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I've had severe pain in my right lower back for a few days…

I've had severe pain...

I've had severe pain in my right lower back for a few days and it hurts worse when I breathe deep

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No recent injuries. Deep breath makes it worse. I've tried heat,ibuprofen and already-prescribed Vicodin and nothing helps. If I can find a comfortable position and don't move it helps

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

5 months ago I was hospitalized for acute respiratory failure and also acute renal failure but my only symptoms were difficulty breathing and my be was low

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Ok

You may need following investigations for evaluation;

1) Chest x-ray to rule out pleurisy or walking pneumonia.

2) Ultrasound or CT scan of abdomen to rule out kidney issue like stone.

3) MRI and x-ray of the spine.

These will give the diagnosis and accordingly treatment can be started.

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