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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

Meniscal/ ligament i: The symptoms you describe can be from a meniscal and or ligament injury or from an acute episode of chronic arthritic problems; would suggest observation and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can avascular necrosis cause severe unbearable lower back pain?

Can avascular necrosis cause severe unbearable lower back pain?

Avascular necrosis: Avascular necrosis of the hip? Can definitely cause low back pain. In fact many patients come to the doctor complaining of back pain and not hip pain. But, many other things can cause low back pain as well. Have it checked to see if due to the avn or due to something else. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden and severe low back pain?

What can cause  sudden and severe low back pain?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills ?

Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills ?

Gastroenteritis?: If this gets much worse get to a doctor and be evaluated. If diarrhea begins along with vomiting stay well hydrated and if you cannot, get to an ER. If the fever becomes worse go and get seen. In short, not enuf info to make a definitive recommendation, but this sounds as if it is any worse you should definitely be seen. Hope you clear up soon. ...Read more

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Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a qualified doctor and maybe have an MRI outlining the nerves and your lumbar spine structures.... Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w

These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count. The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan. Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Could scoliosis cause mild to severe back pain and severe tension headaches?

Could scoliosis cause mild to severe back pain and severe tension headaches?

Yes: It can, if coupled with c-spine or thoracic abnormalities, contribute to uncontrollable repetitive movements. You need to be seen by a good Neurosurgeon who can evaluate your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. I suspect there will be other findings beyond the scoliosis. Good information is available at http://www.srs.org/patient_and_family/scoliosis/early_onset_scoliosis/tis/index.htm ...Read more

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What is causing this chronic unbearable severe pain in my lower back& Rleg? (Progressive for 2.5 yrs, sharp pain, discoloration, intermittent swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness, cramping and more)

Chronic Leg Pain: If u are experiencing chronic sharp pains originating in lower back, extending to leg with intermittent numbness, u need to rule out compression to your spine, which can be due to multiple causes, like injury to vertebra, herniated disc etc. MRI would be helpful for the diagnosis. In the mean time, take pain meds, learn lower back exercises, avoid straining your back, use firm mattress for sleep. ...Read more

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25/f/i'm having mod to severe r side pain which extends straight to my back. Also having intermittent severe lower abdominal pain which causes nausea?

See your doctor: Isabella i would recommend seeing your doctor because there are several potential causes and some can be serious. Some possibilities include gall bladder disease, pancreatitis although there are many others. . If your pain tends to be worse after eating especially meals with fat this is consistent with gall bladder disease. Seek medical evaluation immediately in the case of yellow skin or fever. ...Read more

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19yo relatively healthy female severe stomach pain near hips and ribs severe shoulder pain severe headaches short of breath and hard belly. any help??

19yo relatively healthy female severe stomach pain near hips and ribs severe shoulder pain severe headaches short of breath and hard belly. any help??

Very concerning: At your age, with pain all over your belly, feeling short of breath, and your belly being hard, I am very concerned about the possibility of appendicitis, an abscess if it has ruptured, and that your headache could be related to infection in your body. PLEASE GO TO THE ER RIGHT AWAY!!!! Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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What cause of chronic severe mid back pain associated with epigastric pain and ab pain getting worse when i talking?

Need an evaluation: Something is irritating your diaphragm. Right before you speak, you inhale. That pushes your dome shaped muscle diaphragm down and is pressing in something that is causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

Sprinter with severe aching pains in left hip and severe sharp pain in quad while running. Quad pain dissolves with rest. Hip pain progresses.

U R a minor but U--: -need an answer. U must share this with Ur parents! Quad pain may B due 2 overuse, or 2 rapid elevation of Ur program. B sure U have a day of rest after a hard workout. Hip pain is more of a worry. There R conditions such as femoral acetbular impingement, or poor acetabular coverage of the femoral head. A fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon may B able 2 help. Hands on xam+images. ...Read more

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