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Side Pain (Definition)

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


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What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

Fever ...: Fever, chills, painful urination and shakes are common with fever > 100 degrees. Flank pain by itself is not diagnostic. See your caregiver and have your urine checked. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

May still be a UTI: Usually, pain on urination (dysuria) is a symptom of a UTI from which the offending bacteria can be grown from the urine. Less commonly dysuria can occur from the irritation of passing a kidney stone alone (i.e. Not a uti). In other situations, the laboratory can't isolate the microbe because it's too difficult to grow in culture (e.g. Chlamydia)- in that case, you may still actually have a uti. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Diagnosed with kidney stones! flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Diagnosed with kidney stones! flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Yes: If one of your kidneys stones moves into the ureter (the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder) it can cause flank pain. This is what is commonly referred to as passing a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Yes: Yes, you can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) without fever. Odor to the urine, flank pain and leukocytes in the urine suggest UTI. The glycosuria may be associated with diabetes ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What would cause a diabetic to have 5 kidney infections in a year. Constant flank pain. Tests come back normal except for infection. Is this normal?

What would cause a diabetic to have 5 kidney infections in a year. Constant flank pain.  Tests come back normal except for infection. Is this normal?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause flank pain?

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

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Not pain medication: Valium can help you to relax whilst waiting for a painful kidney stone to pass or be removed. However you probably will still need pain medication in addition. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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What kind of bacteria is causing my utis? 2/2008, i developed a UTI (my first). I am 35 y/o female. I put off treatment because i didn't have insurance. I had the typical UTI symptoms and left flank pain. When i got tested and treated, it was e-coli. Afte

What kind of bacteria is causing my utis? 2/2008, i developed a UTI (my first). I am 35 y/o female. I put off treatment because i didn't have insurance. I had the typical UTI symptoms and left flank pain. When i got tested and treated, it was e-coli. Afte

Hello. : Hello. I am not sure exactly what you are asking with your question. You asked what kind of bacteria were causing your uti's but you have listed e coli, kleibsella and pl mirabilus from cultured speciments. Please clarify what information you are looking for. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is flank pain?

What is flank pain?

Back/side: It is pain in the back part of the body extending between the ribs and the ilium (bone that juts forward above the hip). ...Read more

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Why do I have flank pain?

Why do I have flank pain?

Multiple reasons: Could be kidney stone, muscle strain, hernia, bladder infection, colon infection. See your doctor. ...Read more