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29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when I stoop down to pick up something?

29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when I stoop down to pick up something?

Sciatica: It's possible that you have a disc in your spine that's pinching a nerve, also known as sciatica. It;s also possible that this could be a muscle strain. An examination from a sports medicine doctor, physical medicine and rehab doctor or orthopedist can figure it out and start you out with physical therapy if anti-inflammatory medication, rest and massage have not been helpful. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

See your doctor.: There are many potential reasons for this type of pain, but it is impossible to sort out by just a text message. If this pain has persisted, then you need a visit to the doctor in order to take a complete history and do a physical exam. From there, the doctor can do possible tests, such as blood tests or x-rays, to help narrow down the cause of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. The location you are describing is near the location of the left kidney and so kidney infection or kidney stone would be among the considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I do gym but don't know I have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back. Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

I do gym but don't know I have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back. Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

Treat muscle sprain: It seems like you have sprained muscle in your left lower back. Apply heat there. Some people report better results with ice than heat. You can use both or either one. Use anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Also rest is very important, Avoid bending and lifting. Also avoid exercises that cause pain in that area. If not better in couple of weeks, then see your doctor. ...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 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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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Had sharp shooting pains in lower left side Friday. Mirena (levonorgestrel) strings are shorter with cramps and persistent lower back pain.

Had sharp shooting pains in lower left side Friday. Mirena (levonorgestrel) strings are shorter with cramps and persistent lower back pain.

You may need to: Get tested for UTI or kidney infection. Or you may have some inflammatory disease in your female tract. Go see your GYN or family physician to get sorted out, as these symptoms will likely not improve by themselves. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. I'm getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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Sharp lower right side pain relieved after urinating. Left side radiating pain and lower back pain. Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Sharp lower right side pain relieved after urinating. Left side radiating pain and lower back pain. Had partial hysterectomy and ovary removed later

Could be related to: Surgery or some thing else.
During a partial hysterectomy, a surgeon may inadvertently damage the organs that surround the uterus, such as the urinary tract or bowel, better health channel explains. Affected women can develop bowel movement or urination problems due to this damage.
Or could be due to new problem need to investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Shouldn't be: That on itself alone, shouldn't be a sign of early labor, but you must call and ask your OB doctor, and describe to him/her any other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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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

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, history of back pain, dull and achy, made worse by movement?

Perhaps you have a-: -relapse. Go to see your physician who treated or evaluated you before. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee. Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when I lay down.

Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee. Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when I lay down.

Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced. Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

What comes next?: It's a good idea to have done the physio work. Now you are wondering, what next?

Let's say the pain occurs all the time. It may be the physio is not helping. In such a case, an MRI of the lumbar spine or EMG test may help determine what's wrong.

Perhaps the problem is worse with movement. That may indicate a need to see an orthopedic specialist.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on left side radiating down my left leg I am now having pain and weakness in both legs and have lump on spine

I have lower back pain on left side radiating down my left leg I am now having pain and weakness in both legs and have lump on spine

Spinal lump: Needs to be examined by your doctor. He/she will also evaluate your leg pain and weakness. The lump could be a cyst or something more important. Please see your doc and you will get proper treatment and peace of mind in return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

Muscle spasms: It all depends on how it started, what caused it and other pain descriptions including location, quality and duration among other things. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. If the pain is local then it is most likely muscle related, particularly if dealing with an acute pain and there is a history of recent exercises or strenuous activities. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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I had pricking pain on left side of my abdomen on liver side and had lower back pain?

RUQ pain: This could be a number of reasons. Most likely cause would be biliary colic (pain caused by gallstones) or gallbladder dyskinesia ("lazy gallbladder). Suggest follow up with your local physicians for further testing if you symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

Evaluation: A doctor will need to evaluate your leg urgently. Your long road trip soon after major surgery makes you high risk for a blood clot in the leg called a DVT. This needs prompt evaluation ...Read more

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Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and difficulty breathing should be evaluated right away. These could be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary. Embolism (blood clot in the lung). Please do not delay in seeking care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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