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What causes slight swelling and discomfort in the area around the kidney?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: My 11 year old daughter has a slight swelling and discomfort in the area around the kidney and slight pain down one leg and slight swelling around the calf?
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send me photographs.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM.
I am Dr Saad Sultan and will be answering your query.
I have read and understood your health concerns.
Kindly do send me the photographs of swelling so that it can be better correlated.

I would like to ask few more details like,
Is swelling painful? What is the colour of overlying skin? Is it red?

She needs to be examined clinically before a reasoned conclusion can be drawn.
The discomfort may be due to infection. You need to wait till your lab results.
Ultrasound abdomen and pelvis is a good choice to proceed with.
Just stay calm And use acetaminophen to relieve discomfort.

Feel free to ask me anytime.
Regards
Dr Saad Sultan
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Follow up: Dr. Saad Sultan (4 hours later)
Ok thank you. My daughter lives in Bhutan and I live in NZ so cant send photos. The swelling I'm told is mild and the pain not so bad. She feels generally ok and is still going to school and doing normal activities. No fever or loss of appetite. I just wanted a second opinion since im not there myself. Still I'ma little bit worried.
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
not an emergency situation

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I really appreciate your follow up And understand your concerns for your daughter.
Based upon the description provided, it should not bother you much. Its not an emergency condition.
Wait for her lab reports and meet your pediatrician accordingly.
She can use ibuprofen or acetaminophen syrup for pain.
Hope it helps
May she get well soon.
Do write me in HCM directly next time.
Regards
Dr Saad Sultan
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Follow up: Dr. Saad Sultan (14 hours later)
Yes it was a urine infection so thank you. Blood test was all good.
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (31 hours later)
Brief Answer:
may she get well soon

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I really appreciate your follow up
May your daughter get well soon And always stay blessed...
Kindly close the discussion and do write me directly on HCM in future.
Regards
Dr Saad Sultan
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What causes slight swelling and discomfort in the area around the kidney?

Brief Answer: Kindly send me photographs. Detailed Answer: Welcome at HCM. I am Dr Saad Sultan and will be answering your query. I have read and understood your health concerns. Kindly do send me the photographs of swelling so that it can be better correlated. I would like to ask few more details like, Is swelling painful? What is the colour of overlying skin? Is it red? She needs to be examined clinically before a reasoned conclusion can be drawn. The discomfort may be due to infection. You need to wait till your lab results. Ultrasound abdomen and pelvis is a good choice to proceed with. Just stay calm And use acetaminophen to relieve discomfort. Feel free to ask me anytime. Regards Dr Saad Sultan