Suggest Treatment For Lower Back And Abdominal Pain
Hello and welcome,
The most likely cause of what you are describing is a kidney/urinary tract stone. However there are other possible causes including kidney infection (although usually there is also fever and nausea that goes with it), referred pain from the digestive tract, or an ovarian cyst.
I strongly recommend that you go in to an urgent care clinic or ER where they can do a physical exam (which, if it is in the area of your pelvis more than the kidney area should include a pelvic bimanual exam), and an X-ray of the area. An X-ray is important because if there is a stone, it may be visible on X-ray, and then the doctor can get an idea of the size. If it is a stone, stones over a certain size have less chance of being passed spontaneously and so they would discuss other options with you. The doctor should also do a urinalysis. May order an ultrasound as well depending on the exam.
Make sure you are seen by a physician and not a PA or NP, unless there is absolutely no other choice.
But I do think you should go in now to be seen and not wait further.
Drinking lots of water is a good idea right now but do go in.
Please let me know how you are doing, if you are willing, after you have gone in and been evaluated.
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Ok, but if the pain is severe, please don't wait.
You mentioned that you are late on your cycle but not pregnant. I don't know if you know this by taking a home pregnancy test, but sometimes if there is an ectopic pregnancy, the positive test will be delayed. So if there is any chance of that at all, please go in now.
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