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Left lower back pain below rib cage that comes and goes.

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Left lower back pain...

Left lower back pain below rib cage that comes and goes. Started last night.

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

No injuries

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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4/3/2018
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female?

what is your height and weight?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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5’9
190lbs
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

that area back there in your lower back below the ribs is your kidney

you may have a small kidney stone in that area

urine testing can check for microscopic blood in your urine which can occur with kidney stones

a kidney ultrasound can check for stones in your kidney.

drinking more water and fluids and urinating more frequently can help flush out the stone

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok should I just drink lots of fluids to flush out or call my doctor book a appointment or make a hospital visit?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

you should drink lots of fluids to flush out and see if that helps

if the pain doesn't get better in 1-2 days, you should make an appointment to see your regular primary care doctor

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