Flank Pain

Flank pain is pain in your side.

HOME CARE

  • Home care and treatment will depend on the cause of your pain.

  • Some medicines can help relieve the pain. Take all medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Tell your doctor about any changes in your pain.

  • Follow up with your doctor.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your pain does not get better with medicine.

  • The pain gets worse.

  • You have belly (abdominal) pain.

  • You are short of breath.

  • You always feel sick to your stomach (nauseous).

  • You keep throwing up (vomiting).

  • You have puffiness (swelling) in your belly.

  • You pass out (faint).

  • You have a temperature by mouth above 102° F (38.9° C), not controlled by medicine.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.