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Sharp Burning pain left side mid back and down my side for 3 weeks, no injury, 2 years ago had a 1.7cm left kidney cyst, could that have grown?

Sharp Burning pain left side mid back and down my side for 3 weeks, no injury, 2 years ago had a 1.7cm left kidney cyst, could that have grown?

Possible but need to: also take into account your past history of swollen glands, thyroid nodules, and left kidney cyst that should be followed up and measured by US. Have an integrative physician work with you to balance these health issues out. Have your iodine levels checked too, especially if you have a tendency to form cysts, fibroids, fibrocystic breasts. Burning pain is not normal and can be an irritated nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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


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My husband has crampy left sided mid back pain. It's very bothersome. What could cause this?

My husband has crampy left sided mid back pain. It's very bothersome. What could cause this?

Broad differential: The differential is long and includes kidney stones, diverticulitis, and lumbar spine disease amongst others. Please visit your primary care doctor to sort out the issues and get your husband the appropriate treatment. Good luck and well wishes to your husband. ...Read more

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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Mid back pain starts just below shoulder blades and radiates around to the front just below breasts left worse than right What is possible cause?

Mid back pain starts just below shoulder blades and radiates around to the front just below breasts left worse than right What is possible cause?

Upper back pain: This is radicular pain from an irritated nerve root exiting from the thoracic 7/8 region. Inflammation of the rib head as it attaches to the spine is common. Other causes include muscle/tendon strain or a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and ice packs may relieve the pain. If the symptoms persist, then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i expiriencing left mid back pain when i take a breathe? Can mono cause this? I've also been having lower back problems when i run for 6 months

Why am i expiriencing left mid back pain when i take a breathe? Can mono cause this? I've also been having lower back problems when i run for 6 months

Not Mono/Get Checked: You have a back pain in mid back and lower back when you run.To find what is causing it, you will need a thorogh history &physical exam and if indicated xrays or other imaging.It may be muscular pain, or pain in the spine due to some abnormality.You are only 16 years old and ask your parents to take you to your pediatrician to have it checked.It is not likely to be from mono. ...Read more

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Causes of severe mid back pain worse with deep breath also numbing in left leg and foot? Desperate for answers

Causes of severe mid back pain worse with deep breath also numbing in left leg and foot? Desperate for answers

LBP worse with resp: And deep breathing mgiht be from your rib cage rather than your back. Are you getting pain int he chest - which is pkeurisy or in yoru back? It also could be your kindeys which move on respiration. Nnumbess in the leg and foot can be a nerve problem or a back problem. You need to see a doc to sort these out with an examination. ...Read more

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Headache worse with bending head forward an stiff mid back pain an sick to belly an balance trouble , floaters in left eye. what's the cause ?

Headache worse with bending head forward an stiff  mid back pain an sick to belly an balance trouble , floaters in left eye. what's the cause ?

See a HA specialist: or Orofacial Pain because any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See a specialist for evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son is having lower abdominal pain on the right and left side as well as low-mid back pain. What could be the problem? He is in pain, no fever, he has had regular bowel movements.

These : These symptoms could be a sign of a urinary tract or kidney infection. Appendicitis is also a concern but less likely. Regardless, he needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician right away. A simple urine test will be the first step, followed by an additional diagnostic testing that the doctor feels is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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