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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:i have a naging pain at the two sides of my lower abdomen going around to my lower back causing a sensation in my legs. what would cause this...thank you
Doctor:Hello
Doctor:The pain you describe is typical of stones in the lower ureters
Doctor:or some times urinary tract infection or a prolapsed uterus
Doctor:You will need a complete physical exam to rule out prolapse
User:the sensation in my feet are a sort of numbness
Doctor:Oh okay
User:what causes either of those diagnosis
Doctor:In that case, it seems more like a back disc problem
User:what would be the treatment
Doctor:Prolapsed uterus can also cause that nagging pain as well as numbness
Doctor:Prolapsed uterus is due to normal ageing process
User:i haav a doctor's appointment on tuesday next week, is that too long to wiat
Doctor:same holds true for the intervetebral disc herniation as well
Doctor:No, it is okay to wait till Tuesday
User:will the pain or numbness get worse.
Doctor:since when are having this pain and numbness?
Doctor:it is probable
Doctor:The treatment will depend on the cuase
Doctor:if it is due to a prolapsed uterus, then taking out the uterus will fix the problem permanently
User:i had it a fw times before but it always goes away tgis time it lingered and the pain was more intense preventing me from standing erect for a while
Doctor:Oh okay
User:my uterus is out becaus of firboid ten years ago
Doctor:okay
Doctor:in that case we are left with kidney stones getting stuck in the ureter(the small tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder)
Doctor:or an intervetebral disc herniation
User:hhow is that corrected
Doctor:I would not be able to make a diagnosis without being able to examine you personally
User:ok....thank you
Doctor:as I said, the treatment depends on the exact cause
Doctor:If it is the stones, then they need to be removed
Doctor:either by ECWL ( by shock waves)
Doctor:or by surgery
User:how is that done....is there surgery involved, or is there another way
Doctor:and if it is due to herniated intervetebral disc, then you will have to get good rest
Doctor:and you might need a surgery called laminectomy if rest and physiotherapy does not work
Doctor:There are many ways to remove stones
Doctor:but each depends on many factors, like age, the location of the stone, the size of the stone, etc
Doctor:so without all that information available it is impossible to tell you anything more useful
User:ok....I guess I will have to wait until Tuesday...thank you
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no thank you
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