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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine

In brief: R/O KIDNEY STONE

Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection.
You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders

In brief: R/O KIDNEY STONE

Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection.
You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders
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