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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. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

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


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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? ...Read more

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I had a CT scan for left side flank pain it was fine. I still have pain what might this be?

I had a CT scan for left side flank pain it was fine. I still have pain what might this be?

Muscular: If you are overweight, one of the biggest causes is stretching of the muscle wall. Make sure also that someone checks your kidneys. If you are female, it could be ovarian or uterine pain from several causes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side (flank pain) and hurts to pee sometimes, really tired and kind of achy. What could this be?

Sharp pain on left side (flank pain) and hurts to pee sometimes, really tired and kind of achy. What could this be?

See your doctor: These symptoms can be seen in several conditions. The most common in young women is a urinary tract infection. Please visit your doctor to find out for sure what is going on. You may need antibiotics if there is an infection present. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have had a UTI since Sept. Taken take 4 different antibiotics to no avail. Extreme nausea & left side flank pain radiating to front. Any suggestions?

I have had a UTI since Sept. Taken take 4 different antibiotics to no avail. Extreme nausea & left side flank pain radiating to front. Any suggestions?

Recurrent UTI: U/A, urine positive? Did bacteria grow? Have seen mildly positive U/A, but no growth in vaginitis with mycoplasma/ureoplasma, BV or yeast ( even without discharge). Treated with Zithromax 250 mg x4 on day 1 ,Flagyl starting day 2 and Diflucan (fluconazole) last day with good response. Would also check for HCG, PID,stones,interstitial cystitis,ovarian pathology,diverticulitis. F/U w/ doc/urgent care ...Read more

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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions.  I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone.  Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more

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I'm having dull left-sided flank pain with intermittent sharp pelvic pain and a 101.5 fever. I'm 4.5 wks pregnant. Could this be ectopic or early m/c?

I'm having dull left-sided flank pain with intermittent sharp pelvic pain and a 101.5 fever. I'm 4.5 wks pregnant. Could this be ectopic or early m/c?

Flank pain/ fever: Seek immediate attention in an ER. Could be a renal stones or pyelonephritis as well as uterine pathology., less likely diverticulitis. Fever of 101.5 is worrisome in anyone especially a pregnant female. You may need IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years of age and gave birth to my second son 6 months ago ...I have left side flank pain since a week after delivery and utis for three months which were treated with antibiotics .I have several check ups like cystoscopy and kidney u

Here are some...: Glad to see you have gone thus far in evaluating left flank pain with unyielding conclusion in the sickness of urinary tracts, I assumed. Beyond such, we need to look into possible disorders of muscles, joints, or nerves of the region. How to get the related things sorted out correctly may not be that hard if following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Months of left side/flank pain & 2 neg cts. Then sudden blood in urine/clots, & bladder spasms. diangosis pyelonephritis. Can this explain pain for months?

Partially: Very possible that a low grade infection caused the initial symptoms, then became full blown pyelonephritis , which requires initial IV antibiotics and long term treatment (at lest 3-4 weeks). Then need urologic evaluation to look for anatomic abnormalities for stones, masses, etc. That may be contributing. ...Read more

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Left side flank pain no fever no urgency to pee just pain radiates from side to lower back could it be kidney infection?

Unlikley: Common causes of one-sided flank pain are often either urological (kidney infection or stone) or musculoskeletal (back strain or sprain) in origin. Kidney infection usually associated with fever, chills, and feeling ill with or without urinary symptoms. Kidney stone usually associated with mild-to-severe pain, nausea, possible vomiting. Urinalysis next best test: if normal, not likely UTI or stone ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

Possibilities: A ct scan could have missed a kidney stone that passed just before the scan. It could also miss diverticulitis, depending on whether the ct scan was done with both IV and oral contrast. Colonoscopy is definitely the next thing to do. Another consideration is endometriosis, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, or inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening? Radiates to rib cage (left to right) most severe when lying down neg CT w/contrast

What can be source of left side pain/flank that is worsening?   

Radiates to rib cage (left to right)
most severe when lying down
neg CT w/contrast

Many things: The negative ct scan has eliminated many disorders such as kidney stones, pancreatitis, abscesses, or intra-abdominal bleeding. There are many other possibilities that ct scan of the abdomen will not see, such as spinal disorders, musculo-skeletal abnormalities, or shingles. You should be re-evaluated by your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Last month cycle was on for eight days of heavy bleeding. This month no period, cramps, left side flank discomfort dull pain, and negative pg test.

Last month cycle was on for eight days of heavy bleeding. This month no period, cramps, left side flank discomfort dull pain, and negative pg test.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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