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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the cause of flank pain?

If there is a cost for this service I will decline. My doctor is away this week due to the holiday period and he already has ordered a repeat chest x-ray after I complete antibiotics. I have had a "tweaking sensation" r flank and just below ribs anteriorly intermittent for about a couple of months. Ultra sound of gall bladder and liver are o.k. and checked about 3 weeks ago. Last week I came down with clinical symptoms of pneumonia. The x-ray revealed a new linear opacity right lung base. I had multiple nodules in lung years ago. I am also a 17 year survivor of ovarian and fallopian tube cancers, and tested positive for mutation of BRCA2. My son who was 22 3 years ago had stage 4 Hodgkins and he also has the gene mutation as did several family member who also have died from cancer quite young. So obviously I am a bit concerned.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014
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HI. I think you have to confirm the diagnosis by a CT scan and if necessary FNAC if you still have any positive findings as per your history and family history.
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