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Dizziness & abdomenal paincould it be the bladder/kidneys of anxiety?

Dizziness & abdomenal paincould it be the bladder/kidneys of anxiety?

Difficult to tell: It would be good to have more information on what other symptoms you are experiencing.If you suspect urinary problems usually those are characterized with urine burning sensation, urgency, hesitancy, frequency when urinating. If you have flank pain especially with fever, nausea, vomiting the kidneys might have infection.If you are having these type of symptoms get an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

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! ...Read more

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My BP was 151/80 . I had a kidney UTI and anxiety. Can that cause a high reading?

My BP was 151/80 . I had a kidney UTI and anxiety. Can that cause a high reading?

Bp: For your age and with normal diastolic bp, no worries. The systolic BP (top reading) is slightly elevated but that could relate to anxiety or tension. Hope u are physically well and taking care of yourself. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Yes: If you already have an anxiety disorder then physical illness can certainly increase your anxiety level, especially a disease like kidney stones where the attacks are unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more

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I have a kidney disease that effects me more mentally than physically i cant deal with the anxiety and constant stress of my everyday tasks.

Anxiety: Such chronic anxiety and stress is harmful and requires attention. A psychologist(can't prescribe medication) or a psychiatrist(can prescribe medication) can offer help in the form of stress management. Temporary antianxiety medication may also be used. Discuss this with your primary care physician or nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety and a uti. I'm scared its going to turn into or has already become a kidney infections what are the signs?

UTI: This is almost always lower tract infection in women. Acute pyelonephritis is often heralded by shaking chills, high fevers, rapid pulse (>90) and respirations(>20) and back pain in the region of the kidney. The spleen may become enlarged (50%) and there may be changes in the urine. All unlikely in you and your anxiety should be dealt with, with the help of a mental health professional. Best, . ...Read more

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Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Kidney transplant: Yes.if you are not able to care for yourself well after the transplant they will prob want to give life to another person. But would have to be a very severe problem I would think. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more