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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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
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
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Might be: It certainly could be but there are other conditions that can cause severe back pain such as an abdominal aneurysm. It could be back pain with muscle ... Read More

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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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
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Right flank pain: It is a possibility . Other possibilities are diverticulitis, Adnexitis or even appendicitis . I would suggest that you have it checked You probably ... Read More
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Frank about Flank: Well, like my car mechanic said today,"Could be a lotta things."Which meant to me a big bill. So to get your head straight about this (at no cost to y... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
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.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Kidney: Right lower back pain with a urinary tract infection is a sign of possible infection moving into the kidney or a stone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
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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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Or back muscles: It may be your back muscles trying to protect you. Doubt it is kidney stones as they last longer and are debilitating. See your doctor.
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Stressed Muscles: Heat stretch and massage. The mineral Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help ot... Read More

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