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Dr. Tharun, Urology Resident
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Experience:  MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
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I have a reasonably constant pain above my right buttock generally

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I have a reasonably constant pain above my right buttock generally putting it down to muscle strain, but could it be related to kidney problem. the pain seems to be fairly close to my spine. Over last two days have noticed slight blood in urine when I begin to wee.

Can you feel any lump in the region of pain?

This pain - does it increase or decrease when you change position or walk?

Do you smoke ?

Are you hypertensive ?

Are you overweight?

Do you have to strain to pass urine ?

Have you done any scans recently?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr

No lump in the region

yes , there is some change when i sit or lie in certain positions. No change when I walk-the pain may be alleviated when I walk and/or exercise

Non Smoker

Not hypertensive

Weigh 75kgs, height 1 8m. Healthy (swimming & cycling approx 5 times per week

Sometimes a strain & go often due perhaps to Prostate enlarged

No scans - all blood tests in March satisfactory(the whole area of tests which I do on an annual basis)


Flank pain can be muscular, spinal or due to kidney problems.

Muscular pain is usually positional and the pain can increase with walking, climbing etc.

It cannot be differentiated by symptoms alone. Scans are the best way to confirm the diagnosis.

Blood in urine increases the chances of the pain coming from the urinary system.
This could be urinary stone, mass or cancer.

if scans are negative then it can be considered as muscular pain. Rest, exercises and physical therapy will be settle it. Muscle relaxants and hot fomentation will be helpful in that case.

Urinary problems will require treatment according to its merit.

I hope this answers your question.


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