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What does flank pain on both sides indicate?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: I am experiencing flank pain. Mostly on my left side, but occasionally on my right side as well. It gets worse as the day goes on.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
possible renal calculus,muscle ache or others.give further details .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are many reasons for flank pain as renal calculus , muscle pain and
others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - intensity , type , radiation if anywhere .
2. Associated nausea , vomiting .
3. Any alteration in urination associated with this if any .
4. Does pain increase by certain postures , weight lifting or not .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 48 hours later
The pain is intense and it extends from my back to my flank area. I feel fine when I wake up but the pain gets worse as the day goes. I have a little nausea, especially after meals, but not too bad. There is no alteration in my urination and the pain increases when i lift things and bend over. I am a white male 52 years old. Hope this helps!
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Muscular origin most likely .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome XXXXXXX

Thanks for the details .

* More likely to be muscular origin .

Primary guidelines for better recovery

- Drink plenty of liquids .
- Local application of heating pad 5 minutes each 3 times a day .
- Intake of tab. ibuprofen ( 400 mg ) ( if there is no history of drug sensitivity ) 3
times a day after meals preferably with antacid as ranitidine or else .
- Avoid particular posture acquirement which increase the pain as bending ,
weight lifting .

* Follow up after 2 days or early as per the requirement .

Wishing you fine recovery .

Regards take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome XXXXXXX .

Additional use of analgesic ointment or spray can be of helping hand .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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