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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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I have a kidney infection. When I lay on my side that is inflamed I get a burning sensation right in that area. Is that normal or should I be worrie?

I have a kidney infection. When I lay on my side that is inflamed I get a burning sensation right in that area. Is that normal or should I be worrie?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". It is a systemic infection. Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. It typically is a "localized" infection limited to the bladder. ...Read more

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Extreme pain and burning sensation on the right flank area around the kidney but no kidney stones have been found. Also complains of feeling very hot?

Extreme pain and burning sensation on the right flank area around the kidney but no kidney stones have been found. Also complains of feeling very hot?

Pyelonephritis: Could be an infection of the kidney, which can occur without a stone. Is there a rash? If so, could be shingles as well. Get a urinalysis and culture. ...Read more

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30y/o F. Diagnosed with uterine didelphys on Ct and US. Having burning pain rt mid back area. Urine normal. Wouldn't a kidney abnormally show on CT?

30y/o F. Diagnosed with uterine didelphys on Ct and US. Having burning pain rt mid back area. Urine normal. Wouldn't a kidney abnormally show on CT?

Many: Kidney abnormalities would show up on CT, particularly anatomic anomalies, stones, obstruction, masses, and pyelonephritis. Many are best seen with a CT scan specifically tailored to evaluate the kidneys. ...Read more

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Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection 4 days ago, now im having severe burning pain all in my stomach area and lower back could this be the cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection 4 days ago, now im having severe burning pain all in my stomach area and lower back could this be the cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Possible side effect: Hi. That may be a ciprofloxacin side effect or could be non-cipro-sensitive bacteria moving north to the kidneys. You need to talk with your doc. Control your diabetes VERY well. Please talk with your doc on Monday, or go to ER if you're in bad shape now. Good luck! ...Read more

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29y/o F. burning sensation back kidney area nausea. Numbness tingling hands and feet. Burning back head. CT stone (-). Bun/cre/Gfr good. U/a no wbc.

29y/o F. burning sensation back kidney area nausea. Numbness tingling hands and feet. Burning back head. CT stone (-). Bun/cre/Gfr good. U/a no wbc.

Need more info: Sounds like you've had an appropriate workup so far. Your description of burning sounds like nerve type pain. A more unlikely diagnosis could be early shingles if only happening on one side, but your symptoms do sound more like a urinary tract infection or stone. Keep an eye on the area, and keep up with any patterns to the pain. See your doctor if still having problems. ...Read more

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Iam having a burning sensation in my kidney, what to do?

Iam having a burning sensation in my kidney, what to do?

See a doctor: You will need a thorough history and physical as there are many causes, including infection or stones. No matter what it is, if you are having kidney issues, you will need to see a doc. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation around waist, feeling more on the sides of my waist. Does this have to do something with my kidneys?

I have a burning sensation around waist, feeling more on the sides of my waist. Does this have to do something with my kidneys?

Unusual: It may be but it's unusual for kidney disorders to cause bilateral burning pain. I would recommend seeing your doctor about it. More likely diagnoses include nerve problems, or less likely, a spinal cord problem. ...Read more

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Can a kidney disease cause burning pain in the feet?

Can a kidney disease cause burning pain in the feet?

Neuropathy: In advanced CKD/ ESRD people can develop uremic neuropathy. But it has become rare since advanced CKD/ ESRD pt can start dialysis. In most patients alternative cause should be looked for since uremic neuropathy is rare and uncommon. ...Read more

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Lower back burning pain thought it was kidneys. Had blood test and urinalysis and both came back normal. Could it still be kidneys??

Lower back burning pain thought it was kidneys. Had blood test and urinalysis and both came back normal. Could it still be kidneys??

Likely from muslces.: The described features of backache + available test report strongly suggest the pain most likely results from some irritations to local muscles, joints, or even nerves. To verify it, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & peruse related articles in the selected Categories. Thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Best.. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Unlikely: Kidney stones if obstructing the outflow (ureter) can cause pain elsewhere in the back, chest, pelvis, testicles in men, but it would be most unlikely to have burning in your foot from the stones. Do you have nausea and vomiting? Any other pain or fever? ...Read more

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Having xray & tests for kidneys and gall bladder Pain getting worse & now have a burning sensation in vigiana Is this a symthon of 1 of the 2?

Having xray & tests for kidneys and gall bladder Pain getting worse & now have a burning sensation in vigiana Is this a symthon of 1 of the 2?

Vaginal burning: It seems like you are having right abdominal/flank pain. Kidney/bladder pain at times may refer to the vagina. Have you had a urine test for bladder infection? In your work up now that you are having vaginal pain consider a pelvic exam and pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound as I have seen vaginitis by mycoplasma/ureoplasma cause lower abdominal pain as can PID. ...Read more

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Sharp Burning pain left side mid back and down my side for 3 weeks, no injury, 2 years ago had a 1.7cm left kidney cyst, could that have grown?

Sharp Burning pain left side mid back and down my side for 3 weeks, no injury, 2 years ago had a 1.7cm left kidney cyst, could that have grown?

Possible but need to: Also take into account your past history of swollen glands, thyroid nodules, and left kidney cyst that should be followed up and measured by US. Have an integrative physician work with you to balance these health issues out. Have your iodine levels checked too, especially if you have a tendency to form cysts, fibroids, fibrocystic breasts. Burning pain is not normal and can be an irritated nerve. ...Read more

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I have one kidney, for the last couple of months I have been struggling with my feet. Any pressure causes a burning sensation. Even a blanket, shoes.

I have one kidney, for the last couple of months I have been struggling with my feet. Any pressure causes a burning sensation. Even a blanket, shoes.

Multiple things: With a single kidney, pain and fever, see your doctor. However, specifically to your feet, you have to worry about things like diabetic neuropathy which is most concerning because it can cause problems with your kidney as well. Have you ever had gout? You may be having issues with protein loud and uric acid build up leading to gout. Either way, I would recommend seeing a physician to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in my penis get worst drinking coffe and chili cult test neg. Burning gone in jacuzzi back 30 min after had kidney stone bfr?

I have burning sensation in my penis get worst drinking coffe and chili cult test neg. Burning gone in jacuzzi back 30 min after had kidney stone bfr?

Urologist can check: A urologist can evaluate to see if there is urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), which can be due to disorders such as an infection, an autoimmune problem, chemical irritation, rare cancers, medicine effects, abrasions from a kidney stone, etc... The doctor can help check for recurrence of kidney stones. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more