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DrRussMd, Board certified internist
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I have been having flank pain and lower stomach pain like

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I have been having flank pain and lower stomach pain like cramps. My NP ordered a ultrasound and they found I had a 5mm kidney stone. The Urologist then ordered a CAT scan and determined I did not need surgery at this time. Could the flank pain be caused by something else? Does surgery depend on where the stone is located?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
There is no reason to think there is another cause.
You need to pass the stone.
Lower spine disc problems can also cause this type of pain.
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