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How To Stop Kidney Spasm
My daughter had a stent removed today after having kidney stones removed how do we stop spasms in Kidney now?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more
Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.
Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more
For a week I've been having spasming in my left side. Kidney area it's not painful just uncomfortable. What can it be?
Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.
The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?
Plantar fascitis in both feet. Hip pain. Both hips lower back pain, right thigh in spasming. What can I do?
I have bad kidney spasms what could be causing this? The pain its so bad it stops me from doing anythingThe pain lingers for quite awhile after spasm
Here are some...: Based what described and what I've observed in how people refer to "kidney's killing me", the pain over / in the kidney area is usually not related with the disorders of kidney, but with local muscle spasm or disorders of local nerves, joints, bones, etc. How to short these things out is not that hard if following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Ask doc... ...Read more
My back or kidney?: When you experience "pain in my kidney" it is most likley not pain in your kidney and most likely due to a musculo-skeletal condition. This is especially true if there are no associated symptoms or history of renal disease. Always consult your doctor when in doubt. The doctors in-person intuition alone can often tell him or her where the pain is coming from, something not possible on the internet. ...Read more
Kidney drop: Kidney drop is typically congenital and harmless ...Read more
Infection, stone?: Kindney pain and frequent urination suggests kidney infection. If not treated, infection could go to blood causing worse disease and hospitalization. Need to see your pcp or urgent care to start antibiotics soon. Possibility of stone disease will need to be ruled out but it is less likely. Usually an ultrasound is done to evaluate kidneys. ...Read more
Yes: In addition to drug choices, there are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that support kidney function. There are also therapies that help as well, such as detoxification programs, as there are many chemicals and heavy metals that impair kidney function. I always advise that these programs should be done under a physicians supervision. ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Your options: Your options for failed kidneys are few. One is to do nothing. However if you do nothing you will die without working kidneys. Therefore the other options are renal transplant or dialysis. Dialysis can either be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdominal wall (peritoneal dialysis). ...Read more
Raynauds: In the setting of some clinical conditions, vasodialtors can treat the symptoms of vasospasm, etc. ...Read more
Needs more testing:
Small kidneys are not necessarely painful. It is possible that she has reflux nephropathy in which case urine infections could cause kidney pain usually accopanied by fever and chills.
Small kidneys are either maldeveloped or chronically damaged by inflammation or infection or trouble with circulation.
They are associated with kidney failure of different degrees. ...Read more
How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?
Answer Varies: If you are talking about placement of a percutaneous tube into your kidney, you can typically cover them and shower immediately. Some docs will allow you to shower right over exiting tubes and drains. If they are laparoscopic wounds, typically ok after a day or two. "weeping" seems like a lot of drainage. Should have settled in 2-3 days after surgery. You need to check with your surgeon. ...Read more
I have been taking 500 mg a day of magnesium but have heard it's bad for kidneys. Been on one year/ kidney tests 4m ago were great. Should I stop?
Commend yourself for good functioning Kidneys.
Average daily level of intake of Magnesium for age 45 is 320mg/day.
Too much magnesium from food does not pose a health risk High doses of Magnesium from dietary supplements or medications result in diarrhea, nausea and abdominal cramping.
Do not stop taking Magnesium. Take 320mg/day from spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
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Most likely NO: People can experience acute or chronic kidney failure and yes those with acute kidney failure with a treatable cause can heal their kidneys and may only require dialysis for a short period while this is occuring; however, the majority of kidney failure in people with diabetes is chronic and not reversible thus necessitating long-term dialysis or kidney transplantation to sustain life. ...Read more
Immediately: Hopefully it will last your whole life and you will be able to tolerate the antirejection medications. Follow instructions carefully regarding your medications and avoid being around anyone that is sick. Protect your immune system and take care of your diabetes or hypertension if you have either of those illnesses. Vwork closely with your nephrologist and your transplant team. ...Read more
Is there anything one can do when there are signs a kidney stone has already started to move (to stop it or minimize impending pain)?
Not likely: I doubt one can do any thing to stop the movement of a kidney stone. You could help its movement by drinking water. ...Read more