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What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.

What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.

Pain: Pain in the back rarely is kidney pain. Kidneys usually hurt when acutely obstructed due to kidney stones or other causes. Kidney pain is not associated with deep breathing or with position. The pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal. Pain with deep breathing can also suggest lung disease. If it persists or worsens see your doctor immediately. Read more

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Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Fever, cough too?: Pleuritic chest pain (sharp pain with inhalation) plus cough or fever is usually pneumonia in someone your age, headache would go along with infection. If you are having trouble breathing don't stay home and wait to get better, and don't drive yourself to get checked. Read more

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I have been having constant pain in my middle back and left side under ribs. Any idea what is causing it?

Yes: There could be numerous potential causes, including disk issues, nerve issues, joint issues, rib issues, soft tissue, bone issues, and more.

A properly trained physician can do a proper assessment and leave a, hopefully, proper course of action. Read more

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Pain in my middle back left side and hurts to push but pushing on it feels good at the same time?

Pain in my middle back left side and hurts to push but pushing on it feels good at the same time?

Back pain: It's hard to say without an exam. .. But low back muscle strain can do that. Other possibilities include kidney pain (from infection or kidney stone). Shingles can start with back pain on the side before the rash develops. Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back.
We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone.
May need MRI and consult with pain physician. Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam.

There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious.

Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. Read more

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I have had a consistent pain in the middle of my back on the left side right under the ribs. I have had it for over a month it comes and goes.?

I have had a consistent pain in the middle of my back on the left side right under the ribs. I have had it for over a month it comes and goes.?

Upper back pain: Recurrent discomfort in this region may emanate from the rib cage, kidney, lung or be caused by an intervertebral disc pressing on a nerve root. Osteoporosis of the spine seems less likely Your physician will take a thorough history of your symptoms, perform a careful examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Referral to a specialist may then be recommended. Read more

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Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Musculoskeletal: Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury.

It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. Read more

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Having pain in the middle of my back on the left side been having the pain for 3 weeks, have tried pain reliever, heating pad, massage, hot bath

Left: Left sided back pain may be caused by back joint problems, pulled muscle and injured rib or vertebrae, sometimes other organ systems can cause the pain. I would recommend being checked by your primary care doctor. Physical therapy is usually the initial treatment. Patients who fail physical therapy may benefit from steroid injections, other interventional pain procedures or surgery depending on the specific problem. Good luck! Read more

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I have a back ache left side to center of back mid way what could it be?

I have a back ache left side to center of back mid way what could it be?

Lbp: It could be anything raining to minor problems such as a muscle strain to arthritis/degenerative discs or facet joints all the way to other more serious conditions its best not to mention. Best thing would be a good history and exam by a doctor. Read more

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I have back ache. Its mainly in lower left side. I have felt a small lump over the area that aches. Ache is persistent and severe sometimes. Please help.

I have back ache. Its mainly in lower left side. I have felt a small lump over the area that aches. Ache is persistent and severe sometimes. Please help.

Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Alas, may simply be a normal variation, but could also indicate sacroiliac pain (not serious) or facet syndrome (pain made worse by extending the back as a result of pressure on the small joints in the spine). Lumps can also be benign tumors, but usually not painful see a doc if no better. Read more

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Upper left side of back ache with heart ache.

Upper left side of back ache with heart ache.

Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific question. Heart ache suggests chest pain, which, if persistent, needs to be evaluated by a physician. Depending on the diagnosis, the cause of the chest pain may also be causing your back ache. Sometimes the situation is reversed, with back pain causing radiation into the chest - again, evaluation with a physician will help to sort this out. Read more

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Clenching knots under and around bellybutton level, air bloating, slight lower back ache (maybe more left side). Anything serious?

Clenching knots under and around bellybutton level, air bloating, slight lower back ache (maybe more left side). Anything serious?

No: This is unlikely to be serious. Of course, if things get worse I could be wrong. Is this associated with your menstrual cycle? If so, Ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory might solve your problems. Read more

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My right side is more bloated than the left (around my hip). In the past its sometimes inflated and then gone back down. Also have hip/back ache?

My right side is more bloated than the left (around my hip). In the past its sometimes inflated and then gone back down. Also have hip/back ache?

Think diet!: Bloating or intestinal pain are almost always related to diet. Many people are severely constipated if consuming the average the American diet. Sometimes there r certain food intolerances such as dairy or wheat that can cause this. A simple x-ray by your primary care physician can determine your degree of constipation. Elimination diets can help determine what foods could be causing the bloating Read more

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Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache, pain left side hardness in stomach?

Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache, pain left side hardness in stomach?

1/300: There is a 1/300 to 1/1500 chance of pregnancy after sterilization. If you are not sure, do a upt. If positive, seek medical evaluation right away, as ectopic pregnancy is possible. Read more

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Dr. Iam at 11 dpo. On 8th DPO I had a headache in morning which last for few hours, having back ache, left side boob highly sore, right side liitle. Prego?

Dr. Iam at 11 dpo. On 8th DPO I had a headache in morning which last for few hours, having back ache, left side boob highly sore, right side liitle. Prego?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. Read more

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Test positive w/ dip stick bilirubin in your urine? What doctor do you follow up w/ & what test do they do? Side ache/back ache/left pelvic ache.

Test positive w/ dip stick bilirubin in your urine? What doctor do you follow up w/ & what test do they do? Side ache/back ache/left pelvic ache.

Bilirubin: The dip stick tests are not that reliable for this. If you are concerned and your doctor is concerned, you could follow up with a gastroenterologist. Read more