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I have really bad back pain that Is making me feel very nauseous

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I have really bad back pain that Is making me feel very nauseous and I have actually been sick. I have had it the last two days. I don't know where it has come from as I haven't strained it at all. Is it common and will it pass?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Sometimes kidney stones can present like back pain and cause nausea.

Dr. D.J. :

So if there is no muscle strain, this should be considered.

Dr. D.J. :

Kidney ultrasound an urine tests should be considered.

Dr. D.J. :

Urine test will rule out any associated infection.

Dr. D.J. :

In mot cases, this can still be muscle strain without any apparent injury.

Dr. D.J. :

However, I will suggest a consultation with your GP to rule out the kidney stone possibility.

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

Customer: If it would kidney stones where on the back would the pain be?
Dr. D.J. :

Usually the pain is located just below the angle of your ribcage on the back

Customer: The pain is higher than that, could it still be the kidney stones?
Dr. D.J. :

do mean at the chest level?

Customer: Yes around that area
Dr. D.J. :

Any cough or shortness of breath?

Customer: I had a cough quite recently and I have noticed losing my breath quicker than usual
Customer: And yes around the chest area
Dr. D.J. :

ok

Dr. D.J. :

then this is something else.

Dr. D.J. :

You may have pneumonia or lung infection.

Dr. D.J. :

Also asthma can cause these symptoms.

Dr. D.J. :

I will suggest you to see your GP for clinical evaluation.

Customer: Ok I will try and make a appointment for when I am off work thankyou
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