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I dont know what to do my back hurts a lot?

I dont know what to do my back hurts a lot?

Back: In a 21 year old muscle strain comes to my mind first. Other possibility is disc prolapse. Use Ibuprofen and heat pads and see your doctor. ...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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One side of my back hurts a lot. Its okay in the morning, but by nightfall i need some pain killers. It hurts especially when i take deep breaths.

One side of my back hurts a lot. Its okay in the morning, but by nightfall i need some pain killers. It hurts especially when i take deep breaths.

Get it checked out: It sounds like a back strain, which is treatable, but it could also be something more serious. Only an exam could properly assess this problem. Be well. ...Read more

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I have Brest pain and back pain and stomach pains but it also giving me anxiety my back hurts a lot it's. Very sensitive also what is this ?

I have Brest pain and back pain and stomach pains but it also giving me anxiety my back hurts a lot  it's. Very sensitive also what is this ?

Musculoskeletal/IBS?: 20y female c/o "back, breast & stomach pain & anxiety". These symptoms cross tissue & organ systems. General medical exam is needed to rule out a wide variety of disorders. Endocrine & autoimmune disorders are of concern as is IBS. If the primary doctor fails to find a diagnosis, then fibromyalgia might be a consideration & Rheumatology eval is recommended. Problems seem not purely psychological. ...Read more

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Do I have a kidney infection im really worred? My back hurts a lot and I know its not my bones.

Do I have a kidney infection im really worred? My back hurts a lot and I know its not my bones.

Maybe, maybe not: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting his back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems (occasionally serious ones such as a tumor) can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. Kidney infections can cause changes in urine or urination, plus fever. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts a lot due to gastritis but recently its been hurting a lot and mmy back hurts a lot too . My back hurts a lot when i get stomach pain?

My stomach hurts a lot due to gastritis but recently its been hurting a lot and mmy back hurts a lot too . My back hurts a lot when i get stomach pain?

ulcer?: You're young to be getting ulcers, but abdominal pain and indigestion that radiates to the back may be indicative of a gastric or duodenal ulcer. Anti-inflammatory meds, such as the advil (ibuprofen) you are taking, can cause gastritis and ulcers. Please see your doctor tomorrow, and stop the advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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My hips and lower sides of my back hurt a lot. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

My hips and lower sides of my back hurt a lot. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

EVAL: See your physician or your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. They can offer treatment options once the cause of the pain is determined. Consider acupuncture. ...Read more

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Woke up just now in the middle of the night with my back hurting a lot for no good reason. What can I do? My mid to high back is hurting very much, and there has been no recent trauma to it or reason that i can think of for it to be hurting. This happened

Woke up just now in the middle of the night with my back hurting a lot for no good reason. What can I do? My mid to high back is hurting very much, and there has been no recent trauma to it or reason that i can think of for it to be hurting. This happened

Pain : Pain in the thoracic spine may be from a compression fracture. Sometimes compression fractures happen from very minimal trauma. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor in the morning. If you develop bowel and bladder retention or incontinence or weakness or simply can not handle the pain then you should immediately go to the emergency room. Good luck! please see my health guide on compression fractures. ...Read more