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What causes left abdominal pain with history of asthma and kidney stone?

LEFT SIDE ABDOMINAL PAIN
by Dr Wan
(Malaysia)
Hi, I's a 50 years old male and had been having abdominal pains on the left side (towards the back) since two weeks ag0. The pains started on the upper left thigh and moving upwards.I cannot bent down or sway to the left and right without experiencing the pains.

A. Medical History:
1. I'm suffering from asthma
2. I have had a surgery for kidney stone in 1982
3. I have had surgery (endoscopic Decompression) for my back (L3, L4 and L5)

B. Medication:
1. Etoricoxib (Arcoxia 90mg) for quite sometime and before this its vioxx. (when needed)
2. Mecobalamine 500mg (3 x daily)
3. Sabutamol inhaler (when needed)
4. Beprosalic Ointment

C. Supplements:
1. Pharmaton (once daily)

And I am also a smoker.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014
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Hello and welcome dr.wan
Well ..according to you the pt.had undergone decompression therapy.
Sometimes after surgery the pain still persists of has many. Causes like
.failed back syndrome
.epidural fibrosis( the formation of scar tissue near the nerve root, can put pressure on the nerve roots and thereby cause pain. Typically, symptoms associated with epidural fibrosis appear about 6 to 12 weeks after back surgery. Sometimes patients experience good pain relief early on after their surgery, but as the scar tissue slowly forms, the pain relief diminishes and leg and back pain recurs or increases. ).
.failure of fusion

He should continue the medication
And physiotherapy for back muscles.
If not improves then MRI will be advised to asses further.

Hope you'd understand.

Thanks
Bye.
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What causes left abdominal pain with history of asthma and kidney stone?

Hello and welcome dr.wan Well ..according to you the pt.had undergone decompression therapy. Sometimes after surgery the pain still persists of has many. Causes like .failed back syndrome .epidural fibrosis( the formation of scar tissue near the nerve root, can put pressure on the nerve roots and thereby cause pain. Typically, symptoms associated with epidural fibrosis appear about 6 to 12 weeks after back surgery. Sometimes patients experience good pain relief early on after their surgery, but as the scar tissue slowly forms, the pain relief diminishes and leg and back pain recurs or increases. ). .failure of fusion He should continue the medication And physiotherapy for back muscles. If not improves then MRI will be advised to asses further. Hope you d understand. Thanks Bye.