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I went to the ER. Major pain in lower back reaching around the flanks to the front lower abdomin. The pain never seemed more severe on one side compared to the other. The burning was extremely deep inside. Severe pain, especially in the evening, and nasuea. The nasuea was set on by both food and liquid but mostly liquid. I had serious lower back pain. I felt completely dehydrated and was constantly in need of something to drink. I had a major increase in the number of times I was urinating. I had no problems urinating at all and had no burning, just a major increase in how often I was going. I had an MRI and an ultrasound done on my kidneys. I was told my urine specimin shows no traces of blood or high levels of protein. I was told my blood tests were normal as well. However, the doctor did say I had some abnormalities in my kidney function. They said my creatinine levels were extremely high, 2.4 to be exact. They said my kidneys appeared to be functioning at 50%. I was in the hospital for 3 days. I was then sent home WITH NO ANSWERS, a low sodium/protein/phospherus/potassium diet, blood pressure pills, and calcium suplements along with Loritab for pain which is not helping at all. I had to go back 2 days later for "follow up" blood work. I have called and called for 2 days to find out what the results were and no one has called me back. I was released from the hospital with no answers for the severe pain in my lower back since the kidney specialist said there was no swelling of my kidneys and he could not say why there was pain or nasuea. I was never given an answer for the nasuea, which since I have been home has eased drastically. I am still in constant pain, never sleep more than 2 to 3 hours at a time and am afraid that perhaps the issue is not my kidneys or perhaps it is not SOLELY my kidneys. I am afraid there is something else ailing me that the doctors are missing or not examing. And now my face gets extremely itchy around my nose especially after taking the pain medication...Does anyone have any advice for me?
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replied April 26th, 2010

Thanks for posting the query. Some of the problems which causes those symptoms are renal calculi, intestinal obstruction(episodes), gastric/duodenal ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, pyelonephritis(one shall have fever as well) and also pancreatitis. You should now get a second opinion from the Urologist of why your kidney functions are 50% of normal values, if there is any infection or a failure like condition doing it. Do get your BP and blood sugars tested. Also you shall need to repeat the renal function tests. Get the above questions clarified with your Urologist.

Wish you good health.

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