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

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

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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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. ...Read more

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Last month I had a supposably UTI and I had terrible kidney pain the first day and then it dulled down, and then I had terrible vagina throbbing. Why?

Last month I had a supposably UTI and I had terrible kidney pain the first day and then it dulled down, and then I had terrible vagina throbbing. Why?

Bladder spasms: The bladder sits right on the front wall of the vagina. Wilth a UTI, you may experience bladder spasm, which might seem like it's happening in the vagina. ...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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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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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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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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