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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Mid back pain/tightness, right upper quad abdominal pain/tightness, some stomach cramping and fatigue. What could be wrong?

Mid back pain/tightness, right upper quad abdominal pain/tightness, some stomach cramping and fatigue.  What could be wrong?

Many things: Right upper abdominal pain is usually due to gallbladder condition. Tightness could be from obstruction of the bile duct due to a gallstone. The abdominal cramping/fatigue could be due to complications from the above. You need medical care. ...Read more

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What would cause spasms in upper back and shoulder blade?

What would cause spasms in upper back and shoulder blade?

Most common cause --: Is a sprain of ligaments in the back, strain of the shoulder blade muscles, pinched nerve from the spine, etc. See your doc.. ...Read more

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Can pms cause upper back and shoulder pain?

Can pms cause upper back and shoulder pain?

PMS: I understand your distress. PMS can cause upper back pain. It can cause trouble focusing on tasks and Anxiety which can lead to shoulder ache and pain. Lack of Vitamin B6, Calcium, or Magnesium in the diet can increase chances of getting PMS. High stress, a lack of exercise, and too much Caffeine can make symptoms worse See Gynecologist for Diagnosis; discuss medications to relieve PMS. ...Read more

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Stomach muscles involuntarily tighten, lower back pain, sharp stabbing and throbbing pain upper and lower right abdomen. What is this? Help.

If severe and>4 hrs: If the pain is severe and has been going on for at least four hours or you feel you need to be seen sooner, you are going to need a full evaluation to find out what it is. Things that come to mind include passing a kidney stone as well as the possibility of appendicitis but the potential causes are really numerous and you should be evaluated in an emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Is tightening in my upper stomach and normal period pains?

Is tightening in my upper stomach and normal period pains?

Probably normal: The cramps associated with you period are often caused by the production and release of prostaglandins. Those prostaglandins cause muscle contractions, hence the uterine cramps. However, those same prostaglandins can also make the bowel contract - therefore you experience cramps and pain throughout the abdomen. ...Read more

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Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Cholecystitis: You have classic symptoms of a diseased gallbladder. Try a low fat diet to decrease symptoms. Okay to check in with your doc for exam, labs and ultrasound of right upper quadrant. If you have gallstones, a referral to surgery to discuss gallbladder surgery may be a benefit to you. Go sooner if you develop fever, vomiting or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can mid back problems cause spasms and aches on right flank, back and stomach? No aneurysm, infection, kidneys pancreas good. Pain spasms come and go

Yes: Spinal conditions which can cause this include degenerative disc disease and spinal instability (flexion/extension xrays can help to confirm this). Other causes include ovarian cysts, appendicitis, digestive issues e.g. Lactose intolerance, etc. If symptoms persist you need to see a doctor for an exam and some more testing. Hope this helps... ...Read more

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Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Endometriosis: The pain you describe could be from many causes but endometriosis should be on the top of the list. See your gynecologist. Your gyn will probably try nsaids (like ibuprofen) first and if those don't work, your gyn will try birth control pills. ...Read more

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Would muscle spasms  in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more

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Is navel pain, and sharp pains in lower stomach and lower back all a sign of early pregnancy?

Possible but...: Many things could cause some cramping in the lower abdomen. If you are more than 2 week late check a pregnancy test. If the pains continue consult a physician. ...Read more

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Mid chest and upper back pain when stretch?

Probable Rib Problem: This description is most often seen in my practice when a patient has a rib that has gotten locked-down in front.Usually, ribs rise with inhalation or with stretching.If something causes them to stop moving upward, pain in both front and back usually occur.Osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the culprit which can then be relieved with manipulation of the rib (or, sometimes vertebra). ...Read more

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Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal  region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Abdominal: Likely a GI pathology such as colitis - you will need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation, especially if you have any associated findings such as fever or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and lower and upper abdomen after stopping birth control?

Please see your gyn: You want to make sure you do not have an ovarian cyst or other problems, your gyn can do an exam and ultrasound and other tests if necessary, if the pain is bad today then go to the er. ...Read more

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Pains in lower stomach and lower back moody could I be pregnant?

Pains in lower stomach and  lower back moody could I be pregnant?

Possible.: Only way to know for sure is pick up a test at the store and check or have your physician order you a pregnancy test via blood work. The pain could also be a UTI. ...Read more

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Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and inserts on the hip and can cause back , hip, and buttock pain as well as pain that runs down the leg. ...Read more