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What can make your lungs and kidneys hurt?

What can  make your lungs and kidneys hurt?

See below: I am not sure about the details regarding your question, but there is a disease called goodpasteurs syndrome/disease which is a condition in which the patient has hemoptysis, coughing of blood and hematuria, blood in urine, due to some antibodies [proteins] which are in the blood and react with lungs and kidneys. ...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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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read more

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Can pyelonephritis make hurt the back and leg?

Can pyelonephritis make hurt the back and leg?

See below: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) is commonly associated with back/flank pain and usually accompanied by other signs and symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, feeling ill, urinary symptoms, and an abnormal urinalysis and positive urine culture. Pain in both the back and leg would be quite unusual and more suggestive of a back problem/sciatica. ...Read more

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How might you make the pains of kidney stones hurt less?

Prevention: Ureteral obstruction is about the worst pain a person can endure. Prevent the next stone through improved hydration/diet. Consider metabolic evaluation to help determine why you make stones and what can be done to prevent them. If a ureteral stone doesn't pass within a few days, a urologist can treat it or place a stent to decompress the kidney. ...Read more

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Can nerve impingment make it feel like you have kidney infection? Went to E.R. and Kidneys work normally. Can this radiate to the front?

Can nerve impingment make it feel like you have kidney infection? Went to E.R. and Kidneys work normally. Can this radiate to the front?

Yes.: While a pinched nerve would not give you other signs of a kidney or bladder infection (blood or pus in the urine, painful urination, etc) the back or abdomen pain could mimick a kidney problem. Pinched nerves in the thoracic spine are usually a diagnosiss of exclusion as we do worry about lots of conditions if you have back or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Will elevated liver function make your back hurt?

Will elevated liver function make your back hurt?

Maybe: Elevated liver function tests with swelling of the liver often is associated with liver tenderness when palpation is performed just beneath the rib cage. Back pain just beneath the right shoulder blade is commonly present with gallstone attacks, and this is often associated with elevated lft's. ...Read more

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Can getting the flu hurt your kidneys?

Can getting the flu hurt your kidneys?

NO: Flu is associated with generalized muscles aches and body pain especially in the back but does not have direct effects on the kidney. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Yes: If you already have an anxiety disorder then physical illness can certainly increase your anxiety level, especially a disease like kidney stones where the attacks are unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can back pain make your chest hurt also?

Can back pain make your chest hurt also?

Back and chest pain: The cardiovascular system is likely cause. See a cardiologist to rule out an abdominal aneurysm which can cause pain radiating to the back and to rule out the heart which can cause chest pain. Cardiac pain feels like heaviness, pressure, etc whereas aortic pain can feel like a knife stab shooting from front to back. In either care, don't ignore these symptoms and seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Could your liver make your back hurt?

Could your liver make your back hurt?

Maybe gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) can project pain to the back --they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection.Ultrasound, CT scan, MRCP find stones & CCK-HIDA scan can suggest dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary embolism pain come and go? Can it make your back hurt?

Repeated PE: Intermittent pain bespeaks of repeated PE, not one PE with recurrent pain Seek your PMD advice ASAP ...Read more

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What can happen to your body when you have your parathyroid removed due to kidney stones?

What can happen to your body when you have your parathyroid removed due to kidney stones?

Glad it was done: Your parathyroids were taken out because of hyperparathyroidism which caused you to have kidney stones. You'll compensate well and feel and be much healthier. ...Read more

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Does your kidney have your feet swole im 46 with heart problems

Does your kidney have your feet swole im 46 with heart problems

See below: Kidney trouble especially with heart trouble can cause swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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What can you do after diuretics have damaged your kidneys?

What can you do after diuretics have damaged your kidneys?

Renal disease: If your kidneys are damaged you go see the nephrologist(kidney specialist) and follow their advice. ...Read more

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Am 4th stage renal failure due to adpkd, expectation of what will happen to my rather large and painful kidneys when they do finally fail?

Am 4th stage renal failure due to adpkd, expectation of  what will happen to my rather large and painful  kidneys when they do finally fail?

May require removal: If the large kidneys become more symptomatic (pain, pressure, bleeding) may require excision eventually, especially if they are at minimal function and you are already on dialysis (esrd). ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder cause sever kidney problems, to the point where you're in so much pain that you can not walk?

Can a gallbladder cause sever kidney problems, to the point where you're in so much pain that you can not walk?

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain can be severe. If it lasts more than an hour or if you are vomiting get to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get muscle spasms in your ankle? If so, will it make your ankle hurt with pressure and throb, when not moving it?

Can you get muscle spasms in your ankle? If so, will it make your ankle hurt with pressure and throb, when not moving it?

Yes: You can get muscle spasms in the muscles that control the ankle, but this sounds like something different. Do you recall injuring your ankle in any way? ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more