Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Stones. Small stone can cause terrible pain; usually kidney ca painful if larger tumor more advanced. Stones far more common.
Acute vs chronic. Kidney stone pain (renal or ureteral colic) is typically sudden in onset and episodic and accompanied by other visceral pain responses like sweating and nausea, whereas pain actually attributable to kidney cancer (rare) would be more gradual and chronic in nature.

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How to tell the difference between a kidney stone and lower back pain?

Not always easy. Kidney stone pain is generally unaffected by movement. Patients often bend and twist trying to get relief. Pain often radiates down into groin and may change in nature as the stone moves. Low back pain tends to be associated with an inciting event, tends to change with position and is often relieved by rest. Sometimes radiates to buttock or leg and may be felt across entire back. Read more...
Movement. I agree with my colleague above. Also kidney stone patients move restlessly trying to find a comfortable position & frequently have nausea/vomiting. Back pain patients try hard not to move, and nausea is rarely present. Kidney stones can produce blood in urine, while back pain can't. Read more...

CT showed mild-moderate fluid on pelvis. Having pelvic/back pain. No kidney stones. Should I be concerned? Can free fluid mean Cancer of any type?

Here are some... What might cause pelvic/back pain? To deduce its cause, more specific features of the pain and the related sequence of events + proper physical exam are essentially needed, and CT findings ordered for such have to correlate with clinical pic as deduced above. To get thing done correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to... Read more...

I have kidney stones what can I do to get rid of them. Can kidney stones cause kidney cancer?

Here are... How ; when to remove stones inside kidney? Surgeon has to consider the size/stone load, density, location, availlable technology, and patient's understanding, expectation, and coping ability so to finalize when and how to do it. Largely, some 15-25 yrs ago, some 60-75% of kidney stones are removed with eswl + percuataneous techniques; nonadays, some 65-70% of kidneys are removed through urethra. Read more...
No. Kidney stones do not cause kidney cancer. To get rid of them,please see a urologist. Read more...

Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Probably is not. Probably is not ca of the kidney and could be related to radiculopathy(irritation of the nerve root)caused by herniated disc.Ca of the kidney should have given more symptoms such as passing bood in the urine. Read more...
Yes. There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. Read more...

I think I have a kidney stone but I have heard if you have one, there will be lots of back pain. How bad is the back pain from a kidney stone?

Often severe. Thereare many causes of back pain.Renal colic is when a stone is passing or moving in the kidney or ureter. The pain can be mild but it is often severe.Some women have noted it to be worse than the pain with childbirth. Read more...

I have back pain going into my side that felt like a little less than the kidney stone pain and I had to take a full pain pill. What could this be, what to do?

Probable new stone. Degree of pain caused by kidney stones usually indicates degree of urinary obstruction present in that kidney, ; thus very variable. Some are infectious kidney stones associated with some kidney infection ; pain. Certainly kidney stone needs 2b ruled out first. Other consideration is that pain is musculo-skeletal. Your dr will certainly help. Degree of pain suggests that this isn't an emergency. Read more...