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What can cause pain in the upper left part of my back?

What can cause pain in the upper left part of my back?

Many things: Although by far the most common cause is muscular in nature, other causes include heart disease (coronary artery disease), lung disease and spinal disorders, to name just a few. If the pain has been persistent, it is best to be evaluated by your personal family physician. Another option is to see a physical therapist who should be able to tell you if it is simply musculoskeletal in nature. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the entire LLQ, including deep into the cupped part of the hip, the groin, and even around to the left back up to the ribs?

What can cause pain in the entire LLQ, including deep  into the cupped part of the hip, the groin, and even around to the left back up to the ribs?

LLQ pain: Many things can cause pain there, you should seek an formal evaluation from your physician, a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis may help find your answer. If you have fevers, chills, diarrhea, and progressive pain you should visit your nearest ER. Otherwise it can be inflammatory, infectious, or less likely ischemic at your age. Consider colitis. If you want a specialist seek a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

Possi.nerve compress: Possibly either left sciatic or left peroneal nerve may be compressing in your laying position causing tingling in left foot. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side and lower back it runs down to the top part of my leg to the knee. What would cause this?

I have pain in my left side and lower back it runs down to the top part of my leg to the knee. What would cause this?

L3-L4 Radiculopathy: You have a nerve root compression of the 3rd and 4th lumbar nerves--due most likely to injury (possibly herniated disk) or arthritis. Treatment depends on determining the cause. A chiropractor or your personal physician should be your next step. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on left side of back left knee, down outter part of leg? Where tendon is. 25f with negative ultrasound of leg last year.

What would cause pain on left side of back  left knee, down outter part of leg? Where tendon is.  25f with negative ultrasound of leg last year.

Peroneal nerve: Could be irritated. Ultrasound wouldn't show anything. Could also be it band tendinitis or even a lateral meniscus tear. Would be difficult to determine without an exam. ...Read more

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When I inhale the upper left part of my back hurts, why?

When I inhale the upper left part of my back hurts, why?

Poss Muscle strain: If you strained a muscle attached to your shoulder blade, it can hurt when you breathe. Less commonly a collapsed lung can cause pain over the shoulder on the same side. Might be a good idea to get it checked out soon, or immediately if shortness of breath develops. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a great pain on my upper left part of my back. What can I take for this?

Options: You can try heat, stretching, massage, otc meds, anti inflammatories, therapy. If conservative measures don't work, talk to your doctor about muscle relaxants or stronger meds. ...Read more

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Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities , musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst , pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma.At age 35 would check risk factors ( HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...Read more

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Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Advise consultation: Sorry,Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions ...Read more

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Really bad headache along with chills and cold sweats also a pain in my lower left part of my back and on the hip. No vomiting but can't keep food dow?

Really bad headache along with chills and cold sweats also a pain in my lower left part of my back and on the hip. No vomiting but can't keep food dow?

See your doctor soon: If you can't keep food down, it's time to see your doctor. You need to be physically examined so they can assess what is going on, especially if you're having lower left side back pain, in which case a full abdominal, back, exam needs to be done as well as other measures to check your kidneys and ovaries. Don't delay! ...Read more