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My husband, 62 years old, has severe back pain and has been unable to sleep for 5 nights. Worried about kidney pain, we went to the urgent care on Wednesday had x-ray, CT scan, and blood and urine tests. Arthritis along spine, idiopathic acute pancreatitissue without infection or necrosis. He was prescribed Flexeril and Norco. Last night he was in such pain he could not sit or lie down for more than 20 minutes, allowing no sleep. His belly is quite hard and he is constipated.

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

They test ed blood and urine.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not sure. Overall good health.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today. I'm sorry that the Norco has constipated your husband and increased his pain. May I assume his urine was clear of red blood cells so there was no suspicion of a kidney stone. BUT, you stated that he has an acute Pancreatitis which requires him to have been hospitalized. May I suggest you take him to the closest hospital ED for evaluation. This needs to be evaluated now.

I hope I have relieved your concerns.

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Doctor: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

How is your husband feeling?

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