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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'm having kidney pain when lying down, what is the cause?

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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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.

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

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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Had chills and flu like symptoms for two days now. But now I have pretty bad pain in both kidneys. It's worse while lying down.

Had chills and flu like symptoms  for two days now. But now I have pretty bad pain in both kidneys. It's worse while lying down.

Rule out pyeloneph: you need to see a doctor in order to rule out a kidney infection called pyelonephritis. Electrolytes and cultures need to be checked. Keep yourself well hydrated. It may be self limiting. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

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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I was kicked in my kidney on my left side . After a couple days from being kicked, I have more pain . Laying down is a challenge , what'?

I was kicked  in  my kidney  on my  left side .  After a couple  days  from  being  kicked, I have  more pain .  Laying  down  is a challenge ,  what'?

Page Kidney: There is a syndrome called a Page Kidney that I specialize in and have written about that can come from such an injury. Do you have blood in urine? Very large hematoma. Watch for BP to increase if this is the problem. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more

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Why do our kidneys work better when we are laying down! 2nd- When is our BP highest? Sitting Standing, or laying down?

Why do our kidneys work better when we are laying down!

2nd- When is our BP highest? Sitting Standing, or laying down?

BP should be steady: Regarding our kidneys it does not matter if we lie down or stand up. They function the same irrespective of how we are standing or lying down. The same goes with our BP if we are healthy. If you are healthy BP should not change because the body has systems that keep it in a narrow range. But for some people that system does not work and their BP is normal lying down, but falls as they stand up. ...Read more

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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!!

 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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Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension i was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after i soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension i was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after i soak them or get up from laying down they burn but

Swollen legs: What stage of chronic kidney disease (ckd) are you in? See a nephrologist and get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. If you have ckd 1 or 2, you will likely need to see a cardiologist to evaluate your heart's ejection fraction, as ckd of this degree is not normally associated with swelling. If you have a high protein in your collection, that could be the cause of your edema. ...Read more

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I had a TVT bladder sling 5 yrs ago. I am having lots of pain in lower back n abdomen area when lying down. Could this be a result from that?

I had a TVT bladder sling 5 yrs ago. I am having lots of pain in lower back n abdomen area when lying down. Could this be a result from that?

Probably not...: Your current symptoms likely represent aging-related disorders of local joints, muscles, or nerves since you have been free of genitourinary symptoms after TVT bladder sling procedure. Of course, before assuming so, one has to review detailed info on the specifics & relevance of all symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed so to reach right diagnosis for right care/ counseling. ...Read more

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For two and half months iv had twinging pains on and off throughout the day in what feels like my right ovary area. I also have constant lower back ache which is not relieved with sitting or lying down. I feel nauseus and end up dry heaving after walking

This does sound: like it may be coming from your ovary or another pelvic organ, and you should definitely be checked and probably have at least an ultrasound. There are some urinary or back arthritis problems that can feel similar, but unless the pain is very severe, nausea and heaving are not normal. See a FP, or if you have one, a gynecologist first. Don't delay, and good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pains in ovaries / pelvic area, worse when lying down? started today after having tummy ache and lower back ache?

Need examination: Have you told your parents about what's going on? That's important that you give them some information on what's going on. If that's not possible then, get examined by a doctor if this is something new to you and they'll help you. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

More info needed: Any recent back injury or strain? Does the pain radiate into the buttock or leg? If it's a flareup of old disc protrusion it may subside after a few weeks; a recent back strain will improve sooner. Try cold and hot applications,rest, and if you can take them,NSAIDs like ibuprofen should help. Your orthopedic or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more