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flank pain differential

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Pain on the side.: Flank pain is what we say to describe pain that occurs on our 'flank', or the sides of our torso. It doesn't signify a particular diagnosis or condit ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Back/side: It is pain in the back part of the body extending between the ribs and the ilium (bone that juts forward above the hip).
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Multiple reasons: Could be kidney stone, muscle strain, hernia, bladder infection, colon infection. See your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Flank pain: Right flank pain can be caused by kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle strain, pinched nerve, or referred pain from an abnormality in the colon or p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See full answer: Pyelonephritis, kidney stone, kidney abscesses, kidney tumor, urinary obstruction, acute renal infarction, papillary necrosis, herpes zoster, pneumoni ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Pain: Above your pubic bone and above your waist in your back.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stones: The most common cause would be a kidney stone trying to pass down the ureter into the bladder. The pain is colicky and severe and it follows the tract ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many possibilities: Many things can cause flank pain, from skeletal and muscle pain to referred pain from internal structures. Kidney stones, if in both kidneys could cau ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney stone: There can be several causes of back and flank pain. Kidney stones and muscle spasms are two common causes of pain and you should see a physician to he ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Yeung
17 years experience Urology
Go to ER: You need to go to the er to have a doctor examine you. They need to determine if you need a ct scan or not to see if you have a kidney injury or a pos ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Abdomen pain?: Depending upon your medical/surgical history you might need an abdomen ct scan to see us you have a vascular disease of the descending aorta or kidney ... Read More

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