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By January 15, 2017 - 2:49pm
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Hi before i call doctors i was wondering if anyone can help as im getting pain on my left side of my back right where my kidney is so i be worried
Thanks in advance

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Hi, Ashleigh.

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER.

Flank pain (discomfort in your upper abdomen or back and sides) can be many things, Kidney problems among them. It can start below the ribs and above the pelvis. You may have pain on one side or both. We cannot diagnose you, only a doctor can tell you through examination and tests what might be causing your pain.

Below, is a good resource on flank pain if you'd like to read through it. Keep us updated.



January 15, 2017 - 3:22pm
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