flank pain

flank pain

Clinical medicine Pain in the side DiffDx Adrenal tumor, hydronephrosis, polycystic kidney, pyelonephritis, renal tumor, renal cyst
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Patient discussion about flank pain

Q. I have chronic pancreatitus, and my doctor cannot figure out why my pain is in my kidney area (right flank)? Does anybody know why that is?

A. Pancreatic pain can sometimes cause refferred pain to the waist and back in a "belt-shape" form. This is due to the nerve supply to the pancreas and its origin. I would also recommend to get an ultrasound of the kidney just to make sure there is no pathology there.

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AG lesions are benign and diagnosed based on hematuria, flank pain, and radiologically detected filling defect in the renal pelvis.
Wunderlich syndrome (WS) is a very uncommon (frequency not known) cause of flank pain wherein spontaneous bleeding occurs into the subcapsular and perirenal spaces of the kidney (1).
Among symptomatic childrenthe most common symptoms were fever (n=61, 26.1%), dysuria (n=21, 9.0%), flank pain (n=19, 8.1%) and haematuria (n=12, 5.1%)The median age at presentation was 9.5 (IQR0-62) months.
A 40-year-old man presents with severe right flank pain for 1 hour.
I read and enjoyed the article in the July-August 2018 issue, "An unusual Case of Flank Pain and Urinary Tract Infection in an Older Adult Male," by Christy B.
In November 2016, a 45-year-old male presented with undifferentiated left flank pain to his family physician.
A 54-year-old woman presented with left-side flank pain, hematuria, and dysuria.
All patients from 20-60 years of age of either gender with unilateral flank pain were included in this study after obtaining informed consent.
These included urinary tract infection, flank pain, ureteral narrowing and hydronephrosis and time-limited creatinine elevation.
Patients may present with flank pain, urinary incontinence, fever, ascites, prolonged ileus, anuria, and even hydronephrosis and dysfunctional kidneys [5].
A patient may present with nondiscrete flank pain or even mimic someone with an acute surgical abdomen.
She was noted to have diffuse abdominal tenderness to palpation and severe left flank pain, with guarding and rigidity.