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Lower back abdominal pain: kidney stones?

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I have been nausea for the past week and I went to the doctor because I was also feeling some abdominal discomfort. She thought it might be my appendix, so I had a ct of my abdomen and pelvis done. My appendix was fine, and blood work and urine came back normal, and told me it could just be a virus. I now experience pain in my back at the end of my ribs whenever it is touched or I lie down. It hurts worse on my right than my left. Could it be a kidney stone? Wouldn't that show up on a CT though? If not a kidney stone, what else could be causing the pain?


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replied February 23rd, 2007
Kidney Conditions Answer A2376
If you had a kidney stone, the CT-scan would detect it. Pain that originates from a kidney stone can’t be provoked by simple touch or felt when you lay down. kidney stone pain can be provoked by a hit in the side on the backside of the lower abdomen, so called the "sucusio renalis". According to the description of “pain in my back at the end of my ribs whenever it is touched or I lie down”, you could be experiencing some muscle pain that originates from the muscles on the back. You may consider taking painkillers to temporarily relieve the pain and seek help from a general practitioner for a check-up.
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