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Pain in the lower back and abdomen after journey,history of Blood pressure and diabetes,treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi my dad is of 59 years age having bp and sugar complaints. He is taking medicines - bp betaloc 50 mg, sugar - glycomet 500 and rosuvas 5mg, serbex gold... He has travelled recently and journeyed for 12 hours through train. He is having now lower back and abdomen pain.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   The pain is more evident when doing situps ( going for stool in indian style ). He consulted local doctor and provided thiocolchicoside 4ng, aceclofenac 100mg, paracetmol 500 mg for 5 days.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   will having stones in kidney / kidney issues cause this? is it okay to continue this medication or do you suggest taking
User :   any other tests... he has continuously taken metrogyl 200 - 5 days once a day
User :   do you think this caused the lower back and abdomen pain
Doctor :   Kidney stones can produce low back pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   However without ultrasound scans, KUB xray urine tests,
Doctor :   this problem cannot be confirmed.
User :   3 months before he underwent ultrasound scan of kidneys and report is normal... can it develop again in 3 months?
Doctor :   Yes, it can develop.
Doctor :   If your father has pain while passing urine, has blood in the urine, increased frequency of urination or burning sensation while passing urine
Doctor :   the possibility of kidney stone is considered.
User :   no. he has not having burning sensation, not having blood in uring... increased frequency due to sugar complaint
User :   Can we use : thiocolchicoside 4ng, aceclofenac 100mg, paracetmol 500 mg for 5 days. I mean it has no side effects, right?
Doctor :   Thiocolchicoside is muscle relaxant.
Doctor :   The other medications help in pain relief.
Doctor :   The medications are good and effective medication for all skeletal muscular problem.
Doctor :   The side effects are not much when taken in the dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor.
Doctor :   The most common side effect reported is gastritis.
Doctor :   Higher dosage can cause breathing problem.
Doctor :   And if they are taken long duration, it can cause some kidney problems.
Doctor :   Such side effects can be reduced if they are taken as suggested by your doctor.
Doctor :   Apart from the medications, I suggest some more measures which can be followed.
Doctor :   1. Adequate rest
Doctor :   2. Hot compresses using hot water bags.
Doctor :   3. Local antiinflammatory creams such as voveran cream which can be applied on the affected region.
Doctor :   These measure along with the medications will help in better pain control.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   cool. thanks for the info, doctor.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   have a good ay
Doctor :   Good night.
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