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Persisting cough with pain in the back. Could it be kidney related? Elevated creatinine levels

I have had a bad tight cough for the last 6 days and now I have pain in my mid back. How do I know if its my kidney or a back muscle? It s not sharp but hurts more if I rotate to the right and back. I am getting a blood test on Monday as a blood test 3 months ago showed elevated creatinine levels. I am 5 11 224 lb male, ex nfl football player, 6 percent body fat and work out very hard
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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A sudden voilent cough can cause a sudden muscle sprain leading to the pain like you are having. If the pain increases on deep breathing or coughing then a muscular pain is likely. Local hot fomentation will help in providing relief.
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Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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