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Medical Conditions That May Cause Back Pain

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Medical conditions that can cause back pain include:

  • Infection or tumors of the spine or discs.
  • Urinary problems, such as not being able to urinate, burning while urinating, or blood in your urine.
  • Problems with the female reproductive organs, such as scarring, overgrowth of tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometriosis), or chronic pelvic pain.
  • Abdominal problems, such as appendicitis or gallstones.
  • Heart and blood vessel problems, such as a heart attack or a weakened aortic blood vessel that tears (dissects) or bulges (aortic aneurysm).
  • Other health problems, such as:

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Current as of June 4, 2014

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