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hi i been having a sharp pain in the lower back it comes and goes and im worried it might be kidney stones

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
You may be right: Pain from kidney stones is usually very severe it comes in bouts and frequently radiates to the side and groin in the same side of the back pain. It i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
You are right.: It could very well be a kidney stone. Please seek medical attention, keep yourself hydrated well, strain all urine with a paper funnel for stone piece ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Kidney bleeding?: Bruising of the flank can result from internal bleeding near the kidney, which could cause pain similar to kidney stone. However, a stone itself is no ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: X-ray does not show soft tissue well. So, if tumor, ct or MRI would be needed to show it. You mention that you have had a ct for stones. Usually this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
31 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Need clarificatiion: You do have a 3 mm kidney stone or you are worried you have one?
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If your back pain has been significant enough to seek medical attention and has lasted for more than six weeks, a MRI would be more helpful than lab w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes it could be tiny: It could be small stones or "gravel" or other things. You should see your doctor. Usually stones cause severe pain when they block the internet.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kidney: Right lower back pain with a urinary tract infection is a sign of possible infection moving into the kidney or a stone.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated ... Read More
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