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Why do I have pain on my right side where my kidney is located.?

Why do I have pain on my right side where my kidney is located.?

Back pain: Pain in area includes muscle, pinched nerve, kidney pathology such as stone infection and yes cancer. Need to see physician and history physical labs x-rays to sort out diagnosis. ...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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I have been having very bad pains in my back where my kidneys are located. I have pains throughout my spinal area and into my sides. ?

I have been having very bad pains in my back where my kidneys are located. I have pains throughout my spinal area and into my sides. ?

Merits evaluation.: The symptoms warrant a visit to ones doctor where a careful history and physical exam can result in the answer as to the cause. A urine infection can travel from the bladder to the kidneys, resulting in pain similar to that described. A urinalysis and blood tests would help confirm an infection. Urine infections commonly originate at the urethral opening, often related to normal sexual activity. ...Read more

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I have pain where my kidney located, it is not back pain, it is in the flank, ?

I have pain where my kidney located, it is not back pain, it is in the flank, ?

Kidney infection?: You need a urinalysis and a medical examination to diagnose and corect this problem. ...Read more

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The side where my transplanted kidney is located feels like it is getting bigger? What can cause this?

The side where my transplanted kidney is located feels like it is getting bigger? What can cause this?

Differnet things: There are several things that can cause this area to swell. Some are more serious than others. If your kidney is still working well based on lab tests then you should be evaluated for a hernia at the transplant sight. Kidney that are undergoing rejection can swell. Also other wound problems like old blood, fluid or leaking urine can build up and cause swelling. ...Read more

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Pain in back where my left kidney is located stomoch cramps, tiredness , is this to do with my period coming?

Pain in back where my left kidney is located stomoch cramps, tiredness , is this to do with my period coming?

Not likely: If you are having pain in your flank (kidney) area then it is highly unlikely to be related to your menstrual cycle as those body parts are not related. Schedule a primary care visit to look for kidney stones or kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can i buy a kidney?

Can i buy a kidney?

No: It is illegal to sell human body parts. ...Read more

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Where do kidneys hurt?

Where do kidneys hurt?

Sides and back: Usually on the sides and back of mid trunk; lower end of ribs. ...Read more

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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky  kidney?

Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more

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What do the kidneys do?

What do the kidneys do?

Several functions: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1) maintain electrolytes in the blood to be compatible with life, 2) excrete excess electrolytes, water, and toxins the body needs to get rid of, 3) synthesize erythropoietin (a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells). ...Read more

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Is soda bad for kidneys?

Is soda bad for kidneys?

Maybe bad,never good: Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys. Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key! ...Read more

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