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Could it be a kidney stone??? women 50 .. having right side lower back pain radiating into front as well. Can not turn side ways causes the pain to be to extreeme. This is not a muscle strain type pain because the pain is there weather i am moving or sittins still hurts to breath. feel a little nausea .. took 800 mg of motrin @ noon . no relief from pain getting worse as day progresses. more comfortable to sit then to lay down. pain is almost at waist level. although females are not as prone to kidney stones as male is it possible? what is recommended therapy for kidney stones? water lots and lots of water and wait for it to pass??

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replied March 8th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A20559
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
Symptoms of kidney stones include sudden onset of excruciating, cramping pain in their low back and/or side, groin, or abdomen. Changes in body position do not relieve this pain. The abdominal, groin, and/or back pain typically waxes and wanes in severity, characteristic of colicky pain. It is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Kidney stones also characteristically cause blood in the urine. If infection is present in the urinary tract along with the stones, there may be fever and chills. Most kidney stones eventually pass through the urinary tract on their own within 48 hours, with ample fluid intake.
To establish the diagnosis and to rule out other causes of acute abdomen, further investigations such as CBC, ultrasound, CT scan (spiral) etc. might be ordered by your personal physician.
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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