Can an enlarge kidney cause pain?
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replied March 29th, 2016
Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection, etc) is usually 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. ‎

Kidney enlargement is more commonly due to obstruction of the urine flow, which can cause dilatation of the renal pelvis and in severe cases dilation of the kidney itself. The condition is called Hydronephrosis.

Normally urine flows out of the kidney with low pressure. If this flow pattern is disrupted by dilation of the kidney placing increasing pressure on the delicate internal structures of the central urine collecting system, damage can result through loss of function of the kidney.

Since this is a anatomic issue, medications usually are not helpful to cure the condition. Medications may be used only to treat symptoms or compications (like infections) associated with the condition.

Other possible causes of kidney enlargment include - Cysts, tumors, systemic disorders like amyloidosis, etc.

Hence it would be recommended that you consult the treating doctors (Urologist) and seek proper advice and help.

I hope this helps.



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