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lower back, lower abdominal pain, headaches, neckpain, nausea, loss of appetite

I have had neckpain and headaches for about 3.5 weeks, this past week I have experienced lower abdominal pain (even to the touch), lower back pain, loss of appetite and nausea.  I have also experienced hot flashes and irritability.  Any idea what this could be?  I visited the ER and they sent me home with pain meds and recommended I see my doctor who by the way is booked for a month including vacation time.  Any info would be helpful.  Thank you very much.
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Hello Gloria,

Abdominal pain with the other symptoms that you describe could be caused by many things. I would recommend that you see your personal physician (or one of his/her partners) as soon as possible.

If you provide a little more information about your health history (age, medical problems, medications, family history, smoking status, occupation), I could provide some more specific thoughts.

~•~ Dr. Parks
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal health care provider for further evaluation of your individual case.
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I am 28 yrs old, no previous medical problems except back pain (after my last son's birth) for which my doctor prescribed naproxen (but I only take it when necessary). My family's history starts with cancer (they grow masses in their breast, back, palm of hand and armpit) 1/2 benign 1/2 malignant most of the time when they do have them. My mom, aunt and uncle get them often about every 6 years.  My uncle is currently battling cancer. Other family history is diabetes (uncle), congential heart defects (mom, cousin, aunt, grandfather), and high blood pressure (mom, grandfather).  I do not smoke, rarely drink, and am a full-time student, stay at home mom of 3 boys 1, 4, and 6 yrs old, and wife.    
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Gloria,

With the additional information, I would recommend that you be seen by a medical provider who can take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination. Then, they can make recommendations on diagnostic tests (labs, x-rays, ultrasound, etc) that would help narrow down the possible causes of your symptoms.

~•~ Dr. Parks
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal health care provider for further evaluation of your individual case.
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