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What causes persistent kidney pain?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 in General Health
Question: does kidney pain come and go or is it constant
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
it depends on the cause

Detailed Answer:
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kidney pain may be constant or intermittent depending on the cause. The most typical cause of intermittent pain is renal colic. In such cases obstruction of the urinary tract causes severe pain usually accompanied by vomiting. The pain varies in intensity and usually comes and goes. Other disorders may cause constant pain like acute pyelonephritis, cancer or injury.

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