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What causes lower back pain on left side and swelling in lower abdomin with slight pain on left side of belly button?
If it hurts more with bending and twisting, it is most likely muscle-related. It it hurts when someone pushes on your abdomen, but not when you bend or twist, then it is more apt to be internal. There are hernias that can cause a bulging in the area you indicate, but I doubt that a hernia in the front-side of your abdomen would be a cause of back pain, unless you have more than one thing going on... If this continues, or begins to get worse, then I strongly suggest you be seen by your family doctor for possible Xrays, etc and surgical referral...
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It's not spinal stenosis - stenosis does not cause that type of pain, though it can lead to other problems that can cause it. In addition to stenosis, disk problems for over 2…0 years, 3 major spinal operations, I also have a specific hereditary problem that led to my condition and degeneration. I've been in formal Pain Mgt for over 10 years, requiring the strongest opiates. I have had disk herniations and pain occur and reoccur many times over the years. Certain disks press on certain nerves that can be traced by the pain, determining the origin of the nerve being compressed. You have 1 or 2 potential problems, depending on how far up the pain is on your back, or if you've had a specific injury recently or you play contact sports. If the pain is sharp and you can follow it with your finger, what you likely have is a herniated disk at the L3/L4 disk or L4/L5 disk, most likely the L3/L4. The other is there's an offchance you might have more than one. The best way to determine which disk is by tracing the rout of the nerve pain. If it's down the back of the leg it's in the lower vertebrae, L5-S1. L3 and L4 pain will radiate from the middle of the back, down to the waist, across the hip of one side, across the side of the leg, across the thigh and finally stopping at the inside knee, depending on the severity of the problem. If the upper pain is in the shoulder area it's likely unrelated. If it's within a foot of the waistline just above the buttocks, offcenter of the spine itself, then it's likely related to the disk causing the leg pain as the pain normally traces the nerve path. In any event, you need to get to you doctor ASAP, and cease any lifting over a few pounds. You also need to start reducing the inflammation to get the disk to retract into the membrane. My 2 favorite non prescription meds are Bayer Back and Body Aspirin, and Tylenol Rapid Release geltabs. Start tracking your pain as well - severity on a 1-10 scale (10 being unbearable), the location (draw a simple body picture and note the location), the time of day it occurs or if it's constant, what you're doing if it gets worse, anything. It will help you later on when you see a doctor. You can also get those forms (Pain diaries) at Http://www.painfoundation.org.
Some years ago I had a lump on the right side of my lower back--I didn't even know when it first appeared--one day it was just there! Even though it was painless I went …to a doctor who diagnosed it as a keloid--unfortunately I listened to that quack! Overtime (years) the lump, which started off about the size of a peanut m & m, formed a flat mass around it. It got painful (coming and going) and oftentimes it felt like a deep burning sensation and a pulling pain on the right side of my lower back and in the surrounding skin and muscles. I went to another doctor who did a CAT scan and biopsy and found that the lump was cancerous (I was lucky because the cancer was confined only to the lump and had not spread). I then had surgery to completely remove the lump and mass. Because I trusted the first doctor's opinion I waited too long and had to have a lot of extra tissue, muscle, and skin removed--leaving a large scar. Don't take chances--your ability to walk in the future could be affected if the lump is too close to your spine--I was lucky that mine was not. See a doctor right away--and for Christ's sake--get a second opinion too! Good Luck!
Had pains in lower left side and pinching sharp pains in womb form 6dpo on and off but 9dpo the pain is in belly button area is this implantation?
This type of pain can because by many different factors: 1. Ovulation. One of the symptoms of ovulation is a pinching pain on the side of the abdomen. this would be the most… likely cause. 2. Ovarian cyst, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. 3. Endometriosis. Endometrial implants are present in different areas of the abdominal cavity and if they are located around the fallopian tubes and the ovaries they may cause pain during ovulation because they respond to hormonal stimulation. 4. Fibroids.
This may be due to extresive excersises. If you have been stretching a lot lately, you may have been overworking your muscles, try taking it easy next time you're working out.… Your neck may be swollen due to the swelling of lymph glands, which may mean you have mono. If so, see a doctor. They might also be calcium deposits. The lower back pain could be a result of a number of things. If you are a girl, your period could be starting soon. You may have been standing up for a long time. If you have numbness, or loose control of your bladder, this could be very serious, so see a physician. This could mean herniation to one or more areas of the spine. Feel better! I hope this helped.
burning pain on left side of lower back
If you have those 2 symptoms together you should see a doctor. You could have a blockage in your intestine or bowel.
There can be a number of reasons for pain in lower left side below ribs. The most common reasons are: Heartburn or acid reflux, spleen irritation, gas in the colon, costoc…hondritis, broken rib, stomach ulcers.
If the pain is stabbing and intense, and radiates, it's consistent with nerve compression pain caused by either a bulging disk or a disk that's fully herniated. If the p…ain goes down the back of your legs, it's the Sciatic nerve being compressed by the L4/5 or L5/S1 disk; if the pain stops at the inside of the knee, it's the L3/4 disk nerve being compressed. Regardless, the treatment is the same - get off your feet, and lie down. Sitting is out as it also puts pressure on the lower spine. If it lasts in its intensity for more than 3 days, you'll probably require an Epidural or Facet Injection (local or targeted steroid injections to reduce inflammation) so that the disk can retract and heal. However, be aware that for most, the shots and resulting pain are as bad or worse than the pain it's intended to deal with. In the years when I still got benefit from shots, it generally took 2 or 3 days for the pain from the injection to subside. Muscle spasms caused by the pain of the nerve compression adds to the problem, and is the reason muscle relaxers are commonly prescribed. As the muscles / tendons contract during pain spasms, the area around the nerve becomes tighter, increasing the nerve compression and subsequently the pain. It's a vicious cycle. As I said, pain lasting in intensity for more than 2 or 3 days needs to be checked by a doctor. The severity of the pain also can give you an indication of just how bad the problem is - if you can walk without support (cane, etc.) then it's not that bad, but still should be checked anyway. If you can walk but need support, then it's more serious and you should hve it checked immediately.
If you have lower back and abdomen pain on your left side, it could be a kidney infection. If the pain does not go away, you need to seek medical advice.
yes it could, but just to be sure go and see your doctor
try stretching the pelvis: lie on your back bring the front of your leg (quad) up towards you using your hands cross fingered and placed behind your knee. bring it gently …to towards your chest until your feel a slight stretch. Now while it this position, put your clasped hands in front of the knee and gently push your knee away in the opposite direction to the stretch before. and hold (you should feel a discomfort where your leg joins your bum on the inside leg) repeat this alternation 5 times each and do it 1 or 2 times a day. comment here if it helps!
There are many causes of pain on the left side of ribs: oesaphagitis and reflux, pancreatitis and stomach ulcers, angina and heart disease, chest infections, shingles, fibrosi…tis, referred pain from spine and occasionally from gall bladder disease and irritable bowel. A detailed investigation is needed to establish the cause of pain.
Anything going on in the left side, is always a good reason for concern that where your heart is. If its sharp pain, located front & center in your chest, or takes your breath… away, get to a Dr or emergency room & have it checked out. If the pain is low & in the back just above the belt line, It could be your kidneys. If you drink a lot of tea, coffee or soda & no water, just stop those for a few days & drink only & lots of water for 2 days & see if that flushes the kidneys. That is very common, specially in young people.
If the pain is sharp, and traces down the left side of the spine to the lower back, across the waist and hip, across the top of the thigh and down the inner knee, the problem …is the L3/L4 disk pressing on the spinal nerve at that point. It typically sharp at the mid and lower back, and burning as it travels further, though it will occasionally be sharp all the time too. You can literally trace the nerve pathway with your finger by following the pain if it's bad enough. ---- I have this pain at the moment, I had it several years ago and it lasted for months I had a gluten intollerance test and it told me that I was intollerant to gluten, I cut out gliuten and within 2 wekd it had gone, its now come back although I dont eat anything with gluten in it. I cannot understand why the pain goes into my left lower back and left leg...anyone else get this ?