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lower back pain, could it be kidney stones?

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i have severe lower back pain on my left side, told it could be kidney stone,now developed hives could this be related
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replied May 30th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Your hives and the pain due to probable kidney stones, are not related.

The hives could be due to allergic reaction or due to bug bites.

Use of antihistamines like benadryl and ice packs , will help to resolve the hives.

Episodic abdominal pain could be due to renal stones. Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is episodic ,spasmodic or colicky in nature, originating in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh or the testicles. It is associated with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting , etc.

You might consider consulting a Urologist for a physical examination and additional evaluations including a urinalysis, and an ultrasound of the abdomen and this will help to initiate necessary treatment.



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