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How To Stop Kidney Pain
I have kidney pain what it cut be?I have recently stop drinking soda and star drinking water. When start drinking water is when the pain start.
See a doctor: Congratulations on switching from soda to water- that will have many benefits! kidney pain is usually caused by either kidney stones or a kidney infection, though often pain in the kidney area is not from the kidneys at all but from the muscles in the area of the kidneys (this is likely if the pain is affected by motion or position). Please see a doctor for evaluation & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have kidney pain when I drink coffee. I'll stop drinking it but do you think it will give me kidney stones, and is this normal?
Unclear.: "Kidney pain" is rare and usually only accompanies significant illness, like infection or stones. It is not clear that your coffee is causing pain in your kidneys, and coffee is not well related to flank pain in general. Kidney stones have both genetic and dietary predispositions; they are rare in people your age. Please see a doctor to determine the true cause of your flank pain and discuss. ...Read more
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
Depends on cause: Flank pain due to an obstructing stone can be of sudden onset, very sharp, excruciating ; can come in waves (colic). Worse than childbirth. Pain from pyelonephriits (infection) can vary from dull ache to severe ache.; associated with fever.Kidney trauma . All can b associated with nausea ; vomiting. Polycystic kidney pain, tumor chronic hydronephrosis or trauma can all cause dull tomoderate pain. ...Read more
Colic or flank pain: Kidney pain can occur as a result of stones or infection. People who have kidney stones report colicky pain that comes & goes during which it's impossible to get comfortable. Pain can range from affected back down flank & around to groin area. Kidney infection is typically localized to affected back at 'costovertebral angle" where ribs meet spine. Muscles don't hurt but tapping gently elicits pain. ...Read more
No, usually...: The pain originating from kidney tends to travel lateral and down, not back and up. In reality , the pain over kidneys is often unrelated with kidneys themselves, yet with the disorders of local muscles, joints, & nerves. How can one deduce the causes for similar symptoms from different origins? Not that hard if analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, fluctuation, evolution, resolution .. ...Read more
Pain in the back: Usually kidney pain is intense, one sided, located in the back. The pain can radiate into the groin. Pain can be associated with fevers, chills, difficulty urinating. If you try to jump up and down and you experience pain on one side of your back you may have a kidney infection. When in doubt, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidney Pain?: A lot depends on what you mean by "kidney pain". Are you referring to lower back pain? If so, what other symptoms do you have? Is the pain constant or intermittent? Do you have any blood in the urine? A detailed description of the symptoms and signs are important in reaching the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Blockage / infection: Blockage from kidney stone or other form of obstruction can be very painful & increases with fluid load to kiden. Pyelonephritis, kidney infection, can also be painful & tender. Kidney trauma or rupure. Hemorrage into malignant or benign kidney tumor. Large kidney cyst. Occasionally glomerulonephritis, an autoimmune inflammatory condition of kidney. ...Read more
Treat problem: Firstly you need to establish that "kidney pain" is in fact from the kidney and not from bowel, spine or back muscles. You need to have a kidney ultrasound and possible a ct scan. Kidney stones, if present and causing obstruction, should be abolished. Stone obstruction can be immediately relieved by placing a jj stent. Treat kidney infections orall kinds of urinary obstruction and bladder reflux. ...Read more