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I am experiencing a dull ache in the left hand side of my kidney i am also feeling nauseous. It does not hurt or burn to pass urine.It has come on very quickly.I am a very fit and healthy woman. i had kidney stones removed about 25yrs ago.

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replied March 12th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A10620
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the dull ache in your left kidney region associated with nausea.
With the past history of renal stones, the possibility of recurrence of renal stones should be considered and an ultrasound of urinary tract can help in the diagnosis. Still more sensitive is the spiral CT scan for the diagnosis of renal stones. Other causes that can cause such pain include kidney cancer like renal cell carcinoma, kidney abscess, pyelonephritis etc. Complete blood count, complete urine examination and urine culture and sensitivity will help in reaching a diagnosis.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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