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My primary symptom is pain on my left hip/flank area

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Posted on Sun, 3 Mar 2019
Question: My primary symptom is pain on my left hip/flank area radiating into my back. I went to the doctor yesterday for croupy cough with slight headache. I had no fever. Was given meds for tickle in throat and told to rest. Besides the left flank pain, I am fatigued, still have slight cough and sore throat. Two incidences of unexpected and explosive diarrhea.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably the symptoms are related to a viral infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to a viral infection.

I recommend using an over the counter medication to treat diarrhea such as Imodium.

I also recommend to use daily probiotics.

The pain on the hip radiating to the back can be related to a muscular pain.

I recommend to use an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three tablets a day.

I suggest to drink liquids and rest.

I also suggest to eat small portions of bland food which is easy to be digested.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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My primary symptom is pain on my left hip/flank area

Brief Answer: Probably the symptoms are related to a viral infection. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to a viral infection. I recommend using an over the counter medication to treat diarrhea such as Imodium. I also recommend to use daily probiotics. The pain on the hip radiating to the back can be related to a muscular pain. I recommend to use an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three tablets a day. I suggest to drink liquids and rest. I also suggest to eat small portions of bland food which is easy to be digested. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.