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Old 29-03-2009, 03:22
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oooh health issue...

I have chronic lower back pain, it's to the lower left hand side about the top of the hip bone at the back and it's goes sometimes into my left leg, making it often painful to put any weight on it. I also have this urge to pee....but can't and twice I've struggled out of bed into the bathroom only to be standing there for ten mintues and nothing to happen.

Any ideas? I'm going to see doctor on Monday, natrally, but I just wanted to know if any of you guys recognised the symptoms or anything.
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Old 29-03-2009, 03:33
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It sounds like sciatica (Disclaimer, I'm no doctor). Usually helped by a does of anti-inflamatories and some pain killers. I know what you mean about the peeing thing with it too
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Old 29-03-2009, 04:06
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You're doing right in going to see your GP AaronG, sounds like a possible kidney/prostate gland problem .

Could also be a trapped nerve of course, fingers crossed and good luck - do let us know how you get on x .
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Old 29-03-2009, 07:14
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I had similar symtoms when I had pyelytis. However there will be no cure until AaronG gets to the doctor and pretty sharpish at that.
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Old 29-03-2009, 07:26
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I had similar symtoms when I had pyelytis. However there will be no cure until AaronG gets to the doctor and pretty sharpish at that.
Sounds exactly like pyelytis. No home remedies available.
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Old 29-03-2009, 07:36
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It may also be a kidney infection, get to the doctor
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Old 29-03-2009, 10:19
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I had to cancel my driving lesson today as a result. I don't think the pain itself is actually in my leg but as a result of the pain I feel the impact down my left handside and it feels sore whenever I put any weight on it, when I'm laid down I don't feel any pain other than my lower left side of my back but when I'm still that seems at times quite innocent, until I sneeze or move slightly that is.

I'll go to the doctors tomorrow but it's just annoying me now.
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Old 29-03-2009, 11:56
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You poor love

It could be sciatica which is a lower back problem that also affects the leg. Do you have any pain in your left foot too?
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Old 29-03-2009, 12:08
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You poor love

It could be sciatica which is a lower back problem that also affects the leg. Do you have any pain in your left foot too?
No,no pain there thankfully.
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Old 29-03-2009, 12:16
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No,no pain there thankfully.
Definatley get yourself to the doctors tomorrow hunny.

Look after yourself.
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Old 29-03-2009, 12:55
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The doctor will probably want a urine specimen so you can save yourself some time by taking one along with you when you go to the appointment.
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Old 29-03-2009, 12:59
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Take your lap top with you so you can show him this thread too.
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Old 30-03-2009, 08:45
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Well I went to docs like a good boy. Told him about me problems, said that it was hard sitting down (more the back of the chair pressing against my left lower side rather than the sitting down moton itself), told him about shooting pains through my lower back and pelvic/groinal area, told him about the regular urge to pass water without actually needing to.

...and he never hardly made eye contact and after a 30 second "consultation" gave me a prescription for some co-codamol tablets.

I'll see how I get on with them but I'd have liked the Doc to take more interest than sit the otherside of the desk and barely look at me.
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Old 30-03-2009, 10:42
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Well I went to docs like a good boy. Told him about me problems, said that it was hard sitting down (more the back of the chair pressing against my left lower side rather than the sitting down moton itself), told him about shooting pains through my lower back and pelvic/groinal area, told him about the regular urge to pass water without actually needing to.

...and he never hardly made eye contact and after a 30 second "consultation" gave me a prescription for some co-codamol tablets.

I'll see how I get on with them but I'd have liked the Doc to take more interest than sit the otherside of the desk and barely look at me.

Had exactly the same thing happen to me and I changed my doctor, 1st 1 said "you just have to live with it" then the second 1 put me on the Co-codamol (horrible things), im now being seen by physio and a specialist for a slipped disk and might have to have an op, id hassle them about it until they do somthing.
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:05
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Surely a bad back can't cause the urge to pee problem?
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:10
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Surely a bad back can't cause the urge to pee problem?


It seems to be related, it was 1 of the 1st things my physio asked me.
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:12
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Well I went to docs like a good boy. Told him about me problems, said that it was hard sitting down (more the back of the chair pressing against my left lower side rather than the sitting down moton itself), told him about shooting pains through my lower back and pelvic/groinal area, told him about the regular urge to pass water without actually needing to.

...and he never hardly made eye contact and after a 30 second "consultation" gave me a prescription for some co-codamol tablets.

I'll see how I get on with them but I'd have liked the Doc to take more interest than sit the otherside of the desk and barely look at me.
Some GPs are to put it bluntly, shit. Be wary of taking too many co codamol. They can make you terribly constipated.
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:14
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Surely a bad back can't cause the urge to pee problem?
Perhaps it is the other way around? That the pain is so strong that it stopped them being able to relax enough to pee, unless they are bursting to go?
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:25
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I'm going to reiterate what another poster has already suggested about the possibility of a kidney infection. That often results in back pain and most certainly can give you problems with the waterworks. Perhaps book another appointment with a different doctor?

As well as that, I'd also back up the previous post about co-codamol being quite a nasty painkiller to take. Avoid taking too much for too long and drink plenty of water.
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Old 30-03-2009, 11:36
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Surely a bad back can't cause the urge to pee problem?
If you have problems with your back caused through prolapsed discs or compression of the spinal chord or nerve roots that in turn can lead to problems with the bladder and bowel.

It was one of the first questions I was asked when my back problems were being assessed.
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Old 30-03-2009, 12:33
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When my dad had back pain and an urge to pee, it turned out to be several kidney stones. He had a very high temperature as well. If it worsens, get back to the doctor - see someone else if necessary.
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Old 30-03-2009, 12:39
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Well I went to docs like a good boy. Told him about me problems, said that it was hard sitting down (more the back of the chair pressing against my left lower side rather than the sitting down moton itself), told him about shooting pains through my lower back and pelvic/groinal area, told him about the regular urge to pass water without actually needing to.

...and he never hardly made eye contact and after a 30 second "consultation" gave me a prescription for some co-codamol tablets.

I'll see how I get on with them but I'd have liked the Doc to take more interest than sit the otherside of the desk and barely look at me.
Do you have an NHS walk in centre near home or work - often useful for getting a free second opinion from another doctor. I usually just turn up and get seen within 45 minutes - worth it if you are worried.
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Old 30-03-2009, 12:39
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Well I went to docs like a good boy. Told him about me problems, said that it was hard sitting down (more the back of the chair pressing against my left lower side rather than the sitting down moton itself), told him about shooting pains through my lower back and pelvic/groinal area, told him about the regular urge to pass water without actually needing to.

...and he never hardly made eye contact and after a 30 second "consultation" gave me a prescription for some co-codamol tablets.

I'll see how I get on with them but I'd have liked the Doc to take more interest than sit the otherside of the desk and barely look at me.
Do you have an NHS walk in centre near home or work - often useful for getting a free second opinion from another doctor. I usually just turn up and get seen within 45 minutes - worth it if you are worried.
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Old 30-03-2009, 12:52
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Aaron, I wouldn't be happy with that doc if I were you either.

I'd go back and see a different doc - assuming there's another one in the practice. If not, go back to the same one and be very firm with them that you want to know what the problem is and could it be something that needs further investigation.

I am waiting on a physio appt for a bad back too and it isn't much fun (the waiting AND the bad back). So the sooner you go back, the sooner you can be referred to the correct person. Good luck!
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Old 30-03-2009, 15:25
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I told you that you should have shown the Doc this thread
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