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Have kidney pain, right side it is now radiating down leg, urgency with urination, any suggestions?

Have kidney pain, right side it is now radiating down leg, urgency with urination, any suggestions?

See a doctor ASAP: You might have a kidney infection, blockage or stone. Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause kidney disease. Your symptoms should be checked out as soon as possible and treated. I assume that you are taking Methotrexate for your arthritis. This medicine can affect your kidneys. You can ask your doctor if there are other treatment options available for your condition.

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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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Sharp pain in left pelvic area maybe even kidney. ..Pain so sharp it travels down my left leg to my knee what could cause this?

Sharp pain in left pelvic area maybe even kidney. ..Pain so sharp it travels down my left leg to my knee what could cause this?

Different possibil..: Pelvic pain may relate to pelvic inflammatory disease, esp as you mention having vaginal discharge. Other reasons include kidney infections and kidney stone disease. Need a doctor's evaluation. Possible disc disease, although less likely, given your young age.

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Pain above my right kidney. Pain down my legs. Can not sit stand or lay more than a hour at a time. I also am fatigued and have head aches. I also have a her time controlling my bowels and bladder.

Pain above my right kidney. Pain down my legs. Can not sit stand or lay more than a hour at a time. I also am fatigued and have head aches. I also have a her time controlling my bowels and bladder.

I: I am not sure what is causing this. But if you have back pain, pain radiating down your legs, progressive leg weakness and problems with your bowels and bladder this could be consistent with a cauda equina syndrome (a nerve in the lower spine gets compressed). If this is acute, please get seen at the er right away. If this has been there for a long time, please pick up the phone and call your doctor now. Please do not put off getting medical care. God bless.

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Bearing kidney pain of my left side went to my leg...

Lumbar radiculopathy: Hi! kidney pain can mimic pain from the nerves that exit the spine; one difference is that pain from the nerves can radiate into the leg (s). Inflammation of these nerves is caused "sciatica" or "lumbar radiculopathy". These symptoms are often evaluated with a urine analysis and a CT scan or MRI.

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kidney pain for past two weeks. I have frequent urination with a heavy amount every time. Last night I started have pain near my ribs & pain in legs?

kidney pain for past two weeks. I have frequent urination with a heavy amount every time. Last night I started have pain near my ribs & pain in legs?

Here are some. ..: Your symptoms most likely are not inter-connected. But, it's necessary to sort out what causes which and how to handle your suffering. To do so, collect & bring the info about the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress of all symptoms over time to Doc timely for analysis + physicals, tests as needed, etc. So to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx.

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Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Diagnosis needed: Pain is the main symptom in endometriosis. A cyclic pattern related to the menstrual cycle is common. The diagnosis is not made by blood tests or ultrasound. Instead, a diagnostic laparoscopy is needed and biopsy or removal of suspicious lesions.

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I have a knot on the lower left side of my back below kidney. It don't hurt all the time, buy when it does its bad and pain shoots down my left leg.

I have a knot on the lower left side of my back below kidney. It don't hurt all the time, buy when it does its bad and pain shoots down my left leg.

Complex Pain Synd.: The knot and the pain are probably not related. The knot maybe a lump of fatty tissue called a lipoma. Your doc should give you clear answers. The pain is myofascial and the advil (ibuprofen) and opiates are mucking up your gut and your natural healing process. See my notes. Start a wellness program, add in vits and minerals, start acupuncture, get your wellness team together and you have to be the qb!

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Having pains in my lower kidneys. Down my legs all the way to my seat?

Having pains in my lower kidneys. Down my legs all the way to my seat?

Low back &: leg pain suggest POSSIBLE spinal stenosis, pinched nerves. Please see your doc. He/she may refer you to a specialist. Peace and good health.

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My lower back hurts near my kidneys and the pain is shooting down my leg it hurts so bad I don't want to move

Seek medical care: The pain you are describing sound like "radicular" pain where a nerve or nerves coming from you spinal cord are being pinched, squeezed or affected in some way causing the pain. See a medical professional as as soon as you can.

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I have severe pain in my kidney and the pain is shooting down my right leg making it hard for me to walk at times?

I have severe pain in my kidney and the pain is shooting down my right leg making it hard for me to walk at times?

Nerve pain: Back pain radiating down the leg is more suggestive of intervertebral lumbar disk or spur pressing on a nerve root. I recommend that you consult a neurologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be done.

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I been having discomfort on my right side like in my kidney erea and now it's going down my right leg to my calf my urine has been darker than usual?

I been having discomfort on my right side like in my kidney erea and now it's going down my right leg to my calf my urine has been darker than usual?

See details: Have the issue evaluated. There are several possible causes and some may be serious. I would suggest evaluation of both abdominal and musculoskeletal causes.

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28f no UTI yet lower left side of back hurts down my leg as well but I feel it may be my kidney. Went septic 4yrs ago from this. Other things possible?

Sciatica?: Since you have a history of kidney problem one always keep that in mind. However your pain is going down the leg which raises the possibility of sciatica due to irritation of nerves in the back. Discuss this possibility with your doctor

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Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down. Normal?

Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down. Normal?

Post-op nephrectomy: If your pain and bruising is on the opposite side of the nephrectomy, I would be concerned for a possible retro peritoneal hematoma, essentially a bruise with a collection of blood that may take long to resorb. When you stand up there is less pressure on the nerves running through that space, you will feel it more sitting. Need to talk to your surgeon about this, esp. If you take blood thinners.

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Need doctor's help! Will kidney stone cause pain down right leg?

Need doctor's help! Will kidney stone cause pain down right leg?

No it does not: Kidney stone does not cause pain down right or left leg.

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I've had lower back pain for about a week now. It does go down my right leg but I'm feeling a bit nauseous. Could it be a kidney infeciton?

I've had lower back pain for about a week now. It does go down my right leg but I'm feeling a bit nauseous. Could it be a kidney infeciton?

Less likely: Lower back pain that radiates down one leg is due to compression of the sciatic nerve by a herniated or bulging disc or arthritic changes in the spine. The pain is usually located in the low back well below the level of the umbilicus. Kidney pain from infection is located in the back at or above the level of the umbilicus (belly button). Kidney infection will be accompanied by a fever.

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If I'm having pain from kidney stones and it gets more painful and starts radiating down my right leg do I need to go back to the doctor?

Yes: Dear WHarris, yes, if you have had kidney stones in the past and this pain feels the same, then it would be better to have a doctor evaluation. Sometimes, the stones can be too big to pass through and they can block the passage of urine and then the backed up urine can damage the kidney. I hope you feel better soon.

Dr. Faisal Ahmed
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