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kidney pain on left side when i lay on my right side

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I am about 6 weeks out of the hospital from having a kidney infection and a stint placed for my left kidney which stayed in for aprx 3 weeks. I had the stint removed 2 weeks ago. Presently when I lay down and roll onto my right side it feels like my left kidney drops and it also feels like someone is applying intense pressure on my left side causing pain and when I roll back onto my left side it feels like my kidney moves back into place and the pressure is relieved, but it leaves a dull aching pain on my left side.
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replied July 31st, 2017

Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

Having a left sided upper abdominal or left sided lower chest pain can be due to the following causes:-

1. Musculoskeletal pain
2. Acute gastritis
3. Splenomegaly - associated with infections like Infectious mononucleosis, Malaria, etc.
4. Lower lobe Pneumonia
5. Colitis
6. Pancreatitis,
7. Intra Abdominal abscesses.

For the time being, you can take OTC medications like Advil, to control the pain. Antacids (Tums, mylanta) can help to control the acidity, associated with gastritis. Bismuth tablets can help to reduce the spasmodic pain.

But for a proper diagnosis of your condition, a physical examination by your doctor and a few tests including X ray , ultrasound or CT might be needed.

Hence you may consult with your doctor for the same.

I hope this helps.



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