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How do tell difference between backpain and kidney flank pain?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Cvat

You can test for costovertebral angle tenderness.
Basically you take your fist and gently tap the back on both sides directly below the rib cage. If there is inflammation of the kidneys such as kidney infection, or even a kidney stone this will be extremely painful.

In brief: Cvat

You can test for costovertebral angle tenderness.
Basically you take your fist and gently tap the back on both sides directly below the rib cage. If there is inflammation of the kidneys such as kidney infection, or even a kidney stone this will be extremely painful.
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