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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 chronic constipations cause kidney failure?

Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure?

Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system. ...Read more

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Help! Could stage 3 kidney disease cause constipation?

Help! Could stage 3 kidney disease cause constipation?

Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 CKD can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more

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Can gas and constipation cause pain near kidneys or hip area?

Yes: The colon runs like a border around the outer edge of the abdomen. If the constipation is causing significant pain you could try using Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (OTC) and a stool softener to treat the constipation. ...Read more

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1.When fibroids are causing constipation, does it mean that they are pressing on the intern organs? 2. Can they cause damage to the kidneys or liver?

1.When fibroids are causing constipation, does it mean that they are pressing on the intern organs? 2. Can they cause damage to the kidneys or liver?

1. Yes 2. No.: The pelvis is packed with organs all fighting for elbow room -- an enlarged uterus blocks rectal evacuation. It could also cause urinary frequency and urgency; or even issues with sex. If they're that big, you may be headed for hysterectomy. The kidneys and liver are tucked way up high and out of the pelvis -- no worries there. Take a stool softener to maintain a stool that curls and bends. ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?

I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?

Yes it can: It contaions monobasic sodium phosphate and dibasic sodium phosphatase heptahydrate which is rarely known to cause kidney failure in certain individuals sometimes, it has been reported but it is very rare, and happens in people with normal kidneys. ...Read more

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Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Vague symptoms: Nausea, cramping, and constipation are vague symptoms at best. Gynecologic problems can cause them, as can irritable bowel syndrome, non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), gastroparesis, and other conditions. Best to talk to a gastroenteroligst (GI doctor) with ur symptoms. Keep a log of when u have symptoms & what u are eating - it may help the doctor trying to diagnose the problem. Good Luck! ...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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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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What can cause kidney pain due to painkillers?

What can cause kidney pain due to painkillers?

See below: Check with your doctor to be sure you can use these medicines safely, particularly if you have kidney disease. Heavy or long-term use of some of these medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and higher dose aspirin, can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis. The warning labels on otc analgesics tell you not to use these medicines for more than l0 days for pain. ...Read more

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What can cause left radiating kidney pain going into hip?

What can cause left radiating kidney pain going into hip?

Kidney stone: Pain radiates from the flank down to the groin (hip) as the kidney stone moves. If the location stays fixed, you have fever, or if the pain increases in intensity, go to the er. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pulsating kidney pain?

What are possible causes of pulsating kidney pain?

? Kidney stone: Several including kidney stone. May not be related to kidneys too. ...Read more

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What are common causes of kidney pain?

What are common causes of kidney pain?

Many possible causes: The kidneys are located in the back just under the rib cages on both sides. Pain from the kidneys may result from blockage from kidney stones, or sometimes by congenital narrowed areas of portions of the ureters (kidney tubes), or by other issues such as advanced cancer blocking the ureters. Infections involving the kidney can also cause pain. Sometimes muscle or nerve pain can affect the areas ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause kidney pain?

Dehydration: Dehydration alone does not. However if the dehydration causes a kidney stone then this can cause kidney pain. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause bilateral kidney pain?

Can alcohol cause bilateral kidney pain?

Not possible: No alcohol can not cause pain in both kidneys. ...Read more

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Can intermittent kidney pain be caused by dehydration?

Can intermittent kidney pain be caused by dehydration?

No: Some other causes of flank pain should be sought, e.g., UTI. ...Read more

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What would cause kidney pain on both sides? I get it with rest and actively. Not at the same time just randomly on both. Thanks

What would cause kidney pain on both sides? I get it with rest and actively. Not at the same time just randomly on both. Thanks

Kidney pain...: Differential diagnostic considerations would include kidney stones and urinary tract obstruction. Any groin pain? Ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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Kidney pain? Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

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Kidney pain? Sometimes I have a really sharp kidney area pain especially after little amount of alcohol it always causes vomits what is it?

Kidney pain?: Sounds more like gastro-intestinal or hepatic. Best to check with your primary care doc. For full evaluation. ...Read more

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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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I have 4 "tiny" stones 2 in each kidney and a very small cyst. I get bad kidney pain sometimes. Can this be caused if stones aren't in ureter?

No: Non-obstructing stones or a small cyst will not cause pain in the kidney. Kidney pain typically results from distention of the renal capsule when the stones move into the ureter. Pain usually occurs during acute obstruction. Cysts in the kidney only cause pain when there is hemorrhage into a cyst or very rarely do they cause blockage of the drainage from the kidney. ...Read more

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Other than kidney stones, what are some causes for kidney pain?

Other than kidney stones, what are some causes for kidney pain?

Pyelonephritis,: Congenital or acquired ureteropelvic junction obstruction, kidney cyst or cysts, kidney abscess, obstructing kidney tumor, retroperitoneal fibrosis, uretero-vesical juction obstruction, severe vesico-ureteral reflux. ...Read more

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What causes kidney pain?

Renal capsule: Kidney pain is caused classically because of distension or stretching of the renal capsule. This happens with blockages (stones) and infection most commonly. A kidney stone not causing blockage or simple cystitis (uti without kidney involvement) does not typically cause pain. The pain is mediated via the vagus nerve which explains the associated nausea, sweating, etc. ...Read more

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I'm having kidney pain when lying down, what is the cause?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated, as it may be due to
1kidney infection
2stone in the kidney
3tumer in kidney
4pain not related to kidney but from another source. ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate cause itchiness and kidney pain?

Can magnesium citrate cause itchiness and kidney pain?

Not usually: These are not expected side effects of magnesium citrate. ...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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What are some causes of protein in urine and kidney pain?

What are some causes of protein in urine and kidney pain?

Protein in Urine: Normaly urine does not have any protein most of the time, but upto 150mgm of protein can be excreted by a normal person, that may show as trace of protein in urine test. It can be 1+or30mgm/dl, 2+or100mgm/dl, 3+or300mgm/dl, or4+or 2000mgm/dl
if you have persistent protein in urine more than1+, you should see a specialist. Common causes are dehydration, nephrotic syndrome, stress, nephritis, sarcoidosis, drugs. ...Read more

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