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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Sharp middle back pain, right hand side, there are no muscle knots but pain persists even after taking anti inflammatories what could it be?

Sharp middle back pain, right hand side, there are no muscle knots but pain persists even after taking anti inflammatories what could it be?

Physical exam: Does your pain worsen when you twist your back? If so, it could be from facet joints. You would need to see your doctor for an evaluation because a number of things could do this including kidney stones or even aortic dissection (unlikely, but it wold be an emergency if you had this)... It's most likely something not so serious, though. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

Anything: Back pain is very non specific and be caused by multiple things such as muscle strains, bone disorders. In addition, internal issues such as lung problems, heart problems, and stomach/pancreas problems can also cause back pain. With the development of pain with respiration this should be evaluated urgently for things such as pulmonary emobli (blood clots). ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. what is it?

I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. what is it?

Back pain: Left mid back pain most likely associated with muscle strain to left shoulder. Possible tome type of stomach or colon problem on left side. Your spleen is on left side too. I am glad it is improving. ...Read more

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I couldn't sleep due to severe middle back pain on right side. I did windmill excercise this morning after long time. If i stand it starts paining.

Back pain: back pain is very common, and has several underlying causes form simple strains to more serious spinal issues. Get eval to see what your most likely cause is, so the treatment best fits your diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having really bad middle back pain to the point of when i inhale deeply it hurts. It's more on my right side. Left side feels discomfort?

Pain: Did you have any trauma? That type of pain is concerning and could even be arising from problems within the chest also. Please be evaluated as that sounds concerning. All the best! ...Read more

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What causes middle back pain only on the left side that feels like a tight muscle being stretched out? What can I do to ease the pain?

What causes middle back pain only on the left side that feels like a tight muscle being stretched out? What can I do to ease the pain?

Many possibilities: Many times the cause of middle back pain is referred from another body part or organ such as stomach, lung, or kidney. If caused by a back or spine problem, would initially treat with first aid measures such as ice , over-the-counter pain remedies, etc. If symptoms persist or associated with other symptoms, you should your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain on each side below the ribs and burning sensation .i had this pain when i was pregnant but was on one side and didnt go away.

I have middle back pain on each side below the ribs and burning sensation .i had this pain when i was pregnant but was on one side and didnt go away.

It is difficult: to know for certain given your description but sometimes urinary tract infections or kidney infections can present with this picture. It would be prudent to be evaluated by a health care professional to make certain you are not missing something more serious. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. bladder control loss?

Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. bladder control loss?

Sleep habits: Coulr this result . Gppd luck.from lying on one side when you sleep? Do you have to lift stuff at work.. I think the best thing for you to do would be to consult a physical therapist ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that started to the left of my spine and the pain has spread around my side to my ribs. I also have some bruising appearing.?

Hurt Yourself?: Given the bruising it sounds like you hurt yourself somehow. If so, it could be as small as a muscle bruise or it could be a rib contusion or fracture. I would see your doctor to decide if any future treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What causes on and off spotting for 8 days. Now 1 and 2 days past ovulation fever of 101.3 . Headache and middle back pain on right side only?

What causes on and off spotting for 8 days. Now 1 and 2 days past ovulation fever of 101.3 . Headache and middle back pain on right side only?

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit for headache. ...Read more

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Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?

Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side.  Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain.  Causes please?

Does not sound like-: -an infection, but a radiculopathy from a disk protrusion. Back-hip-buttocks is usually L-4/L-5, effecting the L-5 nerve root. Has this been checked out 4 U? If not, C a fellowship trained spine surgeon 4 eval. ...Read more

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What can be causing middle back pain, sharp abdominal pain when i urinate, and tender to touch the right side of abdomen.?

Kidney infection?: The list of possibilities is large but at the top of the list is a kidney infection or uti. These symptoms require seeing a doctor and a better work-up including urinalysis, lab studies and imaging. ...Read more

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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