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Flank Pain When Bending
Left flank pain for three days. Pain gets worse over the day with bending. Have a palpable movable lump just below ribs on my back. What can this be?
Muscular: pain seems likely though a palpable muscular lump is unusual without significant injury, like falling or being beaten. You should have this lump checked out. Meanwhile, apply heat and take Tylenol (acetaminophen). Avoid those activities that cause pain. If you have a fever, be seen immediately. ...Read more
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
Abdomen pain?: Depending upon your medical/surgical history you might need an abdomen ct scan to see us you have a vascular disease of the descending aorta or kidney pathology. If the abdomeb ct scan is normal then if you are physically active thus could be abdomen/ribcage strain. It is important to rule out the abdomen diseases before treating this as a strained muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbago: The most common cause is lumbar muscle strain due to bad posture and lifting wihout bending your knees. The lumbar spine is very vulnerable do mechanical sprains and the pain is typically achy and constant. Other conditions include internal problems with pelvic organs or kidneys. ...Read more
Depends: Flank pain can be from various things. Could be muscle strain or ache, and benefit from rest, heat and ibuprofen. Less commonly could be sign of kidney infection, especially if accompanied by urinary symptoms, or possibly kidney stone. Renal pain is usually very severe, and often moves down into the groin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be checked...: Has this pain been sporadic or constant at 24/7 fashion? What is its degree, duration, interval if sporadically recurrent? And more...? All these + timely physical exam + testing as needed will help deduce its cause for right care. How? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in.... Best ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
probably muscular: If your body is hurting due to cold temperatures, it is probably the muscles overlying the kidney and not the kidney itself. If it continues, see your doctor to be sure! ...Read more
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