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Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. John Goldman
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I had stabbing upper back pain on the left side then it resulted into sternum pain? what could it be?

I had stabbing upper back pain on the left side then it resulted into sternum pain? what could it be?

A variety of causes : there can be a lot of medical reasons for your discomfort. It can come from problems in your chest, your heart or even in the abdomen. This is something you need to have evaluated by a physician. The fact is the pain started in the back comes around to the front could suggest certain diagnoses. I think of the as pleurisy or other issues, I think of the heart such as pericarditis, and I I think of the long, such as pleurisy or other issues, I think of the heart such as pericarditis, and I think of the abdomen such as the gallbladder but there could be other reasons besides the ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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5 days past ovulation. Slight cramps, slight lower back pain, slight stabbing pain on left side of pelvis and sometimes right. Possible implantation?

5 days past ovulation. Slight cramps, slight lower back pain, slight stabbing pain on left side of pelvis and sometimes right. Possible implantation?

Maybe. Maybe not.: 5 days may be a bit too soon, but life is never exact. Women don't know the exact moment they ovulate. Nobody knows the exact moment of fertilization, in a natural pregnancy. Also, no one knows exactly how long one particular fertilized egg takes to get into the uterus of one particular woman. No worries, don't think about it, and just wait for that missed period, before doing a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year. Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife. After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year.  Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife.  After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

A few possibilities: How did you figure it was L5 &6. There are typically 5 lumbar vertebra, but some patients can have 6. Your surgeon will have to examine you, & work things up with imaging studies, given symptoms on going for over a year. A few of possible diagnosis could include sacroiliitis versus other spinal issues, vascular problem, urologic/gyn etiologies, etc. A work-up & exam will help point to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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I had stabbing off and on side pain in urq for three months, sometimes in lrq and llq. Also past 12+ hours, stabbing back pain in urq. Whatcould itbe?

See professionals...: The described pain at RUQ leads to consider gall bladder stone, or kidney stone, or intermittent obstruction of ureter, or spinal nerve irritation. And the pain in rlq and llq in females leads to worry about the concern in pelvic organs. But for what you stated, it would be most reasonable to see, talk, and work with a professional to figure out what is the matter in you. Best luck... ...Read more

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Dr. David Drewitz
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Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?

Consider this...: Left sided abdominal pain is a common location for gas causing cramps, ibs or diverticulosis (itis). Gyn problems such as cysts and endometriosis are also considered. Best to see your doctor if symptoms persist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Period pains since I had my son almost 2 years ago. Stabbing left side pains that shoot down left leg.shooting pain in butt .fatigue and back pain?

Period pains since I had my son almost 2 years ago. Stabbing left side pains that shoot down left leg.shooting pain in butt .fatigue and back pain?

More history : I can't really help you completely without a good and complete history, and an OB needs to examine you and possibly do more testing to arrive at a list of likely causes. Please go to see your OB to get the answers and care you need. ...Read more

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