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Having pain in the right side of lower back, indigestion and weakness. Had unrefrigerated food and excess biotin tablets. Food poisoning?

Hi, on my right side lower back near the fleshy pad at the base of the before the bottom has been aching. Also i have had symptoms in my upper stomach an aching feeling almost like a mild form of achy indigestion and I have been a bit itchy spasmodically but no perminant rash and feeling weak and under the weather. About four days ago I ate out of date canenburg cheese i was not refrigerated and I have taken too many biotin tablets. ave I had food poisonings?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Yes, it can be a food poisoning. However your symptoms can be also caused by gallstones in the bile ducts. Upper right abdominal pain which radiates to the back, nausea and itching (due to jaundice) are very characteristic symptoms of this condition. Nausea, vomiting, pale stools, dark urine can also appear.

Food poisoning usually causes diarrhea, vomiting and fever.

Other possible reason of your symptoms is urinary tract infection, urinary tract stones. With this condition you should have frequent urinating, burning while urinating. Blood in the urine can also appear.

I suggest you to visit your doctor and have abdominal ultrasound, blood work, urine analysis, liver tests (AST,ALT,GGTP,AP), bilirubin, amylase, urine amylase.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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