• Linda Linda
    May 10, 2011
    What causes mid back pain on the right side?
    Linda Linda
    May 10, 2011

    Why do I have continuous mid back pain on my right side? I recently stopped taking all my vitamins to see if that would help. What are your thoughts? I can't take it anymore.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    May 14, 2011
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    May 14, 2011

    The first potential cause of this type of pain which is mid-back and to one side is a kidney infection or kidney stones. These very painful conditions can require immediate medical care especially if a fever or blood in the urine are also present. Time to see a doctor to be sure that the kidneys are OK.

     Some lab tests like a renal panel and an urinalysis will be helpful screening methods. A physical exam is also important to help pinpoint the exact cause of pain.

     Drink plenty of water and see a doctor.

     Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

      You might check out Health Central's page on kidney stone symptoms, causes, and treatments:

    http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/408/137.html

     


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