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Im having abdominal pain in my upper left quadrant aswell as back pain, I've had for 8 days. Im not sure if its needed to go to the ER or wait 4 days for an appointment. Im fearful of pancreatitis.

Im having abdominal pain in my upper left quadrant aswell as back pain, I've had for 8 days. Im not sure if its needed to go to the ER or wait 4 days for an appointment. Im fearful of pancreatitis.

Depends: If you've had the pain for eight days it is less likely to be pancreatitis as by now it would have gotten so bad you would have gone to the er by now. If you can still eat and drink enough and it doesn't cause the pain to increase, then you probably could wait for your appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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I have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

Lots of Info: U say Stomach, I assume U mean abdominal. Gall bladder removal does not prevent gallbladder disease, still can have gravel & Pancreatitis (Bloating?). Left Quad pain ? constipation. Diabetes predisposes to Neuro-pathy which can affect everything. incl. GI tract & Muscles. U Need fiber & osmotic bowel supplement at times. U need examination by Internist & blood test to get prop specialist triage ...Read more

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What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

Back pain: Inflammation of the rib head as it inserts into the spine. Upper back pain is in the thoracic spine. In general, most pain is muscular or tendinous in origin. Herniated discs in the upper spine are uncommon.An MRI of the thoracic spine can help make the diagnosis. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain ?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
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Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too... Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Been put on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works wonders except for a back ache in the lower left and lower right quadrant. Go off of it and back pain stops. Any ideas?

Been put on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works wonders except for a back ache in the lower left and lower right quadrant.  Go off of it and back pain stops.  Any ideas?

Muscle tension?: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause increased muscle tension as well as anxiety, I wonder if this could be related to physical tension in the muscles in your back , also possibly related to your physical position. ...Read more

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I have upper quadrant back pain that comes and goes and worsens with movment most Times. Im on xarelto fir bpes ... is this par for the course?

I have upper quadrant back pain that comes and goes and worsens with movment most Times. Im on xarelto fir bpes ... is this par for the course?

Call ur doc; go 2 ER: Xarelto is one of 4 novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) available in the States (yes, I know you're our neighbor up North). Unlike Warfarin, which can be corrected w/vitamin K, if taken in excess, we still don't have a good way to stop bleeding as a result of NOACs, aside from applying pressure & waiting for medication to wear off in 24hrs. While I don't know what "bpes" is, given symptoms, call doc ...Read more

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I have severe abdominalpain around my navel to the right side and back pain in the mid to lower quadrant. but am shaking and get dizzy when I stand.

Go to ER now!: If you still have pain now, please go to an ER right away. Severe abdominal pain that does not respond in 30 minutes or less, needs urgent evaluation. The cause may be something simple, but, can also be due to something serious. Get checked now, if it still hurts. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain, back pain, vomiting, nausea, metallic taste.Clear us, hida scan %74 but had reaction to cck. Can i still get it removed?

RUQ pain: Could be sphincter of oddi dysfunction. This is the sphincter that controls the drainage of bile into the intestine. Yo may want to get a consult from a GI that performs ercp. Sometimes people that have your symptoms benefit from opening the sphincter endoscopically and preventing sphincter spasm. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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