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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Right Flank Pain

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Can gas cause moderate right flank pain? I've had my gallbladder removed. What other stomach problems can cause right flank pain?

Can gas cause moderate right flank pain? I've had my gallbladder removed. What other stomach problems can cause right flank pain?

Flank Pain: Flank pain could be a sign of kidney infection, but could be a sign of many other ailments. You should speak with your primary care doctor or a gynecologist for a history and physical and analysis of your urine. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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


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Seems like I have a UTI again, can I treat it at home without antibiotics? History of kidney stones, could that be causing my right flank pain?

Seems like I have a UTI again, can I treat it at home without antibiotics? History of kidney stones, could that be causing my right flank pain?

Need antibiotics: Hi, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. If you are having fever and flank pain, I'd recommend you be seen as soon as possible for antibiotic therapy. Fever and flank pain can be signs that the infection has moved up from the bladder and further up into the kidneys, which can become quite serious if not treated promptly. Please try to get seen soon. Hope this helps ...Read more

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

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 could cause right flank pain, normal ua, nausea, low grade fever, inability to take deep breaths?

Flank pain: Suggests either urinary tract infxn (unlikely due to normal ua), kidney stone (don't always cause hematuria), musculoskeletal problem (muscle spasm; thoracic strain/sprain) or other kidney problem. May need imaging study to r/o stone. See fp for thorough exam, options for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

Here are some. ..: Right flank pain warns you either something is irritating your local tissues or organs or some disorders in muscles, joints, or nerves along the course of spinal nerve to right flank region. To sort these things out is not that difficulty by systemically analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its possible related Sx over time + conducting physicals. ...Read more

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Whatcan cause right flank pain and sometimes left and then on the right it can go down into groin area. Had CT of abdomen and pelvic CBC metabolic?

Whatcan cause right flank pain and sometimes left and then on the right it can go down into groin area. Had CT of abdomen and pelvic CBC metabolic?

Spine nerve irritate: If there are no internal organ problems, your symptoms may be related to the spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my right sided flank/back pain?

What could be causing my right sided flank/back pain?

Muscle fatigue: Back pain is a very ubiquitous complaint and, unfortunately, does not isolate with any specific diagnosis. Possibilities include muscle fatigue (most common), disk degeneration, kidney pathology, spinal stress fractures, spine joint (facet) arthritis, or even chest wall/rib injuries. This would require a thorough history and physical examination by your physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing right flank and back pain that is underneath the ribs? It's mostly a dull ache that sometimes gets sharp. Have a small fever.

What could be causing right flank and back pain that is underneath the ribs? It's mostly a dull ache that sometimes gets sharp. Have a small fever.

I hope not a stone!: Your description is suspicious for a kidney stone. The differential includes cystitis or pyelonephritis. You should see your doctor and get a further evaluation including an urinalysis. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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 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

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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder.

Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read more

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Heart has been fluttering and now I'm having right sided flank pain. Could this be related? What are some of the things that can cause this?

Heart has been fluttering and now I'm having right sided flank pain. Could this be related? What are some of the things that can cause this?

They could be related: It could be that your heart is in an abnormal rhythm, such as atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation. This can cause of fluttering sensation in your chest around your heart. You may have some other type of heart rhythm problem. If you have a heart rhythm problems such as the ones I am mentioning, it can cause blood clots to travel to your body and could lead to flank pain. You should be checked out by your local doctor. ...Read more