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Dolor de costado - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Dolor de riñones; Dolor en el costado

Definición:

El dolor de costado se refiere al dolor en un lado del cuerpo entre el abdomen superior y la espalda.

Consideraciones:

El dolor de costado a menudo significa problema renal. Si este dolor está acompañado de fiebre, escalofríos, sangre en la orina o micción frecuente o urgente, entonces es probable que la causa sea un problema renal.

Ver también: cálculos renales

Causas:

  • Reviewed last on: 2/13/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Proctor DD. Approach to the patient with gastrointestinal disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2007:chap 134.

Millham FH. Acute abdominal pain. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 10.

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