A 18-year-old female asked:
Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
If U R having: kidney pain, u should seek medical attention. Whether or not stress & anxiety is impacting on your pain or not, u may need medication or other intervention. Until u have been checked out u will not know if u r having psychosomatic pain symptoms or have a kidney problem. Once medical issues have been ruled out, psychotherapy &/or hypnosis can help.
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Psychiatry 18 years experience
Stress & kidneys?: stress and anxiety can increase the perception of pain & amt of pain experienced. So, these may contribute 2 pain. Anxiety, by itself, doesn't cause "kidney" pain. Nerve endings that terminate near the kidney will be irritated if the the kidney is inflamed (Bc of infection, for ex) or a stone may cause pain passing thru another structure. C ur doc ASAP if u have kidney pain 2 find cause & treat!
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