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I am an 18 year old female and I am having uncomfortable lower back pain, and maybe unusual vaginal discharge?

I am an 18 year old female and I am having uncomfortable lower back pain, and maybe unusual vaginal discharge?

INFECTION: You need checkup. Pelvic inflammatory disease has to be ruled out because of your symptoms. Antibiotics have to be given. Diagnostic workup should be done for other problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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20 yr old female. Lower back pain. Pretty uncomfortable. What could be the cause of this? Should I be worried?

20 yr old female. Lower back pain. Pretty uncomfortable. What could be the cause of this? Should I be worried?

Impossible to say: There are numerous causes. To determine the cause you need to see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Constant need to crack back, to the point where I will feel uncomfortable in my skin. I try to resist cracking but I often fail.

Lower back pain. Constant need to crack back, to the point where I will feel uncomfortable in my skin. I try to resist cracking but I often fail.

Facets: When people talk about " popping" their back in a similar manner as when people do it with their knuckles, this usually involves the facet joints; which are small joints that run up and down each side of the back. Similar to cracking your knuckles, the etiology is not well understood, but may be related to a build up of nitrogen in the capsule of the joint. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain for years and the pain descends to both my right and left legs and it's very uncomfortable to sit?

I have been having lower back pain for years and the pain descends to both my right and left legs and it's very uncomfortable to sit?

See pain management: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Lower back pain radiating down the front of both thighs but mostly my left front thigh Started after having to set in uncomfortable chair for hours?

Lower back pain radiating down the front of both thighs but mostly my left front thigh Started after having to set in uncomfortable chair for hours?

Possible stenosis: If these symptoms occur with prolonged standing or walking they are certainly consistent with spinal stenosis. If they are occurring street other possibilities exist there could be a form of neuropathy after your prolonged sitting. I would suggest seeing a neurologist to assess where the pain is coming from ...Read more

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I am a 29 female, I have had horrific lower back pain, and now suffering painful left hip to foot pain (constant, uncomfortable) I'm confused?

Radiculopathy: A radiculopathy, or nerve root pain, may be the cause. If a bulging disk or another inflammatory condition in the low back progresses enough, it may eventually put pressure on a nerve root. This would cause pain in the distribution of the nerve, or in the case of the nerves in the low back, right down to the foot. I would go be seen by your doctor. A disk bulge or other problem can be seen on mri. ...Read more

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Excruciating Lower back pain, spots on left on right of lower back, uncomfortable abdominal pain. History of UTIs.

Excruciating Lower back pain, spots on left on right of lower back, uncomfortable abdominal pain. History of UTIs.

Spoken to doctor?: With your history of frequent UTI's I would think that contacting your physician for an appointment and testing as appropriate would be your best bet all the way out there in DOWN UNDER. What do you think? In the mean time enjoy lots of clear refreshing water, limit caffeine intake, and you may even consider some cranberry juice...the experts are saying it's good again...for now! HA! The Best ...Read more

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Low back pain for 4 months, tender when touched, right on and around spine. Not pain just uncomfortable. Could it be bone CA? Or tense muscle?

Low back pain for 4 months, tender when touched, right on and around spine. Not pain just uncomfortable. Could it be bone CA? Or tense muscle?

If its muscle: (some give when palpated) its less likely to be due to a metastatic lesion. If the bone itself is tender I recommend getting a bone scan. If not sure have your doctor examine you. I hope this is just a tender muscle. Knowing is so much better than worrying. ...Read more

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Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Cauda equnina: Usually is not is usually not associated with back pain. Numbness in the Saddle area as well as urinary retention or bowel incontinence may be seen. ...Read more

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Woke up with random uncomfortable dull lower left back pain that has persisted for the past 2 days? Haven't had back issues. Didn't pull muscle. Kidney?

Be seen: There are many things that could be happening. Certainly kidney problems, including infection or a stone, but it doesn't really sound like it by your description of the pain. Likely, it is a musculoskeletal pain, but see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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I have my period, but I have cramping and low back pain across my back when I sit down I am very uncomfatable

Have: Have you tried nsaids such as Motrin during your period. Keeping ahead of the cramping rather than catching up to it after it has started is the key. It would be best to see a physician to help evaluate and manage this type of pain. My office is located in boca raton if you wished to discuss this further.

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement? Injury? Illness? Sudden? Long time? Age? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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Lower back pain how to stop?

Lower back pain how to stop?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Usually acute back or hip 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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How to help lower back pain?

How to help lower back pain?

Conservative first.: Big question. Whole books are written on this subject alonbe. Conservative treatments like pt, exercise, ice/heat, short rest, are all good for mild acute pain. But if pain becomes severe or chronic, then you need to find out what is wrong. Prescription meds, injections in different areas of the spine are viable options. Don't jump into surgery. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, what to do?

Osteoarthritis: This may be osteoarthritis of lower spine causing pressure on the roots of the nerves that come out between the vertebrae.
Anti-inflammatories will help but take with food.
See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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How to stop lower back pain?

Get exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more