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Left Side Flank Pain
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Left side flank pain x 3 weeks. No fever. + chills. No urinary burning. + frequency. Taking 600 mg Motrin 3X qd Using heat/ice. Need relief! ?
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?
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
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
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
Abdominal burning, left side flank pain, urinary tract infections all for 6 mos all test negative except cyst on kidney told may be malignant?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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