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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. A spine issue could be facet joint or a disc problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantly limits your activity of is of significant severity seek attention for it. ...Read more

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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What would cause me to wake at night with severe left side back pain? Doesnt happen all the time but, when it does i can't sleep?!

What would cause me to wake at night with severe left side back pain? Doesnt happen all the time but, when it does i can't sleep?!

Possibly renal colic: Though one can't be sure from your description. Flank pain may be caused by a kidney stone. It may be paroxysmal and go away. It is also extremely painful. I would get a cat scan. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver cause left side back pain?

Does fatty liver cause left side back pain?

No: Liver is on right side so if it caused back pain it would be on the right side. I would have this checked out if it still bothers you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with sharp left side back pain and I have scolocios and I have had surgery for it. What could cause this?

Need doc exam: Causes of pain are mostly muscular in scoliosis, but your surgical rods may have slipped, arthritis in facets, new compression fracture, or nerve crowding may also be causes. See you doc for x rays and a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Why do I feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? It causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?

Why do I feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? It causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?

Yes, it can: Anxiety can involve mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. These commonly appear in respiratory system as well as cardiovascular, gi, and neurological systems too. For thoroughness it's a good idea to have a checkup with your primary care doctor. But your anxiety can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications if those are needed. A psychiatrist & psychologist can help. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more

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