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I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when i cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when i cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

Cough : Since you are on Imuran (azathioprine) which suppresses the immunity, i would highly recommend having a chest x ray to exclude pneumonia. The pain in your right flank is mostly muscular related to severe cough. ...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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Presented as kidney stone last Mon at hopital, pain/throwup, passed fragments Wed-still nauseous, peeing a lot, sore throat. Normal?

Presented as kidney stone last Mon at hopital, pain/throwup, passed fragments Wed-still nauseous, peeing a lot, sore throat. Normal?

Probably small stone: You did not tell us treatment. Most likely you are still passing a stone piece. Call your Urologist for instructions. F C Derrick MD ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney infection. After taking Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I developed a sore throat. Should I be worried?

Diagnosed with kidney infection. After taking Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) I developed a sore throat. Should I be worried?

Could be coincidence: It could be coincidence, but sore throat is a potential side effect of Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). If the symptoms continue, or certainly worsen, it would be advisable to f/u with your physician. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read more

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I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

See a physician: You are probably suffering from pharyngitis. You should consult a physician to get tested for strep throat .Sometimes it can be from infectious mono also called the kissing disease. Your physician can prescribe you antibiotics if it is diagnosed as strep or bacterial pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Does any kind of kidney disease cause a sore back?

Does any kind of kidney disease cause a sore back?

Yes: Kidney pain is usually experienced in the back. The pain can also cause you to move uncomfortably, which can lead to further back spasms. You must address all kidney disease. Pain from kidneys is not a good thing.Kidney pain is usually on one side, but the pain can be referred to the mid-line. Most back pain is not kidney related. ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more