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Dr. Qamar Khan
2,600 doctors shared insights

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


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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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Have a horrible pain on mid right side of back! pain increases and then decreases. Feel nauseated and lost appetite. Also have low grade fever!?

Have a horrible pain on mid right side of back!  pain increases and then decreases.  Feel nauseated and lost appetite. Also have low grade fever!?

Get checked: If you have a fever with pain you deserve a full evaluation. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. Certainly might be a kidney infection or possibly kidney stone. ...Read more

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Right side mid back pain with flat stools ever since gallbladder was removed.No blood in stools.

Causes: Could be many causes: hernia, kidney stone or infection, strain, herniated disk, etc. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Been having mid-lower left side back pain, had surgery in 2010 l4 l5 s1 now l3-2 shows on MRI could this pain be from the injury or something else ?

Been having mid-lower left side back pain, had surgery in 2010 l4 l5 s1 now l3-2 shows on MRI could this pain be from the injury or something else ?

Probably: The L 2-3 nerves supply the lateral hip and anterior thigh, so it could very well be coming from that. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy?  Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more

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I have left side mid/upper back pain and llq pain w/ difficulty urinating. My urine is cloudy/smelly. No fever do I have a kidney infection?

I have left side mid/upper back pain and  llq pain w/ difficulty urinating.  My urine is  cloudy/smelly.  No fever   do I have a kidney infection?

Cannot diagnose: See a doctor and get evaluated. This is not an internet issue. Face to face consultation following a detailed history, physical exam and some labs will be valuable. Hope you do not have this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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