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Upper right side back pain, tender to touch comes and goes, gets better with massage and hot packs. Ches CT normal, I am a smoker, is this lung cancer?

Upper right side back pain, tender to touch comes and goes, gets better with massage and hot packs. Ches CT normal, I am a smoker, is this lung cancer?

Probably not: Most cases of lung cancer would not present with tenderness to touch (sounds like a muscle issue), and a normal chest ct is reassuring. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Persistent right sided low back/flank pain. Pain comes and goes. It's been a few weeks. UA was negative for blood. Motrin helps the pain. Causes? Tx.

Persistent right sided low back/flank pain. Pain comes and goes. It's been a few weeks. UA was negative for blood. Motrin helps the pain. Causes? Tx.

Get yourself checked: Persistent flank pain needs to be evaluated for kidney issues and or musculo-skeletal problem with appropriate tests including imaging studies as indicated with physical exam. Feel better ...Read more

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I am having this lwer right side back pain that spreads through my leg. Its kind of chronic and pain is on and off. It comes and goes...what to do....

I am having this lwer right side back pain that spreads through my leg. Its kind of chronic and pain is on and off. It comes and goes...what to do....

Get it evaluated: Pain in the lower back that radiates to the leg may represent a variety of problems with the lumbar spine or the discs that separate the vertebrae. Because certain activities may aggravate the problem and treatment such as physical therapy may alleviate it, it is important to see your physician and have the problem defined and treated. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on my right side. It comes and goes and sometimes it hurts so back I can't get up for a few minuets. What's going on?

Could be: Sacroiliac joint related pain, low back pain due to psoas muscle spasm or something completely unrelated to musculoskeletal system. Try some upward dog yoga stretches for a few days and see a physician. ...Read more

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Left side back pain above hip that comes and goes. Keeps me awake when it starts hurting. Start moving around and it goes away?

Left side back pain above hip that comes and goes. Keeps me awake when it starts hurting. Start moving around and it goes away?

Muscular v disc: This is either muscular issue if only several weeks. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or a herniation. If muscular, it will get better by about 6-8 weeks and 90% of discs improve over time. Otc meds can help as can heat &/or ice as well as guided exercise & activity modification. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise are key. ...Read more

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What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

Stones vs. Spasms: Clearly back problems can result in flank region discomfort. However my concern in that location is always whether or not the symptoms could be originating from the kidneys. Kidney stones cause a condition called renal colic. In renal colic severe pain which comes and goes periodically can occur. A simple urine analysis will help to determine whether or not this might be the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having upper back pain for about three weeks on my right side. Burning, comes and goes. Should I be worried? No sob? Motrin helps some.

Probably Muscular: This type of pain is usually muscular and should run its course. If you have not been seen by your pcp, now is the time since it has not improved. This can also be a referred pain from reflux or even the neck or shoulder. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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My tummy seems more bloated on one side than the other. Also have hip/lower back pain which comes and goes, is this normal?

Not normal not clear: If the symptoms make you feel uncomfortable know this is not normal. You need to have your physician have you see a gastroenterologist, and possibly a back specialist. If these fit together they will be able to tie the knot ...Read more

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Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

To be seen soon: I am concerned about your symptoms. You may have a gallbladder problem, lung problem, both of which could be serious. Your symptoms could be due to other causes. Please be seen in the next day. Happy healing. ...Read more

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Severe bloating for several mnths that comes and goes, fatigue, lower extremity pain, lower back pain, R-sided chest pain that comes and goes & gassy. I do have Barretts disease.

Get abdominal US: Get checked for gallbladder disease ASAP. Your symptoms are highly suggestive of gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder. Go to ER or private physician-NOW! ...Read more

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Having upper back pain it comes and goes not constant could this be kidney stone or gallbladder?

Having upper back pain it comes and goes not constant could this be kidney stone or gallbladder?

Pain: Flank pain one either side is the typical pain seen with a kidney stones. Gallbladder pain tends to be under the rib cage on the right upper abdomen ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and having agonising upper back pain it comes and goes every few mins, I've had it for about a week. Why?

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and having agonising upper back pain it comes and goes every few mins, I've had it for about a week. Why?

Muscle strain: Pregnancy changes the normal posture and kinectics of the spine. It would seem that there is imbalance with some muscles in spasm in your back now that you are in the third trimester. Consultation with a PMR or Sports Medicine doctor for a referral to pool therapy, yoga or Physical therapy is appropriate following a complete musculoskeletal exam ...Read more

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Chronic low right side back pain. What should I do?

See Spine Specialist: If stretching, nsaids and strengthening is not helping and you stated chronic, I would suggest being seen by a pain/spine specialist to evaluate this issue further. You may need imaging studies, directed physical therapy or diagnostic procedures to figure this out further. ...Read more

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My daughter has been having on and off right side back pain and headaches for 5 days?

See doctor ASAP: Headaches and back pain can be due to various reasons- anything like as simple as muscular to serious conditions like meningitis. It is always best to check with a doctor especially if don't resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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I have sudden lower right side back pain about an inch or so above buttocks that is getting worse by the hour. Sever sharp pains when take a big breat?

Muscle injury: Chances are this is probably just a lumbar muscle sprain (i.E "throwing your back out"). For my patients with this condition I recommend rest, heat and anti-inflammatory medications. If the symptoms persist or if the pain starts radiating down your leg your should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Upper right side back pain an lightheaded when I get up sick feeling why?

Nonspecific symptoms: Your symptoms are too nonspecific to make a diagnosis. It may result from a nonspecific viral illness. ...Read more

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Upper right side back pain. .......is this a sprain hurts bad an cant concentrate. Ect.....

Upper right side back pain. .......is this a sprain hurts bad an cant concentrate. Ect.....

Back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Ok so yesterday it was confirmed that I did lose my mucus plug. Now im gettin lower right side back pain...What do I do?

Ok so yesterday it was confirmed that I did lose my mucus plug. Now im gettin lower right side back pain...What do I do?

Prepare for Labor: It sounds like your body is preparing for labor. These next few days or week will continue to show you some pains and other strange or unusual symptoms. This is a very frustrating time but you must be patient. ...Read more

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Lower right side back pain. Hard to move. Very painful 3 days now. Been using ive flexerill n vicodin no help. Pain does not radiate down?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Your medications indicate that you have very many complex medical conditions - hypertension, diabetes, probable rheumatoid arthritis, depression and severe coronary disease. Your pain needs to be evaluated by your physician in the context of all your other problems. I understand you want relief, but it is ultimately more important to find a cause and treat it directly, and not mask the symptoms. ...Read more

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After open gallbladder surgery, I've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?

Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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Moderate to severe right side back pain only when I lay down. If I get up and move around I can alleviate it. Area tender to touch at times too.

Upper?: Lower? Mid back? Location makes a difference. Any urinary or bowel issues since pain started? Fever? Chills? Nausea? Pain worse with breathing deep? Any shortness of breath? Please expand on your question. ...Read more

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I have mid to lower right side back pain that comes in extreme waves. Misdiagnosed with a uti. Said its prob sciatica but Could it be my gallbladder?

I have mid to lower right side back pain that comes in extreme waves. Misdiagnosed with a uti. Said its prob sciatica but Could it be my gallbladder?

Flank pain: That is certainly possible, but this is not a problem that can be solved on the internet. You need to see a doctor and have this investigated appropriately. If your doctor is not investigating this to your satisfaction perhaps you need a second opinion. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more

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Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more