Also known as Flank pain
Abdominal pain (or stomach ache) is a common symptom associated with transient disorders or serious disease. Diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom. Most frequently the cause is benign and/or self-limiting, but more serious causes may require urgent intervention.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of side pain are kidney stone, urinary tract infection, and pyelonephritis. Other possible causes, such as ovarian cyst, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with side pain, 43% report having back pain, 42% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 41% report having nausea.
Patients with side pain often receive urinalysis, radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, x-ray computed tomography, kidney function tests and glucose measurement .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with side pain include ketorolac (toradol), meperidine / promethazine, pimozide (orap), tetrabenazine, methylprednisolone topical, methylnaltrexone (relistor), dihydrocodeine (didone), succimer, chlorambucil (leukeran), tromethamine, procainamide, anakinra (kineret) and acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide .
Groups of people at highest risk for side pain include . On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get side pain.