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When I wake up in the middle of the night my back hurts when I take a deep breath, could this be caused by a full bladder?
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Shiv Gaglani
General Practice
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In brief: Yes, possible VUR
Having a full bladder may cause lower back pain.
For example, there is a condition called vesicouretral reflux (vur) in which urine "backs up" from the full bladder through the ureters and into the kidneys. It can be diagnosed via ultrasound and other procedures. More information: http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/vesicoureteralreflux/#what. Good luck!

In brief: Yes, possible VUR
Having a full bladder may cause lower back pain.
For example, there is a condition called vesicouretral reflux (vur) in which urine "backs up" from the full bladder through the ureters and into the kidneys. It can be diagnosed via ultrasound and other procedures. More information: http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/vesicoureteralreflux/#what. Good luck!
Shiv Gaglani
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: It could be
It also could be due to an old or worn out mattress.

In brief: It could be
It also could be due to an old or worn out mattress.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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