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When To See A Doctor For Kidney Pain
Kidney Pain?: I would like to ask what you mean by "kidney pain". Quite often, disease involving kidneys are not associated with symptoms. If you mean having low back pain, it may not be related to your kidneys unless there are other associated symptoms such as blood or odor in the urine. I do encourage you to see a primary care physician. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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
I believe I'm having kidney pain due to a kidney stone (I've gone through this pain before) but I'm also on my period. My period is more heavy than it has been the past couple months. Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes: A simple urinalysis or ultrasound should be able to clear up the confusion. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have msk and have constant kidney pain. One doc told me I can't have pain unless it's passing or stuck in the uretur...But I do. Stones are present?
Depends: On the cause. Stones, infection, etc. No standard answer. ...Read more
My dad had kidney pain. Went to a doctor, he said there's a 2.7mm stone in it. Is there any way to braek the stone naturally? Pain is less with pills.
Depends: The stone & urine composition would need to be evaluated to assess the possibility of medications to dissolve it. For example, small uric acid stones can be dissolved with hydration and medication to change the ph of the urine. A stone 2.7mm in its greatest dimension would have a reasonable chance of passing on its own as well without any medications. ...Read more
After 3dys of intercourse my partner had frequent urination bt nw doc says she had kidney pain. Is it she pregnent?
You tell us: Why not check a pregnancy test at home and in minutes you will have your answer? ...Read more
Is there any STD that could cause kidney pain? My friend has sharp, intermittent pain in back, no other symptoms. Seeing doc tomorrow. Ideas?
Possibilities: There are many possible answers to this question, however without more information and an examination it is difficult to give specifics. See what the doctor says at the appointment. ...Read more
I have left kidney pain. Took test for a UTI came back positive for luekisites? Doctor said I don't have a uti, could it be a kidney infection?
Nephrolithiasis?: Leukocytes (white blood cells) in the urine can occur with numerous conditions, including infection. Not sure how your doctor excluded infection, but it may be there. You might have kidney stones, some other form of obstructive uropathy. Go and see a urologist and be evaluated appropriately. Good luck ...Read more
What test for sure would tell you if a kink from kidney to bladder had a CT scan already doc said don't know if that causing me kidney pain few weeks?
Keep haveing mild kidney pain like a dull ache had catscan doc said have kidney stones in kidneys bloodwork can't fig out why alway aching doc stumped?
Likely not kidney: In general, a stone in the kidney will not cause pain. Only if the stone leaves the kidney and either travels down to the bladder or worse, if it gets stuck in front of the kidney and obstructs the kidney, would a stone be a cause of pain. A dull ache in the back, especially if related to certain positions, is likely musculoskeletal and you should try motrin/advil, heating pads and rest. ...Read more
I have chronic kidney stones. I've had my gallbladder removed. I have severe right sided kidney pain on and off for over a month. No stone per KUB, urine clear. Goes away with hydration! What is wrong? My doctor thinks I'm crazy.
I recently found a lump under the skin, maybe 3/4 inch diameter under the skin near right kidney. Can't afford to see a doctor, what can I do?
Here are alternative: Your lump may or may not be a serious problem. So you should be able to monitor it for one or two months. If it is growing in size or causes any new problems, then you have to see a doctor (you can go to the ben taub or lbj hospitals which take care of uninsured folks). ...Read more
I have a close friend of mine that fears she might have chronic kidney disease. Then problem is she cannot afford to see a doctor. What can I do?
Charity care: Get her to a county hospital clinic or apply for charity care though a state institution. ...Read more
What sort of lesion?: Is it a solid mass or a cystic one? Is it a stone? See your fp to review the imaging study report to get better understanding of lesion's nature. S/he can then describe a course of action. If you're having flank pain or blood in urine, definitely need to see doctor. ...Read more
I have a pain on my right side that wakes me up in the middle of the night. Could it be my kidneys? What kind of doctor should I see?
A couple of months ago my doctor said that my kidney output was not what it should be and he wanted me to go see a specialist. I haven't gone yet.?
Go: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Kidney doctor: Depending on one's problem, one would see either a nephrologist (N) or a urologist (U). A N deals with kidney diseases while a U deals with problems with urination due to obstruction or bladder problems. If you have hypertensive disease of the kidneys, a N would be your choice. If you have a big prostate or urinary stones, a U would be the physician you go to. ...Read more
Pediatrician: Always start with your Pediatrician. They always know the best consultant for your kids. Kidney problem could be as simple as night time urination in bed, which can be treated by your pediatrician. If there is any change in the Blood chemistry or Blood in the urine etc, your pediatrician will be able to refer you to right consultant. ...Read more
Certainly: Kidney stones often come and go, but can also stay and cause really bad complications. They could also be a sign of an internal disorder. See your doctor for updated imaging studies, find out why you're developing recurrent kidney stones, and to to see if there is anything you can do differently to prevent these. Your doctor may need to work with a urologist to help get you on a stone-free path. ...Read more
Tiny black specs in urine for two days. Has stopped now, is it kidneys and do I need to see a doc?
Urine specs: You could be passing gravel. Gravel are small stones usually formed from the precipitation of calcium in the urine. If it persists you should have a kidney stone workup. It is possible you could have larger kidney stones. If you can catch some of these specs it would be helpful. These can be analyzed for calcium or uric acid and it would help in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more
Had a blood test done to check my kidneys and results came back that I need to go and see doctor now, what could be yhe problem?
Kidney problem.: It sounds as if your kidney function is not what it should be. See the doctor and found out for yourself if there is a problem and if it is a minor one that can be dealt with easily. Good luck. ...Read more
Passed kidney stone about 3 weeks ago and still having mild discomfort in side. How long can this go on? Or should I see a doctor?
Need a reevaluation: I'm concerned you may have an additional stone that hasn't passed yet as you shouldn't be continuing to have pain 3 weeks after passing a stone. You should see your physician for evaluation and a referral to a urologist if not already seeing one. For more information on kidney/ureteral stones see: http://bit. Ly/2aBx4ww and http://bit. Ly/2bjmabS ...Read more
I've had a productive cough for a week. Worse in the morning. Gagging and coughing up mucus all day. Kidney pain. How long to wait until I see a dr?
Depends: Depends on what you have and how severe it is. Best is to see your primary care physician. He/she can then decide for you who you should see first. ...Read more
See nephrologist: It is better to see nephrologist for CKD care. ...Read more
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