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What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I have had a deep pulsating throbbing in my lower left quadrant intermittently for over 3 months. Some good days and some days very bothersome. I had a CT scan ordered by GI - saw nothing. Had an internal/external US. Saw a 7mm myometrial cyst. PCP ordered MRI with contrast to confirm. MRI showed nothing. Throbbing is not as severe but now has moved to pretty severe lower back pain. I am so frustrated. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
dont be annoyed

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Welcome to HCM,

Do not worry.
A small myometrial cyst should not concern you.

The low back pain needs to be assessed by a orthopedic surgeon .

Some time s dilated blood vessels in the back can lead to throbbing and pain.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Zenab Tambawala (27 minutes later)
Is that something easily seen on MRI or have been missed since they were looking at the uterus primarily?
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
should have been seen

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

it would have been noticed, was the MRI localized to the pelvic region , or was it abdomen pelvis?

The other possibility is functional pain, but before that an opinion with a orthopedic is must to rule out any lower back issue.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Zenab Tambawala (27 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
consider MRI spine

Detailed Answer:
then advisable to get orthopedic examination. and a detailed MRI of spine is recommended.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain?

Brief Answer: dont be annoyed Detailed Answer: Hi there, Welcome to HCM, Do not worry. A small myometrial cyst should not concern you. The low back pain needs to be assessed by a orthopedic surgeon . Some time s dilated blood vessels in the back can lead to throbbing and pain. Hope this helps. Regards.