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Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Pain left side of lower back, above buttock. Radiates intermittently into groin and when it does, v painful. Eases with nurofen, worse on rest. Cause?

Radiculopathy: refers to pain or other symptoms that occur in a location supplied by a nerve, when the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. Radicular pain in the groin results compression or irritation of a spinal nerve root in the upper lumbar spine (low pain). This can result from inflammation surrounding the nerve root. Nuprofen reduces inflammation ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

What causes a dull aching pain on sides of lower back?

See pcp: Could be due to a muscle strain or some problem with your kidneys or maybe pathology with your back. ...Read more

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Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

RLQ pain: Although there are many things that can cause RLQ abdominal pain in a Young woman, one of the considerations is the possibility of appendicitis, especially if this is a new pain which has not been present before. Since appendicitis can be an emergency, you should be seen ASAP. I would go to the emergency room or your doctor today. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Belly pain, side pain, lower back pain, what to do?

Belly pain, side pain, lower back pain, what to do?

Seek PCP: Even as a physiatry spine specialist, if i had all these symptoms, i'd start with seeing my pcp (internal medicine or family doc). Rule out serious abdominal or kidney problems first, then look into the low back. Shingles? Possible, but very rarely, a nerve pinched in the back can cause pain on the skin that wrapped around to the belly. ...Read more

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I have had kidney stones before. I have pain in side and ribs and lower back. I am nauseous and break out in sweats. Do you think this is serious. If ?

Be evaluated now...: Sweating may be related with severe stone-related pain, nausea, & vomiting, but should make sure of not developing superimposed infection above obstructing ureteral stone, which is medical emergency; so, seek urgent check-out now and do not try to wait out. How to have evaluation done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.htmll so you work better with dr. ...Read more

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I have a 25 day cycle and on day 11 of cycle. I had some spotting last few days , but today more spotting with pain on one side of lower back?

Spotting intermenstr: spotting on 11th day of cycle can be ovulatory. But if spotting is still there need an examination by your obgyn asap. good pelvic exam. pain on the left lower back can be related or unrelated issue. See your Dr asap please. ...Read more

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Would spine or muscles be most likely to cause severe pain on right side of lower back?

It depends: Determining the cause of pain requires a thorough evaluation with a history and physical exam and possibly imaging studies and nerve tests. ...Read more

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21 weeks 4 days. Hurts when pee pain on one side of lower back. What can I do for relief?

Get evaluation: Hydrate, and see your doctor. May have a blockage, like occurs with a stone in the gu system. No tea or coffee. ...Read more

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Why do I feel mild pain at the side of lower back before and after urination? And feel pain sometimes in pelvis on bladder area. What is it?

It's time to: Be seen by a physician. Anything from kidney tract stones to urethral rumors if you are a smoker need to be considered. We can only narrow the possibilities only if we can sit with you, take a good history, examine you, check your urine, and go from there. ...Read more

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I have pain in my side/lower back? It hurts like when u run and get those pains in your side. Help!

Causes of side pain: There are quite a few causes of side pain - muscle strain/tear, kidney stones, shingles, ovarian cyst are just a few. A more detailed evaluation is needed to assess your problem. ...Read more

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Can pain in ab, sides, lower back & nausa be symptoms of a uti?

Can pain in ab, sides, lower back & nausa be symptoms of a uti?

Sure could: Any burning with urination? That usually goes with it. Pain the back may mean that it is creeping up the ureters to the kidneys. You want to be careful for that. Fever? I would get a urine test done! ...Read more

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Pain on both sides of lower back and color of stool is green. What could this be?

Pain on both sides of lower back and color of stool is green.  What could this be?

Infection: With or without the low back pain, a greed stool is frequently a sign of infection and should be cultured and treated. There are, of course, numerous causes for back pain, and this would be just one of them. Call your physician. He or she will probably ask you to bring a stool sample to the office and come in for an examination. It's the only way to really find out. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of lower back, just under my ribs and also on the lower abdominal area, which makes it very painful when I sit down?

I have pain on both sides of lower back, just under my ribs and also on the lower abdominal area, which makes it very painful when I sit down?

See Doctor Now: Symptoms given do not give enough info to make diagnosis. More info needed e.g. duration of pain, history of trauma, any urinary symptoms, menstrual history, recent illness, and more. Physical exam is needed to add further info/correlation with description of pain. Presence of fever is important indicator of infection. See your doctor now for proper evaluation and prompt treatment. Early is best! ...Read more

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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones?  I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I need to see a doctor right away. I have no burning when I urinate.

I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I  need to see a doctor right away.  I have no burning when I urinate.

Maybe: New onset flank pain without any overstrerching or injury can be pathological such as a kidney stone. But then again, common thing common can be just a strain to the back. ...Read more

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Having pain in right side pelvis & lower back. Woke up this AM w/ an oval shaped, purple bruise on right side pelvis. What could this be?

Having pain in right side pelvis & lower back. Woke up this AM w/ an oval shaped, purple bruise on right side pelvis. What could this be?

ER: Hopefully,this is just a bruise,may be related to trauma or sexual activityu; however, you must be checked and evaluated in the ER or local UC clinic. ...Read more