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I have a pain in my lower back (left side). At 1st I thought it was a muscle issue, but it has persisted and gotten worse over the last week. It is not a severe or sharp pain, but it is consistent. Currently all I have done is tried soaking.

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replied December 31st, 2005
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This pain might originate from the kidneys, the lumbar vertebra or from muscles. A blood/urine analyses (standard, urea, creatinin, acidum uricum), an X-ray of the lumbar vertebrae, and an ultrasound of the inner abdominal organs may help a medical professional diagnose your case.
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