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BO under left armpit only. Discomfort under both. Left kidney pain comes and goes. Green urine. Sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Night sweats. What?

BO under left armpit only. Discomfort under both. Left kidney pain comes and goes. Green urine. Sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Night sweats. What?

Green urine & sweats: This constellation of symptoms should be checked out by a doctor. I'm concerned u may have malaria and that green urine is actually broken up blood cells from the malaria parasites. Sweats and body aches can be found in malaria and this disease should be looked for. In Pakistan it is rainy season now- right? It could be other diseases too--but hope u get help as soon as possible. ...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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Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

May need it out: If the stone is not passing on its own, you may need to have it removed by a urologist. There are many techniques available depending on the situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left Armpit smells bad. Right armpit odorless. Night sweats. Abdomen Pain, and dull/aching pain in kidney that comes and goes. H/o right inguinal hernia?

Left Armpit smells bad. Right armpit odorless. Night sweats. Abdomen Pain, and dull/aching pain in kidney that comes and goes. H/o right inguinal hernia?

See your doctor: Sounds like you need to see your primary care provider ASAP. It has nothing to do with the hernia, but you need a more complete evaluation, exam, and maybe some blood tests and imaging studies. While may not be emergent, should be aeen within the next week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have kidney pain on my left side that comes and goes and it radiates to my lower hip and front pelvic area, what could this be? I've had it for about 3 days now and it hurts alot

I have kidney pain on my left side that comes and goes and it radiates to my lower hip and front pelvic area, what could this be? I've had it for about 3 days now and it hurts alot

Flank pain: Lots of causes of flank pain. Pain that comes and goes and radiates to the pelvic area could be a kidney stone - but many other causes from ovarian cyst to pelvic infection to ectopic pregnancy, even appendicitis are possible. Make sure you are not pregnant! Please see your doctor for evaluation. If it's a kidney stone, a urine dipstick test will show microscopic amounts of blood. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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What is the characteristics of kidney pain?

What is the characteristics of kidney pain?

Flank pain: Most of the kidney pain are flank and back pain, the pain radiate to the front, and some time all the way to the penis and testicle as well. ...Read more

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What could 6 month history of kidney pain be?

Are you sure?: Hoping to assure if the pain is from kidneys, on needs more specific info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, resolution, relevance to physical activities, & sequence of events of all symptoms + timely physical exam + testing as needed-though maybe rarely needed. How to sort these related things out? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best.. ...Read more

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What should I do about persistant kidney pain?

See your doctor: You need some testing and a work up to evaluate if the pain is really in your kidneys. It could be musculoskeletal. Kidney etiologies that cause pain commonly are cystic kidney diseases, kidney stones, and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Kidney pain only at night what condition is it?

Likely muscular: I don't think you pain is related to the kidneys. Most likely you have musculo skeletal pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

Not an issue for: Self diagnosis. While back ache is very common and often self limited; if you have any concern about kidney disease, you should see your doctor for an evaluation starting with urine exam, other lab tests and may be imaging. ...Read more

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I'm having kidney pain when lying down, what is the cause?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated, as it may be due to
1kidney infection
2stone in the kidney
3tumer in kidney
4pain not related to kidney but from another source. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up with bad kidney pain I don't know why?

Sometimes I wake up with bad kidney pain I don't know why?

OK....: Since this appears to be a common occurrence, I recommend you get an evaluation by a dr. And get some testing to include a possible Urinalysis and kidney function testing, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can kidney pain be distinguished from other types of pain?

How can kidney pain be distinguished from other types of pain?

See below: Most commonly kidney pain occurs in the loin area ie your back, at the sides of the spine, around the lower part of your rib cage. Again pain occurs most commonly from either a stone/stones or infection. The pain may travel down the front of the abdomen. A medical examination is required to distinguish it from other causes of pain. ...Read more

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