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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

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


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Constipation back pain on right side?

Constipation back pain on right side?

Constipation: Please call your pcp for an evaluation of your symptoms. It could be anything. Constipation usuallt causes abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain ?

Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain  ?

Differential is huge: Could just be from your pregnancy (you stated in your history) If you're having fevers, sharp flank pain could be kidney stone. Could just be musculoskeletal. Maybe gastrointestinal. Everyone online will be guessing based on your 1 line history. Please go and see a doctor - as the list of differential diagnoses is long. ...Read more

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Side pain right side?

Side pain   right side?

Need more info: Please see your health care provider for a full history and physical. It could be many things, but without more information, it would only be speculation at this time. ...Read more

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Lower back pain right side goes up back to right shoulder causing knot?

Lower back pain right side goes up back to right shoulder causing knot?

Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. So, spasms may travel the entire length in some cases. Shoulder pain/knot suggests levator scapula syndrome, which is a spasm of the muscle at the upper junction of shoulder blade and spine. Usually a posture problem. Try salonpas patches & stretch. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...Read more

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Severe pain ache in lower right side of back

See details: Significant low back pain is usually related to osteoarthritis and strain. Have it evaluated. There are several good treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain right side mid ribs to back right side?

Chest pain : It can be related to chostochondritis or inflammation of the joints of ribs attaching to sternum among other reasons ... Your pain in general seems to be related to musculoskeletal factors . ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lower right side tummy pain with right side lower back pain?

Could be kidney: Pain radiating from the kidney follows that course and should be evaluated by a doctor. Could have a kidney stone or infection causing the problem. ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Back pain throbbing middle back both sides?

Back pain throbbing middle back both sides?

Many things: Not a lot of information. But this could be muscle spasm, disc bulge, inflammation, intestinal problem to name a few. I would try heat, anti inflammatories, rest, massage and call your doc if no improvement. ...Read more

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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Recurring pain lower left side back wrapping around side?

Back pain: Several things come to mind, from muscles to bones to kidneys. Best to have it looked at by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Get checked: Could be a urinary tract infection or pregnancy. Please see your doctor or to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain severe?

Lower right back pain severe?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more

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Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test! ...Read more