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What causes burning sensation in left side of back with kidney problem?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Question: hello doctor, my mother is kideny patient...her creatinine is 5...she is having some light burning sensation in her left side of back... she feels uncomfortable some time....what should I do
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Answered by Dr. Sree Bhushan Raju (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need evaluation...

Detailed Answer:
Most of the patients attribute the pain at the site where kidneys are located internally , is due to kidney only. This is not true.

She has kidney disease and her creatinine is around 5 mg/dl. Whether she has a permanent or temporary kidney problem is not known.

Diabetes also can cause nerve pains ( paraesthesias) in many of them. As such , she can not be given major pain killers as she has kidney problem. Mostly, the pain in that area will be due to localized muscle spasms. You can take opinion from a physiotherapist and get a good physiotherapy also. Small pain killer which doesn't affect the kidney function along with muscle relaxant would be sufficient .
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What causes burning sensation in left side of back with kidney problem?

Brief Answer: Need evaluation... Detailed Answer: Most of the patients attribute the pain at the site where kidneys are located internally , is due to kidney only. This is not true. She has kidney disease and her creatinine is around 5 mg/dl. Whether she has a permanent or temporary kidney problem is not known. Diabetes also can cause nerve pains ( paraesthesias) in many of them. As such , she can not be given major pain killers as she has kidney problem. Mostly, the pain in that area will be due to localized muscle spasms. You can take opinion from a physiotherapist and get a good physiotherapy also. Small pain killer which doesn't affect the kidney function along with muscle relaxant would be sufficient .