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Pain in right side and fever. How do you tell intestinal from kidney problems?

Pain in right side and fever. How do you tell intestinal from kidney problems?

The following:: Kidney:pain radiates round or down to groin. Tenderness to tapping or thumping over lower rib cage on back. Uti symptoms of burning with or frequency of urination. Blood in urine. Positive urinalysis. Kidney or bladder abnormalities on ultrasound or ct. Elevated BUN or creatinine levels in blood. Intestinal: change in stool, bowel habit & pain with bm. Bloody or tarry stool. Abnormal bowel x-rays. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Side pain and foamy urine as the only symptoms. (No fever) Does this mean i have kidney problems?

Side pain and foamy urine as the only symptoms. (No fever) Does this mean i have kidney problems?

Not necessarily: Foamy urine can be caused by forceful urination, dehydration or some other rare and more serious conditions. Make sure that you are drinking 60-80 oz of water daily and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Urinate when you first feel the urge, don't wait until your bladder is over full. If the pain and foamy urine continue see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's a back ache or kidney problems if no fever?

How can you tell if it's a back ache or kidney problems if no fever?

See your doctor: Visit your doctor, he/she will evaluate you and probably run some tests to see what's going on, including a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Not pregnant, no UTI or kidney problems. Was tested monday. Have severe pain in ride side and low fever. Have ovarian cyst 6.4 cm.. Stabbing pain on r?

Not pregnant, no UTI or kidney problems. Was tested monday. Have severe pain in ride side and low fever. Have ovarian cyst 6.4 cm.. Stabbing pain on r?

6 cm cyst: An ovarian cyst of 6 cm. Is potentially a significant risk that can be watched under some circumstances, or in others need to be removed. The main risk is not cancer (although there's that too) but rupture or torsion. No need to panic, but you must be followed very closely by a doctor who understands this - please see a doctor asap, this is not an online help problem. ...Read more

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Can serious urinating issues become cancer, or kidney problems? I have wet the bed for a long time, since i was young. I am almost 13. I have also had trouble urinating and bowel movement problems during the day. Sometimes i used to urinate during the day

Can serious urinating issues become cancer, or kidney problems? I have wet the bed for a long time, since i was young. I am almost 13. I have also had trouble urinating and bowel movement problems during the day. Sometimes i used to urinate during the day

Not cancer: May have bladder & bowel dysfunction & might be worth consulting a pediatric urologist. Entire problem may be due to chronic constipation and could be relieved by a bowel clean-out followed by daily MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) sufficient to induce a soft daily bm. Bedwetting may respond to use of a bedwetting alarm, failing that medication to reduce nightly urine production or medication to increase bladder capacity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is pooping too much a sign of kidney problems?

Can you tell me is pooping too much a sign of kidney problems?

Bowel movements: Frequent bowel movements are not a sign of kidney problems, however if you have diarrhea and lose too much fluid through your stools, this can cause dehydration and lead to acute kidney injury. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Several Conditions: Following can cause kidney problems 1diabetese mellitus 2uncontrolled high blood pressure 3kidney conditions like polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis or problem you are born with 4narrow or blocked renal arteries 5long term use of meds that are toxic to kidneys like nsaids like ibuprophen;celebrex but diabetese and high blood pressure are most common leading to kidney failure. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if it's a back ache or kidney problems?

Kidney or back: Its hard to tell. Obvious kidney: blood in urine, itching, burning or foul smelling or cloudy urine; obvious spine: numbness, weakness, radiating pains, pain with bending/twisting. Pain right under ribs probably kidney. Pain in the middle of back directly over spine, probably back. If in question, exam, labs, and/or studies needed. ...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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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more