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Apart from a uti, what can cause frequent urination and back pain near kidneys.

Apart from a uti, what can cause frequent urination and back pain near kidneys.

Flank pain: urine infection in the kidney, kidney stones, blood clots in the renal vessels (particularly the vein), dilation of abdominal blood vessels (aneurysms), kidney tumors, acute loss of blood flow to the kidney with subsequent tissue damage, the list goes on. Check this out: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1958746-overview. ...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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I have severe mid back pain near kidney area fie at least 2 straight months had previously fractured a rib back in november in constant pain all day?

I have severe mid back pain near kidney area fie at least 2 straight months had previously fractured a rib back in november in constant pain all day?

Be checked: If the pain has been severe for 2 months, i would certainly encourage you to be seen. There are multiple causes includingusculoskeletal- such as another broken rib or fractured vertebrae; to more internal causes such as a kidney or gallstone, an aneurysm, or other intra thoracic or intra abdominal problem. Appropriate exam and testing can usually determine the cause. Be seen. ...Read more

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My friend has diabetes. She has a fever back pain(near kidney) high blood sugar and had blood in urine recently. What's wrong?

My friend has diabetes. She has a fever back pain(near kidney) high blood sugar and had blood in urine recently. What's wrong?

Diabetes: Your friend should call the doctor and get medical attention as soon as possible. You are describing a serious illness that needs careful medical attention asap. ...Read more

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I have Lower back pain near the kidney area that radiants to my lower stomach area. Had urine tested and nothing in urine.

I have Lower back pain near the kidney area that radiants to my lower stomach area. Had urine tested and nothing in urine.

Probably not kidneys: Low back pain is most often from the muscles or spine. Kidney pain is more in the mid-back. If your urine is not infected then the pain is probably not from your kidneys. I would suggest seeing your doctor or a chiropractor for further assessment of your back pain. Once they know the source they can recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Husband had a lap. appendectomy 10 days ago and is now having severe back pain on right side near kidneys and says he has tingling in penis??

Let his surgeon know: The back pain and the radiation to the penis could represent irritation to the nerves that lie in the back, This could be from inflammation or fluid collection, either sterile or infected, that is affecting the nerves in the area where the appendix was removed. Let his surgeon know - additional imaging tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Swelled kidney low left back pain?

Swelled kidney low left back pain?

Do you have : Low left back pain and are asking if it could be from your kidney ? Probably not. The kidney is higher like way up just yonder your rib and and slightly to the side . If you had that you would be ill. Not just have a pain. Low back pain is usually musculoskeletal and occurs from son bending twisting lifting or other activity if not an injury. Do you have fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, UTI , . ...Read more

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Kidney or back pain lower right side, what to do?

See below: There are a number of possible causes of the pain in that area. The kidney itself, the quadratus lumborum muscle, the ribs, the lumbar paraspinal muscles, etc. If you highly suspect it's the kidney, go see your family doc or a urologist or nephrologist. For the back pain, see a physiatry (pm;r) or anesthesia spine specialist. ...Read more

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How i tell the difference between kidney and back pain?

How i tell the difference between kidney and back pain?

Kidney + Other: Flank pain may be due to the kidney, a stone being the major concern. The differential diagnosis is wide: the presence of fever (pyelonephritis), tenderness (muscle source), rash (zoster), or abdominal symptoms/findings make an assessment by your primary care physician, essential. ...Read more

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I have back pain seems to be where the kidneys are located, what to do?

Hydration/ pain meds: Drink plenty of water and take pain meds. If pain gets worse you may need to be seen as it can be kidney infection requiring antibiotics or kidney stones. ...Read more

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