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A: Well prior to pregnancy when I had a kidney infection my lower back hurt. When I was diagnosed with pre-e if there was that same pain I probably attributed it to the pregnancy. I didn’t get it until I was 38 weeks along and I was induced right away. I did wonder if having a history of kidney infections put me at a predisposition for it- theres no research to support it just speculating.

Q: What is causing my back/kidney pain?
I have an occasional aching pain in the right side of my back, near my kidney area. I have had kidney infections before which antibiotics have cleared up, but this time i have had two sets of tablets and still get this pain. I have no other symptoms. I am having a pelvic area scan in a few weeks but am just really worried it could be something serious.
It is not a very bad pain just more of a dull ache which i am aware of.
Has any got any ideas or had something similar?

A: If you are worried and hurts, go see a doctor !!!

Q: How can you treat kidney pain at home?
My back really hurts. My mom says it’s my kidneys. So what can I do? (besides take a pain reliver?)

A: Lay on a heating pad it works.
When i had a kidney infection my kidneys hurted really bad.
I layed on a heating pad and it made them feel better.

good luck:)

Q: I have back/kidney back pain. Can I have a Doctor or nurses advice?
I’ve had pain for 2/52 and then got symptoms such as urinary frequency and stinging. I’m pretty sure its a UTI. My question is why did it start in my kidneys? Whenever I’ve had UTI’s before, the frequeny and stinging etc have started first and then, if I ignore it, I get kidney pain.
I know that I need to go get antibiotics, which was why I was asking for an opinion, not an answer. It’s just a strange set of symptoms and a strange order for things to occur. Plus, my doctors is closed.

A: i’ve had UTI before and i’ve never had kidney back pain, just pressure in my pelvic area. this is pretty serious. you should go to the doctor right away. kidney problems are very complicated. u should have gone to the doctor even if u “just have” UTI.

Q: Major Kidney pain and my primary care doc did a urine test and it was positive for blood in my urine.?
My doctor said no infection was present but I have blood in my urine. I have a IVP scheduled for tomorrow to see what the problem is. What could this be? I’ve had kidney pains fir about two months and its just getting worse, sharp stabbing pains, not constant but throughout the entire day. Want some opinions please.

A: My husband had these same symptoms and he had 3 kidney stones. Your Urologist will be able to see the location of the stones and will advise you on if he thinks they will pass through your urine (depending on the size), or if you will need surgery.

Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size before passage on the order of at least 2-3 millimeters they can cause obstruction of the ureter. The resulting obstruction causes dilation or stretching of the upper ureter and renal pelvis (the part of the kidney where the urine collects before entering the ureter) as well as muscle spasm of the ureter, trying to move the stone. This leads to pain, most commonly felt in the flank, lower abdomen and groin (a condition called renal colic). Renal colic can be associated with nausea and vomiting. There can be blood in the urine, visible with the naked eye or under the microscope (macroscopic or microscopic hematuria) due to damage to the lining of the urinary tract.

There are several types of kidney stones based on the type of crystals of which they consist. The majority are calcium oxalate stones, followed by calcium phosphate stones. More rarely, struvite stones are produced by urea-splitting bacteria in people with urinary tract infections, and people with certain metabolic abnormalities may produce uric acid stones or cystine stones.

The diagnosis of a kidney stone can be confirmed by radiological studies and or ultrasound examination; urine tests and blood tests are also commonly performed. When a stone causes no symptoms, watchful waiting is a valid option. In other cases, pain control is the first measure, using for example non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids. Using soundwaves, some stones can be shattered into smaller fragments (this is called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy). Sometimes a procedure is required, which can be through a tube into the urethra, bladder and ureter (ureteroscopy), or a keyhole or open surgical approach from the kidney’s side. Sometimes, a tube may be left in the ureter (a ureteric stent) to prevent the recurrence of pain. Preventive and structive measures are often advised such as drinking sufficient amounts of water and milk although the effect of many dietary interventions has not been rigorously studied.

My husband has had both kinds of procedures twice. He recovered nicely and hasn’t had a recurrence in 5 years….hopefully never.

Q: Can kidney pain be felt in the stomach?
When I press down on the right side of my abdomen, a sharp pain shoots down my back. Just wondering if that could be a symptom of kidney stones. I have other symptoms so I rather suspect it(nausea, dierrhea, very concentrated urine). Of course I plan to see a doctor but its not normal to have pain radiating through to the back is it?
Thanks.

A: yep kidney radiate from stomach to back if its a stone it would start from back and gradually move around the side and when it hits the lower side it hurts like hell if its on the right side you think its your appendix and then it gradually goes down to bladder area and stings and then finally if its small enough will go out in urine you will see a tinge on blood in toilet. and during all that time you have to frequently pee and u get nausea and vomit. been there had stones and even a kidney punch biopsy.If the pain is upper right side check your gallbladder also. let the doctor determine. goodluck

Q: Is it easy to confuse lower back discogenic pain, and kidney pain? Is kidney pain felt near the spine at all?
I have heard that taking medications can be hard on the kidneys. I take several pills daily. I want to make sure I am not confusing the pain I am feeling more to the outside of my back above my bottom, from my disc pain. My pain is different, and that is what draws my concern. I appreciate all feedback. Thanks!!

A: If you are taking several medications and feeling pain you ned to talk to your doctor AND Pharmacist. A Pharmacist is often more aware of interactions and side effect than a Pysician. But kidney pain will often be a dull ache in the lower back, yes just above your butt,disk pain is more likely to be a sharp pain. But why take advice from us? You obviously have a doctor and pharmacist to consult.

Q: How long does it take for kidney stone pain to pass?
My boyfriend passed a kidney stone earlier this morning, and is still weak from the pain in his side. He has to go to work tomorrow afternoon and his job is labor intensive. Is it normal to still have pain after you pass a stone, and if so, how long does it take to go away?

Thanks :]

A: poor boyfriend it is painful i was in the same situation for a week U.S doctors said the only way was gettin the stone out but my aunt bought me some mexican pills which i saw a diffrence in 3 days no more pain i noticed i pee like water with sand but it said it was normal i also drank cranberry grape juice and water

Q: What could be the cause of this kidney pain?
Well i’m on no medications.
I drink alot of milk.

I have started drinking mostly water since 2 weeks ago

, and 2 weeks ago, my kidneys were hurting bad

now the pain is slightly subcided but the left one still feels achy

male 17

A: Here is a very helpful solution for Kidney and urinary infections.

Go to the Health food store and get UNSWEETENED CRANBERRY CONCENTRATE. Mix 8 ounces with one gallon of water. This is very acidic and helps to flush out toxins and infection.

Drink an 8 ounce glass morning, noon and night. Go through this entire gallon. It also helps you get rid of fluid bloat.
It is possible you might have kidney stones. Start doing this and see if at the end of a gallon the problem is gone. If not get to a Kidney specialist.

Get a diet book called the FAT FLUSH PLAN, it uses Cranberry concentrate and works nicely.

Good Luck.

Q: How to relieve kidney stone pain fast?
My husband is suffering from a kidney stone attack. He is drinking tons of fluids and took some vicodin, but is still in a lot of pain. He refuses to go to the hospital. Any suggestions?

A: Its hard to watch somebody in pain like this and you may feel very helpless, but there isn’t much you can do. You could call his doc to see if he/she would prescribe more potent pain medicine, or he could go to an ER where the docs might use soundwaves to help break up the stone (but they might also send him home with nothing more than a large bill). Otherwise, he just needs plenty of fluids, and to stay away from salt. Physical activity such as jumping up and down can sometimes loosen the stones, but the pain is usually too much to do this, and the results are not instantaneous..

Q: Kidney pain for a few days what does it mean?
I have had a lot of pain in my left kidney, I drink a lot of water and use the bathroom regularly. On top of that, I have had headaches,some heart pain, and i have felt like throwing up. Every time I touch the area a little bit I get a lot of pain. What could this possibly be? Another problem is that I go to my doctor and she always tells me oh its all normal and she sends me out the door, she just fills out a prescription and thats that. What can I do to solve this problem?

A: i’d deff go to a different doctor if its still giving you trouble. try drinking cram berry that’s good for the kidneys. My mum used to have real bad kidneys since she was a little girl and she had to have blood tests every week. Wait a minute ive just remembered this happened to my nan and they tried EVERYTHING under the sun then they took her in for a scan and it turns out it was nothing to do with her kidneys what so ever but that she had a tumor but don’t worry see another Doctor and if you are still worried id ask for a scan. You could have anything wrong with you and im sorry about the whole family story. Trust don’t worry it might not even be that bad. I hope you get better very soon

Q: What could be the cause of his kidney pain?
my boyfriend told me today that he is having pain around his kidneys (lower back) at first he thought he had a bladder infection but i told him the symptoms of a bladder infection and he said that wasnt it. He just has pain near his kidneys around his lower back…he called for a doctor appt and is going later, but I am just wondering what could be the cause of his pain?

A: Lower Back pain is present in variety of condition.
Here is a link containg a good flowchart of lowerback pain. Pls see it.

http://familydoctor.org/x2563.xml

Q: Can you have kidney stones without back pain?
This has all been going on about 3 months. First I was diagnosed with ibs however around the same time I developed pain in my groin and penis. At first it would be a sharp pain that made my whole body cringe. No however just the left side of my penis is very uncomfortable feeling. At times it feels like something is stuck there and at times there is a slight burning scratchy feeling that feels like something completely scratched the inside of my urethra. The first urologist said it could possible be prostatis but her didnt think so but he gave me antibiotics anyways and told me to take aleve 6 times a day. I have taken 4 weeks of antibiotics with no change in pain. I was wondering if it could possibly be a kidney stone however I havent had any sharp pains lately and no kidney pain. However I sometimes have a pain where my gallbladder is but I don’t believe gallstones could be causing my penis pain. How can I get well when the doctors keep telling me nothing wrong. I know something is.

A: Kidney stones don’t necessarily give you any problems when they are very small. It is when they grow bigger that you start having problems.

Q: Will the drug Pyridium help with kidney stone pain in the flank?
It is 1:20 am here, so my only option for medical help is the Emergency Room. I have had two kidney stones, so I am sure this pain is from another stone. I have the medication Pyridium here. Will this help with pain in the flank from a kidney stone?

A: yes, it should help if it is a stone, the pain is usually when the stone is on the move causing spasms. That is what the medication is for pain/spasms of urinary system. If it is not a stone then it won’t help. But if it is then it should help you get through the night and possibly help you go ahead and pass the stone.. If not then you need to go ahead and go to the ER if it gets bad enough to be diaphoratic.

Q: How frequent is kidney stone pain?
How frequent were your kidney stone pains? I may have a kidney stone. I haven’t had pain since the end of January. Now it is the end of March. Could I still have a kidney stone even though I have no pain or symptoms?

A: Kidney stone pain is the result of the kidney trying to push the obstruction (stone) out of your system. It’s excruciatingly painful and the most potent pain killer did little to alleviate it.
I spent hours in hot water which seemed to help. The pain is pretty much constant and enough to make a grown man cry.
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If you have no pain you either already passed the stone or that was not what you had. Kidney stones come in all shapes and sizes. From tiny grains the size of the period at the end of this sentence to much larger. Hard to believe something that tiny could cause such pain but believe me it can.
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