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Right flank pain after eating. What does this mean? Did I eat too much?

Right flank pain after eating. What does this mean? Did I eat too much?

Maybe gall bladder: His sounds like either gall lbadder disease or ulcer disease. And needs evaluation by a doctor and some testing, .

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Stomach pain after a meal, also known as a postprandial pain, refers to pain in the mid abdomen after eating. It can have many causes, related to the stomach, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines, among other organs. If it persists, ...Read more


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Constipation on and off for weeks, gas pains after eating, aching left flank pain with no UTI symptoms. CBC/electrolytes and urine tests normal...?

Constipation on and off for weeks, gas pains after eating, aching left flank pain with no UTI symptoms. CBC/electrolytes and urine tests normal...?

More testing: It is good that Your initial testing has been normal, and suggests a benign etiology. However, you are continuing to have symptoms. At this point, after closer scrutiny of your lab testing, I would consider a CT scan with/or without contrast, to evaluate for other Possible intra-abdominal problems. Additionally, you may benefit, from a GI Sub-specialist Evaluation

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Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Danger if flank pain in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily...Could just be musculoskeletal pain from iup...Reccomend follow-up for evaluation of possible kidney infection.

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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.

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How do tell difference between backpain and kidney flank pain?

How do tell difference between backpain and kidney flank pain?

Cvat: You can test for costovertebral angle tenderness. Basically you take your fist and gently tap the back on both sides directly below the rib cage. If there is inflammation of the kidneys such as kidney infection, or even a kidney stone this will be extremely painful.

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What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

What is a common symptom of pyelonephritis besides flank pain?

Fever. ..: Fever, chills, painful urination and shakes are common with fever > 100 degrees. Flank pain by itself is not diagnostic. See your caregiver and have your urine checked.

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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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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?

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Could endometriosis cause flank pain and/or sharp shooting pains in low abdomen?

Could endometriosis cause flank pain and/or sharp shooting pains in low abdomen?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis can affect the ovary, on the uterus, the the fallopian tubes, or rarely the intestines or bladder. Although it can only be diagnosed surgically, if it is inside the ovary, you may be able to see an endometrioma with a pelvic ultrasound. The pain you describe typically occurs only with you menstrual cycles but can sometimes cause pain at other times as well.

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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.

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I had my tubes tied 30 yrs ago Just found out I had fluid in right side tube I have had severe flank pain @7 days. Could this be cause of my pain.

It is possible, yes.: I would want to know what was the origin of the fluid? Is it infection/abscess? If so you will need antibiotics at a minimum with guided placement of a drain, or better yet surgical removal of the affected tube. If it is not an abscess, but still causing you pain, it's likely that surgical or interventional treatment is still indicated. Call your doc to discuss the plan.

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