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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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Can severe bowel straining cause kidney problem?

Can severe bowel straining cause kidney problem?

See below: Not likely, kidneys are outside the peritoneum, ie the covering of intestines. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Not usually.: A normal healthy person without any underlying kidney disease does a pretty good job of balancing all the water and electrolytes going through the body. Uncommonly, a long distance runner can drink too much water to the point of dangerously low sodium. Eating well and exercising - anything to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure - will help keep the kidneys healthy! ...Read more

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I know it's good to drink lots of water, but can peeing too much over a course of a lifetime strain your kidneys from overuse?

I know it's good to drink lots of water, but can peeing too much over a course of a lifetime strain your kidneys from overuse?

No: Your kidneys like to be hydrated. Drinking water helps them from having to do extra work to concentrate your urine. The limits to drinking too much water are more related to your sodium level and heart if you have heart disease. Kidneys love the extra hydration. ...Read more

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For about the past 3 years I have had to strain/push really hard to urinate. I'm 25yoF w/kidney stone on right side too big to pass. What could be wrong?

For about the past 3 years I have had to strain/push really hard to urinate. I'm 25yoF w/kidney stone on right side too big to pass. What could be wrong?

Urologist: You have had 3 years of difficulty with voiding. You had a kidney stone but that is not related. See a urologist. They will order a voiding cystogram. This will allow them to study your bladder which may be abnormal. You may benefit from treatment. You may need other tests. You may have had kidney damage. ...Read more

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What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

Only if very high: When very high it could lead to kidney failure that is reversible most of the time. To prevent that you need to increase fluid intake to maintain high urine output. ...Read more

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How common is it for 4 yr old to get kidney stones? He's having pain before peeing and straining. Doc in am. Is this ER urgent or ok to wait?

How common is it for 4 yr old to get kidney stones? He's having pain before peeing and straining. Doc in am. Is this ER urgent or ok to wait?

Not common: This is not a common age to get renal stones. Please ask your child's pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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My left side is a little swollen. More Soreness with extensive movement and exercise. Kidney stones or muscle strain?

My left side is a little swollen. More Soreness with extensive movement and exercise. Kidney stones or muscle strain?

? muscular: It may not be true swelling but it sounds like a muscular symptom and not a kidney problem. If these symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does it harm or strain your kidneys/liver to filter excess water soluble vitamins. Some multivitamins have well over rda, turn urine bright yellow?

Does it harm or strain your kidneys/liver to filter excess water soluble vitamins. Some multivitamins have well over rda, turn urine bright yellow?

Vitamins: It's not unusual or harmful to have deep yellow urine after taking multivitamins. Most vitamins are simply excreted in the urine if they exceed recommended daily doses. However some vitamins like D or A can be harmful when taken in massive doses. It's important to adhere to the doses recommended on the label of legitimate preparations. You can get advice from your pharmacist if you're unsure. ...Read more

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I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass, 3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was 2 d

I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass, 3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was 2 d

If the CT: Was performed with a specific protocol to assess for kidney stones, it is probably more accurate than the ultrasound. Other entities in the kidneys can mimic small stones on ultrasound, such as blood vessels and small fat deposits. ...Read more

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I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass, 3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was aft

I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass, 3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was aft

Your question is.?: Often small stones break up into sand like particles and you won't see the stone. The severe pain was the stone passing. Once the pain is gone (and doesn't come back), it means the stone has passed into the bladder where it may break up or pass through the urethra which is painless. ...Read more

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Is a moderate internal pain central to the lower torso more likely to be a strained muscle or a kidney problem? The pain lasted a few days.

Is a moderate internal pain central to the lower torso more likely to be a strained muscle or a kidney problem? The pain lasted a few days.

Here are some. ..: As long as being tolerable, remaining afebrile, & getting betterslowly but surely day by day, time with patience is the best medicine for now. Meanwhile, recollect the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, and progress of the symptom over time, and bring those to Doc for analysis + physical exam + possible tests so to deduce? Dx for proposing reasonable Rx/care/counseling... ...Read more

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Severe back and neck pain, 26 weeks pregnant. Not a kidney infection, but could I have strained my back and neck muscles moving baby's furniture?

Severe back and neck pain, 26 weeks pregnant. Not a kidney infection, but could I have strained my back and neck muscles moving baby's furniture?

Here are some...: Your concerns may and may not be interacting & could not be solved without further detailed Hx, proper physical exam, & tests as needed. However, to get down to the bottom of the concerns has not to be hard if following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely & timely with Doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counsel. ...Read more

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Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone. Cause?

Various Pain: Seems like you have a lot going on and it is mostly right sided, but these complaints are not likely related, especially the eye and the leg pains. It is best to see your primary care physician to help separate these pains and determine individual etiologies so a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Is it better to use ice or heat after straining one's lower back?

Is it better to use ice or heat after straining one's lower back?

Do what helps: Traditional wisdom is ice for first 24 hours to limit inflammation then heat after to reduce spasm and stiffness. While this approach works well for some injuries (like a sprained ankle) I don't find patients usually get much relief from the ice portion (likely less inflammation and more muscle spasm). Heat helps most people but in the end, do whatever works for you. ...Read more

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Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Back pain: Unusual to have back pain for 2 months after a fall. Concerns would be an occult fracture which should be much better by now. Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". ...Read more

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How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

Pilates or aqua exer: Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Or aquatic exercise. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. If you have a spinal cord injury, check with your doctor first. ...Read more