Flank Pain

Flank pain is known as pain in your upper back, or abdomen and sides. This is also the area of the body where the kidneys are located. It is very important to call our urology specialists if you have flank pain and it is accompanied by fever, chills, and fatigue.

What causes flank pain?

3 most common causes of flank pain are:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Musculoskeletal problems such are muscle strains, pinched nerves or back issues

Other causes of flank pain are:

  • Bladder or kidney cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Blockage in the urinary tract
  • Shingles

Some common conditions this symptom is linked to include:

Bladder Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Stones

Urinary Tract Infection

Contact SouthWest Urology if you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms listed on this page. Our team will make every effort to see you right away and get a diagnosis as soon as possible.

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