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Left Flank Pain Comes And Goes
I am having lower back flank pain that comes and goes. Right now it is constant pain. It is on both sides but more so on the left and occurs when I am?
Bone & joint issues: By what you described, most likely, you may have some disorders of regional muscles, joints, or nerves or their combination. But, further detail in specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of physical exam + testing as needed is essential for deducing right diagnosis for right care. To do it right, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & its related titles. ...Read more
Frequency & urgency accompanied by flank pain focused on mid back. Noticed white clumps/mucus in urine. Pain comes and goes. At times radiates to side?
I've been having this throbbing flank pain on my right side that comes and goes--no other symptoms. Any ideas?
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I keep having flank pain on my left side then the pain is horrendous until i go pee then it's better for like a day then it comes back what's wrong?
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
I have had left side severe flank pain for a month. Drs after drs & they have narrowed it down to my endometriosis. But it's never been in my flank?
Problematic: Certainly it would be important to check for kidney stones and other infections. And to check the colon for diverticulosis. But if it is endometriosis then you would need a combination likely of medical and surgical therapy. Would recommend medical treatment first to see if there is any imporovement. ...Read more
Left flank pain that comes and does..it feels like stabbing pain and its mild. comes more with stress and too much thinking and overworking
Needs Evaluation: See your doc-expect to have Lab Work including a UA(checking urine), possibly Ultrasound of your Kidney or a CT of your Pelvis and Kidneys. You will also be examined to see if there is possibly a musculoskeletal basis for your pain. You need to get some help working out the cause of your problem. ...Read more
R/O KIDNEY STONE: UTI with Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. Also Urology Dr of SX worsen. ...Read more
I have cirrhosis and am experiencing both right and left flank pain. I am decompensated. Is this pain associated with the disease?
Possibly : Two common things that could cause bilateral flank pain in decompensated cirrhosis are ascities and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (sbp). The latter is a more pressing concern and usually presents with fevers/chills, but not always, and requires medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more
I've had flank pain on my left side for 1 month now and it's constant. I've been to a urologist and they can't seem to figure it out. what is this?
If a specialist: who has done a workup can't diagnose it, then unknown doctors who are answering general medical education questions on a website (who can't examine you, review your studies or take a full history) are not going to be able to. ...Read more
The list goes on: This list can be fairly lengthy and therefore a detailed history, physical, and supporting labs/x-rays are needed to hone in. Let's list: hiatal hernia, gastric outlet obstruction, bowel obstruction, gall bladder disease, gastroparesis, stomach ulcers, tumors, and pancreatic pathology. ...Read more
Lower right flank pain leaningmore towards back,dullpain hurts when i breathe and move or press left sidefeels like something inside,constant not appe?
This could be:
caused by a number of problems thus more information is needed.
Any urinary problems....history of kidney stones..burning on urination??
Any recent injuries...possibly your back???
the pain could be due to pinched nerve at the T 12-L1 , L1-2 levels
Ask again with more info.
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R flank pain and back pain. Moderate and comes and goes x 1 wk. no other sx. Causes and treatment?
Not enough info!: There is not enough information to be able to answer your question. Does the pain hurt only with movement? Have you changed your exercise routine? Do over the counter pain relievers, in normal doses, help? If your pain persists, see a doc this week. If you have fever, numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function, or black or bloody stools, go to an ER. ...Read more
Left side flank pain x3 days more lower back than abdomen hurts with certain movements comes & goes not constant no fever nausea, passing gas & stool?
Flank pain+lwr r abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, chills, hot flashes, fever that comes and goes, decreased appetite, can't stand straight or sleep. Help?
How long does it take for the flank pain from a kidney infection go away ? Only have 2 days of amoxicillin left and it's not as bad but still hurts
Varies: I would drink more fluids in the meantime to help flush out your kidneys. Stagnant water the enemy. Your kidney likes to have liquid to filter. ...Read more
Whatcan cause right flank pain and sometimes left and then on the right it can go down into groin area.. Had CT of abdomen and pelvic CBC metabolic ?
I have a kidney infection that won't go away been on meds. Bad left flank pain swollen lymph nobs n now my eyes r bloodshot. And I m always tired. Why?
Bloodshot eyes: There are diseases which can cause kidney issues and eye inflammation. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor to rule out a serious eye problem. Patients with kidney diseases can have low blood numbers which can results in fatigue. I would recommend close followup with a kedney doctor as well. ...Read more
No history of UTI, only awful left flank pain with 101.2 fever. 16 weeks pregnant, multiple bilateral renal cysts. Can a cyst burst causing kidney infection with no urinary symptoms at all? Ok to test tmrw or do I must go to hospital today?
Peg/flank pain: Go to the ER now----can be serious ...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
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
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