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Causes Of Right Side Flank Pain
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
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
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
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
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
What is the most frequent cause of flank pain (side ache)? My five year old son experienced it while playing soccer last night.
Muscle related: Most common cause of pain in kids after playing soccer without any direct injury or hit to the side will be muscle over use or stretch and should resolve in couple of days try some most heat or hot shower and rest and see if it clears up if he was hit directly then it is different, he could them injure his ribs internal organs like kidneys spleen liver or bowles I hope that helps you good luck. ...Read more
Can even a minor UTI cause tons of pain? Flank pain on both sides, even in the front. Stomach hurts to. No stones either.
No such thing: There is no such thing as a "minor" urinary tract infection. Go to an old cemetery -- many of the women of your age are there because of uti's. We take cures for granted because of antibiotics. This sounds like pyelonephritis & a visit back to your physician is probably in order. Please be proactive & do right by yourself. ...Read more
Does kidney stones cause headaches? I'm experiencing flank pain that's now alternating from side to side as well. Should I go to hospital
I have a dull right side flank pain lasted for like 3 seconds. The pain goes away when I defecate. What does this mean?
Cramp?: Flank pain in patient's with berger' s disease is worrisome due to risk for kidney infections but since the pain only last 3secs and is relieved by defacating, it might be related to constipation and back up of stool in your bowels. If you take chronic pain meds, you need to address constipation. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Constipation: Black tar stools could suggest bleeding internally. You should go to the er and be evaluated or see a GI specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am having right side flank pain right under my ribs for a month now. I have some gallbladder sludge but surgeon says does not need to come out.
Gall bladder pain: I would first ask if you have had a hida scan which tests the function of your gallbladder. If the ef is less than 35 most surgeons recommend taking it out. Until then you have to avoid red meat, fatty foods, and anything fried. Good luck. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with a UTI that also spread to my kidneys. I have severe right side flank pain and lower right abdomen. How long will it take to?
If you: Have pylonephritis, recovery time depends on the causative organism and the response to antibiotics and host factors like presence of obstruction or stone and overall. In healthy people responding to antibiotics, few days of IV antibiotics results in relieve symptoms and the switched to oral medications ...Read more
Pain in mid up back becoming worse. Right side flank pain getting worse. Ana positive 1:640 speckled. Ana panel does not suggest lupus. Any ideas?
Not lupus: ANA 1:640 is not significant. The pain could be due to muscles, disk disease, or kidney disease. Lack of kidney stone makes kidney source of pain less likely, even less, if no evidence of infection on urinalysis. However, with negative work up including ultrasound, and pain getting worse, a ct scan is needed. Another possibility is disk disease that may need an MRI to prove. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis. Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?
Unlikely: Did you have a laparoscopic or open removal of the gall bladder. If open, normal post-operative pain where you describe could still be present. However, it is more likely that you had the gall bladder removed with the scopes. If so, you really shouldn't have any more pain there. Were there any complications? Do you have any other symptoms? It's difficult for me to help more without more info. ...Read more
I have consistent right side flank pain with nausea. Been misdiagnosed for years with chronic UTI but there's no infection. Always traces of w&r blood
No stone unturned: If you haven't had an ivp-intravenous pyleogram or an imaging of your kidneys I would suggest you do that. You may have a stone in the pelvis of the kidney that reacts with your hydration status. At any rate check with a urologist or nephrologist if you are continuing with, what you feel is, the wrong diagnosis. ...Read more
Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration? Plz help
Here are some. ..: Your personal experience in handling multiple stones should be the invaluable asset for you to decide when, what, and how to take timely action for current ordeal. If current Sx deviates from those in prior stone attack, go to ER to assure no gallbladder or lung issues. If similar and tolerable, you can wait, but if the pain becomes persistent and you feel chill, that is emergency and go to ER. ...Read more
I have bladder pain, urethral pain and heme from urethra. Chloride 110, BiCarb 21 Right side flank pain. No appetite and Exhausted?
Be seen: Certainly would want to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. At the surface, your complaints would be suspicious for a urologic problem such as an infection or stone. A thorough exam and appropriate studies would likely tell the cause. ...Read more
Could be many things: People often mistake flank pain for kidney disease, but kidney disease rarely manifests as chronic pain. Your pain could be due to benign problems with structures near the kidney such as muscle or bone. A more serious scenario would be a tumor of the kidney or of the adjacent structures such as a sarcoma. Imaging of the area with ct scan or ultrasound will be necessary to rule these out ...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
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