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Left Flank Pain Differential Diagnosis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. Dr Z ...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
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