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Pain From The Waist Down
Pain from waist down though hips. Wakes me at nite nearly screaming. With med probs, what can this be? Losing bladder cont too. Please help!
Night pain is always: A symptom that should be evaluated immediately as malignancies may present with pain worse at night. Wih bladder control issues, there could be an issue within the pelvis region or spine. You need to see a physician now or go to the er. It could be a urinaryinfection as well but this needs immediate attention in any case. ...Read more
I have lived with sever pain from my waist down for sometime now I even feel it in my sleep what is wrong?
See doctor: I can't say what's wrong but I can say that you need to start with your doctor. Good health ...Read more
I'm a man. .. I have this painful pain from my waist down to my feet and it's hard to stand up at times?
I suffer from chronic pain from the waist down in both legs that get so bad it shoots up my back. What could be the problem?
Low Back Pain: It would appear that you have lumbosacral disc pathology with some compression of the nerves that go down your legs. You will require a lumbosacral X Ray and MRI to determine the exact pathology. Since you have indicated that this is a chronic condition, it would be good to consider an epidural injection if indicated, to help relieve the symptoms of pain in your legs. No strenuous activity please ...Read more
I had a discectomy L5s1 now I have mild stenosis and a slite bulge on my L4 I get pain and numbness from the waist down my doc says he doesn't no why?
Your? Has the answer: Surgery for the lumbar spine is not considered curative. At best it halts or slow down the progression of degeneration of the spine temporarily. When you stated "now I have mild stenosis and a slite bulge on my L4" this undoubtedly serves as the basis of some of your symptoms. In some patients these changes in the spine are asymptomatic in your case an EMG, thorough eval and imaging are recommended. ...Read more
Weight reduction: It is quite difficult to target your waist for weight loss but aerobic exercise in your target zone for at least 49 minutes per day, plant based diet and stomach crunches are your best bet. Also integrate weight training twice a week, don't rest more than 10 seconds between exercises and work to fatigue your muscles. These tips will boost your metabolism. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain at waist: This would depend on various factors- are there other symptoms? Is left sided waist pain superficial (musculoskeletal pain); deeper (process of internal organs-etc. Pancreas, bowel or other abdominal process resulting in pressure on the internal lining of the gut, which can be very painful). If you continue to have this pain, schedule a physical examination with your primary care provider. ...Read more
I have a waist pain and it get worst when I sit on the floor or lean down. Can I go to the gym like that?
Doctor can check: A primary care doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or a physical medicine (physiatry) doctor can evaluate to see what is causing the pain. If there is a back and or pelvis strain or sprain, the doctor can advise on treatment and discuss the types and amount of exercise (gym "workouts") one may do without aggravating the original problem/injury. ...Read more
There is this pain I have around my waist. And when I bend down for a few minutes and try to stand up, it's kind of hard and painful. What do I do?
Exam: Get examined now or ASAP- this could be an infection or imflammation- do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
I am 27 years old. I feel more pain on my waist and I have also sitting down long time infront of my computer. How can I reduce my waist pain.?
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Knot I've got a knot on my stomick it's on my left side down about 3-4 inchs up from the waist line you can't really see it just feel it it's about a size of a dime I've had it for about 2 years now it don't hurt but should I be worrying about it?
Hello.: Hello. It is hard to figure this out with the description. Maybe a small lipoma (that would feel squishy). Maybe a knot in the abdominal musculature? Maybe a small herniation through the muscle wall? I am sorry, these are just stabs at what the problem is. You will probably need to have it examined to determine the etiology. ...Read more
Herniated disc: Numbness from the waist down is not a good sign if it is truly present. It indicates damage to the nerves that go down the legs. The damage may be mild and transient or more severe. The most common cause would be a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. You should be evaluated by a doctor soon. Not necessarily the emergency room or urgent care but within a week. ...Read more
Varies: Certainly form an abnormality of the nerves supplying the legs, usually at the level of the spinal cord. Can be from trauma, neurological conditions such as gbs, some people are actually born paralyzed in their legs in a condition known as myelomengicele. ...Read more
One option: Diapers are one option for a person who lacks bladder or bowel control. But there ae other options as well, such as intermittent catheterization and intermittent bowel cleanse so the person doesn't soil themselves. There is not a one size fits all (pardon the diaper pun) answer here. Each case has to be decided individually for its pros and cons to determine best course of action for that person. ...Read more
What likely causes sudden, intermittent, sharp twinges of pain inside right abdomen about waist level, shooting up & down 3-4"?
Sharp pain: Most likely a rib problem with referred pain. ...Read more
Is it normal for women in their 20's to sweat profusely only from the waist down? What could be causing it, and what will help stop it?
If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Causes include,
certain medications and substances of abuse,
glucose control disorders,
spinal cord injury,
tuberculosis or other infections. ...Read more
I went to bed my back was fine, I woke up and I can't even put on my own socks, it hurts in my lower right back and down slightly past my waist, ideas?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes of back pain, which at some point can affect up to 60-80 percent of the population. Many will have episodes of back pain that can be quite severe but thankfully can have a benign natural history. Early arthritic conditions can affect the disc, the facet joints, and the SI joints and are among the more common causes. ...Read more
I have pain on my waist down to my right leg and I cant sit down pls what can I do to stop the pain?
Hi! I have a constant pain on my right side waist level. Sometimes it radiates down to my thigh. Please help. Thanks?
Not enough info.: At the very least, you will need an exam in order to arrive at a diagnosis for your pain. Go see a generalist. Good luck. ...Read more
I can't feel anything from my waist down. The pain feels paralyzing. I can't move. I have anxiety. Is this an anxiety attack?
Call 911: Call ambulance and get to er now. ...Read more
While im sitting down for awhile i.Have lower backache, somewhere around my waist it's been going on for a week what can it be?
Low back pain: R u sitting in chair properly, or slouched? Is the chair comfortable, or old & saggy? R u overweight? Pain may be due to muscle spasm from sitting in same position too long/ wrong position/lack of proper support by chair /lifting improperly earlier in the day. Moist heat & NSAID should help as will correcting causes. Other conditions can cause referred pain to back. See fp if no improvement. ...Read more
How bad does a boil have to be before a dr will lancet it? My sister with Downs syndrome has one on her waist. She says it hurts & was tearing up.
See a doctor: He/she can determine if it needs to be incised and drained or whether antibiotics might help. ...Read more
I'm 5'7 and I weigh 223 lbs. Last night I did some exercises. I woke up this morning with my right side waist down completely numb. What is this?
Stretch/Rest: Most likely you have some version of sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options. ...Read more
6'3" weight 152, waist 28.5 inches. Was fast triathlete, but deteriorated. Ck levels were 500 u/l. Why is my muscle breaking down? Low body fat?
I have pain right above my waist line on my lower right side of my back that has spread around to my hip. Hurts worse laying down. What could it be?
I have pain on my right side, waist area for a week. Laying down it goes away. No prob sleeping. Going up/down steps its worse. Heat helps. I'm 55yo F.
Needs examination: Your symptoms could be hip arthritis to possible sciatica or spinal canal narrowing. You really could use a good general examination and then, possibly a specialist referral. If you'd like to set up a private virtual consult I'd be happy to go over your case in more detail. Please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up an appointment if you'd like. ...Read more
A pinched nerve!: An irritated or "pinched" nerve in the low back can cause pain radiating into the buttock and lower extremity. I recommend rest and anti-inflammatory medications. If there is progressive pain, numbness, weakness, or difficulty with walking or bowel/bladder function, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
You don't: There are walking epidurals which use very low doses of local anesthesia and opioids to give pain relief. You will not be nimb, but you will be comfortable. You should never try and walk without help if you have an epidural. If the "walking epidural doesn't help enough, then you may need stronger medicine and in that case you won't. ...Read more
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