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    What causes left sided back pain?

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: hi I have been having constant pain on my left side, sometimes in my left on my back. the pain is above my waist what could be causing this/
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Renal colic/muscular stretch/spondylosis.provide more details please.

Detailed Answer:
I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* According to your narration it seems to be renal colic / muscular stretch /
spondylosis but not of gas pain .
* Kindly provide me more details so that I can focus more precisely on the issue
1. pain - exact site ( area below the ribs on the back or you can judge in
relation to highest point of hip bone ) , intensity , severity , frequency ,
radiation or shifting anywhere , aggravating , relieving factors
2. pain is only left side sure or also middle of back over spine
3. associated symptoms like nausea , vomit , fever , loss of appetite
4. urinary problems - burning / red urine
5. bowel habits
6. history of any fall or trauma
7. pain involving left leg or difficulty in walking / bending & lifting weight
8. any other information you would like to share regarding this
9. taken analgesics or only gas medicines
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com & giving me an opportunity to assist you.
Awaiting for your details eagerly .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 9 hours later
the pain is on my left front side right under my ribs, between my belly button and my side it feels like a hard egg, but a little smaller I took an ibuprofen to sleep last night and I can't get in to see my own doctor.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Inflammatory lesion requires ultrasound examination .

Detailed Answer:
* Seems inflammatory lesion most likely .
* Require evaluation with ultrasound examination .
* Suggested to apply alternate ice pack and heating pad to get better early ,
addition of tylenol (500)mg morning and evening after meals with ibuprofen
will give more pain relief .
* Some question in regards to this
1. is anything elevated over the skin surface , changes of skin color, texture
2. total duration of pain
3. progress of the hard egg feeling from beginning to this moment fast/slow
4. fever if any
Thanks regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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