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  • Confussed about flank Pain

    Hi everyone,

    In July 2006 I had my gallbladder out and my ovaries. I still had pelvic pain and twice within 3 months test did show I had a bladder infection. Finally I went back to the doc and said I still don't feel better, so he sent me in for a ct-scan and then found a mass that grew where my ovaries were. In Dec. 06, they went in and removed the mass. My doctor thought I would feel better after that , but I felt worse. Then he did an IVP thinking stones because my kidneys were hurting. The test came back no stone. I still had the kidney pain in my right kidney. Finally he sent me to a uro. They did they hydro and confirmed that I had servere IC. That would explain the pelvic pain but not the kidney pain. I don't have urinary frequency at all. It seems like the oppisite sometimes. Today I did not go for 6 hours and I drank to bottles of water.

    In the morning when I go pee to hurts really bad in my right kidney while voiding. Does this make since to anyone? I don't understand why I have kidney pain. There has to be a logical reasons.

    I was also told I had PFD yeterday. I start pt next week. Hopefully that will help with the back pain.
    Meds on now:

    dextro 10mg

    5000mg Vitamin D- when tested, I was sooo low.
    Compound Hormones- Had hysterectomy when 24, ovaries out 37

    At night:

    4mg Zanaflex- Fibro & PFD
    plendil- Raynalds

    I have Fibro, IC, IBS, PFD, Raynauds.


    Past Meds
    Lexpro- changed to Cymbalta for better pain relief –off both
    Ultram – three times a day. Helped , I was tired of always being so tired.
    Elmiron-took for a year-
    Topamax-Did not need anymore since on dextro.
    Atarax- did not need anymore

    Pictures: Hubby & Me, Ozzy, My three Sons!!
    What a proud Mother I am!!


  • #2

    I get flank pain too. I have severe IC and pretty bad PFD. The PFD can cause some major pain, and alot of the pain of IC can radiate to the back...mine does anyways. Heating pads help my back pain alot.

    IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

    Grade II Endometriosis diagnosed via lap 12/11/07

    "Fall down seven times, Stand up eight."

    "Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think."

    Current Treatments:
    Interstim Since 5/25/07!
    Birth Control


    • #3
      I really don't know what causes it, but I get pain in the area of the left kidney pretty frequently also. And it always tests clear. One thing that helps this pain for me is the lidocaine transdermal patch (lidoderm). It's a prescription, and it's expensive if your insurance doesn't cover it, but it's made a great difference for me. I would sugest that you ask your doctor about it; you have nothing to lose.
      Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
      Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

      Peace, Carolyn

      Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

      On the Beach with IC