Side pain: symptoms, causes and treatment

If we talk about pain in the side we refer mainly to the pain that we can feel on one side of the body, located above all between the upper abdomen (ventral area) and the back. It is a quite common pain suffered or suffered by many people every day, mainly because in fact there are several causes that can cause it.

For example, the most common is that the side pain is caused by a problem in the back, and even kidney stones. But although, as we will see, side pain may indicate the possible existence of a kidney problem, there are other possible causes, especially due to the presence of many other organs that we find in this area of ​​the body.

Symptoms of side pain

Depending on the cause of the pain in the side, in fact there are several symptoms that can appear, and that the person can definitely feel: for example, the side pain caused by the presence of kidney stones causes a sharp, intense pain and deep

Many medical specialists agree that if the side pain is accompanied by chills, fever, frequent urination or urinary urination and blood in the urine, then it is likely that the cause is a problem in the kidney.

Causes of side pain

As indicated previously, the cause of the side pain could not only be due to a kidney problem. It can also be produced due to the following causes:

  • Arthritis: inflammation of one or more joints.
  • Column infection.
  • Discopathy: frequent pathology caused by the loss of height of one or several discs.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Herpes zoster: disease caused by the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus.
  • Column fracture.
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Liver disease: liver disease.
  • Cholecystopathy: inflammation, infection, calculus or obstruction of the gallbladder.

Side pain treatment

As we mentioned in the article related to the Kidneys pain, the medical treatment that will be prescribed depends above all on the cause that has caused the appearance of side pain.

Thus, for example, if side pain is caused by the presence of a spinal arthritis, it is possible to prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, in addition to physiotherapy.

Renal infections are treated with antibiotics, analgesics and fluid consumption. On the other hand, if the side pain is caused by muscle spasms, rest, exercise and physiotherapy are recommended.

Image | Erik Ogan This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

Abdominal Pain on Right Side (February 2020)