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Doctor insights on: Dull Kidney Pain Causes

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What causes kidney pain?

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

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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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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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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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 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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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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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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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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more