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Lower back pain, abdominal pain, swelling, chills. What is it?

hi, im a 16 year old male my lower back hurts on a daily basis but today it started with severe abdomen pain and then my lower left back started hurting severely no matter if i was bending over reaching to get something or walking a certain way. over the course of about 6 hpours my lower left back has swollen up and im starting to get the chills and feel like im confused a little bit
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, swelling, chills seems to be related to some infective pathology in area. It could be paraspinal abscess or renal infection.I suggest you to get it evaluated by physician and definitive treatment according to that.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in the lower back with swelling and chills is likely to be due to an infection in the area. It could be due to a paraspinal abscess. A direct physical examination is necessary for proper diagnosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib's  Response
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The lower back pain can be due to two most common reason.

First one is the condition associated with the vertebral column and spinal cord that results form disc degeneration and compresses nerve fibers of the spinal cord.

Next one is the condition associated with renal system either urinary tract infection or renal stones.

As you are having swelling and chill on the left back sided which is less likely to be due to vertebral problem and more likely due to renal infection or stones and you might be having hydronephrosis. Additionally there can be chances of gluteal abscess which is the abscess formation under the gluteal region,

It is recommended to visit a doctor for detailed check up and radiological test as you may require antibiotic treatment. You can use NSAIDs for pain relief.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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