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I have lower back, left flank hip and leg pain.. what could

Customer Question

Hi I have lower back, left flank hip and leg pain.. what could this be
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No nothing
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

have you had these pains before?

what is your height and weight?

do you take medications?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I'm 41, female 5ft7 190lbs no medications
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
This pain is rumbling a few weeks but bad tonight
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Also a bit nausea
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

I see

some of your pains could be due to arthritis

or hormone changes with your period

weather changes can cause body aches and pains

when is your period due?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have my period at the moment
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Could it be kidney stones
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

could be kidney stones

could cause flank pain

drinking more water can help kidney stones

a simple urine test can detect microscopic blood in the urine which can cause kidney stones

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
There would be blood anyway as I have my period.. the pain is travelling into my thigh and is in my left side under my ribs and around my back
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

I am a different expert.

Apart from kidney stones and urinary tract infection, your symptoms can also be due to pinched nerves in back. You would need an ultrasound and an MRI of the back for the establishment of the diagnosis. Meanwhile, you can take Ibuprofen. Drinking plenty of fluids too would help.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

A pinched nerve in back would respond to physical therapy. A urinary tract infection or infection in the kidney too may cause these symptoms.

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