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When im moving around i have pretty strong pain in my left side/low back just above the waist it feels better to sit its pretty much the only symptom?

When im moving around i have pretty strong pain in my left side/low back just above the waist it feels better to sit its pretty much the only symptom?

Musculoskeletal: This discomfort sounds musculoskeletal rather than due to kidney disorder such as stone or infection. Try resting,apply intermittent cold or heat,rubbing linlment,and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen should help. See your Physician if symptoms persist or if a rash appears(shingles). ...Read more

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Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?

Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?

There can be: Not all back pain is necessarily from the spine elements. Pain can be referred to the back from other regions including the abdomen like diverticulitis, appendicitis, an ulcer, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, etc. If the symptoms bother you enough, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

Maybe : A "low functioning" kidney, by itself, should not cause pain. BUT, a kidney infection or a kidney stone COULD cause exactly the kind of pain you're having. Either way, it must be evaluated by your physician ASAP to make sure it's not something serious. ...Read more

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Back pain above waist on left side. Kindney infection?

Back pain above waist on left side. Kindney infection?

Back pain on left: These symptoms can be a kidney stone or infection. If burning upon urination or blood seen in the toilet after urination is a sign of infection. However can be other kidney related diseases. More tests and physical evaluation needs to be done to pinpoint the cause. Hopefully this is just a strained muscle on the left back. ...Read more

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Pain on the left back side near waist. What is the problem?

Pain on the left back side near waist. What is the problem?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left side back of my waist and travels to the groin area?

I have a pain on my left side back of my waist and travels to the groin area?

Compression neuritis: definitely suggests nerve compression and inflammation. Avoid any heavy lifting or bending. Start antiinflammatory mediciation ASAP ( Advil or Aleve) - seek medical attention and xrays ASAP ...Read more

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