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Dr put me on Ciprofloxacin for kidney pain im scared to take it due to the side effects im a diabetic its alot of side effects. what can i take nstead?

Dr put me on Ciprofloxacin for kidney pain im scared to take it due to the side effects im a diabetic its alot of side effects. what can i take nstead?

Ciprofloxacin: The side-effect profile of cipro (ciprofloxacin) or the other fluorinated quinolones should not prevent you from taking it therapeutically. The benefits usually far outweigh the risks. Any medication will have an extensive list of possible side-effects attached, but that does not necessarily mean that they occur frequently. No idea what you can take alternatively since do not know what is causing the UTI. ...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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Currently have right kidney pain. I take panadeine/nurophen everyday for neck pain.In the past i had high lipase levels.Should i be worried -scared!

Currently have right kidney pain. I take panadeine/nurophen everyday for neck pain.In the past i had high lipase levels.Should i be worried -scared!

It depends: Panadeine and neurofen usually don't cause damage to pancrease (pancrelipase) on normal dose but in excess they can cause problems to your kidney. If concerned, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more closely relates to either a lung/pleura issue or musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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Have Prostatitis, when took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) had kidney pain. Now Doxycycline 100mg BID, this 3rd day. Can i also take Zithromax 250mg x 4 for 1 day? Had for 3yr

Have Prostatitis, when took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) had kidney pain. Now Doxycycline 100mg BID, this 3rd day. Can i also take Zithromax 250mg x 4 for 1 day? Had for 3yr

You need Urologist: The choice of antibiotics and LENGTH of treatment is important! Prostatic message may also be indicated! See a urologist for treatment. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes kidney pain?

Renal capsule: Kidney pain is caused classically because of distension or stretching of the renal capsule. This happens with blockages (stones) and infection most commonly. A kidney stone not causing blockage or simple cystitis (uti without kidney involvement) does not typically cause pain. The pain is mediated via the vagus nerve which explains the associated nausea, sweating, etc. ...Read more

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How does kidney pain feel?

How does kidney pain feel?

Depends on cause: Flank pain due to an obstructing stone can be of sudden onset, very sharp, excruciating ; can come in waves (colic). Worse than childbirth. Pain from pyelonephriits (infection) can vary from dull ache to severe ache.; associated with fever.Kidney trauma . All can b associated with nausea ; vomiting. Polycystic kidney pain, tumor chronic hydronephrosis or trauma can all cause dull tomoderate pain. ...Read more

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Kidney pain while jogging?

Kidney pain while jogging?

Variable: Hydrate, keep away from nsaids , breathe right. ...Read more

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Why am i having kidney pain?

Why am i having kidney pain?

Many causes: Flank pain and back pain can have many different causes. The assumption that is your kidney that is hurting really can only be verified by physical examination and possibly x-rays. ...Read more

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What does kidney pain feel like?

What does kidney pain feel like?

Colic or flank pain: Kidney pain can occur as a result of stones or infection. People who have kidney stones report colicky pain that comes & goes during which it's impossible to get comfortable. Pain can range from affected back down flank & around to groin area. Kidney infection is typically localized to affected back at 'costovertebral angle" where ribs meet spine. Muscles don't hurt but tapping gently elicits pain. ...Read more

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Kidney Pain (Definition)

Kidney pain is a clinical finding in which a person has pain at his kidney, often due to infection. This pain is experienced as either back pain located mid-back on one side, ...Read more