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Having problems lower left back and side. No loss of

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Having problems lower left...

Having problems lower left back and side

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No loss of appetite no fever

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

Have had chronic back pain for 15 years I hope it has something to do with that

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

Not having any fever

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Please mention your age and gender . Would like a bit more details on your symptoms please

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
50 years old. M. Occasional sharp stabbing pains left side just above the hip. Don't last more than 15-30 seconds.
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Is the pain more towards your flank ? Any urinary problems ? Like burning or hesitency ? Any past kiney issues?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No urinary problems. I had a kidney stone 15 years ago. Doesn't seem to be anything like that.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I've been dealing with lower back pain for along time don't know if it's tied into that.
Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Alright , sudden shooting / sharp pain especially in the flank could be due to a kidney stone sometimes . Unlikely to be anything serious other then that as it doesnt last more then few seconds . Backache involving lower vertebrae which ould press the nerves originating from there would cause a more persistent pain ,usuallly burning or tingling in nature and often radiating to the legs So its unlikely to be your back.

Another possibility could be just a muscle twitch and nothing more complicated , just need to keep up the hydration with a good vitamin supplement and nothing more.

I would not recommend anything too aggressive for your symptoms for now . If it becomes more persistent ony then you can get an ultrasound / CT scan on your kidneys / ureters .

Hope it answers your query

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Hope it helped.

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