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Dr. Faisal Ahmed
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Kidney Pain (Overview)

Pain in the kidney


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What does it mean if I have kidney pain when breathing?

What does it mean if I have kidney pain when breathing?

Not be kidney pain?: Abdominal pain with breathing is due to moving of diaphragm. It does not have to be kidney pain as other factors are possible e.g. Lower end of lungs due to pleurisy. The kidneys do not feel pain unless the capsule around it is inflamed or distended. Poss kidney infection or stone disease. But see your doc to evaluate location of pain and may be do an ultrasound if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Faisal Ahmed
293 Doctors shared insights

Kidney Pain (Overview)

Pain in the kidney


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Got kidney pain, fever & woke up today with the right side of my face swollen & painful for no reason. Is this connected? Feel really unwell & tired

Got kidney pain, fever & woke up today with the right side of my face swollen & painful for no reason. Is this connected? Feel really unwell & tired

See a doctor: This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Take with you a complete list of symptoms and their sequence in developing along with any other factors you deem pertinent and allow them to examine you. If testing is needed they can order this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Kidney pain (Tip)

Make sure the organism is cultured to get the best antibiotic therapy. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Left ovarian cyst hi, 4 weeks back I had pain on my left side. Initially, the doctors treated it as a kidney pain as I had a kidney stone (3mm) in my left kidney in june 2011. The doctors did the kidney treatment. I wasn't satisfied and decided to go for

Left ovarian cyst hi, 4 weeks back I had pain on my left side. Initially, the doctors treated it as a kidney pain as I had a kidney stone (3mm) in my left kidney in june 2011. The doctors did the kidney treatment. I wasn't satisfied and decided to go for

I: I can definitely understand your concern. That is a long time to have pain, and it sounds like it has been a complicated situation. Initially you had the kidney stone that sounds like it was successfully treated, and you then had a negative ct scan. Now it is found that you have an ovarian cyst that is 3.5 cm. Ovarian cysts are painful. They can pop and rupture, leaking fluid into the peritoneal (abdomino-pelvic)space, which usually resolves on its own though it is quite painful. Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own. Please see a gynecologist in follow up to be sure that this is resolving. Some women need to be treated with medications such as hormonal treatments to resolve cysts (such as oral contraceptive tablets). If you have sudden increase in pain, fever, vomiting, or new symptoms then you would have to be seen as an emergency, but otherwise please make an appointment with a licensed gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of kidney pain?

How to get rid of kidney pain?

Ibuprofen: If pain is from the kidneys, such as in kidney stones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
if it's from lumbar pain, NSAIDS can be helpful, but the addition of an antispasm medication sometimes is necessary, because tight muscle play a role in development of pain ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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Kidney pain what to do?

Kidney pain what to do?

Get ua: Are you sure it is a kidney pain? Get a urinalysis and a physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes kidney pain?

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

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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How does kidney pain feel?

How does kidney pain feel?

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

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Kidney pain while jogging?

Kidney pain while jogging?

Variable: Hydrate, keep away from nsaids, breathe right. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Why am I having kidney pain?

Why am I having kidney pain?

Many causes: Flank pain and back pain can have many different causes. The assumption that is your kidney that is hurting really can only be verified by physical examination and possibly x-rays. ...Read more

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What does kidney pain feel like?

What does kidney pain feel like?

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

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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Can kidney pain travel up your back?

Can kidney pain travel up your back?

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

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What are the symptoms of kidney pain?

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 more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Does kidney pain happen when laying?

Does kidney pain happen when laying?

Sometimes: Kidneys rarely cause pain. When pain is related to the kidney s the pain is usually constant and severe and not much affected by posture. ...Read more

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Why am I having terrible kidney pain?

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

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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I have back kidney pain some solution?

I have back kidney pain some solution?

Need diagnosis first: Pain in back is not necessarily kidney. This could be any one of many things. You probably need a good history and exam to straighten this out. ...Read more

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Having bad kidney pain. What do I do?

Kidney or back pain?: Most of the time my patients who have "kidney pain" actually have musculoskeletal back pain. Are you having any other symptoms that relate to your urinary system? Any fever? ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What are common causes of kidney pain?

What are common causes of kidney pain?

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

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What can kidney pain be a symptom of?

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

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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What could cause my back / kidney pain?

Depends: The possibilities are too numerous to detail here. A physician will need to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat kidney pain?

What's the best way to treat kidney pain?

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

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