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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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?

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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Adam Lewis
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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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Dr. Donald McCarren
Board Certified, Neurology
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My husband has crampy left sided mid back pain. It's very bothersome. What could cause this?

Dr. Donald McCarren
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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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Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
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Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, mid-back pain on left side. Sudden onset, unable to eat or take medication. see my PCP?

Dr. Roy Arnold
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Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, mid-back pain on left side. Sudden onset, unable to eat or take medication. see my PCP?

Further eval needed: Left flank pain with nausea and vomiting may be a sign of a kidney stone. I suggest an urgent care visit or emergency department. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

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

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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Nerve pain: The rib cage discomfort may be due to pressure on a nerve caused by a spur or disc in the midback spine. A deep breath can also pinch the intercostal nerve which runs between ribs. I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who will order the appropriate images. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
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I have mid back pain on right side. It's a very sharp pain. No kidney stones. Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
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I have mid back pain on right side.  It's a very sharp pain.  No kidney stones.  Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

Spine or muscle : Sprained muscles can "catch". Spinal motion segments can catch for several reasons. Either muscular or spinal column pains can be "sharp". When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

No: The st common tumor of the pancreas arises in the head and is associated with painless jaundice. Body lesions which can cause back pain have anorexia and wt. loss. When there is back pain and loose stools think of steatorrhea where fat is not absorbed due to severe pancreatitis and not a malignancy ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...Read more

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