Flank Pain: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Avoidance of alcohol abuse could prevent many cases of flank pain from hepatitis or pancreatitis. Vaccines are available to prevent hepatitis A and B. Drinking plenty of fluids every day can sometimes prevent kidney stones. Many of the causes of flank pain cannot be prevented.

Watch Out

  • Blood in urine
  • Burning with urination or frequent urination

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you experience symptoms like:

  • Repeated vomiting
  • Fever of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or higher
  • Increasing flank pain
  • Pain that spreads to the front of the abdomen
  • Dizziness, weakness or fainting
  • Blood in your urine
  • Burning with urination or frequent urination
  • Increasing pain in the leg
  • Numbness or weakness in the leg

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