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Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Not normal: Hi, if the UTI spread to kidneys, called pyelonephritis, then I hope that you are on antibiotics. Flank pain, under the back lower ribs, is common with pyelonephritis but painful hips and ankles is not a normal part of UTI or pyelonephritis. Therefore, it's best if you bring this to your doctor's attention so that the best treatment can be suggested. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with yet another UTI and on antibiotics. Having pain in my left lower back/hip shooting into buttocks... Kidney pain vs sciatica?

37 weeks pregnant with yet another UTI and on antibiotics. Having pain in my left lower back/hip shooting into buttocks... Kidney pain vs sciatica?

Either: Without an exam it is difficult to answer. It could be either kidney or sciatica. Better safe than sorry. Follow up with your doctor. If pain gets worse or develop fever then go to ER. In meantime, drink a lot of fluids. Look online for stetches for sciatic pain or piriformis. ...Read more

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Recently started.Feeling sharp, pulses of pain in lower left back above hip. I have never felt this specific pain before...What could it be?

Recently started.Feeling sharp, pulses of pain in lower left back above hip. I have never felt this specific pain before...What could it be?

Low back pain: Low back pain is an extremely common problem. What you are describing sounds like perhaps you "threw out" your back, which is often a problem with your sacrum. A do or osteopathic physician skilled in omt ought to be able to fix you right up. If you are having problems controlling your bowels and/or bladder, you need to get to the er right away! ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pain in the lower left abdominal, back , and hip region?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can pain in lower left back just above hip cause discomfort down leg in thigh and calf?

Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more

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Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

?ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

See details: The origin is likely the lower back and this could be due to arthritis, a strain or even congenital instability. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ddd, i've been having lower back and hip pain w/ pain in the left leg. What can I do for this?

DDD: Maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, pt with core strengthening, spinal injections if this doesn't help. If none of those work then speak to a spinal surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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