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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Usha Mukhytar Dr. Mukhytar
Gynecology
22 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Seth G. S. Medical College
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I have bad leg pain, slight fever, pain in back could that be a sign of starting of kidney problems, had urine tested doc says start of UTI ?

I have bad leg pain, slight fever, pain in back could that be a sign of starting of kidney problems, had urine tested doc says start of UTI ?

No: leg pain not related to uti if pain in low back no relation to UTI any difficulty urinationg do a ureine culture to confirm why start of UTI it is UTI yes or no ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Jared Fialkow Dr. Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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

Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr. Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
26 years in practice
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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

Dr. Forrest Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
years in practice
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I masturbate about 2 tines a day can this cause kidney problems. I have pain in my right side not bad every day can Cranberry juice really help?

I masturbate about 2 tines a day  can this cause kidney problems. I have pain in my right side not bad every day can Cranberry juice really help?

No: No kidney problems, since this is not generally introduce germs into your urinary tract. The pain in your side has another cause, so you may need to get that checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Lower dull back pain on both sides. No other syptoms. Scared of kidney problems. What can this be and what can i do to stop it? I been drinking water

Lower dull back pain on both sides. No other syptoms. Scared of kidney problems. What can this be and what can i do to stop it? I been drinking water

Low back pain: on both sides of back is almost NEVER from Kidneys. U have low back pain, which almost everyone gets , if u live long enough. Look up low back exercises, do them twice daily,take an aleve (naproxen) if needed, and in 6-12 was, 90% chance it will resolve...until it comes back ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Flechner Dr. Flechner
Urology
42 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How could i tell if I have liver or kidney problems problems?

See your Doctor: Most accurate way is to see your doctor and tell them any symptoms you may have developed. They can order appropriate blood tests or radiology tests if indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Can you tell me about stress and scan dye caused kidney problems?

Can you tell me about stress and scan dye caused kidney problems?

Scan Dye Can: Scan dyes used for contrast can cause kidney damage called stress induced nephropathy it is more common in patients who already suffer from some kidney dysfunction like elevated creatinine level but most of time kidney function returns to normal within couple of weeks but in some patients with kidney disease it can be permanent and can lead to end stage kidney failure, and rarely death. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah Dr. Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
38 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

See below: I can try and answer since it is a very broad qs. Kidney failure and liver can be measured by labs/blood tests, eg creatinine for kidney and liver enzymes and bilirubin for liver. Early on in kidney failure there can be no symptoms until kidney function is quite low ie less than 15 %.Before that there may be anemia, hypertension, bone metabolism etc at 10-15 % there may be anorexia, nausea vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Clare Wilmot Dr. Wilmot
Surgery
years in practice
University of Bristol Medical School
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Stinging pain right of belly button with pain in my right side had scan no gallbladder or kidney problems please help?

Bowels?: How bloated/ constipated are you? Have you looked at your diet and seen any correlation with the stinging pain? ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Why is small stuff floating in my urine making it cloudy? (i think its protein but im still concerned) i don't have any kidney problems but diabetes runs on my moms side of the family.

Why is small stuff floating in my urine making it cloudy? (i think its protein but im still concerned) i don't have any kidney problems but diabetes runs on my moms side of the family.

Harmless sediment: Most common cause of cloudy urine. Simple dip-stick urinalysis can exclude diabetes or kidney disease. Ur most likely very healthy provided u don't smoke, drink to xs, avoid recreational drugs ; keep your weight in check. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Could you tell if you had pkd or other kidney problems with a CT scan or ultrasound?Have had same kidney stone for years and I thought theycane out

Could you tell if you had pkd or other kidney problems with a CT scan or ultrasound?Have had same kidney stone for years and I thought theycane out

Some (larger): kidney stones do not "come out" or are a part of the kidney's structure, CT or ULTRASOUND is/are good tests to disclose kidney STONES but are not generally sufficient to study kidney disease which requires blood/urine tests and sometimes renal BIOPSY! Hope this is helpfu Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

Long list: Sadly age doesnt protect against kidney disease, just the causes are different. Adults DM and HTN are most common and in younger adults, primary glomerular disease, reflux, abnormal urogenital tract, to name a few. Seek care with a pediatric Nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more