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Female early 40s generalized lower back pain - thought to be

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female early 40s generalized lower back pain - thought to be muscular however, no relief with stretching, icing, or advil. pain has begun to radiate forward around the right side. pain is intermittent but severe when present. back pain has been present for almost 2 weeks, radiating pain 3 days. last 2 bowel movements have been light green/beige colored. No urinary symptoms. No history of reproductive issues. No symptoms pertaining to menstrual cycle.
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is concerning.

Persistent back pain radiating to right side can be due to the diverticulitis or inflammation of the intestine.

Change in stool consistency suggests that.

Kidney stone is another possibility.

Kidney stone related inflammation can affect the surrounding intestine as well.

Next possibility can be ruptured ovarian cyst --can be very painful for some time.

Lumbar spine radiculopathy is another important cause. Pain can persist due to the nerve compression at herniated disc.

You should consider getting a CT scan with contrast first to rule out all the above causes.

This can be done in a ED or can be arranged by your doctor soon.
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Customer: replied 20 days ago.
for any type of infection, I would assume a fever would be present, which there is not. additionally, there is no nausea. Occasional dizzy spells, but rarely - maybe 3 times in the last 5 days. appetite seems to normal, urine normal color, odor and amount, with no pain. pain relieved somewhat when lying down. present mostly when sitting
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Ok thanks for your reply.

Lower spine problem is more likely explanation.

However kidney stone is still a possibility without any fever or urinary symptoms.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Very welcome