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Flank Pain

Alternate Names : Flank Discomfort

Flank Pain | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

When someone complains of flank pain, the healthcare provider may ask questions, such as:

  • exactly where the pain is located
  • when the pain started
  • the type of pain, such as sharp, dull, or crampy
  • whether the person has ever had this type of pain before
  • whether the pain is constant or only occurs sometimes
  • whether there has been any injury to the painful area
  • whether anything makes the pain better or worse
  • whether or not there has been any other symptoms, such as swelling, rash, or fever
  • what other medical conditions a person has, if any
  • what medications, drugs, or herbs a person takes, if any

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    Flank Pain: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Flank Pain: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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