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Pain in lower left side of back could this be related to a recent uti?

Pain in lower left side of back could this be related to a recent uti?

Yes, it could: Mean infection has spread to kidney and persisted. Or even a kidney stone. You need to get your urine tested again, and perhaps even imaging. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Off and on severe pain on lower left side and back, nausea. What could this be?

Off and on severe pain on lower left side and back, nausea. What could this be?

Kidney Stone?: Left sided flank and back pain that is intense, associated with nausea and comes and goes can be a sign of a kidney stone. If you have blood in your urine or dark urine this is a likely cause. See your family doctor to confirm and rule out infection which could also cause this. If the pain in becoming unbearable or you are having fevers with this, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back really sharp pain when i take a deep breath ...

See below: Get seen by your doc soon unless the pain is unbearable or any breathing problems are occurring. If so, get seen now. Pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other problems may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Mild head ache mild pain in lower left side of back?

Mild head ache mild pain in lower left side of back?

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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Bad pain in lower left side of back.With left leg pain.Could this be kidney related?

It is possible: Also could something else, to find out run urine test, if it positive that confirm it, if it is not look for something else. ...Read more

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Delivered baby on 3-14-15, since then been having pain on lower left side on back of head. i also get a pain in ears at times. what could this be?

Delivered baby on 3-14-15, since then been having pain on lower left side on back of head. i also get a pain in ears at times. what could this be?

Occipital H/A: May be occipital neuralgia, cervicalgias, ear infection, rarely shingles ( need acyclovir) but would see the lesions,. Sometimes herpes type I can have a presentation like this and need acyclovir as well ( or lysine 150 mg qd x 5 then 500 qd. f/u w/ doc urgent care ...Read more

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Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear). This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

Sharp pain in lower left side on back of head while having an orgasm recently I have been experiencing a sharp, throbbing pain in the back of my head (lower left side...Below the back of my left ear).  This only occurs during an orgasm, and goes away when

There : There is such a thing as a "coital headache", that occurs during orgasm. That said, the most reasonable thing, with any new headache or change in headache patterns, is to see your physician to rule out any serious cause of headaches. Coital headache can be treated safely with medications. ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of back?

Pain lower left side of back?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower left side of back under ribcage?

What can cause  pain in the lower left side of back under  ribcage?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I got a dull, pain in my lower left side of back that radiates to my front. What could this be?

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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Smarting pain lower left side of back that aches and has now gone onto right hand side too. Can also feel in groin?

Smarting pain lower left side of back that aches and has now gone onto right hand side too. Can also feel in groin?

Sounds like: You might have done something to your back. You need an evaluation. By your doc to determine proper diagnosis and treatment. You may or may not need imaging . Meds may help and physical therapy will help too ...Read more

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I'm getting pain at my lower left side back ! What do u think it might be ?

I'm getting pain at my lower left side back ! What do u think it might be ?

Muscle strain/disc: You could have a muscle strain, cramping or disc problem. if the problem is not severe try ice alternating with heat and an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. Gentle stretches and back exercises may help. If the pain is severe or if you have pain going down your leg see your doctor as soon as possible. Once your pain is gone try to build up abdominal muscles to prevent further back pain. ...Read more

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Slight pinched type pain very lower left side back going thru top buttocks area, for 5 weeks. Some days non existent other days I feel it. what is it?

Slight pinched type pain very lower left side back going thru top buttocks area, for 5 weeks. Some days non existent other days I feel it. what is it?

Sciatica: Given the problem is coming and going it is likely a piriformis spasm. Try some regular stretching exercises. I would anticipate this to resolve. However if not see your provider. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back. Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks. Getting worse. Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back.  Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks.  Getting worse.  Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

? Kidney Stone: Side or flank pain may be from a kidney stone. Typically pain may move from the back toward the front and toward the groin. The pain may also cause nausea or vomiting. You may or may not have blood in urine. See your doctor and explain your symptoms in detail. They may check your urine for blood or get a ct scan. But there are lots of other causes for pain, so you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in lower left side of low back. feels like a tight sinew. how to treat? i want to be healthy

Moist heat for: 15 min 4-5x/day. Motrin 600 mg 3x/day. Get a massage to the area. See a Dr. for a muscle relaxer if not better in a week. See what they can do at Physical Therapy. ...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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Burning after urinate since 3 days ago, had sex 2 days before that, pain lower left side and back that come and go, had a UTI test at home came negativ?

See your doctor: Burning with urination and pain after sexual exposure means possible std. You need to go see your doctor for exam and testing before it gets worse. Uti kit will not necessarily detect stds. Get to your doctor asap. ...Read more