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increasingly more unbearable pain

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I have been having moderate to severe pain in the lower left part of my back (kidney area). It is the worst when I'm sleeping and has been getting increasing more unbearable. It seems internal as it does not happen when I bend over or anything. however, when I'm trying to sleep it will not go away. Usually I get a few hours of sleep before it starts but once it does it wont stop. changing positions will not relieve it but tsking a big breathe and holding it in seems to help a little. I've read that urine problems are associated with this but the only difference i could think of is it is cloudy. Please respond with any thoughts. I recently went to the eye doctor and have some sight loss if that matters or could be related.

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replied December 3rd, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A29086
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

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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