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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 could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

What could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

See below: Pain that occurs from sitting could be more than one thing. It could be related to your posture. It could be related to a painful disc which typically is more bothersome when people sit. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower left side back pain?

What is causing my lower left side back pain?

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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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause lower left back/side pain?

What can cause lower left back/side pain?

Some thoughts...: For a young guy who's otherwise healthy, we think of lower back strain (muscle strain) as one of the most frequent causes. Other things that can give pain in that location - kidney stones, gas, constipation, and less frequently kidney infections, diverticulitis. If you're having a fever, numbness or weakness in any of your legs, or problems controlling bowel or bladder, see your doc asap. ...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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What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

Numerous: 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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I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

Pos. lumbar cause: Possibilities include nerve irritation that originates in your lumbar spine that is irritating the nerves that distribute to your groin. It could also be a a type of a localized nerve irritation along the groin like ilioinguinal neuralgia. Other specialists may give other causes like intra-abdominal causes or like muscular or myofascial pain that is irritating your lumbar plexus. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of nose bleeding from the left nostril and lower back pain on the left side?

What could be the cause of nose bleeding from the left nostril and lower back pain on the left side?

Epistaxis: Not sure if the 2 are related, did you have any recent blood tests to check your platelet level? Nose bleeding can be from a burst vessel in the nostril or sinus infection or nasal allergies. ...Read more

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What can cause these symptoms? 1) difficulty of sleeping on left side, 2) random tenderness inch away left of belly button, 3) lower left back pain

What can cause these symptoms? 1) difficulty of sleeping on left side, 2) random tenderness inch away left of belly button, 3) lower left back pain

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed in order to make a diagnosis. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Any appropriate tests will then be ordered. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain that radiates to my left side? It sometimes hurts all the way around my pelvic area. I have had kidney stones before.

Non-spine low back: Low back pain is very common, and can arise from back and other problems. Red flags for urgent evaluation include include history of trauma, fever, incontinence, unexplained weight loss, a cancer history, long-term steroid use, parenteral drug abuse, intense localized pain, and Inability to get comfortable. Apart from these, see your doctor to evaluate referred pain or recurrent kidney stone. ...Read more

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What are some causes of 2 missed periods lower back pain lower left side abdomen pain?

Pregnant: You could be pregnant and should seek the advice of a physician. It is worrisome having the left side abdominal pain because of the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are causes of severe headaches. Back pain on left side and lower stomach pain. And swallowing ankles.?

What are causes of severe headaches. Back pain on left side and lower stomach pain. And swallowing ankles.?

Depends on your age: In an older person, there are few ways to tie all this together, the most likely is associated with changes in blood pressure and cardiac function. ...Read more

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