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How can you differentiate between regular back muscle pain and real kidney problems?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Urinalysis
If you have fever, chill, sweats, different quality or severity of back pain, groin pain, painful/burning urination, more or less frequent urination, cloudy or bloody/dark urine, it may be related to the bladder, ureters, or kidneys.
The first step is a urinalysis at any doctor's office or lab.

In brief: Urinalysis
If you have fever, chill, sweats, different quality or severity of back pain, groin pain, painful/burning urination, more or less frequent urination, cloudy or bloody/dark urine, it may be related to the bladder, ureters, or kidneys.
The first step is a urinalysis at any doctor's office or lab.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: History +examination
Kidney: history of blood in urine +ve urinalysis, pain not related to twisting spine, flank muscles and spinal muscles not tender, pain caused by ttapping lower rib cage on back, abnormal ultrasound, normal spine x-rays.
Back muscle: no hematuria, twisting + bending painful, may feel muscle "knot", rib tapping ok, ultrasound -> normal kidneys, spinal x-ray ?Abnormal discs, ?Vertebral bone spurs.

In brief: History +examination
Kidney: history of blood in urine +ve urinalysis, pain not related to twisting spine, flank muscles and spinal muscles not tender, pain caused by ttapping lower rib cage on back, abnormal ultrasound, normal spine x-rays.
Back muscle: no hematuria, twisting + bending painful, may feel muscle "knot", rib tapping ok, ultrasound -> normal kidneys, spinal x-ray ?Abnormal discs, ?Vertebral bone spurs.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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