Last Night I Had Mid Back Pain, Stomach Ache And Was Perspiring A Lot, Any Guesses
The severe pain that I had last night has diminished but I still have a constant dull pain on my left side of my mid back. I'm going to make a dr appt but thoughtI would see if anyone has any ideas.
Upper abdominal pain, back pain and perspiration may be simply due to gaseous distention 9flatulence). But it may be early warning symptoms of myocardial ischaemia. Diseases of kidney may also be another possibility. Consult your doctor.
I dont think it's a kidney infection. i had one once and had 0 stomach pain even though i was throwing up a lot. my friends mom had a bladder infection n said her stomach bothered her a lot. It's probably just PMS though. Rigth before my period I always get back pain n cramps. the sweating it probably from the cramps/pain
Well what i would do is get some of this stuff called ICY HOT rub it on your back wait till it drys and then put it on a hot pad for about 1 hour and then after that lay on the ground on your stomach and have somebody walk on your back that fixes your back problem.Now about your stomach all i can say is take some peptobismal.
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Scared About Pancreatic Cancer
I am having a left side abdominal dull ache that comes and goes quickly during the day. It's not triggered by eating or any other activity, it's very random. I am worried the dull ache on my left side could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer. I had a colonoscopy, abdominal MRI, abdominal CT scan and
I think you need more positive evidence (grounds) for localising this pain to your pancreas, apart from the fact that that is vaguely where the body and tail of the pancreas are.
Also on the left side, as you know, are the colon, stomach, small bowel, spleen, and left kidney. There sound to be no symptoms other than the pain, - so we have nothing else to narrow your problem down anatomically.
Clearly a pancreatic cancer is about the worst thing it could be, - but that has no bearing on how *likely* that is, one way or the other. I wonder if you might be "taking the counsel of your fears" here.
Your doctor sounds to have taken a great deal of trouble, and been extremely thorough, so I think he is entitled to reach a medical conclusion.
Your pain sounds "colicky" to me, - that's an intermittent "twisting" or "squeezing" pain. Your pancreas has no muscles to squeeze like this, but your bowel does. Or if it is very severe colic, your kidney down-pipe, (called "renal colic").
There are "anti-squeezing" tablets which relax the bowel muscles, and if your doctor has prescribed these, and they help - I would take that as evidence that it's your bowels doing the squeezing.
If there is anything that might add to the admirable thoroughness of your doctor, I would suggest a kidney ultra-scan, and a few fresh tests of your urine with a 10-test Multi-Stix strip.
The pancreas is difficult to image, - hence your MRI scan, - but inflammation of the pancreas from any cause is usually reflected by a rise in the enzyme called "serum amylase" in your blood. It might be worth getting this done again, in my humble opinion.
In short, the diagnosis of an illness is based on evidence, and so far there seems to be nothing pointing to your pancreas. The assumption is that it has undergone no change, therefore.
Hope this helps.
retired uk gp
The liver is located in the upper right hand quadrant of
the abdomen, (in the front of the body), up under the
The liver can cause a dull ache if it enlarges in size
due to liver cell damaged leading to the inflammation.
The gallbladder is located also in this area, about
midway; it is tuck up under the right lobe of the liver.
Gallbladder pain can come/go or remain constant
and it may refer to the upper back and shoulder
The spleen is located in the upper left hand
quadrant of the abdomen, (also to the front of the body),
up under the rib cage (though higher up than the liver
is on the other side.
Pain would be in this area.
The pancreas is located behind the stomach.
Pancreas pain usually starts in the upper middle
of the abdomen (about where the stomach is)
and refers to the back in the same
The large intestines, known as the colon
crosses the top part of the abdominal area.
It starts in the lower right hand quadrant of the
abdomen, goes up toward the liver, across
the abdomen to the left side and then back
down from there to the rectum.
Doctors do simple blood tests to check
the abdomen for possible damage.
They do the liver enzymes, liver function tests,
liver viral blood tests for the liver/biliary area
itself and can check the alpha feto protein which
is the marker for liver cancer.
They do the amylase, lipase, and can do
the marker known as C19-9 to check the
These blood testing can catch a problem in the body
fast, if you have them done once in a while to check
Here are some links about IBS. This is from a
real gastroenterologist site that has patient pamphlets.
No one here can say for sure what is really taking
placeonly your doctors can since they have the
results of all your testing.
This link is called Taming IBS:
This link tells more (government site) that explains IBS:
If you would like to look at all the pamphlets on this site:
Best wishes to you.
Caregiver to a liver transplant patient
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I Have Headaches Every Day, And More Twitches Than Usualworried
I'm 18 years old, and for the past few weeks, I have had a headache every day. They start to develop in the early afternoon and last the rest of the day. Usually tylenol or motrin will help with the pain, but not always. Usually the pain is in a kind of band in the area behind my eyes all the way to the back of
Plagued with headaches from childhood to middle age I have had many different types of headaches. Also I know of many others who have headaches which the following has helped. I AM NOT A DOCTOR but someone who is trying to help people get rid of … well, a headache.
This is not meant as a substitute for seeing a Doctor which I recommend. However, if you read this and follow the recommendations at the END you may be headache free before the Dr.’s appointment date.
Headaches/Migraines can be caused either (1) internally (e.g. injury to the head) or (2) externally (e.g.STRESS). What your DDS, ER and MD may not tell you are that most headaches are stress related. Even from your write up you sound stressed. They can be further broken down into the following categories and the treatment depends on the type of headache you have.
MIGRAINE headaches are usually one sided, more common in females and characterized by at least one of the following; sensitivity to light, pain behind one eye, throbbing brought on by bright lights, chocolate, cheese, red wine or menstrual cycle. You can also have a visual aura around lights and things may taste odd.
HYPERTENSION headaches are at the top and back of your head and throb. You usually wake up with this headache and after about 3 to 4 hours it subsides and may be caused by high blood pressure. You may need medicines to reduce your high blood pressure.
CLUSTER headaches can be seen in an adolescent to adult, more common in males, one sided, usually over temple or eye area, may have a blood shot eye(s), and may wake you up at night, runny nose, sweating, tearing of the eyes, usually worse in Spring or Fall (allergy season) and lasts 15 min. to 2 hrs.
MUSCULAR TENSION headaches feels: band-like distribution around head - like wearing a very tight head band and is brought on by stress, tension, fatigue and work.
TEMPORAL Arthritis headaches usually in the over age 50 crowd and are characterized by one side of temple area, pain in jaw, burning, aching, throbbing, sensitive scalp, fever and tender arteries. If you experience visual symptoms go to ER.
CERVICOGENIC (neck caused) headaches - Pain in upper neck and back of head or pain when moving the head with reduced movement in neck area is brought on by stress, head movement and head alignment. It may be confused as it can mimic a migraine headache including nausea. If it is a head and neck related alignment you can have temporal headaches or headaches that arc from behind the ear forward. They are characterized by possible sharp pain behind your ear at the base of the skull along with correlated shoulder pain which can last for days and weeks at a time until misalignment is corrected. Medications provide only short term relief when taken.
SINUS headaches are localized in nature; certain positions are worse like the nose area, steady throb, and worse in the morning and may be seasonal.
SUBARACHNOID Hemorrhage headaches are abrupt onset, constant stiff neck, feels like someone hit you in the head, Caused by high blood pressure, stress or aneurysm can be life threatening.
BRAIN Tumor headaches are characterized by; onset in morning and evening, varies from mild to severe, may throb, wakes you up at night, symptoms getting worse, neck stiffness worse than ever.
SUBDURAL Hematoma headaches are caused by trauma. It is a slow bleed in the brain. People can and do die from this.
Here is what you do for them besides making a Doctor’s appt.
Migraines, muscular tension, cervicogenic, and some sinus and cluster headaches may be helped by a chiropractor. If it is sinus, you need to ask the chiropractor if they have a sinus/cranial treatment.
For Hypertension, cluster, temporal arteritis and brain tumor-see a Dr.
For Temporal arteritis with visual impairment, subarachnoid hemorrhage and subdural hematoma, go to the ER now.
In addition to SEEING a Doctor you may consider counseling. While you are waiting for the Dr.’s and or counselor’s appt. you might try the following and end up cancelling the appts. as it may work
There are FIVE home remedies that may work for you as they do/did for me; (1) First drink 16 to 24 ounces of water not soda as dehydration may cause headaches. The second home remedy for all headaches that has worked for me and even my most skeptical friends is (2) eating a banana My MOST skeptical of friends was SO DESPERATE he eventually tried it and claims that it cures 40% of his headaches/migraines. Bananas are loaded with Potassium which helps alleviate all headaches. In addition it is very filling and an empty stomach can also aggravate a headache.
(3) Third after drinking water, eating a banana and taking your chosen OTC meds take a SHOWER. Other than that OTC meds are your only alternative. (4) Then go take a nap. (5) De-stress by; turning off the phone, turning off the TV, turning off the computer, and don’t watch the news
Time to do everything to DE-STRESS
Hope this helps
There are more than 30 different types of headaches and therefore more than 30 different possible causes. The most common cause is a subluxation, a vertebra in the neck that is misaligned and putting pressure on nerves. The best place to start looking for an answer is a chiropractor's office. I wouldn't waste time getting there since this has been going on for so long.
I think you should go to your doctor to help you request a CAT scan. It sounds like migraines, but it's better to be on the safe side and get checked out.