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Martinsburg, WV
A 25-year-old female asked:

I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain.. help!?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Ultrasound can tell: If the severe menstrual pains are not a longstanding problem, then it is possibly related to something else. At any rate, ultrasounds of the kidneys or even plain x rays can tell if there are stones. Contact your primary care doctor.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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