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Hi I have swollen neck glands and pain in my lower back just above my buttocks on and off and I am feeling sick and have really yellow urine any idea?

Hi I have swollen neck glands and pain in my lower back just above my buttocks on and off and I am feeling sick and have really yellow urine any idea?

See doctor: You need to get a check-up by your doctor who will likely order some blood tests. The yellow urine usually means that you are not taking in enough fluid or it is just the color of the vitamins taken as a supplement. ...Read more

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Very painful pinching pain in lower back on left side just above buttocks. Please help me!?

Very painful pinching pain in lower back on left side just above buttocks. Please help me!?

See a pain doctor: Your pain may be from arthritis or dysfunction of small joints in your back, or nerve compression because of disk degeneration or both. Best to you a pain doctor for a good physical exam, imaging and diagnosis before any treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Low back pain progressed to buttocks, hips, thighs, mostly Lt sided. No injury. Hurts to sit. Walking relieves pain. MRI soon. Is it a herniated disc?

Low back pain progressed to buttocks, hips, thighs, mostly Lt sided. No injury. Hurts to sit. Walking relieves pain. MRI soon. Is it a herniated disc?

Likely yes;sciatica: Could be if numbness down leg, mdi good to see, often body healed itself, surgery only if worsening. physical therapy, maybe gabapentin first and alive/acetaminophine ...Read more

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Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Cauda equnina: Usually is not is usually not associated with back pain. Numbness in the Saddle area as well as urinary retention or bowel incontinence may be seen. ...Read more

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Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

See Specialist: Seeing that you already had physical therapy, I am assuming after delivery then you may need further imaging studies to see what might be going on. It is not uncommon for back pain to start during pregnancy, but generally goes away after delivery. ...Read more

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Can cauda equina come on slowly? Have had extremely achy buttocks, thighs, hips and legs for 2 months. Low back pain started 2 weeks ago. Urinating mor

Can cauda equina come on slowly? Have had extremely achy buttocks, thighs, hips and legs for 2 months. Low back pain started 2 weeks ago. Urinating mor

Cauda equina: Syndrome if due to a tumor or Paget's disease can evolve slowly but typically pain is not a major symptom (in contradistinction to numbness, weakness or incontinence) ...Read more

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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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Low back pain that goes down rt buttock down to the outside of my thigh that is10 on the pain scale Have seen a ortho & he told me to do stretching exercises then he told me pt xray dsnt show anything?

Low back pain that goes down rt buttock down to the outside of my thigh that is10 on the pain scale Have seen a ortho & he told me to do stretching exercises then he told me pt xray dsnt show anything?

Radiating pain: The pain you describe sounds like you may have a nerve impingement syndrome like "sciatica" that is affecting your R leg. The regular X-ray will not shoe nerve entrapment. You can try Physical therapy and stretching with nsaids, but if you do not improve, you may need an MRI and follow-up with the Ortho. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low back pain, buttock pain, pain in left leg and left knee?

Radiculopathy: Sounds like a radiculopathy from nerve compression. Get referred to a neurologist, physiatrist, or spine surgeon with an updated mri. ...Read more

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I have had tailbone and upper buttock/low back pain when sitting down for 3 months, now having a constant ache in legs, neck, upper back. MRIs normal?

May be soft tissue: This may be muscular, tendon, bursa and less likely neurologic. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Excruciating sharp pain in lower back & buttocks when I move even a little! Sudden onset when lifting the cat would it be nerve? What should I b doing

Excruciating sharp pain in lower back & buttocks when I move even a little! Sudden onset when lifting the cat would it be nerve? What should I b doing

Possible Sciatica: Sounds like you make have pinched a nerve near your spine while lifting the cat. Go see a neurologist for an evaluation. He/she may order an MRI to look for this, and recommend the next course of action. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back pelvis and buttocks?

Need more info: Back pain is multifactorial. More historical information, examination & possible lab/radiographic studies are needed to really nail down the cause. Burning in the low back and pelvis would concern me regarding an inflammatory or neuropathic process. See your doctor; good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and buttocks. Worse at night. Worse when sitting. Better when walking or upright. What is it? Ice or heat better to treat?

Pain in lower back and buttocks. Worse at night. Worse when sitting. Better when walking or upright. What is it? Ice or heat better to treat?

Your symptoms: Are a bit confusing since the LOCATION is CLASSIC for Spinal Stenosis (Degenerative arthritis lumbar spine) but the RELIEF with walking is usually NOT the case (pain of spinal stenosis usually worsens with walking
In any case you can try HEAT ICE and ALTERNATING HEAT/ICE Whatever helps. But get it checked out! Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) is the place to start!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What might this be? An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks. It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

What might this be? An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks. It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back on left side above buttocks when sleeping at night, I lie on my left side...In the morning I have a very tender area just above my left buttocks and below my rib cage.

Pain in lower back on left side above buttocks when sleeping at night, I lie on my left side...In the morning I have a very tender area just above my left buttocks and below my rib cage.

You: You may be straining your back muscles or facet joints. I would recommend alternating with your right side and sleeping on your back. You may also benefit from trying out a different mattress. If it does not improve or worsens I recommend discussing it with your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had burning/sharp pain in lower back/buttocks 4 months. It's gone now but now the same pain is in my right shoulder blade. It's constant pain. I'm 29?

Had burning/sharp pain in lower back/buttocks 4 months. It's gone now but now the same pain is in my right shoulder blade. It's constant pain. I'm 29?

Muscle spasm: In a 29 year old, with this information, think muscle spasm. It could also be other things but less likely. I would try rest, hear, stretching. Also antiinflammatories. It should get better with rest. ...Read more

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Had hip replacement 8 weeks ago all of a suddon had a lot of pain in lower back and buttocks hard to walk. Wondering if I would know if I dislocated.?

Had hip replacement 8 weeks ago all of a suddon had a lot of pain in lower back and buttocks hard to walk. Wondering if I would know if I dislocated.?

Dislocated total hip: Sudden onset new kind of pain is an alarm sign after hip replacement. Dislocation will make your leg short and rotated in an abnormal way and you will be unable to walk. Call your doctor as soon as possible and make arrangements for an evaluation. If you are unable to bear weight and your leg is short call 911 for a transfer to the closest er. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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I get pain near lower back and upper buttocks while standing up after seating. No pain while walking etc... Just pain when I stand up.

I get pain near lower back and upper buttocks while standing up after seating. No pain while walking etc... Just pain when I stand up.

Sacrum pain?: If you put your hands on your hips, and touch your thumbs together, if the pain is below that it may be from sacroiliitis. This is a connection between the pelvic bones and the lower spine. It has to tighten when you go from sitting to standing. Stretching, massage, and over the counter medications like ibuprofen, can help. ...Read more

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Just had lower back facet injections done a week ago but now the center of buttocks hurts really bad. Is it related?

May be: Ensure that the injection sites are clean, dry with no signs of infection. If the pain continues speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pain in my lower back above my left buttocks. Help?

Prolotherapy is for: Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for a doctor that does prolotherapy and to learn about it. ...Read more

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I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

Trigger point pain: You have hip pain trigger points in the muscles of the butt or low back. No. .. It in not you hip joint proper and no it is not sciatica and no need to get an xray. (yet) get to a massage person who will confirm and release the hip muscles. I do acupuncture and trigger points in the office because it is quicker. Do hip stretching. .. Mandatory. See my other hip pain answers. ...Read more

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I have pain my lower back, shoulder, groin and buttocks - what's going on?

I have pain my lower back, shoulder, groin and buttocks - what's going on?

Can't diagnose: Your constellation of symptoms. Consider medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more