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Im a 26 year old male that keeps getting a pain in my left

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I'm a 26 year old male that keeps getting a pain in my left lower side of my back especially after sexual intercourse alcohol consumption or hard exercise. The pain comes and goes and it seems to lead to frequent urination aswel. Had a ultrasound done on kidneys and they are fine no damage.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is it tender to touch?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have pain or burning when passing urine?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know

Customer:

Yes when the pain is there it's quite tender. And when it's at it worst the lower back is sore when passing urine.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you used anything for it?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean medications?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Did you have a urine test?

Customer:

I also do feel quite lethargic when I have it.

Customer:

No medication or anything. Yes urine test has been clear also.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How many times do you go to pass urine?

Customer:

Ah 10 / 12 times a day.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and how many times at night waking you up from sleep?

Customer:

Am some nights never and some nights once.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you tried taking any pain medications?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this?

Customer:

Not really no.

Customer:

Ah jesus maybe 3 years on and off.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Off and on means how often? Or after how many days?

Customer:

The back pain does be very bad at times.

Customer:

It comes and goes like. Maybe once a week or that and could last week or a day. It varies a lot.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I personally think that you should have a CT scan of your abdomen.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Ultrasounds quite often miss kidney stones.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I personally think that you have a kidney stone that the ultrasound has missed.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Therefore I think that you should request a CT scan.

Customer:

Is that harmful or dangerous to me ? and would the alcohol make the pain worse and use intercourse.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its very painful thats for sure.

Customer:

Would it have anything to do with the prostate or anything ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If it were harmful it would have caused you at least some problems over the past one year.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Prostate is UNLIKELY because of the location of the pain and tenderness.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Another possibility is that of a muscular pain but the thing thats going against it is that you are having it for a long period of time.

Customer:

It can be painful alright. At times unbearable that I have to sit down !!!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But a CT scan I think is necessary.

Customer:

What sort of problems ?

Customer:

Should I make an appointment with a urologist do you think ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think a urologist would be good

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A CT scan would at least rule out stones definitively which ultrasound does not.

Customer:

Thanks for your help today doctor. I'm also currently suffering anxiety but I know this isn't anxiety pain either.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer:

Will I ask for a scan on my kidneys yes ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes a scan of your kidneys or urinary tract.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Also called CT scan KUB. Kidney Ureter, Bladder.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anything else?

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