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pain around the spine on the kidney area?

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I'm experiencing back pains almost every morning, I feel it around the spine on the kidney area as though spreading towards the front, towards my appendices/liver on the right and spleen on the left. It usually goes away after ~30 min or more, though sometimes it helps if I lie down with the head on a high pillow, other times I cannot stand lying down and I sit on a chair with back support. The pain persists more on the right side usually. If a press there the pain seems to intensify in the back.
Any suggestion on what might be the cause and what check-up should I do?


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replied April 8th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A21727

Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

Based on the history, it seems that 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 and inner thigh. 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.

I hope you find this information useful.



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