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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Flank Pain Causes

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What are causes of flank pain?

What are causes of flank pain?

See full answer: Pyelonephritis, kidney stone, kidney abscesses, kidney tumor, urinary obstruction, acute renal infarction, papillary necrosis, herpes zoster, pneumonia, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and many other diseases. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more


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Cause of flank pain radiating down?

Cause of flank pain radiating down?

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 of the ureter which is to go to the groin region on the side of the stone. ...Read more

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I have had bilateral flank pain for over a month.

I have had bilateral flank pain for over a month.

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 pathology. If the abdomeb ct scan is normal then if you are physically active thus could be abdomen/ribcage strain. It is important to rule out the abdomen diseases before treating this as a strained muscle. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a flank pain on my lower right side can you tell me what causes that.

Hi, I have a flank pain on my lower right side can you tell me what causes that.

Flank pain: Studies show that the determination of the cause of flank pain depends on the acuity, severity, duration, & character of that pain, in addition to associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or fever.
Distention of the structures of the urinary system from a stone causes flank pain. However, the differential diagnosis is large and includes gastrointestinal maladies & referred chest pain. ...Read more

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What causes flank pain? I'm pregnant.

What causes flank pain? I'm pregnant.

Kidneys: Flank is the area between lower ribs and back. This area can tender due to muscular spasms. Kidney infection, quite common in pregnancy can cause the same symptoms. See your doctor to be tested. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis cause flank pain?

It can due to coughi: It can cause flank pains due to persistant coughing some times, . But not always. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause flank pain?

Yes: Especially if a kidney stone is involved ...Read more

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Could endometriosis cause flank pain?

Could endometriosis cause flank pain?

Possible: Endometriosis may be the cause of flank pain, but there are other reasons to consider as well. If pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Most likely: Bilateral flank pain can be from kidney stones, infection, pneumonia, rib pathologies and other causes.

Muscle strain is the most common, however. ...Read more

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What causes itchy palms, feet and flank pain

What causes itchy palms, feet and flank pain

Your itching: Is probably not related to the flank pain. Many causes for itching. Have a dermatologist evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can Lupus cause flank pain?

It may: Lupus Nephritis can occur in some patients with the disease and resultantly could cause flank pain on the affected side (s). ...Read more

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Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Not usually: Cysts vary in their causes, but most do not cause symptoms unless they become infected, blocked, or very enlarged. ...Read more

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Can kidney cysts cause rather bad flank pain?

Can kidney cysts cause rather bad flank pain?

Not usually: The instances cysts causes pain are if the cysts expands rapidly as a result of bleeding into the cysts, infection, or rupture.Rarely the cysts can become large enough to press on surrounding structures including nerves and cause pain. Most cysts are benign and small and does not cause pain. ...Read more

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What might cause mild, intermittent right flank pain in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic patient?

Flank pain: Could be from a radiculopathy in the distribution of a nerve in that area, from the underlying muscles or from the kidneys. The latter often radiates down to the groin and/or the testicles. Check for evidence of stones in the kidney or ureter. An ultrasound of the kidneys will rule out some of these issues ...Read more

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What causes frequent regurgitation left flank pain and a gassy feeling?

The list goes on: This list can be fairly lengthy and therefore a detailed history, physical, and supporting labs/x-rays are needed to hone in. Let's list: hiatal hernia, gastric outlet obstruction, bowel obstruction, gall bladder disease, gastroparesis, stomach ulcers, tumors, and pancreatic pathology. ...Read more

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Could endometriosis cause flank pain and/or sharp shooting pains in low abdomen?

Could endometriosis cause flank pain and/or sharp shooting pains in low abdomen?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis can affect the ovary, on the uterus, the the fallopian tubes, or rarely the intestines or bladder. Although it can only be diagnosed surgically, if it is inside the ovary, you may be able to see an endometrioma with a pelvic ultrasound. The pain you describe typically occurs only with you menstrual cycles but can sometimes cause pain at other times as well. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied 30 yrs ago Just found out I had fluid in right side tube I have had severe flank pain @7 days. Could this be cause of my pain.

It is possible, yes.: I would want to know what was the origin of the fluid? Is it infection/abscess? If so you will need antibiotics at a minimum with guided placement of a drain, or better yet surgical removal of the affected tube. If it is not an abscess, but still causing you pain, it's likely that surgical or interventional treatment is still indicated. Call your doc to discuss the plan. ...Read more