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stabbing pain in my back on the right hand side?

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I have a stabbing pain in my back. its location is on the right hand side in the middle towards the edge. Really difficult to explain exactly where it is. it used to come on when I had eaten but now seems to be there constantly. I think it is around the kidney area although i didn't think they were quite as high up as that.


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replied December 16th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A29514
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms indicate the possibility of renal stones and or a urinary infection. ‎

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. It is ‎associated with other ‎symptoms like nausea, vomiting and systemic features due to any infection. ‎

Renal pain does not resolve with change in position nor with adequate rest and can even cause ‎sleep ‎disturbances. ‎

Renal colic may not respond to moderate or high doses of OTC pain killers and may need ‎immediate ‎medical attention with IV medications or Narcotic analgesics. ‎

Urinary infections present with burning pain or discomfort with urination. ‎

You might consider consulting your doctor or a Urologist for a physical examination and additional ‎evaluation (urine analysis and culture) ‎and proper treatment. ‎



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