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I have lower back pain and side pain and ankles and cabs. What should I do?

I have lower back pain and side pain and ankles and cabs. What should I do?

Back and leg pain: It's difficult to determine the true cause of your leg pain, but it can be associated with the back. Please have yourself evaluated by the spine docs at rothman / jefferson. They'll take good care of you and can determine the true cause. Hopefully stretching and pt will do the trick then! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Please help! I have lower back pain, spinal pain, side pain?

No enough info: In order to guess, doctors need to know sex, characteristics of pain, where is most intense, if was any trauma, if weight loss or fevers, and what activities intensify. Also need to know if constant, intermittent, and for how long the back and side pain has been present. Assuming it is chronic and not acute, then see an osteopath. ...Read more

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Last few months have noticed just before menstration severe lower back pain, right upper side pain and headaches. What could be causing this?

Last few months have noticed just before menstration severe lower back pain, right upper side pain and headaches. What could be causing this?

Period problems: IF this is happening with each cycle it could be a sign of PMS, endometriosis and other causes. An evaluation by your gynecologist is the next step for this complex issue. ...Read more

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Belly pain, side pain, lower back pain, what to do?

Belly pain, side pain, lower back pain, what to do?

Seek PCP: Even as a physiatry spine specialist, if I had all these symptoms, i'd start with seeing my pcp (internal medicine or family doc). Rule out serious abdominal or kidney problems first, then look into the low back. Shingles?

Possible, but very rarely, a nerve pinched in the back can cause pain on the skin that wrapped around to the belly. ...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 am having pain after I pee in the abdominal area, lower back pain, and side pain. What is it?

I am having pain after I pee in the abdominal area, lower back pain, and side pain. What is it?

URINARY INFECTION: It sounds like you have an infection in your bladder that may be heading for your kidneys. Get to your doctor asap for treatment, to prevent a potentially serious problem! ...Read more

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Right side pain and sore lower back pain, very sore, drank a lot of alcohol 24hrs ago. Any ideas?

Right side pain and sore lower back pain, very sore, drank a lot of alcohol 24hrs ago. Any ideas?

EtOH-> dehydration: Alcohol dehydation can predispose muscle injury, and also predispose to kidney stones (which can cause back pain on one side- typically sporadically cramping; look for blood in the urine).
Avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol as both can injure the liver.
Drink plenty of water (avoid excessive caffeine as this can also dehydrate). ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.

I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.

Back pain: Sounds like it could be a kidney infection. You should see a doctor right away for a urine test. Don't wait several days to be seen since these can become severe if left untreated too long. ...Read more

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Sharp lower right side pain relieved after urinating. Left side radiating pain and lower back pain. Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Sharp lower right side pain relieved after urinating. Left side radiating pain and lower back pain. Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Could be related to: Surgery or some thing else.
During a partial hysterectomy, a surgeon may inadvertently damage the organs that surround the uterus, such as the urinary tract or bowel, better health channel explains. Affected women can develop bowel movement or urination problems due to this damage.
Or could be due to new problem need to investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having intense lower back pain lower right Side pain that runs to my hip should I go to the ER or urgent care clinic?

I've been having intense lower back pain lower right Side pain that runs to my hip should I go to the ER or urgent care clinic?

Acute or chronic?: If your symptoms are very acute/new, you could consider a kidney stone to be present, and you could have this evaluated at the ER if the pain is severe. If the symptoms have been present for quite a long time, you could start with an an evaluation with your PCP for a possible low back condition. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.

Start with water: Try to increase water intake and maybe also fiber intake to get a more even consistency to your stool. If having regular bowel movements results in minimization of the discomfort then this was the problem. If symptoms persist then you probably need to see your doctor in order to evaluate for other things like gallbladder problems. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Worse on left side. Pain in calfs and knee. Sleepy during day. Had phlebitis last year in left leg. Have to rush for a wee too

Lower back pain. Worse on left side. Pain in calfs and knee. Sleepy during day. Had phlebitis last year in left leg. Have to rush for a wee too

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...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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What could ot be starts from low back pain hips and then pain in abdomen below navel and right side pain? Os it appendecitis? Please help im anxious now

What could ot be starts from low back pain hips and then pain in abdomen below navel and right side pain? Os it appendecitis? Please help im anxious now

Maybe: It sounds like your symptoms could be related to one of several conditions. Most worrisome would be appendicitis or ovarian cyst. Both can cause serious conditions if untreated. Recommend going to urgent care where they can do labs, pshysival exam and ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have Frequent urination, pain while ejaculation, some time testicular pain and lower back pain and flank pain form last 2 years.

I have Frequent urination, pain while ejaculation, some time testicular pain and lower back pain and flank pain form last 2 years.

Possible prostatitis: This combination of symptoms sounds like prostatitis, although the symptoms could have several other causes. There could also be underlying problems helping to cause the prostatitis, such as an obstruction in the urethra. Prostatitis is sometimes treated with antibiotics. Because of the possibility of other causes it would be advisable to consult a urologist about the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lower back pain side pain lower abdominal pain can all these be symptoms of CKD or just uti?

Lower back pain side pain lower abdominal pain can all these be symptoms of CKD or just uti?

Here are some. ..: All these symptoms are not close or pertinent but distant to CKD or UTI. CKD is usually asymptomatic in its early stage and UTI usually comes with a great amount of irritating voiding symptom. More? Ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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Nausa, Lower back pain, stomach pain, dizzy, bad right side pain, keep use bathroom. Can it be a sign of food poisoning If it's what can I do for the pain?

Nausa, Lower back pain, stomach pain, dizzy, bad right side pain, keep use bathroom. Can it be a sign of food poisoning If it's what can I do for the pain?

Seek help: You're a minor and reporting significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Let your parents know, but based on what you describe, you should probably see your pediatrician. Your symptoms could be related to food borne illness, but also related to any of the number of viruses that cause GI symptoms or other infections of the abdominal cavity like appendicitis. Don't wait to seek help. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain on one side?

Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Why am I having lower back pain on the right side?

Common: Cant diagnose the cause based on your limited message. ...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

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