Type of the pain – how does it feel like?
sensation arising from the kidneys may vary, typically depending on the
underlying cause. It’s likely to feel like a deeper, dull ache if it has to do
the other hand, it can be sharp if the cause is a kidney stone. It may
fluctuate (flare up and settle back down) as the stone moves – and it’s usually
more severe than renal pain due to infection.
problem may cause soreness or dull ache that remains stable if the cause is
unlike most cases of back pain, your body’s movement is less likely to affect
renal pain. Also, lifestyle measures are not enough – the pain would not
improve without treatment (so treatment is usually necessary). Once the
underlying cause addressed, the pain should improve and go away afterwards.
Do you experience other symptoms?
the pain really has to do with the kidneys, it may also come with other
symptoms. These include:
- Urination problems. It’s possible
to get painful urination, too. Or you’re likely to have a persistent urge to
- Stones (gravel look-like) found
in the urine.
- Cloudy urine.
- Nausea or/and vomiting.
- Digestive issues, constipation
- Dizziness (lightheadedness).
- Or fatigue.
the kidney problem is serious (severe), you may also experience more advanced
symptoms such as shortness of breath, bad breath, irregular heartbeats, muscle
ramps, metallic taste, edema (swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet), blood in
urine, or confusion .
pain could be serious, especially if the underlying cause has become advanced.
Again early treatment would help a lot for the outcome.
it’s much better to see a doctor without delay if you do believe that the pain
is linked to your kidneys. This is particularly true when it doesn’t improve
with lifestyle measures or if it has accompanying ‘abnormal’ symptoms.
doctor may suggest some of the following tests for accurate diagnosis :
- Blood tests to find out abnormal
indicators found in the blood that may signal abnormality function of the
- Urine tests such as urinalysis, urine
protein, creatinine clearance, or microalbuminuria.
- Imaging test like CT scan or
- And (if necessary) kidney biopsy.