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How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

Not an issue for : Self diagnosis. While back ache is very common and often self limited; if you have any concern about kidney disease, you should see your doctor for an evaluation starting with urine exam, other lab tests and may be imaging. ...Read more

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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 not pooping cause back or kidney pain?

Can not pooping cause back or kidney pain?

Yes: Pressure on the ureters can cause back pressure against the kidney and cause pain similar to a kidney stone. Pressure on the spinal nerves can cause pain in the back as well. Try a fleets enema, hold for thirty minutes while lying on your left side to liquefy the hard impacted stool and help it to evacuate more easily. Repeat up to three times if needed. Do this the day after you fail a bm. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

Many things: List is long: esophageal problems (foodpipe), gallbladder disorders, coronary artery disease (angina), aortic aneurysms, to name a few. Narrowing it down depends upon when the discomfort occurs, what aggravates and alleviates it, etc ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, kidney pain, stomach pain, bloody urine and stool. I also cant get urect an im only 25 and male?

In-person evaluation: What you described is not a suitable topic for this forum. You need to be seen in-person for a detailed history, physical examination and likely some tests. It would be prudent to see a doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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I had diarrhea within an hour of eating out. Followed by severe upper back pain/kidney pain? Diarrhea has stopped but pain in back is still severe.

I had diarrhea within an hour of eating out. Followed by severe upper back pain/kidney pain?  Diarrhea has stopped but pain in back is still severe.

Diarrhea back pain: Likely related to food ingested. You can have back pain with diarrhea because the colon goes all the way up near the diaphragm and when irritated you can feel it in your back or along the sides. You still may have gas. Consider mylanta with simethicone but follow up with doctor/urgent care today may require antibiotics if camphylobacter which has a pattern of waxing an waning diarrhea ...Read more

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I have back kidney pain some solution?

I have back kidney pain some solution?

Need diagnosis first: Pain in back is not necessarily kidney. This could be any one of many things. You probably need a good history and exam to straighten this out. ...Read more

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What could cause my back / kidney pain?

What could cause my back / kidney pain?

Depends: The possibilities are too numerous to detail here. A physician will need to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Is it easy to confuse lower back disc and kidney pain?

Yes and no: Low back pain is more spread out. It's not as sharp and specific as kydnet pain. I personally have had kidney stones and the pain is excruciating and very sharp. Nevertheless, they both can be similar and difficult to distinguish at times. ...Read more

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Back/kidney pain, would using a heating pad be ok?

Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and may help with the pain. ...Read more

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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more