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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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I have mid back pain on right side. It's a very sharp pain. No kidney stones. Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

I have mid back pain on right side.  It's a very sharp pain.  No kidney stones.  Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

Spine or muscle : Sprained muscles can "catch". Spinal motion segments can catch for several reasons. Either muscular or spinal column pains can be "sharp". When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Chronic mid back pain. Tingling, numbing feeling.I have had this for about a year.Not kidneys not disks. Drs are stumped. Help!?

Chronic mid back pain. Tingling, numbing feeling.I have had this for about a year.Not kidneys not disks. Drs are stumped. Help!?

MIdback pain: Where do you feel the numbness? Where is the mid to you?At the lower end of the rib cage or between the shoulder blades?I I use the terms "thoracic, " spine with ribs "lumbar" ribs to pelvis "thoracolumbar" where the two join. Thanksfor the question. ...Read more

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I had a UTI last week & took MicroBid for a week. Now this week, I have mid back pain on the right- Kidney. Had a UTI 6 months ago too. Any reason?

I had a UTI last week & took MicroBid for a week. Now this week, I have mid back pain on the right- Kidney. Had a UTI 6 months ago too. Any reason?

Pyelonephritis?: Some UTI bacteria are resistant to nitrofurantoin (Microbid). It sounds like your infection might not have been adequately treated and now has ascended to involve the kidney (pyelonephritis). Return to your doctor ASAP. Once successfully treated, speak with your doctor about whether you need evaluation of why you have frequent UTIs and how to prevent them. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have severe mid back pain near kidney area fie at least 2 straight months had previously fractured a rib back in november in constant pain all day?

Be checked: If the pain has been severe for 2 months, i would certainly encourage you to be seen. There are multiple causes includingusculoskeletal- such as another broken rib or fractured vertebrae; to more internal causes such as a kidney or gallstone, an aneurysm, or other intra thoracic or intra abdominal problem. Appropriate exam and testing can usually determine the cause. Be seen. ...Read more

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Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?

Spine?: Whole there are many nonspecific symptoms here, a problem with one or more of the discs in our spine could be a cause. Best to see your primary care provider for aide complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Back Pain (Definition)

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