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Causes Of 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?
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
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
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
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
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?
Can gas cause right side flank pain? Feel very sharp pain when I bend to the left side, or certain back movements or sitting too long. Only have flatulence, sometimes feel gases move in my stomach, some reflux. No nausea, vomit, diarrhea. Causes?
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
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
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
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
I started having blateral flank pain midcycle intermittently that has continued up to the first day of my cycle. Possible causes? Have had in past
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
Could be kidney ston: Could be kidney stone or infection, need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Left flank pain when I cough. Have a kidney cyst on that side (benign) that has been growing (currently about 1"). Could that be the cause?
Possible: Could be symptomatic cyst or pylonephritis or renal stone or muscular strain. Get evaluation ...Read more
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
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