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Causes of Pain on the Right Side of the Waist

Pain along the waist line may be caused by abnormal function of any of the organs in the pelvic region of the body. Depending on the cause of the problem, waist pain might be mild or severe, aching or throbbing.

Sitting and sleeping in improper position may lead to the pain located on the right side of the waist. This type of pain is more of an ache and it doesn’t last for a long period of time in most cases.

Additional and more serious causes of the same problem might be certain kidney diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease or in some cases ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy or appendicitis. If the pain you are feeling lasts for several hours, you should consult your doctor without delay.

Kidney diseases are known to be associated with the pain on the right side of the waist. Anything that affects the kidneys, including trauma, injuries or abnormal functioning of these organs can be felt as the pain along the waist line. Injuries or abnormalities of the right side kidney usually cause pain on the right side of the waist as well. Various infections of the kidneys and kidney stones formed from excess calcium or uric acid are also connected to pain in lower abdomen and the lower back.

Irritable bowel syndrome or shortened IBS is more likely to be seen in women. This condition can also have pain in the abdominal areas and the lower back as one of the symptoms. Other signs may include bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is characterized by bacterial infection and inflammation of the female reproductive organs. This condition is one of the most common causes of the right side waist pains in women.

How To Treat This Condition?

Physical exam, X ray and MRI scans may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain on the right side of the waist. The course of the treatment will be determined according to the cause of the problem.

Kidney diseases may require drugs or even surgical intervention. Smaller kidney stones might need no medical assistance but larger ones may have to be surgically removed.

IBS is usually treated with medications, but patients need to identify triggers of this condition and avoid everything worsening their problem.

Antibiotic medications are the treatment option for people suffering from PID, since this is a bacterial infection and patients usually respond well to these drugs.

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