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Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Adrenal issue: Adrenal insufficiency (with associated lack of hormones that the adrenal gland usually produces) can produce such symptoms. However, pain in the back can have many potential causes (musculoskeletal, GI, gynecologic). Talk to your doctor if symptoms continue to get a thorough evaluation to identify cause of symptoms. ...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 symptoms does kidney failure have? For example, is there back pain, or are there other similar symptoms?

What symptoms does kidney failure have? For example, is there back pain, or are there other similar symptoms?

Possible back pain: Symptoms of chronic renal failure deelop slowly over time and may includee nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, muscle cramsps, change in urine output, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, swelling of ankles, decreased mental alertness.Acute renal failure is when kidneys suddenly stop working. Various symptoms include decreased urine, swelling legs, loss of appetiite, back pain, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?

I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant. And I've got the SGPT/ALT 82 U/l. Plus a right back pain (kidney area). No other symptoms. What could it be?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant. And I've got the SGPT/ALT 82 U/l. Plus a right back pain (kidney area). No other symptoms. What could it be?

Difficult to say: The two may not be related. The back pain may be a sign of Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) and you may need treatment. Isolated mildly elevated ALT may be from vomiting (hyperemesis), viral or autoimmune hepatitis, gall stones, medications such as Aldomet (methyldopate) or uncertain etiology, etc. You doctor may do tests to determine the cause. If none is found, the tests may be repeated, it usually resolve. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (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


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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