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By May 11, 2012 - 10:25pm
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Hi, First thing I really want to know about is recently I've been having random pain from the middle of my back from the left side all the way down to my lower back and I can't understand what this pain is that I'm having. I do know I have scoliosis and generally I experience back pain but not like this. Recently I've been having such random pain from the left side of my lower back and I'm wondering what organ is located here? What organ is also located above the lower left back? It's been awhile it's been bothering me like this and I don't know which is the right doctor to see for this matter. I was having symptoms of kidney infection in the past I realized whenever I had something that had vitamin C I felt better.

The other thing I want to know is being stressed out they test the stress level by checking the cortisol level through blood test? Is cortisol the only way to check for stress levels or their is more to check through blood test other than cortisol?

Being nervous and stressed out can the thyroglobulin (metabolism) level increase? Does thyroglobulin play in the body in anyway if you are stressed and nervous?

Please let me know about these soon.

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Do you think a doctor can prescribe something for being stressed out? Please let me know soon.


May 13, 2012 - 11:10am

Thanks for your reply. For such thing I mentioned for my back which is the right doctor that I see, do you think it's related to any organ because I get such pain in the same area? For the matter of stress if I mention this to my primary physician and ask her to do blood test for cortisol, is cortisol the right thing they test out? Being stressed can it increase the metabolism level? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,

May 12, 2012 - 4:17pm
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Hi Melissa,

Thank you for your questions. Since you have many different issues going on, I would certainly follow up with your doctor on these questions but let's see if we can assist you.

Your back pain certainly can be assosicted with scoliosis but pain in your back could mean so many other things. For a personal example, I needed ankle surgery last year as I complained about lower back pain but it actually started with my ankle, moved to my knee, then hip then lower back but it was all attributed to my ankle. Your back or spine in your lifeline and any mild issue can attribute to back pain. My suggestion would certainly follow up with your doctor to find the cause.

Now let's move on to stress. Stress can cause your body to react in ways that we cannot diagnose. For example, you can have ankle pain, headaches, and just about anything you can imagine that is caused by stress. Each one of us are different and will have different explanations about stress. So a test may not detect a disease due to the fact that your body is actually reacting to your stress levels rather than having an actual diagnosis. If you are having stress issues, you may need to see a doctor to learn better ways of handling your stressful issues rather than tracking down a test which may not come up positive for an underlying disease. Does this help answer your question? Stress can be so overbearing and simply life altering that controlling the stress levels may be the essential stop to your body shutting down (or the feeling of it).

Keep us posted.


May 12, 2012 - 8:48am
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