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What could cause chronic lower back stiffness symptoms in an 18 year old female?

What could cause chronic lower back stiffness symptoms in an 18 year old female?

Many things: Including an old injury, posture problems, not enough exercise, or to much of the same exercise causing an over use injury. Even vitamin d deficiency has been linked to lower back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Lower Back Stiffness (Definition)

Low back stiffness implies a loss in the normal range of motion of the lumbar spine. This loss of motion can be acute, as can happen with a back Injury that leads to spasm; or it can be chronic as can occur in a patient with osteoarthritis ...Read more


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What could cause bone pain in the legs of an 18 year old female?

What could cause bone pain in the legs of an 18 year old female?

Deep leg pain: Could be caused by numerous problems such as deep vein thrombophlebitis (blood clot ), injury, shin splints, or masses within the bone. ...Read more

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What might cause painful upper middle abdominal spasms in a 50 year old female?

What might cause painful upper middle abdominal spasms in a 50 year old female?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: Midepigastric pain associated with irregular eating habits, suspect pud. Abdominal pain with radiation to the back, check the gall bladder. Other GI problems are gerd, abdominal hernia, gastritis, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in upper left chest, 18 year old female. what could it be?

What could cause pain in upper left chest, 18 year old female. what could it be?

See below.: There are many possible causes, including acid reflux, rib contusion(if there is a history of trauma), bronchitis or pneumonia(if there history of cough and fever), muscle strain, among others. At her age, it would be unlikely to be related to her heart. She should see her doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What might cause intermittent kidney pain in an active, non-drinking 18 yr old girl?

What might cause intermittent kidney pain in an active, non-drinking 18 yr old girl?

Probably not kidney: In your age group with no risk factors most back pain is of muscular origin related to strains or poor muscle development supporting the spine. This is particularly true if you do a lot of lifting and do not bend your knees while lifting. Another possibility if it occurs around your periods is pelvic colic radiating to the back. ...Read more

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Left lower severe abdominal pain in a 14 yr old female. Causes her to become unresponsive due to the pain. Also has nausea?

Left lower severe abdominal pain in a 14 yr old female. Causes her to become unresponsive due to the pain. Also has nausea?

Get checked out: There are a couple of things it could be. Do you have regular bowel movements or are you always constipated? Have you started having menstrual cycles yet? Sometimes severe constipation can cause severe pain and nausea. Your colon lives in the left side. Or you could have an ovarian cyst that is causing the pain and the pain alone can sometimes make you feel nauseated. You should be seen by doctor ...Read more

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What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

What causes a jolting pain that runs from shoulder to abdomen? I am 21 years old (female) and have diagnosed anemia- is this a side effect?

Shoulder: Or abdominal pain is not a symptom of anemia. Causes of shoulder and abdominal pain are so many that i cannot possibly cover here. A massively enlarged spleen can cause anemia, left shoulder pain, and abdominal pain, but this is a rare condition. ...Read more

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Pain above hip.. Going round the back. Have had diarrhea for for 2 years. Also suffer from sudden vomiting ?

Pain above hip.. Going round the back. Have had diarrhea for for 2 years. Also suffer from sudden vomiting ?

See MD: Had any evaluation? Got other symptoms- fever, weight loss, bleeding, joint, eye, skin problems? Could be gi-inflammatory, internal hernia with episodes of obstruction, gyn problems. 2 years of symptoms need to be looked at. ...Read more

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18 year old girl with vomiting, blurred vision, back pain and knee pain. What are the possible causes?

18 year old girl with vomiting, blurred vision, back pain and knee pain.  What are the possible causes?

Potentially serious: Forget the internet and have the person evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. There are several causes, some of which can be very serious such as meningitis. If your doctor is not available, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain in a 20 year old female?

What causes chest pain in a 20 year old female?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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31 yr old female upper back for bout a week no other symptoms burning feeling in back what could it be if serious would I have other symptoms?

31 yr old female upper back for bout a week no other symptoms burning feeling in back what could it be if serious would I have other symptoms?

Burning feeling: Is there a rash there? Because that could be shingles. If there's no rash after a week, it's probably not shingles. Did you have any trauma? A fall or bump into something? Maybe there is a little peripheral nerve that is getting pinched in the spine. Serious symptoms would be worsening pain, fevers. If it gets worse, go see someone. ...Read more

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Could weak back muscles cause bad posture therefore cause pain in hip to foot to a 74 yr old woman. She suffers from ostioartrithis in lower back too.

Could weak back muscles cause bad posture therefore cause pain in hip to foot to a 74 yr old woman. She suffers from ostioartrithis in lower back too.

Various causes: The back pain could be coming from several areas. Bad posture could contribute to it, or could be the result of it. If she has arthritis in the lower back, she may also have narrowing of the foramen, resulting in a pinched nerve and pain down the leg. Or it could be originating from a disc. Other possibilities include leg length discrepancy from poor posture. See a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What abdominal conditions causes left shoulder and neck stiffness in a 23 year old male?

What abdominal conditions causes left shoulder and neck stiffness in a 23 year old male?

None: None with the very rare possibility of inflammatory bowel disease causing spondylitis and shoulder issues. While other bowel diseases such as Whipple's disease can cause aching but not in the areas you describe. The symptoms you experience are much more likely to be unrelated to any GI issues. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of bilateral upper extremity fatigue / weakness in a 45 yr old healthy female? This weakness has been present 1 week.

What are some possible causes of bilateral upper extremity fatigue / weakness in a 45 yr old healthy female?  This weakness has been present 1 week.

Polymyalgia : Polymylagia rheumatica is a relatively common disorder that can cause bilateral upper extremity weakness (difficulty combing your hair) and shoulder aching. Sounds like you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause severe lower back pain for 2 years?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include heat pads, exercise, massage, physical therapy, medications, injections ... You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Husband male 24yo. New onset headaches for past months. Usually in front forehead. Severe and dull in nature. Nothing relieves. What could this be?

Husband male 24yo. New onset headaches for past months. Usually in front forehead. Severe and dull in nature. Nothing relieves. What could this be?

Rule out changes 1st: If healthy then what has changed in the past few months that may have caused or contributed to these headaches? Change in vision, new glasses, allergies, diet changes, stress increases, have you moved into a different residence, new work environment, new medication, odors (cologne etc) -just to name a few possibilities. This is a start, if you rule out all changes, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more