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enlarged kidney due to a clogged urinary stent

I have a enlarged kidney due to a clogged urinary stent that was put in during surgery. I've been having pain below my rib cage that travels around to the back and drenching night sweats. The pain is gone now. I had it a few times and it was intermittently between each time I had it and didn't last long. Can a enlarged kidney give you this type of pain and night sweats?
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replied April 17th, 2014
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Renal enlargement with blocked DJ stent may lead to infection and renal failure and both of them cause drenching sweats. get complete renal functions assessed and let them help you. Other than that The symptom, night sweats, appears to be nonspecific. Many questions about causation, evaluation, and management remain unanswered still up to date. Nighttime sweating is a symptom linked to menopause, malignancies, autoimmune diseases, and infections. However, in primary care settings, night sweats are commonly reported by persons without these conditions.
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