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Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.

Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.

Could be serious: The link between back pain and mattresses is somewhat dubious, but there is at least one study showing that a majority of patients did better with a medium firm mattress. Certainly if you have a completely worn out mattress, a new mattress would be advised. Any pain has the potential to be something serious, which is why we always recommend evaluation with a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain 5 days before period. Is this a normal symptom?

Lower back pain 5 days before period. Is this a normal symptom?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea, or pain associated with menstrual cycles, tends to be multifactorial (i.e., many causes). Gynecological sources of pain may include endometriosis, fibroids, and premenstrual syndrome (pms). However, low back pain can arise from hormonal changes which, in turn, can affect the elastin in connective tissues of the spine itself. Consult with your gynecologist for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lower back pain to be a symptom of a sports hernia?

Sports Hernia: Lower back pain could be a secondary sports hernia, however, typically sports hernias are assoicated with pain in the abdominal or groin region. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more