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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Left side flank pain since nov is now cronic pain?

Left side flank pain since nov is now cronic pain?

See details: Then have it evaluated including a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. This needs attention to rule out potentially serious issues.

Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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?

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.

Dr. Traci Buxton Dr. Buxton
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Cain Dr. Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Healthy 23-year old experiencing left flank pain. Why?

Kidney stones: Kidney stones pelvic inflammatory diseases uti colitis several others.

Dr. Michael Levine Dr. Levine
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
35 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Left flank pain relief when pressure is applied,,, why?

Left flank pain relief when pressure is applied,,, why?

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.

Dr. Anthony Leazzo Dr. Leazzo
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Sharp left flank pain 2wks after partial hysterectomy?

Post surg pain: Could be as simple as post surgical pain or as severe as an infection or blood clot. See your gyne for evaluation.

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Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz Dr. Lopez diaz
Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Left sided lower flank pain. Its intermittent but very sharp/throbbing when it hits. Just started today. Happens every 15min or so and lasts aL?

Could be renal colic: If it severe enough and related to pain at urination &/or blood in the urine could be a renal stone colic. Go to the ED if it persist good luck.,,,!

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

No: The gall bladder is on the right side of the body. Pain in the flank area can be a number of things but could be related to a kidney problem. You should see your doctor asap to have it checked out.

Dr. Camil Sader Dr. Sader
Surgery
19 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What causes frequent regurgitation left flank pain and a gassy feeling?

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.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Symptoms: left side flank pain and abdomnal pain with nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms: left side flank pain and abdomnal pain with nausea. What could it be?

Kidney disease: Kidney stones would be a consideration. How are you urinating? Do you have a history of stones? Do you have blood in your urine, been dehydrated, taking medicine that predispose to kidney stones?

Dr. James Marx Dr. Marx
Pain Management
44 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz Dr. Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
36 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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?

PossibleKidney stone: You need a kidney stone evaluation which includes an urinanalysis and ct scan. A urologist is the best consultant for this.

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Lower right flank pain leaningmore towards back, dullpain hurts when I breathe and move or press left sidefeels like something inside, constant not appe?

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

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Flank pain in left side all the way to middle of back and pee smells?

Flank pain in left side all the way to middle of back and pee smells?

Urinary tract Infect: See your Pcp, gynecologist or urologist for urinalysis Culture and treatment. Could be a stone but sounds more like infection as first guess.

Side Pain (Definition)

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