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    Pain in the lower left back quadrant (kidney area) particularly when I sneeze.
    Strange1 posted:
    Pain in the lower left back quadrant (kidney area) particularly when I sneeze.

    I just got back from a trip to Guatemala. The weekend back I did have a pretty big 'party' day with some friends in which there was quite a bit of drinking. When I woke up on Monday I felt a dull pain in this area of my back/kidney. I figured this was just due to the extra work I put on the kidneys with the drinking. Well, later that day I sneezed and the pain that shot through me from that area was debilitating. I literally had to just stop for a few seconds while the shock worked out of me. The 'ache' seemed to stick around for about 10-15 minutes. Now it seems I've been sneezing a few times a day and this pain shoots back through me each time.
    I've been flushing myself with a lot of water and vitamins. I usually drink a minimum of 3 liters per day (I'm very active and work out 5x per week).
    Also, turns out I did get a sore throat and a bit of an infection while I was away. I am on antibiotics which I started pretty quickly to head it off before it got too bad. The mucus is a bit thick and yellowish in color. I could feel the infection starting to spread from behind my nose down my throat - to the chest, but breathing is clear.

    I take synthroid, advair and omeprazole.

    Thoughts? ... (and I already know, so no need to repremand on the partying over the weekend)

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