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Severe piercing pain on my right side towards the back, especially

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Severe piercing pain on my right side towards the back, especially when I move
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DOC EK replied 3 years ago.
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DOC EK :

hi

DOC EK :

since how long you have this problen

DOC EK :

any difficulty in breathing or cough

Customer :

for about 2 days now - hurts when i'm in a definite position, or stretching, turning, takes your breath away pain. last night trying to sleep was horrible

Customer :

i'm sure it would hurt if I coughed

DOC EK :

any fever, cough or difficulty in breathing

Customer :

no fever, nor coughing thank goodness. I would say I am somewhat short of breath though. Someone told me it could possibly be kidney stones?

DOC EK :

where exactly is the pain. is it in your abdomen on the right side

Customer :

no on my side towards my back, like under the shoulder blade a few inches down

DOC EK :

any difficulty in passing urine, or burning micturition

Customer :

no difficulties

DOC EK :

do you have nausea or vomiting

Customer :

no

Customer :

some dizziness but that could just be allergies

DOC EK :

have you been diagnosed with any medical problem

Customer :

no

DOC EK :

any medications are you taking

Customer :

cymbalta

DOC EK :

do you have bruising or any swelling at the site of pain

Customer :

no

DOC EK :

is the pain just parallel to the belly bottom on right side towards the back?

DOC EK :

belly button

Customer :

im

Customer :

here

Customer :

yes

DOC EK :

There could be a few things which could cause such a pain

Customer :

do you think its just a pulled muscle - it's piecing pain when i move

DOC EK :

This is the site for pain due to kidney problems or renal colic which can be secondary to kidney stones

Customer :

ok

DOC EK :

It can just be a muscle pain as well producing such a stiffness of the involved area

Customer :

are you going to provide me with the website you mentioned?

DOC EK :

Cymbalta can also produce non specific muscle pain as well

Customer :

yes i know but i've been taking it for a long time - about a year or 2

Customer :

now that i'm thinking about it, i had 2 bladder infections this year = back in the spring

DOC EK :

As you are having severe pain so i would recommend you to see your ER doctor right now and get yourself examined and to have investigations to get a proper diagnosis

Customer :

ok - as this pain is terrible and not just a little pinch

DOC EK :

Dizziness can also be a side effect of the medicine you are taking

Customer :

ok - thank you

Customer :

so i can go home now :)

DOC EK :

Yes that is why its better to go to ER right now to have an examination and proper investigations

DOC EK :

If you have difficulty in breathing as well so better to have a chest X-ray and EKG as well to rule out major cardiac and lung pathology as well

DOC EK :

Feel free to ask anything

Customer :

thank you

Customer :

i will call my doc

DOC EK :

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