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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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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?

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?

Kidney or not?: Sure you may have stones in both kidneys. However: you must not miss other – more serious – conditions, like ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst torsion, acute cholecystitis... Abdominal pain can full anybody, including surgeons. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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!

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

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What causes referred pain? How does the doctor differentiate the source of lower back pain when it affects the hips glutes and hamstring?

What causes referred pain? How does the doctor differentiate the source of lower back pain when it affects the hips glutes and hamstring?

Evaluation: Your physician will do it at an evaluation and see if there are neurologic reasons, vascular reasons, muscle reasons and other reasons related to your musculoskeletal status. You may need imaging and laboratory studies after the history and physical. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Ultrasound revealed 4cm shadow on kidney. Referred to urologist. What could it be?

Ultrasound revealed 4cm shadow on kidney. Referred to urologist. What could it be?

Here are some. ..: A shadow on US indicates something blocking sound wave, usually stone (s), which will be further demonstrated with an abdomen film (KUB) since most of renal stones are radiopaque. More? Ask Doc timely for details. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA. Why? What would it tell?

Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA. Why? What would it tell?

ANA: ANA or antinuclear antibody titers are typically used for screening for connective tissue disease, lupus or lupus like diseases that are typically affecting the kidneys in time. ...Read more

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I am getting referred pain in my left side during sex.  i am a man. ?

I am getting referred pain in my left side during sex.  i am a man. ?

Testicular problem?: If pain occurs only during sex, then possibly testicular problem. For a problem like this, you need a physical exam by a physician, who can also obtain a more thorough history about the problem to help determine what it is and whether or not it is serious. ...Read more

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My gum doesn't look bad now bt how do I help referred pain and possible clenching?

My gum doesn't look bad now bt how do I help referred pain and possible clenching?

See your dentist: Have an examination to check for an infection, an injury, or periodontal (gum) disease, and get treatment if necessary. If you have an infection, the pain will reoccur.
If you are clenching (bruxism--chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), your dentist can diagnose this and suggest an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am getting a referred pain during sex to my left side, what could cuase this?

Pain with sex: There are many possibilities. The most likely source of the pain are the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary or colon. You need to report this to your doctor and get an examination including a pelvic examination to determine the cause and then you can be given proper treatment. ...Read more

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I suspect pudendal neuralgia. Drs disagree because the pain is throughout, not strictly 1 side. Is it possible 1 side could cause referred pain? 35/m

I suspect pudendal neuralgia. Drs disagree because the pain is throughout, not strictly 1 side. Is it possible 1 side could cause referred pain? 35/m

Not likely: These nerves do not cross the midline, so having pain referred from one anatomic side to another really wouldn't make sense. It is possible you could have similar problems on both sides or a problem higher up. ...Read more

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OA of lumbor sacral junction and mons pubic pain is this referred pain from my back?

OA of lumbor sacral junction and mons pubic pain is this referred pain from my back?

Possibly: It is possible to have nerve irritation referred to the pelvic area from LS dysfunction; however, to be safe and prudent, get a GYB pelvic exam ...Read more

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Should topical analgesic be applied to location of the damaged nerve in neck, or site of referred pain, or both?

Should topical analgesic be applied to location of the damaged nerve in neck, or site of referred pain, or both?

The area where pain: Apply a topical analgesic to the area where pain is felt unless the doctor advises otherwise. Topical anlagesics work on nerve endings and this is typically where the pain is felt. ...Read more

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Causes of coldness / spasms thoracic. Is this serious? What other symptoms should. I be looking for like referred pain? X-rays normal mild scollsis

Causes of coldness / spasms thoracic. Is this serious? What other symptoms should. I be looking for like referred pain? X-rays normal mild scollsis

Uncertain: Mild scoliosis is almost always asymptomatic. Don't let anyone convince you it's the cause without a thorough investigation of other possibilities. Altho this list isn't an all-inclusive, I'd consider esophageal inflammation or spasm, an imminent outbreak of shingles, a thoracic sprain/ strain or costochondritis. You need follow up until the cause is found or it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th toes at the

How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th toes at the

You: You have two sesamoid bones, but since you made reference to an injury, I'm going to assume you fractured your tibial sesamoid, which is the one furthest away from the pinky toe, and the one more exposed, less protected, and more susceptible to injury.

The sesamoids act as fulcrums and are invested in one of the flexor tendons near the bottom of the big toe, and their purpose is to give more leverage (power) to the flexor tendons as to equate the power of the extensor tendons. When a tibial sesamoid is removed, two things are usually also done: the extensor tendon of the big toe is lengthened (to offset the loss of power of the flexor tendon after the sesamoid is removed), and a special type of repair is made to the joint capsule of the big toe to prevent it from turning in, which can occur after the tibial sesamoid is removed.

So not only are you facing the consequences of walking on this thing for a year, but you also probably had more stuff done than just have the sesamoid removed.

Nevertheless, now at 12 months post-op, you shouldn't really be limping.
I recommend you get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gas to cause referred pain in the testicles?

Testicular pain: I guess anything is possible but I can't think of any anatomical or physiological reason that it would. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Gallbladder symptoms: Nerves to the gallbladder can give pain in upper abdomen, lower chest, or sometimes in the right shoulder. If you have had ultrasound or other gallbladder test (often hida scan is done) and have continuing symptoms, it is reasonable to ask your doctor to refer you to a surgeon.

Gall bladder removal is commonly done, and most people do well with it. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasms trap nerves? Is this what a trigger point is-a point at which a nerve is trapped by a spasmed muscle? Don't understand referred pain

2questions-2 answers: 1. Yes muscles can trap nerves. Muscle spasm can put pressure on the peripheral nerve, producing symptoms along that nerve’s distribution.
2. A motor excitatory effect on muscle may cause formation of a trigger point, also called muscle tightness or twitching located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and referred pain to other sites. ...Read more

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Neck/shoulder pain, comes on suddenly 3/4 times a year. Gallbladder removed 1 year. Could this be related? Or referred pain from the onset of something

Neck/shoulder pain, comes on suddenly 3/4 times a year. Gallbladder removed 1 year. Could this be related? Or referred pain from the onset of something

Other symptoms?: Does it feel like a pulled muscle? How long does it last? Do certain foods make it worse. Have you tried any meds? Did u injure the muscle working out? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? Does it feel like your old gallbladder symptoms? Many musculoskeletal things, strains, etc can give you those symptoms. Nausea? If more food related you may want to go back to surgeon. ...Read more

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Is referred pain a common occurance with Trigeminal Neuralgia?

NO: Trigeminal neuralgia is an intense focalized facial pain lasting over a period of a few seconds. I do not understand what you are asking, as you do not express where the "referred pain" is localized. But, generically, and classically, the attacks of facial pain are localized, focalized, and relatively stereotypical. ...Read more

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Might myocardial infarction have referred pain or radiating pain?

Might myocardial infarction have referred pain or radiating pain?

Absolutely: This is why you often hear about people having jaw pain or pain going down their left arm. Some people feel a heart attack like heartburn type pain. Others may only have shortness of breath as the only symptom of their heart attack. ...Read more