Flank Pain

Nurses General Nursing


Every once in a while I have terrible flank pain and trouble with urination (retention-where i have ended up with a F/C for several days) . I have seen 2 MDs regarding this and they have basically blew me off. They did an IVP and CT scans but since they don't see anything they don't believe me. I am so sick of this...Any suggestions?


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Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg.

See a urologist.


12 Posts

i have seen 2 urologists


56 Posts

I had lower back pain 2-3 weeks ago and went to the ER thinking I injured my back at work the day before. As it turned out I was passing kidney stones.

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

Have they suggested a cystoscopy? That should be your next stop.

Good luck.......................................sounds like a kidney stone is blocking a ureter. Remember that the stone may just be the size of a small piece of sand or gravel.

Good luck.................. :balloons:


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thanks...i am going to see another doctor about all of this...i want someone who will listen to me and not blow me off...they just keep giving me pain meds but i don't like taking them (can't function very well with them) i want an answer, etc not pain meds.....ya know? the pyridium seems to help with the bladder spasms at least.....

gwenith, BSN, RN

3,755 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

Have you tried cranberry tablets? If you are having bladder spasms they just might help

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