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Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Adrenal issue: Adrenal insufficiency (with associated lack of hormones that the adrenal gland usually produces) can produce such symptoms. However, pain in the back can have many potential causes (musculoskeletal, GI, gynecologic). Talk to your doctor if symptoms continue to get a thorough evaluation to identify cause of symptoms. ...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


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Is it possible for upper middle back pain to be the only symptom of esophageal cancer?

Is it possible for upper middle back pain to be the only symptom of esophageal cancer?

Yes: But quite unusual, the cardinal features is swallowing trouble. Perforation is more associated with pain in the back than uncomplicated esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

Thoracic scoliosis: Detroconvexity implies that the apex of the curvature of your spine points to your right side. In the thoracic spine, it's the most common variety. Although pain can arise from adult idiopathic thoracic scoliosis, most patients are asymptomatic. Unless you have documented progression of the curve and/or neurologic dysfunction, most are treated conservatively. I would recommend a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Middle back pain for two years. If it was lung cancer, would other symptoms be present by now?

Most likely: Most cancers, especially lung cancers, grow moderately fast and if present would do so within a two-year period. If the back pain has been somewhat stable ad no new symptoms related to breathing or coughing up blood or worsening pain in this and other areas have not occurred, then the chance of this being lung cancer related are minimal. I'd see regular doc to help with evaluation if the pain. ...Read more

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Had chest X-ray for middle back pain. It came back as dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

Sometimes: Scoliosis can cause back pain depending on how severe it is and it has associated degenerative disk disease. Mild scoliosis should not be a cause of severe back pain. ...Read more

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What can be the symptoms of a urinary track infection? Having constant itching on the outside of the vagina having middle back pain. No discharge. What can this be?

What can be the symptoms of a urinary track infection? Having constant itching on the outside of the vagina having middle back pain. No discharge. What can this be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Burning & sharp stabbing upper and middle back pain can it mean I have a clot in lung? 2 DVT ultrasounds came back clear. Still having calf pain.

Burning & sharp stabbing upper and middle back pain can it mean I have a clot in lung? 2 DVT ultrasounds came back clear. Still having calf pain.

Diagnosis of: Pulmonary embolism might require special blood tests and imaging tests. Whether these tests are applicable to your case depends on a lot of factors. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

To be seen soon: I am concerned about your symptoms. You may have a gallbladder problem, lung problem, both of which could be serious. Your symptoms could be due to other causes. Please be seen in the next day. Happy healing. ...Read more

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What are tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d i just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.

What are tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when I went to the doctor they said I had low vitamin d i just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.

Weight : Weight loss, spitting up blood, lack of appetite and energy along with abnormal cxr or ct chest (spot of chesr x-ray or ct chest) are all suggestive of cancer. Sometimes coughing too hard/bronchitis can lead to blood in sputum as well besides lung cancer. ...Read more

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Lower middle back pain, what should I do?

See a doctor: Assuming you have done the typical conservative care such as ice/heat, nsaids, rest and exercise then it is time to see a doctor to address the issue. You may need further testing/imaging depending on in what the doctor sees. ...Read more

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Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

See below: Rather than figuring out what to take it is more important that you evaluate your lifting technique, the amount of weight and reps you are doing rather than taking medications. You may need to alter your technique as well as the amount of weight and reps. I am sorry if this was not the answer that you are looking for but better to follow the above advice than to get hurt and not be able to lift. ...Read more

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Recently I'm experiencing upper and middle back pain occasionally. Why is it so?

Numerous causes: The range of possibility is very wide. It begins with a simple strain and can be severe like an aneurysm of a blood vessel. This is exactly why a quality doctor who can perform a physical is important. In addition, chest and spine x-rays may help narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Sudden bachache : Sudden bachache is usually due to trauma or lifting heavy items, you really need to check it out if is persistent or recurrent with your 1ry care physician or an orthopedic. At the mean time you can try ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) with heating pads. Good luck ...Read more

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Severe middle back pain 7 months straight. Dr appointment made didn't take test or see actual dr?

Severe middle back pain 7 months straight. Dr appointment made didn't take test or see actual dr?

Back pain: Back pain that has lasted 7 mo is not good. However, the issues of tests — if who ever examined you did not find any objective findings on exam then testing is not indicated. What treatment did they suggest? ...Read more

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Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Contact him/her: Your best would be to contact your doctor to see if they have the results. Usually the doctors nurse can read the results to you over the phone. ...Read more

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I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

Back Pain: Depends on whether you had an epidural steroid injection or a "trigger point" injection. The duration could be anywhere from months to years based on the condition being treated and if you reinjure the area. If you have a herniated disk it will probably be a reoccurring problem. If all you had was muscle spasm from physical activity them it should be permanent relief. Learn how to avoid injury. ...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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Lower-middle back pain. Should I be resting completely, working out still or something in between like stretching? Notice stretching helps temporality

RICE method: Studies show rest, ice, heat (modalities) and Physical Therapy are beneficial for back pain. You probably have back sprain from some activity that requires rest to heal. However, a full medical history and exam are needed. For instance, if you have had trauma or have scoliosis or other contributing factors we need to know. With low back pain, studies show yoga is effective, as is physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

Multiple: There can be many reasons. Commonest is muscular due to posture or kind of activity you are involved in. There should be proper work-up to rule out more worrisome causes like fracture, infection, tumor etc. It could also be related to changes in the neck and upper back part of the spine, like degeneration or herniation of disks. If the pain has persisted past 6 weeks, do see a physician. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

Needs Evaluation: It could be coming from your spine, from your stomach or gall bladder, from something going on inside your chest like pneumonia or a lung tumor, could be your heart or great vessels (aorta). Bottom line is there are too many things that it could be without some investigation. Some of these conditions are life-threatening. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of chiropractic therapy for lower and middle back pain?

Good Benefit: Research shows for spinal conditions chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation over the long term are best. Doctors of Chiropractic are being trained in and are specialists of both spinal manipulation and rehab. There is much research, unfortunately it is impossible for clinician's to keep up in their own field, let alone someone else's specialty.

Check out www.chiro.org/research ...Read more

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What causes middle back pain?

What causes middle back pain?

Muscular v disc: This could be muscular pain or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc or other spine based conditions. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis, ulcer, gallstones or reflux. Even a renal or kidney issue may be a cause. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What are the causes of middle back pain?

Lots of things: Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body. For help, try physical therapy to include mobilizations and increasing thoracic mobility, treatment by an osteopathic physician and a supervised stretching program. If these aren't helpful, sometimes it's from an old injury- physical or emotional. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve lower and middle back pain?

What can I do to relieve lower and middle back pain?

Find the cause: See a doctor to find out the cause. Ligament instability is often a big cause and can be rectified with prolotherapy.

Visit www.Getprolo. Com or www.Aaomed. Org or www.Proloshot. Com to get help finding a doctor and understanding the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best solution in middle back pain to nack pain i work easily but pining continue?

Too much work: And too little exercise. Start swimming or jogging when off work. Take frequent breaks at work and walk around a little, stretch forward and backwards and do a little yoga. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 years old and I suffer from a middle back pain for two days, what should I do to relief that pain?

I'm a 24 years old and I suffer from a middle back pain for two days, what should I do to relief that pain?

Depends: How did it start? Trauma or some injury, or out of the blue? It could be something simple that will get better with anti-inflammatories and time, but if there was a specific injury or it doesn't get better in a couple weeks, you should go be evaluated by your physician. Sooner if you have any other associated symptoms like weakness in your legs. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more