What does it mean if your kidneys hurt - Doctor answers

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What does it mean when your kidney starts to hurt or you just start to feel pain in that area?

What does it mean when your kidney starts to hurt or you just start to feel pain in that area?

See below: Most common cause of 'kidney' pain is stones in the kidney and urinary tract. Besides that is infection called pyelonephritis. ...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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What does it mean if your left shoulder blade hurts along with kidney pain?

What does it mean if your left shoulder blade hurts along with kidney pain?

See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. A kidney/abdominal problem could refer pain to the shoulder. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Kidney stones, not sure which type as hospital did not risk the scan. At 1 stage he said it hurt when he peed, does that mean the stones are out?

Kidney stones, not sure which type as hospital did not risk the scan. At 1 stage he said it hurt when he peed, does that mean the stones are out?

Most likely: If he is no longer in pain, then it is likely he has passed the stone. It is still important to follow all medical advise given and drink plenty of fluids. With recurent stones, it may become important to find out what type so as to tailor management ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right kidney hurts and my left one hurts sometimes? I also have foamy and dark urine. And I have sharp heart pain occasionally

What does it mean if my right kidney hurts and my left one hurts sometimes? I also have foamy and dark urine. And I have sharp heart pain occasionally

Its quite: UNUSUAL to feel "Kidney Pain" unless infected or otherwise abnormal (obstruction, stones, etc)
"Foamy and Dark" are very NON-SPECIFIC appearances for urine! @
The sharp "heart pain" is most likely NOT from your heart....people don't describe cardiac pain as pain "in or from" their hearts
THUS:" YOU NEED A VISIT TO YOUR PCP (Primary Care Provider) with whom you should discuss these concerns!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm getting cramps around 3 a.m and my kidneys hurt a bit. I had a negative preg test. Does this mean I should get my period soon?

Kidney pain: If your pain is in your lower back that's not where the kidney is located. The kidney is around the mid lateral back behind the lower rib cage. Having said that low back cramps may be a sign of impending period. If you're asking this because you had unprotected sex, check a urine pregnancy test about 2 weeks after you last did that. ...Read more

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My kidneys hurt so bad that if I take a deep breath its painfull. And I went to the doctor and had a pee test done and it was very cloudy and gross but came back good. I'm in pain all the time though and I take a lot of ibprophen. Could this mean kidney fa

Worrisome: Your history of severe back pain and cloudy urine is very worrisome. Possibilities include kidney stones, pyelonephritis, interstitial nephritis. The large doses of Ibuprofen you are taking can also be quite dangerous to be kidney possibly papillary necrosis. I would suggest evaluation by kidney specialist at soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when I cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when I cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

Cough: Since you are on Imuran (azathioprine) which suppresses the immunity, I would highly recommend having a chest x ray to exclude pneumonia. The pain in your right flank is mostly muscular related to severe cough. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back hurts when I try to work out my abs?

What does it mean if my lower back hurts when I try to work out my abs?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower back hurts when you are pregnant?

What does it mean when your lower back hurts when you are pregnant?

Physics & nerve pain: 1) your center of gravity changes with weight and bulk being added to the front of your body, so you and your spine adjust to accommodate thus. 2)your pelvis enlarges and the sacro-iliac joints (where pelvic bones and spine join) are stretched. 3) direct internal back pressure from enlarged uterus. These factors can all activate pain sensors in your sensory nerves causing sensation of pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain on the lower back and the lower stomach. ...Ive had it for awhile and it hurts alot?

What does it mean when you have pain on the lower back and the lower stomach. ...Ive had it for awhile and it hurts alot?

See a doctor.: Pain in the lower abdomen can come from a number of different areas. Something that hurts a lot and has been present for some time needs to be investigated and if possible, treated. You need to see a physician, rather than trying to guess what it might be. ...Read more

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Hi I am 4 days in to my I hi and since yesterday my lower back and a side of my leg hurts as well does that mean I am pregnant?

Hi I am 4 days in to my I hi and since yesterday my lower back and a side of my leg hurts as well does that mean I am pregnant?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. This is the only way to find out if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lower back hurts when on your period?

What does it mean when your lower back hurts when on your period?

Referred pain: Menstrual cramping can frequently refer pain to the lower back.
Try hot compresses on the low back, soaking in a hot tub, and flexibility exercises with nsaids to help the pain. ...Read more

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I had my period for a week then I got off my period for a week and now am back on my period and my lower back hurts what dose that mean?

I had my period for a week then I got off my period for a week and now am back on my period and my lower back hurts what dose that mean?

Irregularities: Menstrual issues may occur. If it becomes a big problem, go on a ocp and that should help. Take a NSAID and it will help your back pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

What does it mean if my lower back (tail bone) area, almost all the way in my butt crack hurts so much?

Coccidynia is a: Condition when one gets pain in the tail bone. It can be due to fall and injury and fracture or some times for no known reson at all. It is difficult ot get rid of. In acute cases using Donut cushion to sit can be helpful. In most severe cases surgery to excise the painful coccyx can be helpful but it has lot of complication such as infection and not many surgeons perform this surgery. Good luck ...Read more