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Just woke up with pain in middle of back on the left side.

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Just woke up with pain in middle of back on the left side.
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No. Right now it's just a slight constant pain. Just woke up to it.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: As far as what?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Welcome to Justanswer website.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Is pain localized or radiating to front side of abdomen?

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Age and gender?

Any other associated symptoms?


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for staying online. I am posting my answer.

These symptoms are due to underlying medical issue, and have to be checked by your doctor.

Possible reasons are-

1. Kidney stones
2. Urinary tract infection
3. It could also be nerve root compression, The compression of lumbar nerves L4 or L5 or sacral nerves will cause such symptoms. If you have slept in some wrong posture, this could cause nerve compression.

To make a diagnose, you need to get these tests done-
-Ultrasound of abdomen
-Urine test
-Complete blood count

Once tests are done, accordingly line of treatment has to be selected. For the time, you can take plenty of fluids, take light meals.
You should avoid smoking(if you do) and avoid caffeine intake. For pain you can take Motrin.

I would recommend that you visit your primary doctor for evaluation and get it managed.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


If you have any further question then you can ask me.
I'm here to discuss further query until you get satisfaction.