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I feel pain around the kidney area when I take pain killers, is this kidney damage or what?

I feel pain around the kidney area when I take pain killers, is this kidney damage or what?

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

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 had norovirus and I'm having back pain around the kidney area what's causing this?

I have had norovirus and I'm having back pain around the kidney area what's causing this?

See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?

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

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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 notice a small pain around my kidney area and large amount of suds in my urine, is that a sign of kidney problems?

Sudsy urine: Sudsy urine could mean protein is leaking into your urine, especially of it is constant and persistent. Time for a checkup. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Dull pain around kidney area. Started around my period, and hasn't stopped. It's worse at night. No other symptoms?

Dull pain around kidney area. Started around my period, and hasn't stopped. It's worse at night. No other symptoms?

Go see ur Drand get: Checked for kidney problems -blood test, urinalysis, renal ultrasound may be warranted to confirm kidney infection or disease. Take care! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What does fluid around the kidney area mean?

What does fluid around the kidney area mean?

Fluid collection: It could mean involvement of kidney in an infection / pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Taking twice daily tamsulosin for bph. Had urinary retention prior to dosage increase. Now I'm experiencing back pains around the kidney area.?

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

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Why do I have pain in my kidney area?

Why do I have pain in my kidney area?

Several causes: Common cause is kidney stones. Pyelonephritis which is infection in kidneys can also give pain. Sometimes may not be related to kidneys and be from muscles or bones. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a fatty area found on one kidney?

What is the cause of a fatty area found on one kidney?

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

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What does it mean when you keep having spasms in your kidney area on the left?

What does it mean when you keep having spasms in your kidney area on the left?

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

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Stiff pain in kidney area that's been constant for the past 3 days. What could it be?

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

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What does it mean when your kidney starts to hurt or you just start to feel pain in that area?

What does it mean when your kidney starts to hurt or you just start to feel pain in that area?

See below: Most common cause of 'kidney' pain is stones in the kidney and urinary tract. Besides that is infection called pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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What can cause sever kidney painit hurt I been have pain on my right side near the kideny area

What can cause sever kidney painit hurt I been have pain on my right side near the kideny area

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

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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

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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?

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?

See you doctor: Limited by inability to take a complete history and exam. Your BP elevation and fluctuations can certainly be related to pain, so I recommend having your back pain checked out. A urinalysis can help exclude kidney sources of pain. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in my kidney areas, and I feel like I have heartburn. What could it be?

A bunch of stuff: These symptoms are very vague. Please go be evaluated and see what it is. ...Read more

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What is a hypodense area in kidney?

What is a hypodense area in kidney?

Hypodensities: Hypodense areas are usually consistent with cystic ctructures, where hyperdense areas would be more consistent with solid lesions. This is not always the case, and sometimes a ct scan will need to be done if there is a question between cystic or solid lesions. ...Read more

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What could cause aches around my kidney area?

What could cause aches around my kidney area?

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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What to do if I have a pain in my left kidney area?

What to do if I have a pain in my left kidney area?

See your doctor.: Most of the time lower back pain is unrelated to the kidneys. I recommend a visit to your primary care physician who can take a detailed history, examine you, and order necessary imaging and lab tests to discover the cause of your pain. Hope you feel better. ...Read more