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Dull Flank Pain
Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: If you are running a fever and feel like you have lost your appetite it could be your appendix. Try going up on your toes and then dropping down on your heels real hard and fast: if that hurts it could be your appendix. If you have increased pain when you hit a bump while driving it could be your appendix. Those are big signs to look for. I would go ahead and be seen just to make sure. ...Read more
More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wife has chest pain for x4 days. Stabbing burning pain center left chest. Dull constant pain to stabbing burning pain?
Can't diagnose: & don't know what other symptoms she has. But evaluation may be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Infection: These symptoms could be due to a urianry tract as well as a kidney stone that is passing. See your physician as soon as possible so that appropriate therapy may be started. ...Read more
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...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
Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more
Regular periods until last month bleed heavy for 8 days. No period this month, cramping, dull flank pain, negative pg test. Unprotected sex routinely.
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Dull, achy pains: Given only a description of dull achey flank pains on both sides with soreness, I have to surmise that you have strained your abdominal muscles. This is usually caused by excess bending or twisting movements, and is usually much worse with bending and twisting. Motrin will help this a lot. It is unlikely to be a kidney problem because kidney problems usually happen on only one side at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild, dull left flank pain while bending down/sitting with bad posture for 2 months. Normal abs xray. Bothersome but not limiting. Muscle or kidney?
Myosotis: It is probably muscular and will resolve by itself ...Read more
6 weeks pregnant, got sudden onset of dull right flank pain, no vaginal bleeding, hcg of >1500. Could these be signs of ectopic pregnancy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having dull left-sided flank pain with intermittent sharp pelvic pain and a 101.5 fever. I'm 4.5 wks pregnant. Could this be ectopic or early m/c?
I have started taking adderral 30 mg XL have dull off & on left flank pain random times. . Had recent CBC normal, chronic constipation for years?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) , Anxiety: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a medication for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Your dull off ; on left flank pain random times seem to indicate anxiety. Chronic constipation could be due to lack of fiber in your diet, stress or a medical condition. Please see a psychiatrist for the diagnosis, and consultation with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have calyceal diverticulum with calculi which feels symptomatic. Can the flank pain feel like true internal pain? Or is it dull & achy?
Calyceal Divertic: It is very unlike that the discomfort you are experiencing is due to a stone in a calyceal diverticulum. I would look for another source if your discomfort. ...Read more
General question. Is flank pain from a uti a constant pain or intermittant pain? Changes with movement? Dull or sharp in nature?
Flank pain: Most commonly patients experience intermittent sharp pain. ...Read more
Left flank pain daily on wake up. Wraps from back to front. Dull unless I take a deep breath. History of kidney stones but this is different?
Last month cycle was on for eight days of heavy bleeding. This month no period, cramps, left side flank discomfort dull pain, and negative pg test.
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have daily left flank pain. Wraps around to front. Dull ache unless I move or try to breathe deep. History of kidney stones and hydronephrosis?
Kidney vrs muscle: In the setting described, a recurrent kidney system problem like infection and /or small stone is possible. Relief with deep breathing and/or movement suggests some muscular element like areas of spasm relieved with stretching. You need to be seen by your doctor and examined for a proper diagnosis of your ongoing problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flank pain, frequent urge to urinate and sometimes cloudy urine. What could this be? No fever or nausea. Pain in flank is constant dull ache.
Flank pain while urinating? I am 16 weeks pregnant, and as of last night i've been having flank pain on the left side. It's a pretty dull ache most of the time and it isn't there constantly, but it definitely intensifies into a sharp pain while i'm in th
Yes, : Yes, it could be a kidney stone or infection, and you need to be seen immediately. Please call your gynecologist, but if they can't see you immediately, or if you have fever or vomiting then go to the er. Any kidney stone or infection can be very serious during pregnancy so you must be seen immediately. ...Read more
Surgical site pain 12 days post leep, ranging from dull to severe. Abdominal ache and tenderness, intermittent strong flank pain and headache ?
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