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How do you know if your back pain is caused by your kidneys and/ or any other problems? I've had mris/cts, would that show up?

How do you know if your back pain is caused by your kidneys and/ or any other problems? I've had mris/cts, would that show up?

Back pain: Usually assicuated symptoms help with diagnosis . If coming from kidney there will be blood in urine, burning upon urination, pain from loin to groin. Other cause is musculoskeletal pain which is associated with pain on movement , relief on staying still, worse at night. Hope this helps ...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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Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more

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Apart from a uti, what can cause frequent urination and back pain near kidneys.

Apart from a uti, what can cause frequent urination and back pain near kidneys.

Flank pain: urine infection in the kidney, kidney stones, blood clots in the renal vessels (particularly the vein), dilation of abdominal blood vessels (aneurysms), kidney tumors, acute loss of blood flow to the kidney with subsequent tissue damage, the list goes on. Check this out: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1958746-overview. ...Read more

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Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...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