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Do I have kidney disease or something i keep peeing a lot and my back hurts on the left side. What is it.

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Dr. John Fung
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In brief: Depending

Depending on other symptoms, such as frequency, burning, blood, radiation, fever and medical history, this could represent kidney stones or a urinary tract infection.
A kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus is a crystalline aggregation or stone formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals, such as calcium or oxalate excreted in the urine. Stones can classified by their location in the kidney, ureter (tube leading from the kidney to the bladder), or bladder. Blockage of the ureter causes pain, most commonly felt in the flank (the area between the ribs and hip), lower abdomen and groin. In addition, patients can experience nausea, vomiting, fever, blood in the urine, pus in the urine, and painful urination. The diagnosis of kidney stones is made on the basis of information obtained from the history, physical examination, urinalysis, and radiographic studies. Ultrasound examination and blood tests may also aid in the diagnosis. A urinary tract infection (sometimes called uti) is an infection that begins in the urinary system. While any part of the urinary system can become infected, most infections involve the bladder. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. A UTI limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a urinary tract infection spreads to your kidneys and can lead to a situation called pyelonephritis. Antibiotics are usually prescribed after a urine culture is taken.

In brief: Depending

Depending on other symptoms, such as frequency, burning, blood, radiation, fever and medical history, this could represent kidney stones or a urinary tract infection.
A kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus is a crystalline aggregation or stone formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals, such as calcium or oxalate excreted in the urine. Stones can classified by their location in the kidney, ureter (tube leading from the kidney to the bladder), or bladder. Blockage of the ureter causes pain, most commonly felt in the flank (the area between the ribs and hip), lower abdomen and groin. In addition, patients can experience nausea, vomiting, fever, blood in the urine, pus in the urine, and painful urination. The diagnosis of kidney stones is made on the basis of information obtained from the history, physical examination, urinalysis, and radiographic studies. Ultrasound examination and blood tests may also aid in the diagnosis. A urinary tract infection (sometimes called uti) is an infection that begins in the urinary system. While any part of the urinary system can become infected, most infections involve the bladder. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. A UTI limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a urinary tract infection spreads to your kidneys and can lead to a situation called pyelonephritis. Antibiotics are usually prescribed after a urine culture is taken.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possible

It is possible, yes; evaluation is warranted: Urine analysis, blood testing, perhaps ultrasound -

In brief: Possible

It is possible, yes; evaluation is warranted: Urine analysis, blood testing, perhaps ultrasound -
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