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Pain in right side, lower back where kidneys are present. Ultrasound, hida scan normal. Nephrologist opinion required?

My husband has been having pains in his right side and lower back where his kidneys are. The pain in his kidneys feels like they have badly bruised. The pains are getting worse and lasting longer. He has had a ultrasound, Hida Scan to check gallbladder , liver , pancreas . All came out fine but he is still have pains. I suggested a Nephrologist . What tests would a Nephrologist possibly order?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Based on your description I am uncertain as to the extent of work up that has been done other than a HIDA scan and an ultrasound. To evaluate for and exclude kidney causes of his pain, I would suggest a CAT scan of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a urinalysis. If these are reviewed by a physician and are deemed to be normal, it is unlikely that his pain is due to kidney related issues. If there are no other internal organ abnormalities noted on CAT scan, I would suggest speaking with your primary care Dr. regarding evaluation of musculoskeletal back pain
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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