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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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Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

No: The gall bladder is on the right side of the body. Pain in the flank area can be a number of things but could be related to a kidney problem. You should see your doctor asap to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Gnawing pain in left rib and lower abdomen, kidney infection??

Possible : That is possible. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Frequency, burning, urgency? Get evaluated. Could also be a colon issue. ...Read more

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Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Stones: Small stone can cause terrible pain; usually kidney ca painful if larger tumor more advanced. Stones far more common. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Possible: A urine test at your physician's office can easily detect this. Then, you'll be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for a few days that should clear it up. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones?  I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Sore in lower back and kidney area ?

Sore in lower back and kidney area
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Desk job?: Are you sitting a lot? You may be having psoas muscle spasm that can lead to dull aches in the upper lumbar and lower lumbar spine. Google "psoas stretches" do it a few times and see how you feel. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Common : Common symptoms of a bladder infection are urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and visible blood in the urine. Low back pain is less common but is a symptom. It also may be a symptom related to kidney infection in addition to bladder infection. Fever is generally associated with kidney infections along with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in penis, I have kidney stone 5.7mm.

Sharp pain in penis, I have kidney stone 5.7mm.

Stone moving: If given an rx to enlarge ureters/urethra--be sure you are taking it. Use your pain med, hydrate well to encourage passage. If made it to bladder, should pass on own (and will only appear as grain of sand, despite amount of pain it caused on way out). May have some urinary bleeding, ok as long as stops after few hrs. If severe pain / vomiting / can't pee -- go to er. ...Read more

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History of 12 kidney stones severe dehydration now having burning stabbing pain in right flank area below rib cage into back area plz help?

Get CT: With your history of 12 stones & lithotripsy,the pain in your rt.flank is very likely another stone.Hopefully you have had a metabolic workup including serum sodium,potassium,chloride,bicarbonate,creatinine,calcium,uric acid & phosphorus;urine pH.Also 24Hr.urine for volume,calcium,sodium,citrate,oxalate &uric acid.Meanwhile,for your pain,please call your urologist.I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lower abdomen pain?

Will a kidney infection lower abdomen pain?

Need more info: What do you mean by a "kidney infection"? Have you seen a doctor? If you are referring to cystitis(bladder inflammation with or without infection) yes it can cause lower abdominal discomfort and frequent urination. If the pain is severe please see your doctor or the ER.Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in right groin and lower back?

Pain in right groin and lower back?

Hip: Hip pain, and all it's causes. Muscles that start in the back and end near your groin, nerves that travel that path are all possibilities. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Recommend evaluation: It certainly could be a variety of things. Ibs, appendicitis, crohn's, gastroenteritis...All worth a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

Get workup-prevent.: Kidney stones CAN be prevented. Need testing of 24 hour urine collection for: pH, creatinine, calcium, oxalate, cystine, uric acid, phosphate, volume, protein, sodium, etc. Also renal ultrasound. Bad diarrhea cause may guide cause of kidney stone. Drink enough fluids to produce at least 2 and a half liter urine per day. A good nephrologist can guide so as to not have stones in the future. ...Read more

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Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Kidney stone: Blood in the urine is common for ureteral stones. Need to discuss this with your doctor to determine what type of stone this may be so the proper prevention approach can be developed for you. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney. ...Read more

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Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more