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Can Kidney Failure Make Your Back 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Repeated PE: Intermittent pain bespeaks of repeated PE, not one PE with recurrent pain Seek your PMD advice ASAP ...Read more
Renal disease: If your kidneys are damaged you go see the nephrologist(kidney specialist) and follow their advice. ...Read more
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?
Can kidney stones cause you to miss your period? I'm in pain where my hips are and it comes and goes when I go to stand or lay down
Kidney stones: shouldn't have any effect on your period. ...Read more
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
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
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