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Ive been having Left-side flank pain for about a week now.

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I've been having Left-side flank pain for about a week now. Dull, non-radiating px. I've had a hx of renal calculi last year (5mm stone of calcium oxilate) That stone I felt immense px for 2 days and on the 3rd day I passed it. But this pain is much less for longer. Possible kidney infection? Or larger stone that hasn't gone into my ureter yet? I'm a 23 y/o male with a active lifestyle (Hospital corpsman in the Navy) Any feedback or info would be great.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Associated nausea,vomiting?
Fever?
Burning sensation and pain during urination?
Frequent urination?
Constipation?
Bloating and flatulence?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?

Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


-no to all.


-frequent urination do to fluid intake


-Tylenol and motrin OTC

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Thanks for providing additional information.

 

As per your description,it may be possible to have renal calculi recurrence which is causing flank pain.

Sometimes sludge formation in kidney can result in such pain.

As you are suffering from last week and pain killers are giving temporary relief so in my opinion,you need to be seen by your doctor for a clinical exam and undergo Urinalysis,Ultrasound/CT scan whole abdomen.

Other potential differential diagnosis may include Muscloskeletal pain,Irritable bowel syndrome.

 

 

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