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What's causing my right kidney pain stabbing hurts to sit and lay no other symptoms ?

What's causing my right kidney pain stabbing hurts to sit  and lay no other symptoms ?

May not be kidney: Pain happens to be where the kidney is but it may not be your kidney. It may be your spine and the nerves there. In any case, it would be difficult to give advise here not seeing you and evaluating you. Go to your doctor and have proper exam. It is your comfort and peace of mind that counts. ...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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Dr say i was taking to high dose of levothyrocine i had a/f can can this also make kidney hurt now that they lower dosis no more kidney pain ?

Dr say i was taking to high dose  of levothyrocine i had a/f can can this also make kidney hurt now that they lower dosis no more kidney pain ?

Thyroid : If the high dose of levothyroxine was associated with atrial fibrillation, then the atrial fibrillation could cause clots, and (rarely) an arterial clot from the heart could lodge in the renal artery, causing hypoxia in the kidney and damage and pain. ...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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Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Having very bad kidney pain. I had a cystoscopy left retrograde. What can I do besides taking percocets. It's hurts so bad?

Ureteral Colic: If you only had a retrograde without a stent, your pain can be related to some swelling where the ureter enters the bladder. This can cause delayed pain after the procedure. Increasing water intake and taking aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food is what i recommend to my patients with similar symptoms. If there is a stent present then medications (?-blockers +/- bladder spasm medications) help a bunch. ...Read more

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Maybe spleen hurting or enlarged or maybe kidney pain. L side of abdomen hurts. What could that be?

Maybe spleen hurting or enlarged or maybe kidney pain. L side of abdomen hurts. What could that be?

Consider the colon: Spleen pain is unusual unless a history of a splenic disease, blood disease, infection as malaria or typhoid (high fever). Trauma could cause rib fracture and splenic injury. Kidney pain in the side is towards the back and may be due to stone or infection. Irritable colon, constipation, diverticulosis, excessive gas build up are all possible. Pleurisy? If related to breathing. Need a dr's exam. ...Read more

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I have had kidney problems for years. Stones infections my kidneys constantly hurt is it normal to have chronic kidney pain?

I have had kidney problems for years. Stones infections my kidneys constantly hurt is it normal to have chronic kidney pain?

Not normal: Hope UR seeing a good urologist who should be kidney stone expert. Pain from kidney stones usually signifies some element of obstruction. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hiccups/kidney stones i was diagnosed with kidney stones today, having problems with hiccups after taking the medicines. Just wondering if it has anything to do with my problem. Never had hiccups like this before and it really hurts my kidney pain even mo

Hiccups/kidney stones i was diagnosed with kidney stones today, having problems with hiccups after taking the medicines. Just wondering if it has anything to do with my problem. Never had hiccups like this before and it really hurts my kidney pain even mo

Not stones: Kidney stones do not cause hiccups.The hiccups are not from the stones. Tr breathing repeatedly into a paper bag for a limited period .Try holding your breath & counting to 10.Cause could be eating too much food quickly(?) or swallowing too much air or emotional stress & excitement. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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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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Can kidney pain travel up your back?

Can kidney pain travel up your back?

No, usually...: The pain originating from kidney tends to travel lateral and down, not back and up. In reality , the pain over kidneys is often unrelated with kidneys themselves, yet with the disorders of local muscles, joints, & nerves. How can one deduce the causes for similar symptoms from different origins? Not that hard if analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, fluctuation, evolution, resolution .. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney pain?

Pain in the back: Usually kidney pain is intense, one sided, located in the back. The pain can radiate into the groin. Pain can be associated with fevers, chills, difficulty urinating. If you try to jump up and down and you experience pain on one side of your back you may have a kidney infection. When in doubt, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does kidney pain happen when laying ?

Does kidney pain happen when laying ?

Sometimes: Kidneys rarely cause pain. When pain is related to the kidney s the pain is usually constant and severe and not much affected by posture. ...Read more

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Why am I having terrible kidney pain?

Kidney Pain?: A lot depends on what you mean by "kidney pain". Are you referring to lower back pain? If so, what other symptoms do you have? Is the pain constant or intermittent? Do you have any blood in the urine? A detailed description of the symptoms and signs are important in reaching the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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