Hi! I have been having pain on my sides, mostly my right side, on and off for a few weeks now. The pain is above my hip, but below my rib cage. It is a little tender to the touch, but the pain is dull when not pressed. Like I said, the pain comes and goes. Any help would be appreciated!
Most likely, your pain as described in the history, could be due to renal stones. â
Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is usually episodic , spasmodic or colicky in ânature, ââââââoriginating âin the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is âassociated with other ââââsymptoms like âânausea, vomiting âand systemic features due to any infection. â
The exact cause of your symptoms need to be ruled out with a ultrasound or a CT scan of the abdomen. The ââresults of a Urinalysis, might also give a clue to the probable cause. â
Treatment usually includes pain medication and increased fluids (to drink) until the stone is passed. Over the âcounter pain medication (eg, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin) may be helpful. If the pain is not controlled, a stronger âmedication (narcotic) may be needed
Small stones (less than 5 mm) usually pass without treatment. Larger stones (greater than 9 âmm) rarely pass on their own and need specific treatment at a hospital with measures like ESWL and cystoscopic retrieval of stone.â
You might consult with your doctor for a examination and proper therapeutic advice.â
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