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Having flank pain early in the morning. What does it mean?

Having flank pain early in the morning. What does it mean?

Flank pain: This could be positional during sleep at night. Flank pain also warrants checking the kidney and other abdominal organs. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

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


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Mild flank pain for the past 2 months, it's only felt when I twist or move a certain way. Worse in the morning, no other symptoms. Does not radiate.

Mild flank pain for the past 2 months, it's only felt when I twist or move a certain way. Worse in the morning, no other symptoms. Does not radiate.

Morning flank pain: There are several muscles in that area that can tighten and hurt if they are out of shape. The psoas is in the groin area and goes up to the mid back, and the Obliques are across the mid to upper area. Yoga or similar stretches for these areas might help. Try it for a week. More serious problems would be unlikely to just hurt in the morning, but if nothing helps consider a check up. ...Read more

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2 days of bilateral flank pain that's off & on, smelly urine, and nausea. Should I go to the ER or wait till morning to get appt? Drink more water?

2 days of bilateral flank pain that's off & on, smelly urine, and nausea. Should I go to the ER or wait till morning to get appt? Drink more water?

ER: Go immediately to the er. Sounds like infection from either pyelonephritis, kidney stones, or some other cause but waiting too long and increasing the infection may lead to urosepsis which can be very serious. ...Read more

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I am passing a kidney stone. Since this morning I have been nausea, vomited once, flank pain and frequent urination.?

I am passing a kidney stone. Since this morning I have been nausea, vomited once, flank pain and frequent urination.?

Typical symptoms: The symptoms you describe are typical when you pass a kidney stone. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. See your doctor to ensure you do not have an infection and if you need any pain medication. ...Read more

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Painful frequent urination in morning, urge to go more often, flank pain & insomnia last 6 months. Protein found in urine after sample? Negative for any STI

Painful frequent urination in morning, urge to go more often, flank pain & insomnia last 6 months. Protein found in urine after sample? Negative for any STI

Ascending UTI: You appear to have from your symptoms a ascending urinary tract infection that may have reached the kidneys from the bladder. You need to see a MD immediately and get treated if that is the case before a blood borne infection (septicemia) occurs which can be life threatening. Your MD can also evaluate you for serious kidney function diseases as well. ...Read more

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What is flank pain?

What is flank pain?

Back/side: It is pain in the back part of the body extending between the ribs and the ilium (bone that juts forward above the hip). ...Read more

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Why do I have flank pain?

Why do I have flank pain?

Multiple reasons: Could be kidney stone, muscle strain, hernia, bladder infection, colon infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull right sided flank pain?

Flank pain: Right flank pain can be caused by kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle strain, pinched nerve, or referred pain from an abnormality in the colon or pelvic organs. If it persists you should see your physician for an exam and other testing. ...Read more

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What are causes of flank pain?

What are causes of flank pain?

See full answer: Pyelonephritis, kidney stone, kidney abscesses, kidney tumor, urinary obstruction, acute renal infarction, papillary necrosis, herpes zoster, pneumonia, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and many other diseases. ...Read more

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What is suprapubic and flank pain?

Pain: Above your pubic bone and above your waist in your back. ...Read more

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Cause of flank pain radiating down?

Cause of flank pain radiating down?

Kidney stones: The most common cause would be a kidney stone trying to pass down the ureter into the bladder. The pain is colicky and severe and it follows the tract of the ureter which is to go to the groin region on the side of the stone. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Injury and really bad flank pain, what to do?

Injury and really bad flank pain, what to do?

Go to ER: You need to go to the er to have a doctor examine you. They need to determine if you need a ct scan or not to see if you have a kidney injury or a possible rib fracture. ...Read more

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I have had bilateral flank pain for over a month.

Abdomen pain?: Depending upon your medical/surgical history you might need an abdomen ct scan to see us you have a vascular disease of the descending aorta or kidney pathology. If the abdomeb ct scan is normal then if you are physically active thus could be abdomen/ribcage strain. It is important to rule out the abdomen diseases before treating this as a strained muscle. ...Read more

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What could be causing my chronic lower flank pain?

What could be causing my chronic lower flank pain?

Lumbago: The most common cause is lumbar muscle strain due to bad posture and lifting wihout bending your knees. The lumbar spine is very vulnerable do mechanical sprains and the pain is typically achy and constant. Other conditions include internal problems with pelvic organs or kidneys. ...Read more

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If I experience flank pain, how should I treat it?

If I experience flank pain, how should I treat it?

Depends: Flank pain can be from various things. Could be muscle strain or ache, and benefit from rest, heat and ibuprofen. Less commonly could be sign of kidney infection, especially if accompanied by urinary symptoms, or possibly kidney stone. Renal pain is usually very severe, and often moves down into the groin. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why I have been feeling flank pain?

Can you please tell me why I have been feeling flank pain?

Varies: Flank pain can be a sign of more serious conditions such as pylonephritis (kidney infection) or other conditions (polycystic kidney disease, etc.). It's best to see a physician to have some of these conditions evaluated for to make sure they aren't causing your flank pain. It could be musculoskeletal in nature but the previous need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain going on 4 months. What could be wrong?

Don't know cause: Don't know the cause of your pain. However flank pain is often a symptom of urinary tract problems. ...Read more

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I have been having flank pain for several years. What could it be?

I have been having flank pain for several years. What could it be?

Be checked...: Has this pain been sporadic or constant at 24/7 fashion? What is its degree, duration, interval if sporadically recurrent? And more...? All these + timely physical exam + testing as needed will help deduce its cause for right care. How? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in.... Best ...Read more

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If I have been having flank pain for months on and off what could that mean?

Could be your back: Flank pain can involve other then urological structures but a ball valuing stone but more likely back problem. ...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

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Hi, I have a flank pain on my lower right side can you tell me what causes that.

Flank pain: Studies show that the determination of the cause of flank pain depends on the acuity, severity, duration, & character of that pain, in addition to associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or fever.
Distention of the structures of the urinary system from a stone causes flank pain. However, the differential diagnosis is large and includes gastrointestinal maladies & referred chest pain. ...Read more

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I have flank pain that usually arrises and aggravates if it is cold, what should I do?

Probably muscular: If your body is hurting due to cold temperatures, it is probably the muscles overlying the kidney and not the kidney itself. If it continues, see your doctor to be sure! ...Read more

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Intermittent back flank pain sharp it really hurts lasts no longer than 10 second what could it be?

Intermittent back flank pain sharp it really hurts lasts no longer than 10 second what could it be?

Urine test: It may be muscular, but in that area if there is a renal infection, there may be flank pain.
A urinalysis can help to indicate if there is a problem. ...Read more

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What causes flank pain? I'm pregnant.

What causes flank pain? I'm pregnant.

Kidneys: Flank is the area between lower ribs and back. This area can tender due to muscular spasms. Kidney infection, quite common in pregnancy can cause the same symptoms. See your doctor to be tested. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis cause flank pain?

It can due to coughi: It can cause flank pains due to persistant coughing some times, . But not always. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause flank pain?

Yes: Especially if a kidney stone is involved ...Read more

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Could endometriosis cause flank pain?

Could endometriosis cause flank pain?

Possible: Endometriosis may be the cause of flank pain, but there are other reasons to consider as well. If pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Most likely: Bilateral flank pain can be from kidney stones, infection, pneumonia, rib pathologies and other causes.

Muscle strain is the most common, however. ...Read more

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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

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What is considered flank-pain, and is it always a kidney problem?

What is considered flank-pain, and is it always a kidney problem?

See below: The flank is a area below the rib cage in the back, on the sides of the spine. Some portion of the kidney lies below the rib cage in that area. All flank pain does not mean pain from kidneys and could be due strained muscle. ...Read more

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I have flank pain that worsens when it is cold season, what should I do?

I have flank pain that worsens when it is cold season, what should I do?

Otc analgesic: Back pains and musculoskeletal pains can be associated with viral infections. They can be treated with over the counter anti-inflamatories ...Read more

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Mild flank pain after ESWL. It has been 4 days and only passed very little gravel, is this a sign that ESWL was not successful?

Mild flank pain after ESWL. It has been 4 days and only passed very little gravel, is this a sign that ESWL was not successful?

Not necessarily: Hi. There is no way to tell the lithotripsy wasn't effective without imaging studies. Mild flank pain is not uncommon following lithotripsy. Good luck! ...Read more