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Pain Around The Kidney Area
Here are some. ..: The pain over the kidney is oftentimes not related with kidney disorders, but is necessary to be evaluated so to identify what causes the pain. To do so, Doc need to analyze the info on its onset, degree, duration, interval, progress/evolution over time, conduct physical examination, and do tests such as UA, imaging studies such as CT scan, etc. To diduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care. ...Read more
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
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
I notice a small pain around my kidney area and large amount of suds in my urine, is that a sign of kidney problems?
I've just started warfarin and have severe pain around my kidney area. I've consumed 3liters of water today and urinated x2. Should I go to emergency?
Kidney pain: There are many possibilities. Most are benign but it is possible to have spontaneous bleeding into the area around the kidney if the warfarin level gets too high. Definitly need to check an inr blood test to see how thin your blood is. If the pain is severe and unrelenting, you may need a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more
I have severe pain in lower left side. Nothing helps the pain. It's around my kidney area. What is it?
Several things: Make an appointment to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a weird pain around my right kidney area. Seems like the more I do I get tired in that area. If I rest it goes away. What could this be?
Muscle fatigue: If pain is from kidney, it will hurt regardless of time of day. You maybe experiencing some muscle strain/fatigue of the paraspinal muscles (muscles next to spine), thus feeling aching/sore when overworked/used. Since resting resolves the pain, physical conditioning/back exercises will likely help that after several weeks. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Dull pain around kidney area. Started around my period, and hasn't stopped. It's worse at night. No other symptoms?
I have an endo nodule on right ureter diagnosed by lap in aug 14, I now get constant pain around my right kidney area, is my kidney failing?
I have a stabbing pain around my right kidney area that seems to move round to my lower stomch area right side this is very sore when pressed?
See a doctor: You need examination. Stones and infection will be top consideration. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Please have your doctor check you for a kidney stone. ...Read more
I was on a heavy pain killer for some time, I notice now I'm having some pain at the back around the kidney area continues for days now, what is this?
Need to see MD: You did not say what pain killer you have been taking, was it Vicodin? Dilaudid? Oxycontin? Also did not say how long you were taking these meds. Common side effect of narcotic meds is constipation which would tend to cause abdomen pain/bloating, etc. Pain in the back near the kidneys needs to be evaluated, exam, lab tests esp urinalysis to be sure not having kidney stone or infection. SeeMD ...Read more
I keep getting sharp pain in my back, around the kidney area comes and goes. Have had stones before, do stones usually cause pain from time to time?
Back pain/stones: It is possible. Drink fluids to flush (water apple juice /grape juice/ too much Vit C could precipitate certain stones), Consider follow up with doc as an ultrasound could tell if there is a stone, size location and if there swelling of the tube from the kidney to the bladder due to obstructinoofrom the stone ...Read more
I have very sharp pains on both sides of my back, it is around the kidney area, it is very hard to take a breath, and also to bend?
Taking twice daily tamsulosin for bph. Had urinary retention prior to dosage increase. Now I'm experiencing back pains around the kidney area.?
Hydronephrosis: Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker that's often used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia, as it tends to relax prostate capsule. 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) such as finasteride & dutasteride are used to shrink prostate over 6mo. Inadequately treated BPH can lead to urinary retention and then to hydronephrosis whereby pressure backs up into kidneys. Best to discuss your concerns w/your doc. ...Read more
I suffer from lower backache around the kidney area, my urine &period blood smells like metal and I suffer from fatigue. Is there anything wrong?
See a doctor: It's possible you may have an infection or kidney stone. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Fatty area on kidney: Fat. May be normal. Hopefully we will soon be able to read these for you. Or you can send picture. ...Read more
Left side: These could be kidney stone symptoms or simple muscle spasms from an irritable muscle in the flank area. If the spasms are more toward the abdomen rather than the back, colon spasms or inflammation or abdominal wall muscle spasms could be the cause. If your symptoms persist you should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
Pain in kidney area can be due to kidney stones, kidney infection or muscular pain in that area and kidney tumor
we need more information a to if you have any blood in the urine, frequency/urgency of urination, fever etc
i will recommend you have it checked as it is already 3 days. ...Read more
See below: Most common cause of 'kidney' pain is stones in the kidney and urinary tract. Besides that is infection called pyelonephritis. ...Read more
Many things: What you describe is pain on your right side. It may or may not be due to a problem with your kidney. I would suggest you see your local physician to begin to assess your problem. Tell him/her when the pain occurs, describe it, and make note of your temperature and blood pressure if you can. Also relate any dietary changes and what medicines you take. ...Read more
Pain in the kidney area and when I sit it starts at the top and it throbs from top to bottom and then goes back to just pain?
Possible stone: Pain described can be due to ureteric stone; please get checked if continues to be symptomatic. ...Read more
Bp goes up n down it waz 170/98 then droped down to 108/55 n then shot up to 171/101 n havein n havin pain my back on left side kidney area?
A bunch of stuff: These symptoms are very vague. Please go be evaluated and see what it is. ...Read more
Pain around kidneys: They kidneys are surrounded by a capsule which is very sensitive. Anything that causes swelling of the kidneys or inflammation can cause pain (urinary tract infection, stones, etc). However, the kidneys also reside near many of the muscles in the back, so pain in that area commonly is due to back pain, pulled muscles, strains, etc. Try a heating pad and if no help, see your doctor. ...Read more
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