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Could intermittent flank pain be a sign of renal failure or something else?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not renal failure
Intermittent flank pain may be related to kidney stones.
Could also be related to a kidney cyst or chronic pyelonephritis but not kidney failure. Only way could be sign of failure would be if you had lost virtually all your kidney function in both kidneys and had an obstructing stone in one kidney.

In brief: Not renal failure
Intermittent flank pain may be related to kidney stones.
Could also be related to a kidney cyst or chronic pyelonephritis but not kidney failure. Only way could be sign of failure would be if you had lost virtually all your kidney function in both kidneys and had an obstructing stone in one kidney.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Flank pain
More likely a sign of kidney stone.
May be completely unrelated to the kidneys and just be muscle spasms.

In brief: Flank pain
More likely a sign of kidney stone.
May be completely unrelated to the kidneys and just be muscle spasms.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Flank pain
It could. It could also mean many other things - kidney stone, kidney obstruction, infection, etc.
. See your doctor and have this investigated.

In brief: Flank pain
It could. It could also mean many other things - kidney stone, kidney obstruction, infection, etc.
. See your doctor and have this investigated.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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