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lower left pains in stumach and left hip and back

hi everyone this is my first time on a forum....... just wanted some advise ive had pain in my back for 10 years now and sciatica and never gone to the docs about it has most friends in my trade has and had no help really
just recently though ive had a pain 2"down from my belly button and 5" to the right and in an afternoon ive been getting the urge to urinate after I have been the feeling is still there and a wet sensation I often feel like ive dribbled in my boxer shorts but haven't ........that feeling seems to come on 1 day then the next day I have this pain I explained above ???I went to the docs who told me its sciatica ?? she never examined me ,,,,and tells me not to worry ??? so I went away putting up with it more ,the pain is getting on my nerves and the toilet thing is bending my mind. I went back to her last week as the pain is in my hip groin lower left of spine ..........she took blood for liver kidneys and prostate...... phoned for results kidneys and prostate came back ok but liver was high in emsynes it was 84 she still told me not to worry ????? I asked her what it should be she paused and said shell just have a look...................ehhhhhh? it should be 45 how come she didn't know before ringing me.
ive stopped drinking now its been 7 days I feel more alert in my mind but the pain is there not all the time on and off.....im just worried that's shes fobbing me off with sciatica I do have it down my left leg but had it on off years I don't think its liver related. just lucky it was found does anyone have the same problem with sciatica.....thankyou for looking

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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

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  • cindy2015ccindy2015 Posts: 26
    edited 08/31/2015 - 1:46 AM

    You need to ask for further tests, MRI scans are very useful in diagnosind disc and other spine problems, if that is part of the problem. What help are you getting? Any medication?

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  • I forgot to mention
    I'm 39 years
    Not taking or ever taken medicine
    I've had back pains since 2004 when bending under a wall cabinet I was fitting since then my back would flare up causing me agonising pain I couldn't put my socks on .... I once had acupuncture 1 session the guy said he put another nerve channel in my back this did seem to elimate most of the pain when I twisted or. Worked over time causing my back problem the pain in my lower left abdomen is a dull pain
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