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Dr. Zachariah George
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Bulgdisc/ann tear l5-s1 6 mth now have pain kidney area lying down. After get up cramp left side. As day goes pain low back worse. Have u seen this?

Dr. Zachariah George
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Bulgdisc/ann tear l5-s1 6 mth now have pain kidney area lying down. After get up cramp left side. As day goes pain low back worse. Have u seen this?

Yes : This is very common in general. But you should be seen by your pmd to make the right DX and help you with managing this. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm having kidney pain when lying down, what is the cause?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm having kidney pain when lying down, what is the cause?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated, as it may be due to 1kidney infection 2stone in the kidney 3tumer in kidney 4pain not related to kidney but from another source. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.

Dr. Stuart Winkler
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.

Pain: Pain in the back rarely is kidney pain. Kidneys usually hurt when acutely obstructed due to kidney stones or other causes. Kidney pain is not associated with deep breathing or with position. The pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal. Pain with deep breathing can also suggest lung disease. If it persists or worsens see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Lower back pain (kidney area) when laying down, recedes after i get up and move about?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Lower back pain (kidney area) when laying down, recedes after i get up and move about?

Sometimes kidney: If there is obstruction to fluid coming out of kidney there maybe less drainage when lying down. In erect position because of gravity kidneys drain more effectively.This may depend on how long in lying down position. This can be assessed by seeing doctor and imaging with ultrasound or nuclear study.Other musculoskeletal causes of pain in this area should be excluded. ...Read more

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Dr. Jill Edison
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down.Normal?

Dr. Jill Edison
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down.Normal?

Post-op nephrectomy : If your pain and bruising is on the opposite side of the nephrectomy, i would be concerned for a possible retro peritoneal hematoma, essentially a bruise with a collection of blood that may take long to resorb. When you stand up there is less pressure on the nerves running through that space, you will feel it more sitting. Need to talk to your surgeon about this, esp. If you take blood thinners. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down. Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else? No other symp

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down.  Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else?  No other symp

Need ultrasound: Abdominal pain may suggest different causes, because the abdomen has many organs. You could have a left-sided ovarian cyst for example. Other causes also exist like diverticulitis or endometriosis or a fibroid. See your doc for an ultrasound or ct scan if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Low back pain relieved by applying pressure & lying down?pain is deep achy present for 6 months.following kidney infection? any ideas of the cause

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Low back pain relieved by applying pressure  & lying down?pain is deep achy present for 6 months.following  kidney infection? any  ideas of the  cause

See details: Have the issue evaluated. It is impossible to speculate without a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have pcnl 2 days ago on my right kidney and I am very short of breathe especially lying down?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I have pcnl 2 days ago on my right kidney and I am very short of breathe especially lying down?

Let me help you: There are complications with any surgery. And those the most common complications for your surgery. Injury to the colon injury to the renal blood vessels urinary leak may persist for a few days sepsis hydrothorax if pcnl is done through 11th intercostal space. I do believe you may have the last one on the list.Please take of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Bert Bergland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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62 female,right lower back dull pain radiating to buttocks when laying down.checked kidneys,GI,ovaries removed.Getting worse!Dr.doesnt know.HELP!!

Dr. Bert Bergland
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 62 female,right lower back  dull pain radiating to buttocks when laying down.checked kidneys,GI,ovaries removed.Getting worse!Dr.doesnt know.HELP!!

Back pain: Perhaps the problem is something called acute (or chronic) sacroiliitis, an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. While not serious it can certainly be painfully annoying. Sometime, sacroiliitis can signal certain forms of arthritis such as polymyalgia rheumatica. Another possibility is piriformis syndrome and lumbar disk issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Dr. Marc Hirsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Exam Time: Your symptoms are diffuse and could reflect several different processes. You should see a medical practitioner to sort them out. You might have a lung issue, like a partially collapsed lung, a kidney problem, other abdominal problems like ulcer, appendicitis or colon irritation, and/or muscle strains. This is a good time to see a health professional. ...Read more

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