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What causes right kidney pain?

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Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2015
Question: i have been having kidney pain on the right side for 10 weeks. I have had 2 urine tests but both were negative. I also had an ultrasound test and again it was negative. The pain is mostly at night when I lay down and turn over. Hot showers seem to help . not a problem during the day. Also, urine color looks fine not dark or any signs of blood.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This does not sound like a kidney stone pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Kidney pain is usually sharp and strong. Appears suddenly if caused by stones. And it very often radiates to the groin or even leg. When having kidney stone pain, its hard to find comfortable position and the pain does not change or disappear when changing the position.
In urine analysis some oxalates are very often seen.

Your pain seems to be caused by something else. Spine is the most probable reason. Especially that urine tests and ultrasound are all negative. And your pain is dependent of the body position.
Hot bath usually gives great relief in case of spine pain.

I suggest you to consult orthopedist and consider spine MRI.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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What causes right kidney pain?

Brief Answer: This does not sound like a kidney stone pain. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Kidney pain is usually sharp and strong. Appears suddenly if caused by stones. And it very often radiates to the groin or even leg. When having kidney stone pain, its hard to find comfortable position and the pain does not change or disappear when changing the position. In urine analysis some oxalates are very often seen. Your pain seems to be caused by something else. Spine is the most probable reason. Especially that urine tests and ultrasound are all negative. And your pain is dependent of the body position. Hot bath usually gives great relief in case of spine pain. I suggest you to consult orthopedist and consider spine MRI. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.