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What causes dull pain in lower back?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I have a dull pain in my lower back near or at my left kidney. I have applied heat and it relieves the pain some.
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Answered by Dr. Samir Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need to visit your doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
your pain could be muscular pain or due to kidneys. I suggest that you visit your doctor for a physical examination to ascertain the cause.In case it is pain due to kidneys you would need a urine test and ultrasound to ascertain the nature of the problem.
Hope this helps
Regards
Dr Samir Patil
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What causes dull pain in lower back?

Brief Answer: Need to visit your doctor Detailed Answer: Hello, your pain could be muscular pain or due to kidneys. I suggest that you visit your doctor for a physical examination to ascertain the cause.In case it is pain due to kidneys you would need a urine test and ultrasound to ascertain the nature of the problem. Hope this helps Regards Dr Samir Patil