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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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My left kidney hurts can it be because of constipation?

My left kidney hurts can it be because of constipation?

Not likely: The list of reasons for "kidney pain" is quite long. However, constipation doesn't really cause kidney pain, but may result in pain in the left flank area. Constipation is usually treatable with a number of dietary supplements, good hydration, fiber, and diet modification. Discuss this with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Can constipation make my kidney hurt?

Can constipation make my kidney hurt?

See below: Constipation is unlikely to cause kidney pain. Kidney pain occurs commonly with kidney stones and severe infection. ...Read more

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Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure ?

Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure ?

Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system. ...Read more

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Who can help me ? I am tricare prime because my husband is military and the hospital does not want to help me with my health problems who can I see for free for 2nd opinion. I have a kidney problem and constant 3 years of constipation. Also everytime i ge

Who can help me ? I am tricare prime because my husband is military and the hospital does not want to help me with my health problems who can I see for free for 2nd opinion. I have a kidney problem and constant 3 years of constipation. Also everytime i ge

First, : First, try to get a second opinion either through tricare, or request that tricare cover a second opinion for you. Hopefully you can establish closely with a good primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine), as well as a gynecologist, so that you can get your health care under control. Write a detailed letter explaining your medical concerns both to tricare and to give your new doctors so that they will understand your concerns. ...Read more

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Help! could stage 3 kidney disease cause constipation?

Help! could stage 3 kidney disease cause constipation?

Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 ckd can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more

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Can gas and constipation cause pain near kidneys or hip area?

Yes: The colon runs like a border around the outer edge of the abdomen. If the constipation is causing significant pain you could try using Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (OTC) and a stool softener to treat the constipation. ...Read more

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Are constipation and kidney pain common side effects of a liver detox diet?

Are constipation and kidney pain common side effects of a liver detox diet?

Wouldn't surprise me: "liver detox diets" are widely varied and are not evidence-based medicine. Use them at your own risk -- they have landed people in the intensive care unit. Your personal physician -- who unlike an internet "independent thinker / persecuted humanitarian" is obligated by law to tell the truth -- is your best guide to health, be it liver function, diet, or whatever's troubling you now. Cheers. ...Read more

Dr. Faisal Ahmed
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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more