mountsinai.orgThe flank is the area on the sides of the body between the lower rib and hip bone, including the front and back aspects of the torso. It is commonly referred to as the side.
Where are your flanks located on the body?
The flank is the area on the sides of the body between the lower rib and hip bone, including the front and back aspects of the torso.
Why you should never ignore pain under right rib cage?
Because there are many vital organs protected by the right rib cage, you should never ignore any kind of chest pain or upper abdomen aches. Many people may also be concerned about a heart attack if they feel sharp, stabbing pains in their rib cage. However, it’s only on rare occasions that pains under the right rib cage are heart-related.
What can cause pain in the flank region?
Flank pain is pain or discomfort occurring in this region or on the side of the body. Flank pain is often caused by a muscle strain, back strain or sprain, problems with the kidneys, ureters, or bladder such as pyelonephritis, kidney stone, and renal abscesses.
What causes dull flank pain?
Chronic pain in the flank region is a dull, constant pain, which is not severe and may be present for several months. This can be caused due to persisting kidney problems like kidney stones, kidney abscesses, kidney tumors, kidney cysts, kidney infection (acute pyelonephritis) and glomerulonephritis.
Where is your flank anatomy?
The flank or latus is the side of the body between the rib cage and the iliac bone of the hip (below the rib cage and above the ilium). It is sometimes called the lumbar region.
What is the flank area of the human body?
Generally the flank region is the area below the ribs down to the hip bone. The area you are describing is likely to be considered a different region than the flank . Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD, FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (111)
Where is the human flank?
Flank pain is pain in one side of the body between the upper belly area (abdomen) and the back.
What part of the body is the flank?
Generally the flank region is the area below the ribs down to the hip bone. The area you are describing is likely to be considered a different region than the flank. The vast majority of plastic surgeons define the flanks as the area between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the hips.