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Hi I been having a sharp pain in the lower back it comes and goes and im worried it might be kidney stones?

Hi I been having a sharp pain in the lower back it comes and goes and im worried it might be kidney stones?

Might be: It certainly could be but there are other conditions that can cause severe back pain such as an abdominal aneurysm. It could be back pain with muscle spasm. I think the best answer is to see you doctor. ...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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Extreme intense pain in right flank area comes and goes, never felt before. It's a sharp pain up down right side of back. Sounds like a Kidney stone?

Extreme intense pain in right flank area comes and goes, never felt before. It's a sharp pain up down right side of back. Sounds like a Kidney stone?

Right flank pain: It is a possibility . Other possibilities are diverticulitis,
Adnexitis or even appendicitis . I would suggest that you have it checked You probably will need a pelvic ultrasound or CT scan , urine test and blood test. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in right side an lower back to the point I almost fall to my knees from the pain been going on for 6 months no kidney stones went to er?

Sharp pains in right side an lower back to the point I almost fall to my knees from the pain been going on for 6 months no kidney stones went to er?

Stressed Muscles: Heat stretch and massage. The mineral Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is Acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in my left lower back.No leg pain..Just a sharp cringing pain.That last a second .Comes and goes.What could it be.Kidney stones

I have a shooting pain in my left lower back.No leg pain..Just a sharp cringing pain.That last a second .Comes and goes.What could it be.Kidney stones

Or back muscles: It may be your back muscles trying to protect you. Doubt it is kidney stones as they last longer and are debilitating. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Having right side sharp pain that comes and goes. Had kidney stones before. what can cause sharp pain around back to front belly button?

Having right side sharp pain that comes and goes. Had kidney stones before. what can cause sharp pain around back to front belly button?

Kidney stone: The same issue with regard to a kidney stone they may present this way. But so do other causes. The appendix is on the right side. So I would go visit your doctor and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Hot & irritated feeling in lower back for 2 months on and off. Been to dr, says its kidney stone. Would the pain last this long?

Kidney stone: A kidney stone that hasn't started its descent down the ureter can cause months of pain. The pain is typically an aching pain and doesn't resemble the sharp and severe pain associated with passage down the ureter. After excluding other sources of pain, your urologist can discuss minimally invasive strategies to treat the stone. ...Read more

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I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain.. Help!?

I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain.. Help!?

Ultrasound can tell: If the severe menstrual pains are not a longstanding problem, then it is possibly related to something else. At any rate, ultrasounds of the kidneys or even plain x rays can tell if there are stones. Contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has been having pain in his testicles and lower back on and off for 3 days. Sometimes his urine is a darkish color. Kidney stones?

My husband has been having pain in his testicles and lower back on and off for 3 days. Sometimes his urine is a darkish color. Kidney stones?

Possible: He should be evaluated for kidney stones and for toher causes of testicular pain and urinary disease. Best to see primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on right side plus hip and front pain came on very fast been told it could be kidney stones i?

Having lower back pain on right side plus hip and front pain came on very fast  been told it could be kidney stones i?

YES- kidney stone: See pmd for exam, urine test, may need us. Depending on size and location of stone specialist care may be needed. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain near my urethra and urgency to urinate, but only at night. I am fine during the day. Could this be a kidney stone?

I have been having a sharp pain near my urethra and urgency to urinate, but only at night. I am fine during the day. Could this be a kidney stone?

May be.: Have a urine analysis . Have a pelvic exam. Kidney stone is a possibility , but it should bother you all day not only at night. A proper medical evaluation will give you an answer. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and now pain when I eat could something be wrong Besides the stones? I also am having a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade

? Gallstones: While unrelated to kidney stones, it's not impossible to also be experiencing colicky pain from cholelithiasis. Gallstone pain is typically precipitated from the ingestion of fatty foods, and is manifested as pain under the right rib cage and penetrating toward the back ("under your shoulder blade"). Gallstones are typically radiolucent and, therefore, need to be seen on US or CT scan. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my right flank. It was more to the side at first and now it has moved more into my lower back. It hurts more when I bend or move way. It's gotten worse over the past hour or so. I am only 17, so I'm not sure if it would be kidney stones

R flank pain: Yes it is possible to have kidney stones at 17. But may also be musculoskletal. rarely may be retrocecal appendix .rarely retroperitoneal abnormality or may just be constipation,but that is only if all other issues have been checked and are negative. .Would go today to ER/urgent care and get it check out ...Read more

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My wife Female 28 pain that starts in lower back and move to front not a kidney stone I'm waiting at er now can you told me what you think?

My wife Female 28 pain that starts in lower back and move to front not a kidney stone I'm waiting at er now can you told me what you think?

Here are some...: I commend your caring consideration for your wife by not wasting a minute to get to the answer for her health calamity. Clinically, considering the odd to have kidney stone or radiculopathy is reasonable, but the described info isn't enough to deduce an accurate Dx. To rightly solve the myth behind current profile, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html so to work with Dr. ...Read more

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Have been feeling constipated recently. My left side near kidney been feeling sharp pain when I move. Could it be kidney stone?

Maybe but unlikely: Hi Munal,
A kidney stone usually causes pain whether you move or not. I think you need an examination by a doctor.
Good luck,
Dr. Long ...Read more

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Could a fall onto my bottom/lower back cause my kidney stones to move out of the kidneys?

Could a fall onto my bottom/lower back cause my kidney stones to move out of the kidneys?

Possible ...: Possible. An existing stone may change its location or detached from the papilla of kidney calyx at sudden acceleration and deceleration forces. But, pain from contusion tends to be constant and worse at certain physical activities; stone-related pain tends to be erratic in onset, degree, duration, and interval, but not physically related. Ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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I developed a pain in my lower back that moved to my right side.  no other pain-kidney stones?  

I developed a pain in my lower back that moved to my right side.  no other pain-kidney stones?  

Possible: Yes it is possible that the pain you describe is from the kidney stone. Thete are however, many other possibilities. To sorted out you will need an examination and possibly a noncontrast ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to identify a urinary stone. ...Read more

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Passed a kidney stone about a month ago, still some throbbing pain in the left lower back area. Is this normal?

Residual pain: Kidney stones may be solitary or multiple. Kidney stones may fragment. As a stone passes, it often scrapes the ureter and causes bleeding. These rough irritations can cause ongoing pain, but ongoing pain is unusual. Ongoing pain suggests a second stone or a fragment of a stone. A urine analysis and culture and ultrasound are next steps. Forcing fluids up to 3-4 liters per day is essential. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Having pain in my lower back , one the left side . Near my kidneys. Not symptoms of kidney stones. Pain worsens when tilting head forward, help!

Having pain in my lower back , one the left side . Near my kidneys. Not symptoms of kidney stones. Pain worsens when tilting head forward, help!

Pain in back: This pain seems muscular, not internal - particularly since your pain worsens with tilting head forward. Apply heat, stretch, relax. ...Read more

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Back pain or kidney stone? Pain happens in lower back only and switches sides. The pain only lasts a few seconds. Still using the bathroom as normal

Unlikely kidney ston: Kidney stone pain usually on one side / doe not switch sides unless bilateral stones. Pain usually doesn't go away after few seconds. Suggest x-ray of abdomen to exclude kidney stones since most stones are visible on a plainb x-ray. ...Read more

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Passed kidney stone 2 days ago, but my lower back still hurts, what's wrong?

Passed kidney stone 2 days ago, but my lower back still hurts, what's wrong?

Check with urologist: U might have another stone. Could have a blood cot temporarily blocking kidney or pain could be unrelated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a kidney stone feel like!? does the pain start sudden or gradually? pain in my right lower back

What does a kidney stone feel like!? does the pain start sudden or gradually? pain in my right lower back

Varies: pain may be sudden or gradual, may be persistant or intermittent, but usually is intensity level that someone has never experienced. My female patients with stones tell me they would sooner be in labor than have a stone. If you think you have a stone need to see a doctor and have a non contrast CT scan ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a kidney stone and lower back pain?

Not always easy: Kidney stone pain is generally unaffected by movement. Patients often bend and twist trying to get relief. Pain often radiates down into groin and may change in nature as the stone moves. Low back pain tends to be associated with an inciting event, tends to change with position and is often relieved by rest. Sometimes radiates to buttock or leg and may be felt across entire back. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my mild lower back soreness is due to kidney stones?

Sometimes: If the pain is not related to position or activity or if there is blood in the urine, it may be related to kidney stones. If the pain is worse with activity or better with rest, it is most likely a back issue. Sometimes, it is hard to tell which it is without testing & evaluation. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more