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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


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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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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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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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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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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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What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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46y.o. female upper back pain when food enters stomach. sharp/stabbing/severe. happens 97% of time. started 30 hours ago. what do u think it is?

46y.o. female upper back pain when food enters stomach.  sharp/stabbing/severe. happens 97% of time. started 30 hours ago. what do u think it is?

Gallstone/pancreas: The most likely explanation is pancreatic problems or gallstones, but there are other possibilities like gastritis, duodenal ulcer, GERD or even esophagitis. If pt takes a lot of ibuprofen it could be NSAID gastritis. If fever or vomiting go to ER otherwise call your doctor to be seen as soon as possible, e.g tomorrow AM. If there is a fam history of aneurysm the aorta should be checked. GI virus? ...Read more

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