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

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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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?

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. I'm 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. I'm 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

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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Refer to answer: Causes of left sided lbp are left sided sciatica, left sided
sacral ilitis, and rarely left sided pelvic lesions or inflammation.
We suggest refer to your physician to identify the problem and resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of back pain on the left side?

What might be the cause of back pain on the left side?

Several possiblities: Without a more precised description of location it's impossible to say, but it could be rib dysf., muscle cramps, pleurisy, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, etc. Etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have this nagging left back pain. What could be wrong?

I have this nagging left back pain. What could be wrong?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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Swelled kidney low left back pain?

Swelled kidney low left back pain?

Do you have: Low left back pain and are asking if it could be from your kidney? Probably not. The kidney is higher like way up just yonder your rib and and slightly to the side. If you had that you would be ill. Not just have a pain. Low back pain is usually musculoskeletal and occurs from son bending twisting lifting or other activity if not an injury. Do you have fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, UTI, . ...Read more

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Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Too many causes: Back pain is extremely common and there are too many causes and luckily most of the time it is self limiting. If pain last longer than a week, getting worse, have neurological deficits, have fever or too much to handle seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area.
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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Could lower left back pain cause youur left testical to have pain?

Could lower left back pain cause youur left testical to have pain?

Testicular pain: In the womb the testes are decended from the abdomen to the scrotal sack. So they have innervation from the back.
However, if your testes are in pain, I would get checked out asap as testicular cancer is the #1 cancer that has a high mortality rate in young males.
See your physician and tell them of your symptoms to rule out any thing that can be prevented. ...Read more

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I have back pain at left side when my back cold when it warm it gone?

Circulation: Adequate circulation is the key for any healing to take place. In cold situations your muscles and joints are not getting the circulation that they get when its warm, as the cold restricts the blood vessels. Heat dilates vessels allowing nutrient oxygen rich blood in and allowing the veins to remove the "pain chemicals" which are released around injured or diseased body parts. ...Read more

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My bf sneezed and a lower left sharp back pain hit him like a ton of bricks. What now?

My bf sneezed and a lower left sharp back pain hit him like a ton of bricks. What now?

Most likely: Most likely a muscle spasm, can try ibuprofen or Tylenol for pain relief or heat pad to relax muscles. Follow up with a physician if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic upper left back pain? Has come on suddenly this morning and is affecting walking

What is the cause of chronic upper left back pain? Has come on suddenly this morning and is affecting walking

How much upper: Left back pain in the kidney region could be stones. It could be a kidney problem. If under yur shoulder blade then it could be from your scapula or your back. You do need to see a doctor to explore the possibilities and get an examination. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constant lower left back pain. After a nights sleep it is fine but reoccurs during the day.?

I am experiencing constant lower left back pain. After a nights sleep it is fine but reoccurs during the day.?

For how long??: There are numerous questions you need to answer in order to evaluate and treat this. You may wish to see a DR. Meanwhile you can try beginning each new day with 500mg naproxen for a week or 2. ...Read more

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Back pain at left side for more than 2 week especially during walking and standing for about 1 hour. Any explanation?

Different causes: This type of pain may be due to an inflammed muscle or pressure on a nerve coming out of the spine. Kidney pain is a little higher up in the back or flank. It's best to see your physician who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side in the middle of my back. Pain level is at a 5. I don't workout so I don't think I pulled anything.

Back pain on left side in the middle of my back. Pain level is at a 5. I don't workout so I don't think I pulled anything.

Back pain: Most back pains are benign, related to the muscle dysfunction. You don't have to work out to have that. Uncomfortable beds, unusual posture during sleep, assuming a positing for some time that can put stress on the muscle may all be responsible. There may be some referred pain from the organs such as kidneys, so thorough history and physical exam is needed to get the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Upper or lower?: Is it your upper or lower back? It is possibly a kidney stone if the pain is severe and OTC meds aren't helping. Go to an urgent care to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What would cause me to wake at night with severe left side back pain? Doesn't happen all the time but, when it does I can't sleep?!

What would cause me to wake at night with severe left side back pain? Doesn't happen all the time but, when it does I can't sleep?!

Possibly renal colic: Though one can't be sure from your description. Flank pain may be caused by a kidney stone. It may be paroxysmal and go away. It is also extremely painful. I would get a cat scan. ...Read more

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I have lower left sometimes middle back pain that comes an go it don't get worse and the pain is mild I feel like someone is poking me?

Get it evaluated: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain when sitting in a relaxing position for a while, it is on my left side halfway up my ribcage. What should I do?

I am experiencing back pain when sitting in a relaxing position for a while, it is on my left side halfway up my ribcage. What should I do?

Get going: It sounds like a muscular issue, and does not require intervention. If the pain is severe, you may take an over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen. If the pain persists, see a doctor for evaluation.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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