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Constant flank pain on left side. Hurts to sit and lean on back. Possibilities other than kidney infection?

L loin pain. Brooke T ~ kidney stones, UTI, ectopic pregnancy, kidney tumors (angiomyolipomata), intra renal stones, obstruction of the kidney hydronephrosis, abscess formation, pregnancy, other renal tumors, renal infarction, blunt and penetrating trauma, severe ptosis of kidney, extra renal compression, retro-peritoneal fibrosis, pancreatitis bowel obstruction ~ see a doctor...! :-)) Read more...

I've been having low back and flank pain on my right side and my creatinine level is 16.9. Is this kidney infection?

Unlikely. The creatinine level indicates significant kidney disease that would have to affect both kidneys. Infection usually affects only one or the other. If there is already underlying kidney problems, then infection could worsen things. Difficult to provide more insight without more information. Read more...
Labs. I am hoping your creatinine is 1.69 and not 16.9. Your labs can't answer the question of infection and pain. You have abnormal Kidney function either way and your pain needs a exam and suggest visit to the kidney doc. Please check your labs, 16 creatinine needs intervention. Suggest see a kidney doc . Read more...

I have right sided back/flank pain. How do I know when to go to the doctor for possible kidney infection or to wait it out?

See below. In general, i would recommend that you see your doctor about this type of pain if it persists for more than a few days, is associated with nausea/vomiting, is accompanied by fever, or if the pain is severe despite over-the-counter pain killers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. 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...