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Does menopause have side effects of backache and sensitivity ?

Over a week ago I began to have a painful sensitivity to my skin on the right, lower back, and the right front thigh. Because it has been over a week and I have seen no evidence of a rash or breakout, I m assuming it is not Shingles . The pain increases as the day progresses. I am a fifty year old woman and thought it might be a side affect of Menopause, but I have no other symptoms such as hot flashes. Six months ago I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder also I my right side. I have finally began to see an improvement with the pain related to that, and now I have something new.
Tue, 10 May 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
welcum to healthcare magic
please mention wether u hv diabetes, any lumbar injury.
if not thn might be its hyperesthesia. u can tk T E NS over tht area, definitely ur pain will cum down, TENS IS A ELECTROTHERAPY MODALITY, part of physiotherapy.
tk cr
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
hi,
welcome to health care magic,
it seems that you might have following entity to look for,
Sciatica,
developing herpes zoster,
Some thing wrong in abdomen,
you go for Xray of lumbo sacral region,ultra sound of abdomen.
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