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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've had on &off stabbing pain in left kidney for over a year, been scanned for stones (none) &sometimes it irritates my bladder. Any ideas?

I've had on &off stabbing pain in left kidney for over a year, been scanned for stones (none) &sometimes it irritates my bladder. Any ideas?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment.

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I have been getting a shape stabbing pain around my left kidney also have noticed I have not been urinating a lot about onces a day some times twice.

I have been getting a shape stabbing pain around my left kidney also have noticed I have not been urinating a lot about onces a day some times twice.

Sharp L flank pain: Its hard to tell if your symptoms are related and if they are serious. See your doctor for a face-to-face.

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My daughter is very short in the body and has stabbing kidney pain alot. Coud her rib be rugging her kidney/?

My daughter is very short in the body and has stabbing kidney pain alot. Coud her rib be rugging her kidney/?

Probably not: The kidneys are normally located below the ribcage and are not in direct contact with the ribs, making it hard for them to be responsible to your daughter's pain. I would suggest that she be seen by her doctor as she may have kidney stones or an infection.

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Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Had my left kidney removed do to cancer I have a snap stabbing pain that comes and goes in left part of my back comes and goes its been six weeks it j?

Advise consultation: Sorry, Medicine is far to complicated to try and give medical advice based on one sentence of information. You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable if you have a complicated question as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions

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I'm experiencing on and off stabbing pain in my side by my kidney. Only on my left side as well as aching chest pain which is also on and off.

I'm experiencing on and off stabbing pain in my side by my kidney. Only on my left side as well as aching chest pain which is also on and off.

Could be a number: Of things, that's why the best thing to do is to see your physician who will perform a detailed history and a physical exam. It could be your ovary, kidney, intestine, stomach, heart or lung. Please see your doctor.

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I have stabbing pain in my RT of back when I laugh. It seems to be between my last ribs and kidney area. It's happened 3 times in the past week.?

I have stabbing pain in my RT of back when I laugh. It seems to be between my last ribs and kidney area. It's happened 3 times in the past week.?

Sharp pains: Often, sharp, shooting and fleeting pains are due to pinched intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between two ribs-in this case it may be in the back of the rib cage. If the pains are below the rib cage, the lumbar muscle may be the site of the discomfort. The discomfort would be worsened by coughing, stretching, etc. See your physician for evaluation as needed.

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I've come and go stabbing pain in my right side for 3 days, below my ribs. I have a history of kidney stones but the pain was always constant.

I've come and go stabbing pain in my right side for 3 days, below my ribs. I have a history of kidney stones but the pain was always constant.

Stabbing pain: May or may not be kidney stones. You need to be evaluated, so see your doctor about this. Meanwhile drink a lot of water daily.

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Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Not normal: Hi, if the UTI spread to kidneys, called pyelonephritis, then I hope that you are on antibiotics. Flank pain, under the back lower ribs, is common with pyelonephritis but painful hips and ankles is not a normal part of UTI or pyelonephritis. Therefore, it's best if you bring this to your doctor's attention so that the best treatment can be suggested.

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My WBC is 16 my neutrophils absolute is 11, 5 stabbing pain in my side goes from bottom back and wraps around to side should I go to er? Kidney infecti

My WBC is 16 my neutrophils absolute is 11, 5 stabbing pain in my side goes from bottom back and wraps around to side should I go to er? Kidney infecti

Maybe: Who did the blood count and found the elevated neutrophils? If you do not have access to a physician, or if you cannot reach him/her, this does sound like a kidney infection and you should get seen.

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I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain. Help!?

Ultrasound can tell: If the severe menstrual pains are not a longstanding problem, then it is possibly related to something else. At any rate, ultrasounds of the kidneys or even plain x rays can tell if there are stones. Contact your primary care doctor.

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Dull pain at left lumbar back but sided after gp's physical exam. Nearly jumped off bed stabbing pain when pinched in consult. Muscle/ kidney/nerve?

Soft tissue: 27y female w. acute severe unilateral sciatica during "physical exam" & residual pain. Most unusual. Was pelvic exam involved? Dorsal lithotomy position can arouse sacroiliac joint subluxation, oft predisposed by underlying benign Hypermobility Syndrome; seen in about 7% of females. Severe ongoing pain, fever, change color urine, vomiting & abdominal pain need urgent exam. Otherwise Osteopath.

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History of 12 kidney stones severe dehydration now having burning stabbing pain in right flank area below rib cage into back area plz help?

History of 12 kidney stones severe dehydration now having burning stabbing pain in right flank area below rib cage into back area plz help?

Get CT: With your history of 12 stones & lithotripsy, the pain in your rt. Flank is very likely another stone. Hopefully you have had a metabolic workup including serum sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, creatinine, calcium, uric acid & phosphorus;urine pH. Also 24Hr. Urine for volume, calcium, sodium, citrate, oxalate &uric acid. Meanwhile, for your pain, please call your urologist. I hope you feel better soon.

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Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Diagnosis needed: Pain is the main symptom in endometriosis. A cyclic pattern related to the menstrual cycle is common. The diagnosis is not made by blood tests or ultrasound. Instead, a diagnostic laparoscopy is needed and biopsy or removal of suspicious lesions.

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What would cause sharp, stabbing pain in your lower back on the right side with no injury?

What would cause sharp, stabbing pain in your lower back on the right side with no injury?

Sharp pain: Sharp pains are usually from the muscles. A muscle pull may do it. Try using heat, which should help and keep moving. Walking is best, so is swimming.