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Kidney Referred Pain
Can a kidney stone issue cause referred pain in my neck & shoulder? I just had a stent & lithotripsy procedure last month. Followup appt. soon.
Kidney stone : Yes- although more commonly referred to the pelvic area. ...Read more
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
Pain right kidney daily.Thought it was from a previous surgery i had. Thought i had a left stone come to find out I have a right stone. Referred pain?
Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!
Might want to...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more
3 y/o had VUR w/ scarring. Now VUR clear & kidneys measure 6.4cm. Refered to Nephrology. Can't get appt for couple months. What possible issues?
This is just: "a thought" since the answer should come from your child's Pediatrician but I would guess the kidneys are a bit "small" for your baby's age and follow-up after the VUR with nephrology is a common..and nowadays "STANDARD OF CARE" No "emergency" (my opinion) Hope this helps and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Have had lower pelvic and back pain on rt side for over 6 months. E.R. Checked & is not kidneys & referred to female dr.. Should i worry? Pain worse.
Yes: You need to get checked as you were adviced or revisit er if you have new or worsening symptoms. ...Read more
I'm being referred to a kidney specialist as I've lots of blood in my urine, what tests will be carried out & what could be cause (no infection) ?
Referred to urologist for repeat UTIs, kidney bladder pain. Scheduled apt with NP. Is she qualified enough to help me with this? It's been near 2yrs.
Urologist: There are some nurse practitioners who are highly knowledgeable and reliable. On the other hand, without knowing the capabilities of this particular one would suggest asking that you be seen by the urologist, unless the initial session is only to gather info for the urologist. Good luck as this often is a difficult problem. ...Read more
Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys
contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA..why? What would it tell?
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