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I have had lower back pain on my right side for about a month, I excercise 3 times a week, I have no other symptoms, what could be causing the pain?

I have had lower back pain on my right side for about a month, I excercise 3 times a week, I have no other symptoms, what could be causing the pain?

Muscle spasm: It could be a muscle or disc problem. You need to make sure the type of exercise you are doing is not causing or adding to your problem. See your PCP. May need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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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So I am irregular and I will just wondering because my symptoms are lower back pain which are getting worse, side pains heavy breathing and etc.?

So I am irregular and I will just wondering because my symptoms are lower back pain which are getting worse, side pains heavy breathing and etc.?

Irregular: Due to your age and symptoms things to check are:
does the pain get worse around your periods although irregular things like endometriosis can cause low back and pelvic pain around menses.
You may have a low back cause like a lumbar disc or a joint in the back exacerbating and causing inflammation and spasm.
both of these conditions are aided by anti-inflammatories if not allergic ...Read more

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I've been having some symptoms like ovarian pain on my right side and a new vaginal odor different than usual and lower back pain. Any ideas? Help.

I've been having some symptoms like ovarian pain on my right side and a new vaginal odor different than usual and lower back pain. Any ideas? Help.

Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, you may have pelvic inflammation from any number of reasons, you will need a good pelvic exam and some lab studies. If you have been sexually active, at any time, the concern and urgency is increased.
Please get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?

Many things: Left sided neck and shoulder pain could be from a cervical disk herniation or neck strain. Many things can cause the other symptoms. It would be best to see a medical specialist for a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain right side plus swollen?

I am having lower back pain right side plus swollen?

NEEDS TO BE CHECKED: We don't know what your question is.
You have back pain and swollen? What is swollen.
Best will be you can take some pain med and make an appointment with your Doctor and have it checked
Need a detailed history if any trauma, how long the pain, any radiation etc. And physical exam and may or may not need imging like Xray/MRI/CAT SCAN and other tests if needed ...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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Urine has a strong oder it's dark yellow I drink water only have lower back pain right side

Urine has a strong oder it's dark yellow I drink water only have lower back pain right side

Could be UTI: The symptoms you have are consistent with a urinary tract infection. The fact that your back hurts implies that it may have begun to spread into the kidney. If you develop nausea and vomiting, the kidney is certainly involved. Dramatically increase fluids to the point your urine is clear. Drink apple or cranberry juice to acidify the urine. If sx don't improve, or fever, need to see doc. ...Read more

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25 yr f, lower back pain (right side) my boobs hurt and at some points it's a shooting pain around nipple area, I am 4 days late?

Wait a few more days: I would wait for a total of 7 days for your period to come and if it doesn't then, you should do a pregnancy test at home and check the results. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and on paper, lower back pain right side, and fatigue, any ideas?

Need to examine: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated and that can only be done in person. You may have just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. Please consult your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Last few months have noticed just before menstration severe lower back pain, right upper side pain and headaches. What could be causing this?

Last few months have noticed just before menstration severe lower back pain, right upper side pain and headaches. What could be causing this?

Period problems: IF this is happening with each cycle it could be a sign of PMS, endometriosis and other causes. An evaluation by your gynecologist is the next step for this complex issue. ...Read more

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I have been on pain meds. For 6yrs. I have lower back pain, right leg pain/numbness and it seems my whole right side is worse?

If your back pain: Is increasing and you are not getting better I would recommend visiting a spine doc or pain doc to see what else can be done. Chronic pain med use is often worse than the back problem itself. Treatments can include therapy, steroids, cortisone injections, bracing and surgery. If it is getting worse definitely see a spine doc or orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do u think I have endometriosis? Because I having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.

Do u think I have endometriosis? Because I having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.

I am sorry but this: Is simply not something that one can guess on. You will need to your gynecologist to obtain hx, do physical exam ; other needed studies. ...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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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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What can cause lower back pain on one side?

Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Why am I having lower back pain on the right side?

Common: Cant diagnose the cause based on your limited message. ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Anatomical: The pain generator is on the left side, be it a out of place disc compressing on a nerve, muscle spasm, sacroiliac joint, etc., etc., etc. A more precise answer can be provided after your doctor examines you and obtains further facts about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma? /how long present/ etc), severity of the pain, radiation of the pain (does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain on the right side. What could it be?

Lower back pain: U need exam by your PCP & workup to rule out kidney issues for example. ...Read more

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When I lay a certain way I get lower back pain only on my right side.

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation.
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Extremely bad lower back pain on the left side. What can I take for this?

Flank pain: Understand, any internal organ that is irritated or inflamed, may send pain to a region of your body that mimics "back" pain. Based on your age, kidney stones, GI problems, spleen, pancreas or even stomach problems could be present. If the above are ruled out by history and exam (muscle spasm present, obvious injury) then rest, ice, anti-inflammatories may help. ...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 have lower back pain shooting pains on my lower right side. What can I do for relief?

I have lower back pain shooting pains on my lower right side. What can I do for relief?

Instability in back: There are weak ligaments that allow for false motion of vertebrae in the back and this causes the shooting pain.

Prolotherapy can help. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the right side. I have spasms as well. What could be the cause.?

I have lower back pain on the right side. I have spasms as well. What could be the cause.?

Urinary tract: Problems.
Urinary tract infections (utis) are infections of the urethra, bladder, ureters, or the kidneys, which comprise the urinary tract.
Back pain, pain or burning when you urinate. Pain on one side of your back under your ribs were the kidney are, some fever.
Your belly feels tender or heavy.
All are symptoms of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.

Could be serious: The link between back pain and mattresses is somewhat dubious, but there is at least one study showing that a majority of patients did better with a medium firm mattress. Certainly if you have a completely worn out mattress, a new mattress would be advised. Any pain has the potential to be something serious, which is why we always recommend evaluation with a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain that is mainly on the left side I was wondering what it could be?

Depends: Lower back pain can be a temporary condition of a chronic one. The causes vary from biomechanical issues to diseases such as degenerative disk disease. It may also reflect pain from another source, such as your kidney. At your age you should not have this issue. I suggest your contact a doctor to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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