NCLEX RN Practice Question # 577

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 577.



Flank pain refers to discomfort in your upper abdomen or back and sides. It develops in the area below the ribs and above the pelvis. Usually, the pain is worse on one side of your body.

Causes of flank pain

Some of the more common causes of flank pain include:


  • a kidney infection
  • a kidney abscess
  • kidney stones
  • dehydration
  • a bladder infection
  • shingles
  • Tietze’s syndrome
  • arthritis, especially spinal arthritis
  • a spinal fracture
  • disc disease
  • a pinched nerve in the back
  • a muscle spasm

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