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Lower back pain and Unusually tired

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Swelling in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ankylosing spondylitis.

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Fibroid

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Lower back pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fibroid.

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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Unusually tired
  • Hip pain
  • Easy bruising

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Multiple myeloma.

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Pyelonephritis

A kidney infection is a painful and unpleasant illness that usually happens when bacteria travel up from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain when passing urine
  • High temperature
  • Lower back pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pyelonephritis.

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Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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