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Does kidney stone cause lower back pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:ok Let me start I reciently had a sivere back pain and got diagnosed a small kidney stone problem
User:and when I got my Ultrasound done there were 2 - 3 4mm size stones and as per doctor advice and also got my cerium creatine done which was 1.4 under normal.
User:just it will pass away by drinking good amount of water
Doctor:It should pass with drinking lots of water
User:its been more than a month now....and since few days there is a dull pain in lower back on right side where there was kidney pain previously
Doctor:In that case you need to consult your doctor again
User:so I visited a doctor he said due to computer work and sitting without exercise it might be a lower back pain and not a kidney stone problem as kidney stone problem will be very sevire and I agree that it will be severe I know that
Doctor:I was just thinking if it is affecting kidney
User:also as Ultra sound shown every thing is normal the size of kiney and organs are normal and only thing is few stones which would have passed off....
Doctor:When was your last ultrasound done?
User:also its just 20 days back I got my Ultra sound and creatinine done it should not be a problem
Doctor:Since when are you experiencing the pain?
User:and this pain is not radiating pain I know how it radiates to bottom .....
Doctor:yes when the stone is passing down the ureter , it causes that type of radiating pain
User:since few days...he said my back is stiff and subscribed few medicines muscle relaxers
Doctor:Are you better with the medicines?
User:I am better but I just took it for few days and now again some kind of dull pain which just comes light and goes away....
Doctor:Well the location of the pain should be checked
User:due to this I am getting more anxity...worry and fear ....what has happened to me ....I am also feeling that I need to visit a pcyastrist I am not able to concentrate
Doctor:maybe a few tests should ease your tension
User:if you ask me the location of sometimes back right, some times very deep inside or superficial pain
Doctor:is it on the kidney or the back bone?
User:I specifically cant tell where is the pain ...
User:not the back bone but around the area of kidney muscles on the side below ribs
Doctor:maybe a repeat ultrasound may be done to check the status of stones
User:ok and any more tests??
Doctor:I think it should suffice for now
User:I am very much tensed if my kidney is working or not.....
Doctor:it will be working
User:I am having good urine passage no pain...white or pale yellow good passage around 6 - 7 times a day
Doctor:to check its function you can do BUN and Sr Creatinine
Doctor:i can assure you that it will be functioning
User:thats normal Sr Creatininie is 1.4 for Male is under normal
Doctor:since the stones are small
User:yes confirmed its not more than 4 mm
User:I also started taking homeopathy medicine which they said its good since one month...just as additional help
Doctor:I donot think there is much to worry about
Doctor:Doctors can deal with this situation well
User:since more than 2 hours I am not having any pain in back but some times it just like pinches for a second or 2 and my worries starts
Doctor:you can see your doctor again and share your worries
Doctor:you will need to consult a general surgeon for this
User:just coz of worries and tension...about my better half and son I how and all bad thoughts...depression thoughts ...anxities
Doctor:It is better to keep your thoughts from recurring
Doctor:Since you may end up taking medicines for that
Doctor:may try breathing techniques and meditation to deal with stress
User:yes I was so much tensesd that I called one psycharatist to know what is wrong with me...and I cant express with with my family as they will get worried more
Doctor:Yoga has some nice stretch exercises that may help with muscles spasms
User:when tension is more I have more muscle spasms...
Doctor:Yes it is because of the component of hyperventialtion in anxieties
Doctor:That is why I suggested breathing techniques
User:cant concentrate on work and cant even watch TV always down thinking aobout what will happen to me...and read internet about these ...
User:some say some symptoms which were not there but due to my feelings I feel them...
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:But this is a very common problem
User:thanks Dr. Vaishalee...
Doctor:You need to relax
User:I need someone to understand me and listen to me...and thanks for listening to me
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
User:do you have an appointment....
User:you are from which place in India
Doctor:Currently I am in Punjab
User:thanks Dr for patiently listening to me....I am feeling relaxed...
Doctor:Take care
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