Flank pain

What is Flank pain?

Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) is a common symptom associated with both temporary, non-serious disorders and more serious conditions.

Common causes include: gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome. In a third of cases the exact cause is unclear. About 10% of people have a more serious underlying condition such as: appendicitis or diverticulitis. Determining the cause can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom.

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i have chronic flank pain, had kidney stone surgery in april 2011, never had any issues til now. i had ct scan and no stones, however now going for...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have undergone surgery for kidney stone. You have not...

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Hi I am 39 year old female and after a pretty big weekend of excess alcohol and little sleep I have severe sharp pain in my lower back right flank....

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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Thank you for your query.

This could possibly be because of the large quantity of alcohol consumed, resulting in more...

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A dark purple almost quarter size bruise appeared under my wifes lower lip in the centre where a man would have hair in the centre. It appeared...

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Hi, a burn mark because of boiled cob can be a possibility. Other possibilities can be a fixed drug eruption due to any drug she is taking or a...

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