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What is the horrible throbbing pain in the lower left side of my back below my ribcage?

What is the horrible throbbing pain in the lower left side of my back below my ribcage?

Kidney: Broad differential, but don't forget renal etiologies such as infections or stones. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the lower left side of my back. There's some radiating pain in my glutes and my left leg due to this.

I have a pain in the lower left side of my back. There's some radiating pain in my glutes and my left leg due to this.

Sciatica: Pain from a pinched sciatic nerve in your lower back can often cause these symptoms. Stretching, ibuprofen, and chiropractic treatment all can help. ...Read more

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I woke up with pulsating, localized pain in the lower left side of my back AND in my urethra. I think the pain went away after I peed. What caused it?

I woke up with pulsating, localized pain in the lower left side of my back AND in my urethra. I think the pain went away after I peed. What caused it?

Maybe you: Passed a kidney stone. If you are otherwise healthy and symptoms do not recur, I don't think you need to worry too much. If you develop any further symptoms, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in the lower left side of my back with radiating pain in the hip and sometimes the leg all left side. It is accompanied with nausea. P?

I'm having pain in the lower left side of my back with radiating pain in the hip and sometimes the leg all left side. It is accompanied with nausea. P?

Nerve irritation: You may have nerve irritation at the nerve roots as they come out of your spine. Typically, the pain will radiate down the nerve that is irritated (down your leg). Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication are the initial treatments. However, you may need an x ray or an injection to help manage this problem. ...Read more

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I have pain in the lower left side of my back. Pain in the left side of my belly, dizzy, and I've been nauseas/vomiting all day.

I have pain in the lower left side of my back. Pain in the left side of my belly, dizzy, and I've been nauseas/vomiting all day.

It can be various: Things such as tubal pregnancy if you are sexually activre, it can be a ruptured ovarian cyst, a kidney stone, gastritis, splenic disorder, acute pancreatitis, lower lobe pneumonia, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the lower left side of my back its painful to touch it but there's no marks, could it be my appendix?

I have a pain on the lower left side of my back its painful to touch it but there's no marks, could it be my appendix?

Pain: The appendix is on the right side of the lower quadrant of the abdomen, not the left, lower back pain can be from muscle spasm, sharp, excruciating pain can be from kidney stone specially if you blood in the urine, see your doctor if pain persist. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the lower left side of my back, it is sensitive to the touch but there is no marks, what could it be?

Muscle spasm: Back pain that is sensitive to touch in a young man is usually due to a muscle spasm. Try a heating pad, massage, and an antii-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin. ...Read more

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I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

There are many...: Possibilities. First, going to an er is absolutely the wrong place to go! Cracked rib, pleuritis, thoracic disc are some of many possibilities. See your pcp or an orthopedist! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

M.D. visit: This pain may be related to a number of factors including muscular pain, renal system infection or hip pain.
I would suggest monitoring your temperature and being seen by your doctor if a heating pad and motrin do not provide relief. If you have a fever and/or change in urination pattern, please see you doctor. ...Read more

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I have a terrible pain on my lower left side of my back that's now going into my butt and leg?

Leg pain: That sounds like you develop a sort of sciatica. Recommend to go see your pcp. Nsaids help but once the pain goes down the leg you really need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 38 years old and a female last night I had sharp pain in my lower left side of my back that shot up to my shoulder and it was hard to breathe?

Backpain: Back pain of transient nature probably from musculoskeletal, it is unusual to have pain shooting from the lower back all the way upto the shoulder. If it recurs have yourself examined. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

Could be a number of: Various causes, including sacroiliac joint pain, piriformis spasms, strains of various lumbar muscles & ligaments, intervertebral disk problems, myfascial pain & others. See your doctor or physiatrist for proper evaluation and treatment based on specific diagnosis. If a specific diagnosis is not made, see a physiatrist or other spine specialist. There are many good ones in your area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower left side of my back, left testicle and down the front of my left thigh muscle. It hurts bad. Do you know what is causing?

Here are some...: Likely you are experiencing the pain from pinched nerve. Clinically, you should be evaluated as suggested and described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work closer and better with the doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

I have a pain in my lower left side of my back, that radiates into my left bum chest and sometime it even radiates into my left leg. It’s not a constant pain but it occurs on occasions and is a burning sensation with pain. What can it be?

Lower back pain: Herniated discs do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the most common symptom is tingling, pain, or numbness that spreads down one leg. These symptoms affect different parts of the leg, depending on which disc in the lower back is herniated. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my lower left side into my back but if I grab my side and squeeze it the pain goes away, it feels like when I was younger and ran to?

I'm having pain in my lower left side into my back but if I grab my side and squeeze it the pain goes away, it feels like when I was younger and ran to?

What you are: Describing is "Splenic Flexure Syndrome" a collection of GAS in the curve of your large bowel under your spleen (on the left side almost under chest cage)
Squeezing decreases the "bubble" See diagram!
(curve between # 2 and 3)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a feeling I might have fractured or broke my floating ribs. I have pain in my lower left side near my back bone but in my rib area.

I have a feeling I might have fractured or broke my floating ribs. I have pain in my lower left side near my back bone but in my rib area.

Concern: If this is a true concern, the definitive test is to get an XRAY or more definitive test would be a CT. Recommend close follow up with your primary care provider or an urgent care that dose X-Rays. ...Read more

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I bent over to pick up my son and felt pain in the lower left hand side of my back. Any tips on reducing the pain?

I bent over to pick up my son and felt pain in the lower left hand side of my back. Any tips on reducing the pain?

Ice/Heat/NSAIDs: It is likely that 1 of your muscles is in spasms as a protective measure after small tears occurred. Using ice over the area (covered by cloth to avoid freezing the skin) in the 1st 24 hours can help limit inflammation. Applying heat (be careful not to burn yourself) after 24 hours can help with healing. An NSAID such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help with pain. If not better in 1 week see a dr. ...Read more

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Mild pain in lower left side of my back and bit of a head ache?

Mild pain in lower left side of my back and bit of a head ache?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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I have a pain/ache in my lower left side of my back, my left shoulder and my left arm, I've had this pain/ache for about 3 days, what could it be?

Several things: A strain or sprain is likely at your age, but it could be several other things. Have you tired over the counter meds to help ease it or a heating pad, etc.? If the pain continues for over a week, see a dr. For an eval ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle after exercising. This will get better in time with rest and ibuprofrin. Remember to keep your abs engaged when doing pushups or plank exercises. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain at the lower left hand side of my back it gets worse when walking an trying to lift anything?

Need more info: Common complaint with many different causes from kidney problem to muscular spasm or spinal disc problem. Please get to see your family physician to examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have very mild abdominal pain on my lower left side, and my lower back, tenderness feeling in my left testicle and moderate pain when it is touched, the feeling in my abdomen is like if I needed to have a bowel movement or pass gas, I present no other s

I have very mild abdominal pain on my lower left side, and my lower back, tenderness feeling in my left testicle and moderate pain when it is touched, the feeling in my abdomen is like if I needed to have a bowel movement or pass gas, I present no other s

See your doctor.: It seems to me that you either have what we call Diverticulitis, or infection in your testicle, or trying to pass a kidney stone. All of these conditions require different kind of treatment. Without seeing and evaluating, it is difficult to come to a proper diagnosis. You should go & see your primary doctor. He might have to order blood tests, x-rays or possibly scans to make a diagnosis and treat ...Read more

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Got rear ended 2 days ago urgent care said loss of lordosis. Now the pain is getting lower on the left side of my back. Should I go to the er.

Try this: As long as you have no numbness or weakness you will be fine...try heat and anti inflammatories and rest as this is most likely muscles...see your doc if U don't get better ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower right and left side of my back, I get headaches and upset stomach. What could this be?

Things to consider..: Could be one of many things. It could be a virus that you might be battling, could be a urinary or pelvic infection, and if you are sexually active you need to consider pregnancy, especially if you are late for your period. If a virus it should get better in a few days with rest and plenty of fluids. If not make sure you get evaluated for a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been having lower left abdominal pain radiating to the left lower side of my back as well going kind of up toward the middle for a few days now.

I've been having lower left abdominal pain radiating to the left lower side of my back as well going kind of up toward the middle for a few days now.

Colon or Gyn Pain: Left sided pain is usual your sigmoid colon (diverticulitis) or your ovaries or Fallopian tube. I would see a Ob/Gyn and get an ultrasound of your ovaries. If clear, I would get an order for a Ct scan to make sure it is not diverticulitis. ...Read more

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I have pain in the lower left side of the back of my head and my eyes feel dry but no blurred vision dizziness or nausea. Is this serious? 19, female

I have pain in the lower left side of the back of my head and my eyes feel dry but no blurred vision dizziness or nausea. Is this serious? 19, female

Wills Eye Hospital: Suggest you consult the weh in philadelphia. You may want to try artificial tears (genteal) and warm compresses to see if the symptoms change. You need a complete ophthalmologic exam for sure. ...Read more

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Sharp burning pain that comes and goes on lower left side of my back. Bulging lumbar disc starting to hurt againbut both at diff times. Related or no?

Myofascial pain: Intermittent pain in the lateral lower back is much more likely to be myofascial in origin, than it is to be related to any spinal or nerve origin. A trigger point myotherapist or a good massage therapist are the most likely sources of help. ...Read more