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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

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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Why can't i sleep on either of my side without extreme pain in my left kidney area?

Why can't i sleep on either of my side without extreme pain in my left kidney area?

Rule out spinal pain: Try sleeping with a pillow between you knees to keep your spine aligned. This may help to rule out a spinal cause for your pain. If the pain persists see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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For the past week,the area around my kidneys(left+right) have been sore and occasionally i feel a sharp pain on either side,what could it be?

For the past week,the area around my kidneys(left+right) have been sore and occasionally i feel a sharp pain on either side,what could it be?

Exam: You need an examination and routine urine analysis and culture. You may need an ultrasound/ scan if kidney stones are suspected. Drink 8-10 8oz. glasses of water/day and monitor your urine flow. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that i had 2 months ago that i assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?

Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder , up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

Stones vs. spasms: Clearly back problems can result in flank region discomfort. However my concern in that location is always whether or not the symptoms could be originating from the kidneys. Kidney stones cause a condition called renal colic. In renal colic severe pain which comes and goes periodically can occur. A simple urine analysis will help to determine whether or not this might be the problem. Good luck. ...Read more