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Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

May B swollen due 2-: -muscle spasm. It could feel swollen & the muscle is hard not soft compared 2 the opposite side. C an ortho 4 eval & imaging. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?

I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - chronic pain in a limb may be due to poor circulation, nerve irritation/damage, infection, fluid retention, etc. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

Pain on the right side, constant, deep radiating pain on side and lower back. Also some swelling of pain area, nausea, loss of appetite. Appendix?

RLQ pain: Although there are many things that can cause RLQ abdominal pain in a Young woman, one of the considerations is the possibility of appendicitis, especially if this is a new pain which has not been present before. Since appendicitis can be an emergency, you should be seen ASAP. I would go to the emergency room or your doctor today. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back & left side, vaginal itching, swelling & burning. No discharge or odor. Dr.did test 4 UTI 2 wks ago, was negative. What can it be?

Pain in lower back & left side, vaginal itching, swelling & burning. No discharge or odor. Dr.did test 4 UTI 2 wks ago, was negative. What can it be?

Few possibilities: It appears that you have seen your doctor. Left flank pain may indicate a kidney problem therefore I suggest a sonogram of the kidneys. Itching in the vagina is generally due to candida infection. There is no harm in trying a course of over the counter Monistat7 vaginal cream. Stay in contact with your doctor and tell him about my suggestions ...Read more

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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR: This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

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Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?

Muscle: Muscle strain. These vague symptoms could relate to muscular strain from repetitive movements or an injury, Rest, ice, heat alternating every 15 minutes may help. If no please see your physician. ...Read more

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Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?

Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?

Lower back pain: Low back from DJD may often be associated with spasm which some people interpret as lumps that come ago. Any body with lumps in the back should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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What could it be if I have pain in my right nut, lower back, swelling in my right groin?

Several concerns: 50's male with right groin pain and swelling might have hernia. Pain patten, which includes low back pain, correlates with sacroiliac joint disorder, but swelling does not. If the groin pain is constant and worsening and if the groin mass does not reduce with lying on the back and gently massaging it, then a strangulated region of herniated bowel is of concern; emergency to prevent dead bowel. ...Read more

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I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after I had a blood patch done. Should I be worried?

I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after I had a blood patch done. Should I be worried?

You should get: Evaluated. It is possible that the blood caused a neuritis. However, it is also possible that the back symptoms are unrelated to the blood patch. A neurologist will help you figure it out. The anesthesiologist who performed the blood patch will want to know and likely will help, you find a good neurologist. ...Read more

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I give my friend a piggy back ride for 10 mins. The next day my lower back hurt really bad. I cannot move it. There is no swelling. Thanks!

HappensToTheBestOfUs: Don't thank me, thank your friend for giving you a back strain; or yourself for being out of shape. Well, never mind, at your age you'll probably do fine after a few days (maybe a week or so) of rest and light activity (by the way, washing dishes and doing homework are light activities).Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, some light massage, hot bath or a heating pad. Then use this as an indication to get in shape ...Read more

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What kind of pain and swelling can I expect after having 15 of my upper and lower back teeth pulled all at once?

What kind of pain and swelling can I expect after having 15 of my upper and lower back teeth pulled all at once?

So hard to say...: Are the teeth periodontally involved? Are the roots hooked? Are the teeth broken off and require a more invasive surgery to remove? Your question is best answered by the surgeon removing your teeth rather than a panel that cannot see or treat you. You are going to be a bit sore if you're having 15 teeth removed at once, regardless. Possible swelling. ...Read more

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For a year I've had very bad lower back pain hurts to bend over a very stiff sometimes even swelling across my lower back what's wrong an how to easeit?

Treatments...: For people that suffer of back pain which most of the time is caused by muscle inflammation there are different modalities to be used. Physical therapy, spine manipulation, anti inflammatory medication, meds that act directly on the nerve, among others. It would be good to know the whole history of your problem and work up done so far in order to give a better advise. ...Read more