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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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If i'm suffering severe lower left back pain and had blood work a few days ago, would kidney problems have shown?

If i'm suffering severe lower left back pain and had blood work a few days ago, would kidney problems have shown?

Test for kidneys: It depends on what kind of blood work you had. A renal function test evaluates kidneys, a CBC shows white count which may be elevated during an infection. If you believe you have kidney stone, see a urologist. If you have fever, you could have infection going on. Increased urination, flank pain, blood in urine, burning may all be due to kidney or bladder issues. ...Read more

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Lower dull back pain on both sides. No other syptoms. Scared of kidney problems. What can this be and what can i do to stop it? I been drinking water

Lower dull back pain on both sides. No other syptoms. Scared of kidney problems. What can this be and what can i do to stop it? I been drinking water

Low back pain: on both sides of back is almost NEVER from Kidneys. U have low back pain, which almost everyone gets , if u live long enough. Look up low back exercises, do them twice daily,take an aleve (naproxen) if needed, and in 6-12 was, 90% chance it will resolve...until it comes back ...Read more

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Treated for UTI but still feel very sick , weak limbs, muscle spasms all over body and very weak . Did my UTI cause kidney problems ? No back pain .

Treated for UTI but still feel very sick , weak limbs, muscle spasms all over body and very weak . Did my UTI cause kidney problems ? No back pain .

"Damage" unlikely: It often takes time to feel 100% again after treatment of any type of infectious process including a UTI in a 27 year old. Just stay the course with your medications, drink plenty of water, cranberry juice if that's your persuasion during this decade when it appears to be helpful, and remember, to wipe "Front to Back." If symptoms still persist within the next few days, call your doctor. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts. I do have kidney problems and i was wondering if maybe this pain is them acting up again?

My lower back hurts. I do have kidney problems and i was wondering if maybe this pain is them acting up again?

Lower back pain: Can be due multiple causes, if u have kidney problem. U need to see a urologist for evaluation , otherwise u pcp should be able to help u with u back pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back and groin pain.Is this related to kidney problems?

I have lower back and groin pain.Is this related to kidney problems?

Several possible : Reasons including back problems, sacroiliac joint issue, hip problem, urinary tract problem and reptoductive system issue. Even gastrointestinal is in the differential or possibilities of causes. If the pain is related to position and activity, it is most likely back or hip related. ...Read more

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Can back and leg pains be a sign of kidney problems if a person is diabetic?

Can back and leg pains be a sign of kidney problems if a person is diabetic?

NO.: Diabetics can get kidney problems and also have low back pain + leg pain, but the latter occurring do not cause or are from a kidney problem. Coincidental most likely. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more