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My husband has persistent back pain, X-ray shows mild compression

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Question: My husband has persistent back pain, X-ray shows mild compression at T-(lowest). Severe constipation. Treated with two days of Lynzess now stool softener and benefiber. Now congestion and fever of 101.5. Back pain increasing. Normally very active, 5%E2%80%998%E2%80%9D. 150 lbs. COPD, rescue inhaler only. Two bouts of pneumonia w/ sepsis two years ago.Recent high BP treated w Lisinopril. Upper and lower GI in October follow up of nine years post colorectal cancer. All clear.
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Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly let me know a bit more, please

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for asking at 'Ask a Doctor' service.

I carefully went through your query and it seems your husband is having several symptoms.

Which in some cases do not relate to one another,
I would like to know more about his back pain and the rest of his symptoms:

- for how long is the back pain and is he using something to help with it?
- where exactly is the back pain?
- is the back pain affected by certain movement or if he touches the area?
- does he get abdominal pain as well?
- does he have pain that goes to the lower leg or numbness in the leg or problem with urine?
- is constipation better with the stool softeners and Benefiber?
- for how long does he have the congestion and the fever?
- does he get any chest pain and blood with cough or any shortness of breath?
- how is his energy level at the moment?

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Awaiting...

Regards,

Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician

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Brief Answer: Kindly let me know a bit more, please Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for asking at 'Ask a Doctor' service. I carefully went through your query and it seems your husband is having several symptoms. Which in some cases do not relate to one another, I would like to know more about his back pain and the rest of his symptoms: - for how long is the back pain and is he using something to help with it? - where exactly is the back pain? - is the back pain affected by certain movement or if he touches the area? - does he get abdominal pain as well? - does he have pain that goes to the lower leg or numbness in the leg or problem with urine? - is constipation better with the stool softeners and Benefiber? - for how long does he have the congestion and the fever? - does he get any chest pain and blood with cough or any shortness of breath? - how is his energy level at the moment? Hope to hear back from you soon. Awaiting... Regards, Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General and Family Physician