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Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

It may: What makes you ask this question? Mesenteric lymph nodes do not get inflamed on their own. There is usually some disorder like intestinal disease, TB, systemic viral infection that causes mesenteric adenitis.
It would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Sharp pain in both ovaries that led to lower back pain and upper abdomen pain. Lasted all night long and persisted throughout next day. What is this?

Sharp pain in both ovaries that led to lower back pain and upper abdomen pain. Lasted all night long and persisted throughout next day. What is this?

Need to see an MD: With persistent pain it would be very wise to see a doctor. These symptoms could be secondary to many issues. The doctor needs to sort out the etiology of your discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

Different Position: There are certain lower back conditions that are aggravated by lying on your stomach. Altering your sleeping position, such as sleeping on one side with a pillow between your knees, would be recommended as a first step. Waking up with lower back pain may best be treated with some stretches in bed, heat treatment, or a warm shower. As with most conditions, prevention is more important. ...Read more

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I'm having low back pain and moderate-extreme stomach pain 3-4 inches above navel. Please advise?

I'm having low back pain and moderate-extreme stomach pain 3-4 inches above navel. Please advise?

Spine pathology: Is typically not associated with abdominal pain (rather, lumbar spine pathology more typically can cause radiating pains into the legs). Based on your description, it sounds like the abdominal pain is the predominant complaint, therefore I suspect that you have abdominal pathology which may be causing your back pain. I would definitely recommend that you see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My son has low back pain and stomach pain, reflux. Only a boy. Could it be ulcer?

My son has low back pain and stomach pain, reflux. Only a boy. Could it be ulcer?

Anything possible: I suppose anything is possible, yet I have treated thousands of kids with reflux & never seen a kid with an ulcer in 3 decades. Most pediatric gastroenterologists I work with would not risk the scoping procedure to look for an ulcer until a kid had aggressive treatment for reflux for 6mo. ...Read more

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In addition to low back pain I have also been having stomach pain (vp shunt ends). I'd rather be somewhat sure before actually going to the doctor...

In addition to low back pain I have also been having stomach pain (vp shunt ends). I'd rather be somewhat sure before actually going to the doctor...

See your doctor: Abdominal pain in the area of a VP shunt should be evaluated with an in-person hands on exam with a practitioner who is familiar with VP shunts and their potential complications. Web based medical platforms cannot replace this, and evaluation should not be delayed. ...Read more

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Is stooped posture can cause low back pain and stomach pain? So I developed in legs prominent veins? I'm underweight & I have weak back extensors.

Is stooped posture can cause low back pain and stomach pain? So I developed in legs prominent veins? I'm underweight & I have weak back extensors.

Unclear: It is possible that because you are under-weight, you do boy have sufficient core muscles (abdominals and para-spinals) to keep your posture correct. This in turn may lead to further back problems and stomach problems. I would recommend exercises to strengthen your core. However, you may want to seek the help of good physical therapist to guide you before doing it on your own. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...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.

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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Lower abdomen issues. Discomfort when straining in bowel movements not at rectum but the lower stomach. I've been experiencing lower back pain (left)?

Lower abdomen issues. Discomfort when straining in bowel movements not at rectum but the lower stomach. I've been experiencing lower back pain (left)?

Could be. ...: Kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder prolapse, uterine prolapse, constipation, and rarely a malignancy.
A hernia is possible too.
It would be good to discuss this on a phone with someone, more information would be needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have lower back pain on both sides and lower stomach pain in my abdominal area?

Why do I have lower back pain on both sides and lower stomach pain in my abdominal area?

Depends: Depending on the timing, associations and severity of your abdominal pain it could range from very benign conditions to things that could be more worrisome. See your primary care provider and get to the bottom of your pain. Hopefully it is an easy fix! ...Read more

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Serve bouts of stomach & lower back pain Very nausous & vomiting?

Go to ED: Hi. This really needs someone to examine you and possibly run some tests. There are a variety of causes. I recommend you attend the emergency department urgently ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain and lower back pain near my buttocks?

Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar nerves can cause buttock pain but lower abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) usually involves upper lumbar nerve roots. However problems with uterus, etc, colon can cause very similar symptoms, requiring quite different treatment. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain and lower stomach pain and tender breast?

Having lower back pain and lower stomach pain and tender breast?

Fibromyalgia?: 39y female has chronic back pain, anterior chest wall pain & lower abdominal discomfort. Various soft tissues & organ systems involved. Therefore, a systemic disorder is suggested. Assuming that symptoms are chronic & that basic medical work-up & laboratory studies have been negative, Fibromyalgia, with myalgia & IBS, becomes a consideration. Rheumatologic evaluation recommended. See comments: ...Read more

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What are some causes of stomach and lower back pain I took acutane for a year and also have problems going number two?

Constipation: Constipation can be a cause of low back pain. If this has been a change of your bowel habits, you should have this investigated. Acutane would not cause any of this. Acutane can cause joint and low back pain while someone is taking it, but not afterwards. ...Read more

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Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

Depends: Sleeping on your stomach can be better if you have a bad lumbar intervertebral disc, but you have bad lumbar joint arthritis your pain might worsen. This is because the joints compress with extension of the spine. The softer the bed the more extension on the joints. Lying on your side, or with one leg pulled up may actually be better. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

Low back pain: Susan,
It sounds like there is quite a bit of inflammation/spasm in those areas and the increase in blood supply is making you more aware of the irritation. If you continue to feel these symptoms, an examination is the best thing. ...Read more

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Can weak stomach muscles cause lower back pain?

Can weak stomach muscles cause lower back pain?

Yes for sure: The muscles of the abdomen support the back when are tight, and that help to make the back stronger so that support lost it dose effect the back. ...Read more

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What causes combo of stomach cramps and lower back pain?

What causes combo of stomach cramps and lower back pain?

Pregnancy #1: Check a pregnancy test if you're sexually active. If negative, see your docotr for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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THROWING UP AND SICK TO MY STOMACH AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

THROWING UP AND SICK TO MY STOMACH AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

Need to be seen: Sounds like you are quite sick. I would recommend that you get checked out as soon as possible ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and feeling stomach cramps and feeling sick?

Go see ur Family Doc: We need more info. If any burning upon urination, stomach cramps & back pain might be from kidney infection. So go see your Family Doc, GYN, Planned Parenthood or other health provider. ...Read more

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Stomach and mid to lower back pain large amounts of blood in poo. Generally feeling unwell?

Stomach and mid to lower back pain large amounts of blood in poo. Generally feeling unwell?

Seek Medical Care: Please contact your physician and get into medical care urgently. This is not a situation to manage on the internet. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain with lower back pain?

What causes stomach pain with lower back pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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Lower back pain during a stomach virus, is this normal?

Lower back pain during a stomach virus, is this normal?

Back pain: While vomiting and having diahrea can cause abd pain and straining causing back spasms. This could also be kidney stones or appendicitis. Really can be alot of things. I would see your physician asap in the am or urgent care if possible to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a stomach pain and lower back pain?

What does it mean when you have a stomach pain and lower back pain?

Internal Inflammatio: There are many internal causes of pain that some patients will feel both in the front and back.

Certainly your doctor will need to evaluate your bowels and internal female organs. There are too many possible important causes of this pain to address in a short response on the internet. It is absolutely essential that someone ask you more questions and actually examine you. ...Read more

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6 months pregnant cramping lower back pain that comes to the front of my stomach?

See a OB MD: You need to make an appointment and begin OB care. To determine if the cramping is normal or not. ...Read more

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Stomach pain fiat his and lower back pain and butt burning?

Stomach pain What?: I don't get waht you're trying to say in the first part of the statement. The second part could be asking about something having to do with a lumbar nerve irritattion at L4 or L5 from your description. Obviously, neurological examination for the 2nd issue will help reveal a cause. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stomach pain after drinking milk?

Lower back pain and stomach pain after drinking milk?

Intolaerance...: If you have abdominal pain and possibly bloating and diarrhe after milk, it could be lactose intolerance. Cramping in abdomen can simply be radiating to the back becasue of nerves connetion and so called"transferred pain". Kepp your food diary and pay attention to any further symptoms. I f no better with elimination of milk see you doc. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and lower stomach pain--any natural remedies?

Exercises: There are a number of back strengthening exercises that can help reduce back pain and prevent its worsening. Sometimmes reputable chiropractors successfully treat back pain as well. Some people get relief from physical therapy with an rpt. Some people use heat through heating pads or sitting in a jacuzzi/hot tub. ...Read more

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Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could: Certainly could be an issue. Try sleepin on your back with pillow under knees or side with pillow between knees. Chiropractic may be useful to align the vertebra fro stomach sleeping. ...Read more

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Can Ileus cause stomach growling and slight lower back pain? How long does the symptoms last?

Can Ileus cause stomach growling and slight lower back pain? How long does the symptoms last?

Ileus: Implies decreased or absent bowel activity, characterized by a lack of bowel sounds. It could cause pain via constipation, bloating, or lead to obstruction. The duration depends on the cause, which includes surgery, certain medications, illnesses, and neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks ill be 20 weeks on sunday. I've been experiencing some lower back pain and the baby been balling up in my stomach.... What's going on?

I'm 19 weeks ill be 20 weeks on sunday. I've been experiencing some lower back pain and the baby been balling up in my stomach.... What's going on?

Talk to OB: While many times these sorts of pains are just the baby getting bigger and repositioning itself, there could be other things going on. You could have a UTI or something a bit more worrisome called an abruption, even at 20 weeks. I wouldn't wait until monday. Your OB should have someone on call you can talk to, and at very least order a test to see if you have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain as well as irritation in my stomach which is causing me to be nauseous. What could this be? I had this for 2 days now.

Comorbidity: Two separate conditions that need to be addressed separately. 1. Lower back pain see your pcp for evaluation and treatment. 2. The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stomach cramping?

Many possibilities: Intestinal cramps from gas, infection, ulcer. Urinary infection or kidney stone. Uterine cramping from endometriosis, fibroid tumor. Ovarian maladies. Pregnancy. And a few others. Get checked if this persists or worsens. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more