gallbladder diseases. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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I have Lower back pain after eating first time this happend what can it be I'm 24 years old.

I have Lower back pain after eating first time this happend what can it be I'm 24 years old.

Many things: Many things can present as stomach and back discomfort. Things commonly associated with eating are inflammation of your stomach, pancreas and gallbladder. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel loss of appetite, nausea after eating, lower back pain, and restlessness?

I feel loss of appetite, nausea after eating, lower back pain, and restlessness?

Could be many things: Nausea and loss of appetite could really be a symptoms of severe pain itself (coming from anywhere) or could be a upper GI problem (esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancrease, (pancrelipase) ect). The low back pain may be related or not and is difficult to tell you without a full work up and lots of tests. Restlessness may also be from the pain. Have you started any new medications causing these symptoms? ...Read more

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Having some sharp abd pains, lower back pain, fullness and bloated after eating. No N/v/d., was drinking etoh daily. Week sober. Any ideas? Gastritis?

Having some sharp abd pains, lower back pain, fullness and bloated after eating. No N/v/d., was drinking etoh daily. Week sober. Any ideas? Gastritis?

Ac gastritis: Drinking, non sober----- falls injury is possible
age plus other history can help in it
again e -it seems ac gastritis.

rest, antacid, can help ...Read more

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I have loss of appetite, nausea after eating, lower back pain, and restlessness, what to do?

I have loss of appetite, nausea after eating, lower back pain, and restlessness, what to do?

Definitely needs w/u: These symptoms could be stemming from numerous potential medical problems and need to be worked up including with blood work. ...Read more

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I've been having stomach pain after eating for a few days. Now after a BM, I have lower back pain. What's up?

Vague: The history is a bit too vague to be able to identify the issue completely. If the pain persists, or if there is blood in your stool, see your doctor as soon as possible. I can say that a common problem that may mimic your symptoms is constipation. You can attempt to increase your fluid intake and take a stool softener if you are not moving your bowels regularly. This is merely a possibility. ...Read more

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23 years old not overweight leg pain after eating with weakness and lower back pain and constant smell of metal in nose?

23 years old not overweight leg pain after eating with weakness and lower back pain and constant smell of metal in nose?

Interesting: Your symptoms of back and leg pain with weakness are commonly associated with back and disc injury in your age group. The metal smell is unusual. I would suggest you see your dentist for an oral examination. Bad teeth can cause infection to lumbar disc in rare cases. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Lower back pain in left side and left hip the pain and comes when bending on that side. The pain also shoots down in my left leg as well it hurts bad?

Back pain: Pain shooting down the leg is likely sciatica likely from a pinched nerve in your lower back. It would be worthwhile to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain in left side and front lef side too and front lofe side feel like presure and moving something. Is this muscle strain.

I have lower back pain in left side and front lef side too and front lofe side feel like presure and moving something. Is this muscle strain.

Probable muscle stra: You are young, and usualy this kind if pain is self limited, and you will get better. If not better in 1 week see doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I do gym but don't 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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53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

Hip pain: Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Look into running shoes that may be a better match for your body and level of running. Be sure to stretch before and after workouts. Peace and good health. ...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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I have been having really bad lower back pain that is mainly on the left side I was wondering what it could be?

Depends: Lower back pain can be a temporary condition of a chronic one. The causes vary from biomechanical issues to diseases such as degenerative disk disease. It may also reflect pain from another source, such as your kidney. At your age you should not have this issue. I suggest your contact a doctor to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on my right and left side, were the love handles are, why?

Muscle strain: Most likely you have muscle strain, possibly from overuse, poor posture, lack of physical activity for example. Start there. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had pricking pain on left side of my abdomen on liver side and had lower back pain?

RUQ pain: This could be a number of reasons. Most likely cause would be biliary colic (pain caused by gallstones) or gallbladder dyskinesia ("lazy gallbladder). Suggest follow up with your local physicians for further testing if you symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Lower back pain to right of spine. Pain is still there, but now feel it starting on left side. Urine and x-ray came back fine.

Spasm: It is most likely a muscle spasm, that is able to transfer from right to left/
use heat pad. Take ibuprofen, and ask your doctor for a muscle relaxant.
try the stretching exercise for back pain. you can find it at any medical site, and you can Google it ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What can I do to prevent this pain.

I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What can I do to prevent this pain.

Varies: In general, it is good to maintain ideal body weight, keep core strong, avoid smoking, and avoid activities that aggravate your back. Followup with a specialist to ensure no further treatment indicated for your scoliosis. ...Read more

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I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

Evaluation: A doctor will need to evaluate your leg urgently. Your long road trip soon after major surgery makes you high risk for a blood clot in the leg called a DVT. This needs prompt evaluation ...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

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I have lower back pain on both sides and once in a while (every hour or so) I am getting mild shooting pains in my left upper arm. This just started?

And: What is your question? Causes of shooting pain in arm not related to lower back. There are conditions that cause both but they cause issues in multiple areas: eg., arthritis, and some not so simple reasons., I would go to your doctor to discuss why this is happening and give them a chance to investigate. Have a wonderful new year! ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

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

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