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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?

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

Side Pain (Definition)

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


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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

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Dull right sided flank pain?

Flank pain: Right flank pain can be caused by kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle strain, pinched nerve, or referred pain from an abnormality in the colon or pelvic organs. If it persists you should see your physician for an exam and other testing. ...Read more

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What are causes of flank pain?

What are causes of flank pain?

See full answer: Pyelonephritis, kidney stone, kidney abscesses, kidney tumor, urinary obstruction, acute renal infarction, papillary necrosis, herpes zoster, pneumonia, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and many other diseases. ...Read more

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What is suprapubic and flank pain?

Pain: Above your pubic bone and above your waist in your back. ...Read more

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Cause of flank pain radiating down?

Cause of flank pain radiating down?

Kidney stones: The most common cause would be a kidney stone trying to pass down the ureter into the bladder. The pain is colicky and severe and it follows the tract of the ureter which is to go to the groin region on the side of the stone. ...Read more

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Left back and flank pain when laying down?

Kidney stone: There can be several causes of back and flank pain. Kidney stones and muscle spasms are two common causes of pain and you should see a physician to help determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Left and right flank pain, what can it be?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause flank pain, from skeletal and muscle pain to referred pain from internal structures. Kidney stones, if in both kidneys could cause this. I suggest that you need a physician to examine you and help figure this out. ...Read more

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Injury and really bad flank pain, what to do?

Injury and really bad flank pain, what to do?

Go to ER: You need to go to the er to have a doctor examine you. They need to determine if you need a ct scan or not to see if you have a kidney injury or a possible rib fracture. ...Read more

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I have had bilateral flank pain for over a month.

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 more

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What could be causing my chronic lower flank pain?

What could be causing my chronic lower flank pain?

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

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If I experience flank pain, how should I treat it?

If I experience flank pain, how should I treat it?

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 more

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Having flank pain early in the morning. What does it mean?

Flank pain: This could be positional during sleep at night. Flank pain also warrants checking the kidney and other abdominal organs. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why I have been feeling flank pain?

Can you please tell me why I have been feeling flank pain?

See below: It could be any number of things. If it persists or worsens, see your family doctor for a proper examination. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain going on 4 months. What could be wrong?

Don't know cause: Don't know the cause of your pain. However flank pain is often a symptom of urinary tract problems. ...Read more

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I have been having flank pain for several years. What could it be?

I have been having flank pain for several years. What could it be?

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 more

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If I have been having flank pain for months on and off what could that mean?

Could be your back: Flank pain can involve other then urological structures but a ball valuing stone but more likely back problem. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain on my left side? Usually there part of the day most days.

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

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Hi, i have a flank pain on my lower right side can you tell me what causes that.

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

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I have flank pain that usually arrises and aggravates if it is cold, what should I do?

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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Intermittent back flank pain sharp it really hurts lasts no longer than 10 second what could it be ?

Intermittent back flank pain sharp it really hurts lasts no longer than 10 second what could it be ?

Urine test: It may be muscular, but in that area if there is a renal infection, there may be flank pain. A urinalysis can help to indicate if there is a problem. ...Read more

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