Back Left Flank Pain

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Definition

Flank pain refers to pain in one side of the body between the upper abdomen and the back.


Alternative Names

Pain - side; Side pain


Considerations

Flank pain often means kidney trouble. If flank pain is accompanied by fever, chills, blood in the urine, or frequent or urgent urination, then a kidney problem is the likely cause.

See also: Kidney stones


Common Causes
  • Arthritis or infection of the spine
  • Disk disease
  • Muscle spasm
  • Kidney stone,...
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