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Doctor insights on: Lower Back Pain And Pain Above Hip On Both Sides From Kidney Infection

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

I have had what I believe is a kidney infection for almost a week now. It started with severe lower back pain and pain urinating as well as bloody uri?

Bladder infection: It sounds like cystitis or a bladder infection. Generally kidney infections are associated with a high fever, vomiting and flank or mid back pain. It can progress from cystitis. You need a urine assessed and cultured. Along with likely antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

What could cause lower back pain besides kidney infection?

Back pain: Several organs can lead to back pain. Most of the pain arises from the lumbar spine. In females, feminine organs may also cause back pain. I would suggest you see a gynecologist for a check up to rule out such causes. If there is no problem there, see a pain physician who can properly rule out any spinal causes. ...Read more

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Lower back pain..off and on..possible kidney infection? Never had one before

If infection related: then pain is constant and progressive typically-not on and off. If no fever, chills or sweats as well as no urinary symptoms then it is unlikely related to an infection of the urinary tract especially if the pain is made worse with certain activities or positions and better with other ones. If symptoms progress then seek an evaluation from a physician in any case. ...Read more

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38wks went to LD for sever lower back pain they sent me home did no testing say its normal but 2days later same i think maybe a kidney infection ?

38wks went to LD for sever lower back pain they sent me home did no testing say its normal but 2days later same i think maybe a kidney infection  ?

Possibly: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have lower back pain and loose stools 2 months after a kidney infection?

Is it unusual to have lower back pain and loose stools 2 months after a kidney infection?

See specialist: These may be unrelated, ormight be related. I would recommend 1) seeig your kidney doctor or whomever took care of the iunfection to make sure it is gone, 2) seeing your primary care doctor regarding loose stools or treat symptomatically; then 3) see pain management md about lbp. ...Read more

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Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

Is it common to have lower back pain and also loose stools two months after a kidney infection?

No: Probiotic supplements sometimes help restore regular bowel function after antibiotics and might resolve this. If severe, be sure and have testing for clostridium difficile, which sometimes occurs after antibiotic treatment. A stool test can show if the toxin causing the symptoms is present. Specific antibiotics can resolve the infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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Been having lower back pain for couple months. Treated for kidney infection. Now have severe shooting pain in left hip/buttocks -takes breath away?

May be back: Your pain at this point could be related to your back and not the infection. You should check with your physician to see if this is at all related to the kidney. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. The following also describes me: Back pain. What should I do? How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

I am experiencing  low back pain. The following also describes me: Back pain. What should I do? How do I know if I have a kidney infection?

Back pain: Please rule out kidney infection by visit to your doc. He/she will also address your back pain. After that see the work of John Sarno, MD by searching the net. One of his best books is "The Divided Mind" which takes a mind body approach to pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days i've been having a lot of lower back pain and feeling real achy and burning up. Can I have a kidney infection or be passing stones?

For the past 2 days i've been having a lot of lower back pain and feeling real achy and burning up. Can I have a kidney infection or be passing stones?

Yes: You need to be seen by a doctor to clarify your symptoms: kidney infection vs body aches from a flu vs more serious infection in the spine, etc. ...Read more

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Hi i have a burning/stinging pain when I pass urine, also lower back pain, could this mean I have a kidney infection?

Hi i have a burning/stinging pain when I pass urine, also lower back pain, could this mean I have a kidney infection?

Seek help: How long has that been ??
Please seek help.
If you don't have a doctor,visit the local city/county health clinic for check-up ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has been complaining of lower back pain, very wet diapers, no fever. Is it posssible uti or kidney infection?

2 yr old back pain: If a 2 yr old is complaining of consistent lower back pain, it should be evaluated soon by his pediatrician. UTI & kidney infections are always a possible diagnosis, but other causes of back pain can be as serious. ...Read more

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Pressure and cramping in lower back. pain is almost constant.CT 6mths ago showed stone.. would this be causing this pain or kidney infection?

Yes, yes: If you have kidney stones, you should be seeing your doctor regularly to follow these and either take Meds to help prevent new ones or working to remove the correct ones. Pain, infection, bloody urine can result. ...Read more

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What would cause middle and lower back pain?The pain also wraps around to both sides of outer hips. Pain is constantis at its worse in the morn and PM

Disks in the spine: MAY be pinching nerves. Also, the way you sit or move at work or home may be tightening muscles. Please see your doc who will diagnose and advise you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on right side plus hip and front pain came on very fast been told it could be kidney stones i?

Having lower back pain on right side plus hip and front pain came on very fast  been told it could be kidney stones i?

YES- kidney stone: See pmd for exam, urine test, may need us. Depending on size and location of stone specialist care may be needed. ...Read more

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What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

Maybe..: A number of disorders can give the type of pain you describe or part of it: kidney stones, acute appendicitis, neuralgia (pain due to nerve irritation or inflammation) and others. Each cause has its own characteristics; get it checked soon! ...Read more

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I'm working physically very hard after my miscarriage is just over. Having lower back pain. It is worse on right side. Is it any.infection or work?

I'm working physically very hard after my miscarriage is just over. Having lower back pain. It is worse on right side. Is it any.infection or work?

Any other symptoms?: Are there any other symptoms aside from back pain that could suggest a urinary tract infection? Fever, chills, burning upon urination, frequency or urgency, thinking you got a lot in your bladder and you only piddle? Anyways, the only way to know FOR SURE would be to get a urine sample tested. See your doctor and they'll help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more