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I have a pain in my lower left back. What could be the cause?

I have a pain in my lower left back. What could be the cause?

LBP: Typically this localised pain is due to sprain of sacroiliac joint. An x-ray of this area can be helpful to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower left back. I sit crosslegged. Is that bad?

Pain in my lower left back. I sit crosslegged. Is that bad?

Depends: Sitting crosslegged should not give you pain. Many people are siiting crosslegged. If your symptoms are new, then you need to get evaluate by a doctor. Perhaps your back is out of alignment. And needs to put back. ...Read more

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I have a new within the hour pain in my lower left back accompanied by a warm-to-the-touch feeling. I did not injure or otherwise provoke this.

I have a new within the hour pain in my lower left back accompanied by a warm-to-the-touch feeling. I did not injure or otherwise provoke this.

Low back pain: The description of the low back pain is nonspecific. If it's affected by bending a musculoskeletal origin is likely. If there is radiation of pain toward the groin, a kidney stone may be the cause. Any urinary symptoms? If it's a musculoskeletal discomfort, apply ice, and take an anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms persist see your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my lower left back when bending to the right and with palpitation for months now. The pain is slightly on the side. What Is this?

I've had a pain in my lower left back when bending to the right and with palpitation for months now. The pain is slightly on the side. What Is this?

Needs: A history and physical. Most of what u describe is LIKELY just musculo-skeletal & best treatment is physical therapy. A WONDERFUL topical product for musculo-skeletal issues, which this may or may not be, is Soothanol available from Northstar. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

Diet products: Advocare diet program is not for everyone--did you check with your doctor before starting? To see if it was safe for you? -some of the bowel cleansing products can be harsh on your system. Giving you bowel cramps with referred pain to your back. I do think that a well thought out diet program is very helpful for your weight management, but you should check with your doctor for the right program ...Read more

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Hi when I take a deep breathe I feel a sharp pain in my lower left back, it comes and goes, I was in the garden sweeping and collecting leaves etc

Muscular pain likely: 26 y/o female. If you have been raking/sweeping leaves recently as a new or much increased level of activity, then most likely you have some muscle strain and your diaphragm is a muscle that attaches into the back also and may give you intermittent pain until it heals some. Gentle stretching of your lower back in all directions to the point of hurting and holding it there briefly will help it. ...Read more

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Every now and then I have a sharp stabbing pain in my lower left back, around the love handles. It stabs then goes away, maybe once a day for 3 weeks?

Every now and then I have a sharp stabbing pain in my lower left back, around the love handles. It stabs then goes away, maybe once a day for 3 weeks?

Maybe?: If there is no other problem, I'll suggest that a nerve is not at ease with some muscle in the area. The sciatic s common, bt there are less well known ones too. Some position or movement you make a lt or one that was a bad one may have caused it. A massage may help - or PT - yoga - expert gym trainer. Best! ...Read more

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When I walk or move certain ways I get a sharp stabbing pain in my lower left back?

When I walk or move certain ways I get a sharp stabbing pain in my lower left back?

You may have pulled: A muscle, or slept funny and woke up in a different position while sleeping that left your back with a spasm if your twist or torque in a certain way. If you've taken NSAIDS OTC that aren't helping, then you need to get checked out by UR doctor, or see an osteopathic physician for 2nd opinion and treatment. Look for a neuromusculoskeletal (NMM) DO physician to get you out of this pain & correct it. ...Read more

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Hello, I have just recently, this past week, noticed blood/pain, after I urinate, dribble out, frequent urinating, and a pain in my lower left back?

Tests needed: You need to have a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and pelvis. If that does not explain the blood in the urine and the left sided back pain then you would need cystoscopy. At your young age it is probably not serious but do not ignore it. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the last month I have had severe pain in my lower left back. I woke up this morning with no pain but bright red blood in my stool?

For the last month I have had severe pain in my lower left back. I woke up this morning with no pain but bright red blood in my stool?

See your doctor: Blood in your stool is a medical symptom that should be taken seriously and be evaluated by a physician immediately, especially when accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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Hi! I am having severe pain in my lower left back. It will not go away no matter how I position myself. I am 38 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

Hi! I am having severe pain in my lower left back. It will not go away no matter how I position myself. I am 38 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

Support: Low back strain is common in late pregnancy. There are various support garments designed to help this. One of these is called the Belly Bra. Lifting tends to make the pain worse. Heat (to the back not the abdomen)and rest tend to help. The good news is that this will be over soon and you will have a wonderful new baby to show for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe pain in my lower left back after sleeping on very solid ground while camping, four days ago. Should I see a doctor?

I am experiencing severe pain in my lower left back after sleeping on very solid ground while camping, four days ago. Should I see a doctor?

Low back pain: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints seen in the doctors office every day. Acute back pain is treated with ice, light stretching, brief period of rest with gradual return to activity and anti-inflammatory medications. If pain is preventing you from performing everyday activities or if the pain lingers then a physical evaluation will be helpful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left we have been trying for a baby but I am now bleeding heavier than usual & have a stabbing pain in my lower left back what is it?

See a doctor: Hard to say for certain without a full history and physical examination. Could be a normal period but heavier. There are so many conditions that could cause heavier bleeding, pain or both together. Really without a full examination and evaluation by a heath professional, you are not going to get an accurate answer. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my lower left back and down my left leg when I tilt my head forward. And also a lesser degree of pain when walking.

I have a sharp pain in my lower left back and down my left leg when I tilt my head forward. And also a lesser degree of pain when walking.

Sounds: Like you may have a disc problem (at L4-5 as a guess)
You may be helped by a Chiropractor or by Physical Therapy! Consult first wwith your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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For the past couple of weeks I have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

For the past couple of weeks I have had off and on sharp pain in my lower left back, shooting pains through the left side of my face, and now as of today my outer left thigh is numb and tingling?

Neurologist: I doubt that the facial pains are related but the other symptoms suggest a disc pressing on a nerve root emanating from the left lower spine. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you for this and for what appears to be facial neuralgia. Appropriate tests will be ordered after the evaluation if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I got a dull, pain in my lower left side of back that radiates to my front. What could this be?

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've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

I've been having this pain in my lower left side of my back I went to the e.R a month ago but the pain is still there it hurts when I cough and more...?

There are many...: Possibilities. First, going to an er is absolutely the wrong place to go! Cracked rib, pleuritis, thoracic disc are some of many possibilities. See your pcp or an orthopedist! ...Read more

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I am 45, I'm having severe sharp pain in my lower left side toward the back?

Get Checked: Sorry to hear about your pain. Unfortunately you will have to be looked at by a provider to help figure out what this is. There are a huge number of possibilities, some serious and others not serious. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle after exercising. This will get better in time with rest and ibuprofrin. Remember to keep your abs engaged when doing pushups or plank exercises. ...Read more

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I've been having occasional pain in my lower left abdomen and then it shoots up into my back. What could be causing this.

I've been having occasional pain in my lower left abdomen and then it shoots up into my back. What could be causing this.

Radiating pain: Retroperitoneal structures like the ureter can cause both abdominal and back pain. Therefore this could be a kidney stone passing down the ureter. Ovarian cyst is another possibility you need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more