Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Symptoms Underlying Cause

Flank Pain Symptoms

Characteristics of flank pain that may represent a minor condition include:

  • Mild flank pain
  • Flank pain worsen with movement or twisting of the torso
  • Muscles along the spine are tender
  • There are no associated symptoms

Characteristics of flank pain that may represent a serious condition include:
  • Severe flank pain
  • Sharp or stabbing pain in the flank
  • Flank pain is not related to body movement
  • Flank pain travels to testicle in the male or labia in the female
  • Flank pain is associated with:

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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