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I have symptomatic right sided floating kidney. Very painful. Should II have surgery?

I have symptomatic right sided floating kidney. Very painful. Should II have surgery?

Nephroptosis: Common in thin women, the excessive mobility you describe often resulted in surgery to "tack" the kidney up in the past.
The pain comes on when the kidney is able to drop down on standing, kinking off the ureter and resulting in dietl's crisis. If other more common causes (stone, chronic infection, obstruction or other organ systems) then a laparoscopic tacking (nephropexy) can be performed. ...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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I've been getting a painful feeling by my left kidney every time I lean forward, even if only slightly. What might be the cause of this?

I've been getting a painful feeling by my left kidney every time I lean forward, even if only slightly. What might be the cause of this?

Here are some...: Your pain is apparently related with physical activity; therefore, it is reasonable to deduce that your pain is related with disorders of local / regional muscles, joints, or nerves, not left kidney. To sort the mystery behind your pain can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx. ...Read more

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My left kidney hurts every once in a while and then goes away. Sometimes it's more painful than others. It's been this way for years now. What is it?

My left kidney hurts every once in a while and then goes away. Sometimes it's more painful than others. It's been this way for years now. What is it?

See urologist soon: You have to find the cause of your left kidney, it could be infection, a stone, and some other abnormality, . Only way to find the cause is by seeing a urologist and see as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does it get painful in the ribs for a kidney problem?

Does it get painful in the ribs for a kidney problem?

Not usually: No, kidney pain is usually just below the ribs in the mid back and may travel down the flanks towards the bladder area. ...Read more

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Would it be painful if urine backed up into the kidneys?

Would it be painful if urine backed up into the kidneys?

Sometimes not always: Urine backing to kidneys (vesic-ureteral reflux) is not usually painful unless there is a UTI which also affects the kidneys. Occasionally severe reflux can cause sudden back pain with urination. I have even seen an adult patient who sometimes passed out from pain due to urinary reflux. ...Read more

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Rash like bites and painful in kidney area. What do you think is wrong?

Shingles?: Painful rashes could mean either shingles or bacterial infection in that area. You should see the doctor to find out what the diagnosis is and get the treatment. ...Read more

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Painful swollen kidneys. I am 59 years old, no drinks or meds happens ev. Year?

Kidney stones: If you have kidney stones. The important thing is to identify the etiology. If related to GI managing the GI condition could help. If uric stones reducing uric acid. Increasing water intake and making sure parathyroid condition is not causing calcium stones. List of things to avoid and follow management with urologist ...Read more

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Should I get a tube put in my kidney they already blew up part of it and an 8 still remains this has been 2 months. I have a very painful stint.

See below: Your question is very confusing, but it appears you have kidney stones and the doctor has done lithotripsy to break up the stones, and the stent is to ensure the stones come out and do not obstruct urine flow. Stents can cause irritation. Follow instructions from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lumps all over my body and some are painful to the touch especially an area on my lower back right on top of my kidney. What could this be?

I have lumps all over my body and some are painful to the touch especially an area on my lower back right on top of my kidney. What could this be?

You need Medical exa: A medical examination from a healthcare worker is necessary before we can help you to sort out your problem of painful lumps Please go see your Primary care doctor ASAP. If you are having too much discomfort, you may have to go to an Emergency room of a hospital for quicker medical attention. ...Read more

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Hurt rt Kidney 12 years ago & today its noticeably painful after getting a MRI with contrast yesterday. Is this normal & when should I be concerned?

What was the reason: For the contrast MRI? There is a correlation between gadolinium contrast and kidney problems, but it should not be painful after the MRI. There may be another issue altogether. You would need laboratory studies to determine if nephrotoxicity has occurred. Please see a healthcare provider or go to ED for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How painful are kidney stones while passing?

Very: Because of the innervation of the ureter from multiple spinal cord levels, the pain associated with ureteral spasm or colic is some of the most intense pain known. ...Read more

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Which is more painful: kidney or gallbladder stones?

Which is more painful: kidney or gallbladder stones?

Probably kidney: Many people who have suffered through a kidney stones describe as the the worst pain of their life. ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney biopsy?

How painful is a kidney biopsy?

Depends: Kidney biopsies are done under local anesthesia (unless you are a pediatric patient) and either an ultrasound or CT scan is used to select a good location. Many physicians will inject 5-15ml of 1% lidocaine into the skin/muscle/soft tissues. You will still feel some pressure but should not have sharp pain during the biopsy. ...Read more

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Can non-obstructing kidney stone be painful?

Rarely: It's unlikely because stone pain comes from blockage of urine flow. Some stones can move in and out of an obstructing position and cause intermittent pain. ...Read more

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How painful is it to pass a 1mm kidney stone?

Almost none, but...: A 1-mm stone is most likely still attached to the papilla of a calyx and its odd to detach and drop into ureter is very low. If happening, a 1-mm stone should have an almost 100% of chance to pass with no discernible pain. In reality, I would not spend much time to mull over it because it shades too little clinical significance to worry about it. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

Is kidney failure a painful death if left untreated?

No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will kidney spasams not be painful?

Spasms: Most spasms cause discomfort as the muscles contract forcefully. When this happens in the urinary tract its usually the muscles that contract (not the kidney). There are many causes from stones, infection to viral illnesses. You should see your doctor about options. There are anti spasm medication that can help, but most important is removing the cause of the spasms. ...Read more

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Calculi of 5-7mm in both kidneys. Any suggestions plzz. Isn't it painful if it go through urine?

Calculi of 5-7mm in both kidneys. Any suggestions plzz. Isn't it painful if it go through urine?

Painful yes: Drink plenty of water if not obstructed. The stones can cause irritation and possibley obstruct flow as they descend down the urinary tract. This can lead to more pain and possible infection and kidney damage. Certain bladder and prostate medications may help with passing smaller stones. Regardless, these are good size stones that your urologist may need to disintegrate or extract. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. .. I m wondering how painful will it be when it will pass on its own?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, a stone 4 mm will never pass. At times, one may pass a stone up to 10-12 mm. So, talk with the attending urologist so to map out a reasonable expectation to manage stone attack since a full answer cannot be given in 400-letter space. ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

A few things.: Tamsulosin may aid in expulsion, narcotics will reduce pain. Time will cure if the stone size is not too big and the ureters / urethra is willing. ...Read more

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Pain in rt abd/flank. Had for 1.5 yrs. Dull unless stretched (cat/cow).very painful after stretch. Can it be kidney?

Probably not, . ..: The pain you observed and described seems more related with physical activities than with kidney disorders. To verify what it may be, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc so to reach correct diagnosis for right care. ...Read more

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I'm 51 my nibbles are hard and painful to touch, I have hep c. And some kidney issues, but oath wise I hike and am in good shape?

I'm 51 my nibbles are hard and painful to touch, I have hep c. And some kidney issues, but oath wise I hike and am in good shape?

See Nephrologist: Nipple infections and gynecomastia are sometimes associated with chronic renal disease. Much less rarely it has been reported with hepatitis c. See your treating nephrologist. ...Read more

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I was told a cyst on my left kidney grew 11mm over the last 5yrs. Should this need to be removed, is that painful? Can it cause stones?

Investigate: Usually if it is a "simple cyst" (i.e. With no signs of cancer), and does not hurt or cause bleeding or uti, a cyst does not need to be removed and can be watched with serial imaging over time. ...Read more

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I have kidney sand and feel sharp pain several times a day. Should I take painkillers? How long does it take to pass it & will it be painful?

I have kidney sand and feel sharp pain several times a day. Should I take painkillers? How long does it take to pass it & will it be painful?

Depends..: Common stones are Uric acid, oxalate. See your doctor to know. Some dietary modification will eliminate production. Mean while flush yourself with plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, tea, broccoli, cauliflower and red meat. Toradol is the best pain medication...it can be very painful. ...Read more

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I understand Kidney angomyolipoma may require emergncy surg & is very painful if it bleeds suddenly. I travel alot, so how should I prepare to handle the situation if it arises. Should I carry some painkiller with me all the time?

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Here are some...: How big is the lesion? Have you had the occurrence of its related spontaneous bleeding? These info may help deduce and decide what could be done. Generally speaking, the odd to have this kind of bleeding is rare, but possible. Hence, there is no firm answer to this concern, but be aware of such and make sure of an availability for local medical facility in case of the rare event... ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney infection?

How painful is a kidney infection?

Will vary.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Flank pain is the most common symptom and can range from mild flank discomfort to severe flank pain with fever, nausea, and vomiting. If you think you have a kidney infection, see your physician as soon as you can for evaluation and urine culture. ...Read more

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Are kidney stones about as painful as labor?

Stones Hurt: I have had women tell me their stones hurt wise than delivery. And no beautiful baby to show for it. ...Read more