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Pain in my sides and lower back?
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motox315 posted:
For about a week I have had some discomfort in my lower back, and the sides of my lower back, and it also feels internal. The past 2 days the pain is growing and becoming more constant especially late in the day, what could this be and should I rush to the hospital?
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john-skpt responded:
Might be a urinary infection, or a urinary obstruction, could be just sore muscles, could be intestinal.

There is no way to be sure without seeing your primary care physician.
 
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JJCrowls responded:
Sounds like you have a small to moderate sized kidney stone. Most common pain starts in the testicles and lower back to flank. The pain can be intolerable but a combo of anti-inflamatory and narcotics work well.

Most docs will try and give you percocet and toridol. Please keep in mind that there are much more effective narcotics than 5 mg Percocet. IMO I would ask for dilaudid which comes in 2, 4 6 and 8 mg and you will probably have to get assertive. 2 or 4 mg should be plenty and after a few days of solid hydration it should pass. Please only take narcotics as prescribed and drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol and coffee.
 
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LHutchi responded:
Hey, I had the same thing. At first i felt like it was from working out, because i tried a new exercise that I've never done before, and thought i did something wrong. I tried icy hot, thinking that would help, and it didnt, then i turned to ibuprofen and that helped me enough to be able to sleep at night.
Three days ago i woke up with a 103 fever. So i took tylenol and it went down, and the next day i woke up and it was at 104, and the next day it was at 105. So i finally caved and called my doctor and had me go to Immediate Care (a sort of emergency room). Turns out I have a Urinary Tract Infection that had moved into my kidneys.
I would still go see your doctor, but start drinking cranberry juice just as a precaution.
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hellomoney responded:
I called dr. for appointment with urology been there before he ssaid it was a small kidney stone with tons of water pain subsided then I noticed every time I get out of bed I have the lower left back pain I also I exacise three times a weak could it be strained mussel
 
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hellomoney responded:
should I see a docotor for this lower lert back before he said small kidney stone will pass with water drinking I exercise three day a week could I have gotten a spazma exercising
 
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hellomoney replied to JJCrowls's response:
should I stop exercising ? and for how long
 
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hellomoney responded:
should I countine to work-out
 
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jtrombley01 responded:
for a few months I have had a back ache when I get up in the morning. It got better after taking tylenal and moving around.
I thought it was my mattress I bought a sleep # bed and after a week I have not had relieve.
before the symptoms were bad, I had a physical and my bun was elevated, 22 the doctor said we will check it again in 6 months. No other kidney test were off. I am having pain across my lower back and on the sides. I do not urinate often and I guess I am not drinking enough water. I will see my doctor again soon before the 5 months. Any thoughts ?


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