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I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I need to see a doctor right away. I have no burning when I urinate.

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

New onset flank pain without any overstrerching or injury can be pathological such as a kidney stone.
But then again, common thing common can be just a strain to the back.

In brief: Maybe

New onset flank pain without any overstrerching or injury can be pathological such as a kidney stone.
But then again, common thing common can be just a strain to the back.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Low back pain

Low back pain is extremely common, and usually represents just a muscle strain/sprain.
There is no need for an urgent doctor visit; give it a week with Ibuprofen treatment to see if it doesn't get better on its own. Other causes include a slipped disk w pressure on a nerve, fibromyalgia/fibrositis w subcutaneous cysts, or (rarer) intrinsic vertebra problems like infection, fracture, tumor, etc.

In brief: Low back pain

Low back pain is extremely common, and usually represents just a muscle strain/sprain.
There is no need for an urgent doctor visit; give it a week with Ibuprofen treatment to see if it doesn't get better on its own. Other causes include a slipped disk w pressure on a nerve, fibromyalgia/fibrositis w subcutaneous cysts, or (rarer) intrinsic vertebra problems like infection, fracture, tumor, etc.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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