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Following back injury and pinched nerve. Took numerous pain killers. Developed lump in abdomen and constipation. Suggest?

Dec 2012
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following back injury and pinched nerve i took numerous strong pain killers. i have developed lump in lower right abdomen and constipation problems as well as requent urination problems. Feeling nausea and weakness with mild headaches.
i have more gas problems than normal but no apparent blood in stool or urine ???
Posted Wed, 9 Oct 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Multiple organ problems

Detailed Answer:

From your description I think that you might be having initially sciatica (pinched sciatic nerve), digestive problem probably indigestion or dyspepsia and a urinary tract problem which could be Urinary tract infection (UTI). Beside those probably to a benign abdominal tumor or swelling or nodule ' hernia may be found on your right lower abdomen.

Without an opportunity to physicially examine the bump I am unable to narrow down the possibility. A physical examination and ultrasound scan can help your doctor to isolate the exact cause.
I would also get your urine and blood works done besides the abdominal ultrasound if you were my patient. Your local doctor will know about the tests.

In the interim, you may try laxatives for a brief period of time. You can take plenty of fluids and a fibre XXXXXXX diet. That's going to help you.

In all probabilities, sciatica is most likely unrelated. If the pain is not relieved with routine pain medicines, I usually start antineuralgic medications such as gabapentin. Discuss with your treating doctor.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
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