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What are the causes of a sharp pain in the back left side of the waist?

What are the causes of a sharp pain in the back left side of the waist?

Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

Maybe: A "low functioning" kidney, by itself, should not cause pain. BUT, a kidney infection or a kidney stone COULD cause exactly the kind of pain you're having. Either way, it must be evaluated by your physician ASAP to make sure it's not something serious. ...Read more

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What causes pain radiating from abdomen around right side to the back down right leg and pain starts at height of waist?

What causes pain radiating from abdomen around right side to the back down right leg and pain starts at height of waist?

Hard to tell without: A physical exam as this pain does not follow any specific dermatomes or nerve patterns. That's not to say it is not, just difficult to say without exam. It could be a number of things from a kidney stone to referred facet pain to a psoas spasm to multiple nerve entrapments. Are you having any other abdominal symptoms? Recommend seeing a dr. For a thorough exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure. Cause?

Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure. Cause?

Neck and Back Pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back and neck areas. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate at what levels and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of back just above waist no leg pain or anywhere else, it's a dull pretty constant pain, have not fell or strained or lifted heav?

Waist back pain: How long have u had it? Any other issues like pain when u urinate, fever, chills, other medical diagnosis? Without a history of an injury we think of internal organs. If your pain persists u should be checked ...Read more

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I have sharp pain right side of back just below waist. Had it for 4 days. Intermittent in the degree of pain. Sometimes so great I double over.

Possible renal colic: Sharp lower back pain that comes and goes could represent renal colic from kidney stones, especially if the pain moves into the groin. Kidney stones can be extremely painful and quite serious if they block the flow of urine out of the kidney, so this situation requires doctor review urgently, especially if the pain persists/becomes more frequent. Drink plenty of water and see your doc. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain at my rigI am feeling pain at my right side of back near waist line. Only sometimes I get this pain but if I take rest for few minut?

I am feeling pain at my rigI am feeling pain at my right side of back near waist line. Only sometimes I get this pain but if I take rest for few minut?

Needs examination: To work out whether muscular or something more serious such as kidney or lung. Also the question got cut off. A physical examination by a doctor and possibly tests may be required. If I've got the wrong idea from your cut off question please repost ...Read more

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My wife has pain on right side below waist at front and back, started as dull ache few weeks ago but now is painfull and struggles to bendover or sit?

My wife has pain on right side below waist at front and back, started as dull ache few weeks ago but now is painfull and struggles to bendover or sit?

Have it evaluated: This needs to be evaluated as there are several causes for pain in this location. The pain can either be back or abdominal in origin. Start with your family doctor if you have one. ...Read more

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Pain on left and right side of back lil above the waist. Pain also In lower spine It goes into left leg straight to foot. Cramp in calf Burning pai?

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, but among the more common is a "sciatica" which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that then causes pain to run down the leg. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my left side (waist area)?

What can cause pain in my left side (waist area)?

More info needed....: Your one symptom (pain) can be caused by so many things, it is next to impossible to diagnose without more info. Could be gas, could be a kidney stone, could be blockage. The internet does not replace your local physician. Please call for an appointment and a full examination. ...Read more

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Pain on the left back side near waist. What is the problem?

Pain on the left back side near waist. What is the problem?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the right side at the waist and continues around the middle of my back and was wondering what this could mean.

Well: If could be a lot of things. It could be the early signs of shingles, it could be muscular, it could be a kidney stone, you cold have a nerve that is pinched, the list can go on...You would need to provide a little more information. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left waist area. It started on the right side 2 days ago and has made it's way to the left. What could cause this?

Abdominal discomfort: This discomfort may be muscular or be due to an inflammatory process within the abdomen. Possibilities include appendicitis, right and/or left sided diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Is there any tenderness on pressing portions of the abdomen? Any bowel or digestive disturbances? If symptoms persist, you will need to be examined by a physician and if symptoms are severe, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What causes severe waist and back ache?

What causes severe waist and back ache?

Get evaluated by doc: Occasional ache/pain occurs in everyone at some point, but persistent pain should be evaluated. It is possible you may have sprain/strains, degenerative joint/disc disease, stenosis, spondylolithesis (bone slipping off/out), spinal abscess, even kidney stone, colitis, ovarian cyst, appendicitis etc. Can cause back/waist pain. I would consult doc for an evaluation. Motrin/tylenol may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pains on the ribs, chest, waist and on the left side of the abdomen?

Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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I have pains on the left side of my chest......and also the back of my waist.....what could be the problem....thanks!

I have pains on the left side of my chest......and also the back of my waist.....what could be the problem....thanks!

This may or may not: Be serious. Chest pain is always something that should never wait. You should check with your doc ASAP.

Unless you think you should go to the emergency room.

Good luck and all the best ...Read more

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A feeling of painful stiffness on the right side waist line comes and goes, especially when standing up. What might be the cause?

A feeling of painful stiffness on the right side waist line comes and goes, especially when standing up. What might be the cause?

A couple of things: That area has abdominal & core muscles, ascending large colon, some small colon, lung/diaphragm, liver, gall bladder, ureter, kidney, & is not too far from appendix & ovary. I'm thinking pulled/strained muscle, but it could be "referred pain" rough translation "problem not where pain felt" which doesn't really help you. Keep an eye out for other clues. What makes it worse, better? Food? Fluid? BM? ...Read more

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Am having constant back and waist pain for close to two years now. What cld be the cause and what advice or recommendations do u have for mei?

Are they related?: Hard to say. Are these two things related in some way? Is this pain in your waist at the flank, near the back? In the front, abdominally? Do these things come on together? There are so many different possible causes of pain at the center of torso. If you have had the pain for two years, probably not so severe if you have not sought medical attention yet. Check in with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I got pain in the middle of waist (back side) at the time of exercise. Now I can't move any way. I feel like my backbone is detouched from my waist?

I got pain in the middle of waist (back side) at the time of exercise. Now I can't move any way. I feel like my backbone is detouched from my waist?

May need Medicalche: If you back pain is persisting and your legs are not able to move freely (you can not stand up or walk) then it is an emergency that requires an examination by a Physician. Call your primary care doctor or go to an Emergency department of a nearby hospital. They can check your spine and give you pain relief. ...Read more

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I am having pain on both of my sides in the waist area. It has happened before. Lasted several weeks and went away. Now it's back. Negative for stones?

I am having pain on both of my sides in the waist area. It has happened before. Lasted several weeks and went away. Now it's back. Negative for stones?

Muscle strain: May be a muscle strain of your flank muscles. This would be exacerbated by movement, particularly when doing a crunch, or twisting your body. If your concerned, see your primary care provider. Doesn't sound like its urgent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes pains under ribs? And most espcially at the right side and it assocaited with waist pain.

What causes pains under ribs? And most espcially at the right side and it assocaited with waist pain.

Depends: It could be related to your stomach, gall bladder, liver or intestines. See your primary and get checked out. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left side back of my waist and travels to the groin area?

I have a pain on my left side back of my waist and travels to the groin area?

Compression neuritis: Definitely suggests nerve compression and inflammation. Avoid any heavy lifting or bending. Start antiinflammatory mediciation ASAP (Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve) - seek medical attention and xrays ASAP ...Read more

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Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?

There can be: Not all back pain is necessarily from the spine elements. Pain can be referred to the back from other regions including the abdomen like diverticulitis, appendicitis, an ulcer, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, etc. If the symptoms bother you enough, you should be evaluated. ...Read more