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Hi I hope you can help my husband has been having back pain in his left lower side for a couple of days and has now nausea and diarrhea. What is it?

Hi I hope you can help my husband has been having back pain in his left lower side for a couple of days and has now nausea and diarrhea. What is it?

Several Things: In men, left lower back pain may be the result of a kidney stone, urinary tract infection or colonic issue like acute viral or bacterial infection, constipation or obstruction. Nausea and diarrhea in a young person often suggests acute intestinal infection over bowel obstruction. If symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days, or symptoms worsen or evolve, he should be evaluated. Ensure hydration. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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2-3 days sharp pain in left adomen and lower back pain. Today orange greasy diarrhea I haven't really eaten in 2 days. Now indigestion?

2-3 days sharp pain in left adomen and lower back pain.  Today orange greasy diarrhea I haven't really eaten in 2 days.  Now indigestion?

Belly pain: Too many things that this might be to cover in 400 characters. Please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. Best of luck ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have had pelvic pain, extreme fatigue, pain in left ovary area, lower back pain. Today I have diarrhea and foul burps. What could it be?

For 2 weeks I have had pelvic pain, extreme fatigue, pain in left ovary area, lower back pain. Today I have diarrhea and foul burps. What could it be?

See your doctor: There are a wide variety of possibilities including pid, colitis, ovarian cyst , kidney stone, but you symptoms don't fit a pattern the I am familiar with. I would recommend seeing a doctor in order to give a full history and be examined. ...Read more

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Been having lower left abdomen and lower back pain with loose stools for 5 days.

Been having lower left abdomen and lower back pain with loose stools for 5 days.

Seek med attn: Anytime one has abdominal pain for 5 days regardless of location it is important to be immediately seen by a phyisician. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant with lower back pain and diarrhea. When should I call doctor?

Now: You should err on the side of caution and get in for a checkup right now. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant. On and off tightness in tummy, lower back pain and diarrhea. Normal? ?

25 weeks pregnant.  On and off tightness in tummy, lower back pain and diarrhea.  Normal? ?

Contracting?: If you think you are having contractions then you should be evaluated in labor and delivery as soon as possible to rule out preterm labor. ...Read more

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What is the effect of having lower rigt back pain with diarrhea?

Likely GI or GU: diarrhea means fast GI transit time, due to inflammation, infection, or CNS activation. Pain in the right lower back could be gut, kidney, muscle or stress (CNS). So could be kidney stone or infection, or pressure on a nerve. If continuing, consult your PCP for advice. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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