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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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Can symptoms of IBS be running stomach and discomfort in right lower abdomen? Suffer from gastric reflux as well, can't afford to go to doc

Can symptoms of IBS be running stomach and discomfort in right lower abdomen? Suffer from gastric reflux as well, can't afford to go to doc

Sure, but...: The GI tract has a very limited of responses, so symptoms you describe are common, non-specific, with variable clinical significance appropriate to underlying cause. As well, similar symptoms may reflect non-gi issues & even side effect from drugs & supplements. Why would you consider empiric treatments without understanding the underlying disease? Affordable (& free) health care is available. ...Read more

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M57, how do I know that pain at left side of back is due to problem with kidney or any other issue. ?

By Check Up&Tests: You will know what is causing the pain after consulting your doctor, who will take a detailed history and examination and confirm hoi/her clinical findings by doing teasts like blood/urine test and/or imaging like xrays/ultrasound/cat scan if indicated. So make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Most important..: The most important thing is a urinalysis. With pyelonephritis you would have a fever almost always. With a kidney stone, usually microscopic or macroscopic blood in urine. If your pain last more than a day, see your pcp asap. You c an take over the counter alleve. ...Read more

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Dull pain in left and right lower abdominal quadrant. What can I take to relieve the pain. It is not serious with no other side effects.

Depends: I am glad this seems not to be serious to you. One suggestion can be using over the counter meds like acetaminophen, or ibuprofen: however, both of these meds may cause problems or may not be a good choice depending on your medical history. Such pain can be from benign things like constipation, but more serious problems can also start this way. Especially at age 81, if the pain continues, be seen. ...Read more

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What to do if severe pain in stomach and doctor says I'm fine?

This might be: interpreted as there is not a serious health problem as opposed to there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

Diabetic..: Gastroparesis does not cause pain! feel full quickly, vomit up undigested food hours after eating, poor unpredictable diabetes control. Even though prone to esophagitis/ ulcers they don't cause pain either- i've written on this thus md must look for other causes of abdominal and thoracic pain!. ...Read more

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Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

It varies a lot: Any persistent abdominal or back pain raises a question about Pancreatic Cancer in the middle aged folks. It does not have to spread outside of the pancreas in order to cause pain. I hope that answers your question. But a check up is a must if the pain lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to help the symptoms of my gallstones? Especially the pain n nausea

See a doctor: Medical treatments can offer pain medications for limited pain relief & nausea medication. Avoid fried fatty & greasy foods. See a general surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery & see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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If I'm having pain from kidney stones and it gets more painful and starts radiating down my right leg do I need to go back to the doctor?

Yes: Dear WHarris, yes, if you have had kidney stones in the past and this pain feels the same, then it would be better to have a doctor evaluation. Sometimes, the stones can be too big to pass through and they can block the passage of urine and then the backed up urine can damage the kidney. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for kidney stone? I've been feeling some pain in my left kidney area and i'm scared that might be it.

What are the symptoms for kidney stone? I've been feeling some pain in my left kidney area and i'm scared that might be it.

Kidney stones: Stones residing in the kidneys often have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur with nonobstructing stones in the kidneys it usually is a dull ache in the flank and perhaps microscopic blood in the urine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

What to do if I have severe pain in my enlarged liver. any suggestions in managing the pain?

Depends on Cause: Without more info, its hard to say. Generally, avoid alcohol and acetaminophen(Tylenol). Fatty foods and exposure to industrial solvents. A lot depends on the basis of your enlargement. ...Read more

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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down.  Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

Decrease inflammatio: Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation. Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ?Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more

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Can back and right upper abdominal pain, cramp dwon to the leg, blotting , nasure dizzines all be from kidney stone or another health issue?

Sounds unrelated: Right upper quadrant and abdominal pain, back pain, ?Bloating may all be related. These syptoms may be caused by gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer disease, certain conditions of pancreas. Recommend evaluation by md. Not sure what nasure dissines is.....Nausea? ...Read more

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What can you do to take away the pain from kidney stones?

What can you do to take away the pain from kidney stones?

Passing or removing: Or having urologist pass ureteral stent to bypass blockage causing pain. May need prescription strength pain killers for actual pain if 600-800 mg Ibuprofen or extra-strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) insufficient to relieve pain. ...Read more

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I'm having very immense kidney pain from a cystoscopy with left retrograde. The percocets aren't working. If i go to the ER what would they do?

See below: They will probably check for UTI (urinalysis) and check blood work, as well as a renal us or possibly ct to see if your kidney is swollen (aka hydronephrosis). Transient ureteral obstruction related to internal swelling can occur from time to time after procedures such as the one you had. It typically improves within 24-48 hours with hydration and pain control. Good luck! ...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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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