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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...Read more

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For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

Lumbar strain: Due to overuse or injury of the muscles of the lower back. Sciatica is usually one sided sharp, knife-like pain radiating from the buttock straight down the front or back of one or both legs. I suggest an examination and imaging. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling lower back pain. Feeling slight pain left side barely painful. Emotional. Missed period. Lmp march 7.

Hello, I have been feeling lower back pain. Feeling slight pain left side barely painful. Emotional. Missed period. Lmp march 7.

LBP and menstrual pa: Low back pain is common around the time of menstruation. It may be referred from the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Have you had regular periods? Is there a chance you could be pregnant? ...Read more

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Hello doctors, im 10 and 5 days week pregnant and im having lower back pain left side and white discharge. Is this normal?

See your OB/gyn: You should see your OB to make sure that it is not an infection and undergo testing if required by the md. ...Read more

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Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT. Related to withdrawal maybe?

Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT. Related to withdrawal maybe?

Full exam info: I doubt the source is w/drwl but the extreme experience might be related. W/o knowing much more about you, it's hard to know the source. Clean abdo CT is good! Muscles, joints, etc also need exam. Yoga, massage, PT may help. Diet too, if BMI is high. Ask advice from Doc who weaned you (good!). Best! ...Read more

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Hello, I've had a lower back pain for almost 4 years now. In the worst cases my left side of my hip swells. I was wondering is I have sciatica.

Hip swelling?: Hip swelling is not normal for sciatica pain. I would suggest getting evaluated by a sports medicine doctor who has extra training on spine care as well. Otherwise I would see a spine specialist to evaluate the issue further. ...Read more

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I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

Any of the above.: It could actually be any of the above. Perhaps take an anti-inflammatory to see if it goes away. Otherwise a physical exam by a doctor may be needed. ...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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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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Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Common: Pelvic area pain can radiate up or down, and commonly to the groin. Bulging above the hip is classic for a twist in the pelvis. See a chiropractic doctor or a osteopathic physician for treatment you will do well. Ask about xrays if scoliosis is seen. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Usually not: Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment.

You may consider a highly skilled osteopathic physician, who has the medical training of an md and additional musculoskeletal training for an evaluation and treatment. Find one near you at http://jamesjealous. Com/physician-directory/,
http://www. Cranialacademy. Org or http://ftp. Academyofosteopathy. Org. ...Read more

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2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

What comes next?: It's a good idea to have done the physio work. Now you are wondering, what next?

Let's say the pain occurs all the time. It may be the physio is not helping. In such a case, an MRI of the lumbar spine or EMG test may help determine what's wrong.

Perhaps the problem is worse with movement. That may indicate a need to see an orthopedic specialist.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?

>yes: Yes it's the most logical reason. You should consult with your family physician and have an x-ray or MRI to confirm any pathology in the lower back usually L5 S1 ...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