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46 yrs old and a cancer survivor, I am very concerned

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I have pain in my lower right back it is iratating and constant it makes my hips and buttocks hurt very bad it is always wrose in the morning when I get up, I am 46 yrs old and a cancer survivor, I am very concerned "Could this be my kindeys? It is mirsable, I can't sit long and walking up steps is very painful, It has been going on for over a week and I also wake up sick to my stomach with sweats. Can you help me?

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replied June 9th, 2013
Kidney Conditions Answer A43779
Welcome to e health forum.

The cause of pain in the lower lateral back and hip can be due to conditions affecting various structures including - the kidney, hip and sacroiliac joints, and other soft tissues.

Hence the cause of the pain can be due to kidney stones, hip arthritis, spinal disc prolapse related neurological involvement, muscular inflammatory conditions, etc.

The presence of pain on sitting long durations and while climbing stairs - is indicative of a possible musculoskeletal or neurological involvement, rather than the kidneys.

A proper physical examination by your primary doctor or a orthopedic doctor might be helpful to make a specific diagnosis about your condition.

I hope this helps.

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