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Can Dehydration Cause Kidney Pain
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
No: Some other causes of flank pain should be sought, e.g., UTI. ...Read more
I have a history of kidney stones. I had a bad cold 2 weeks ago, got very dehydrated. For over a week and a half been having severe kidney pain?
ER: You can go to the ER for evaluation and pain control. Drink plenty of water meanwhile. Hope you feel better ...Read more
Have had dull kidney pain both sides of my back- pretty heavy light beer drinker, and noticed it when I started consuming more water-- kidneys over worked/ dehydrated? No pain / smell/ change in urine. Just ache in back last 2 days. Confused. Drink more
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? 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
? Kidney stone: Several including kidney stone. May not be related to kidneys too. ...Read more
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
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
Needs to be checked:
It needs to be evaluated, as it may be due to
2stone in the kidney
3tumer in kidney
4pain not related to kidney but from another source. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not usually: These are not expected side effects of magnesium citrate. ...Read more
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
Probably not kidney:
In your age group with no risk factors most back pain is of muscular origin related to strains or poor muscle development supporting the spine. This is particularly true if you do a lot of lifting and do not bend your knees while lifting.
Another possibility if it occurs around your periods is pelvic colic radiating to the back. ...Read more
Pain: Infection of the kidney, stones, etc are some possibilities. You would also want to confirm the pain is coming from the kidney and not from the structures around the kidney. ...Read more
What's causing my kidney pain no infection but there's a stone in the center if the kidney tha drs said would not cause pain?
Hard to say...: But they are correct that the presence of a stone in the kidney does not cause pain. Pain is caused by the a stone slipping out of the kidney and and into the ureter. Lower back pain is common, and usually caused by muscle sprains, either acute or chronic. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm taking 1 omeprazole 40 mg 1x day, 1 famotidine 20 mg every 8 hours and 1 sucralfate 1gm 3 x day. Can that cause kidney pain?
Unlikely: Sounds like you taking medications that target you stomach - they should not cause any damage to kidneys. Having said that, the visceral (from internal organs) pain and discomfort is often hard to localize due to referred sensation and the way our nervous system works. The best would be to get in touch with your doctor so you it can be examined and discussed in details. ...Read more
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