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My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin).
It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc...

In brief: Many possibilities

This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin).
It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc...
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Kidney or strain

Kidney pain can be due to: obstruction, stone or infection.
Urinalysis can demonstrate latter two if blood, white blood cells or bacteria are present. Back muscle strain would cause increased pain with flexing or twisting spine. You need to examined by your dr.. Ct scan may be required.

In brief: Kidney or strain

Kidney pain can be due to: obstruction, stone or infection.
Urinalysis can demonstrate latter two if blood, white blood cells or bacteria are present. Back muscle strain would cause increased pain with flexing or twisting spine. You need to examined by your dr.. Ct scan may be required.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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David Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Ouch

As an osteopathic medical student, might i suggest that you seek out an osteopathic physician, or D.
O., who practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. If this is a musculoskeletol problem, they should be able to use their 10 fingers to help fix it. If it is caused by a problem somewhere else, they can identify and help with that problem as well.

In brief: Ouch

As an osteopathic medical student, might i suggest that you seek out an osteopathic physician, or D.
O., who practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. If this is a musculoskeletol problem, they should be able to use their 10 fingers to help fix it. If it is caused by a problem somewhere else, they can identify and help with that problem as well.
David Miller
David Miller
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