Pain in the side
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 05, 2016
This pain on one side of the body between the upper and back part of the abdomen.This pain can be a sign of kidney problems.However, since many organs in this area, there are other possible causes.If the patient has a pain in his side and a high fever, chills, blood in the urine or frequent urination or inopportune, then the problem is the likely cause of the kidney.This can be a sign of kidney stones.
causes of flank pain
- arthritis or spinal infection;
- recurrence of health problems - such as the displacement of the spinal disc;
- gallbladder disease;
- gastrointestinal disorders;
- liver disease;
- muscle spasm;
- kidney stones, infection or abscess;
- Shingles (herpes zoster - the pain with one-sided rash);
- spine fracture.
treatment and care at home flank pain
Treatment depends on the cause.
Rest, physical therapy and exercise may be recommended if the pain is caused by muscle spasm.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physical therapy may be prescribed when the
Antibiotics are used to treat most kidney infections.The patient will also receive fluids and pain medicine.Perhaps he would have to stay for some time in the hospital to dolechitsya.
patient should consult a doctor, if he has:
- groin pain along with fever, chills, nausea or vomiting;
- blood in the urine (red or brown urine);
- unexplained pain in the side, which is a long time does not pass.
doctor or nurse will examine the patient.He will be asked about his medical history and symptoms, including these:
- have pain on only one side, or - on both sides;
- on which side of the pain;
- pain is mild or severe;
- whether the pain is at times stronger;
- whether the pain is severe enough to require strong pain relievers;
- whether the pain for a long time began;
- if pain increases gradually with the passage of time;
- whether the pain quickly intensifies;
- whether the patient can walk with pain in the groin;
- can the patient walk with back pain;
- can the patient walk with pain at the top of the chest;
- whether the pain is accompanied by nausea or vomiting;
- which still have symptoms of the patient.
Physicians should monitor how much fluid the patient takes, how much and how often he urinates.
following tests may be done:
- CT peritoneum;
- blood tests to check the operation of kidney and liver function;
- chest X-ray;
- Cystoscopy (medical research method - check the inner surface of the bladder, endoscopic appearance, made with the help of an endoscope - a catheter with optical and lighting systems, introduced through the urethra);
- ultrasound of the kidneys or abdomen;
- sacral spine x-rays;
- urinalysis and urine culture;
- intravenous pyelography (pyelography in which the contrast agent is administered intravenously);
- retrograde pyelography (method based on the receipt of the shadows of the upper urinary tract in x-ray image after the retrograde filling of contrast medium, thus possible to obtain a clear picture of the cups, pelvis and ureter, leading way to study the morphology of the kidneys);
- annulled cystourethrography (radiation diagnosis method that allows to obtain X-ray images of the bladder and urethra).