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does kidney pain come and go or is it constant

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does kidney pain come and go or is it constant
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
it depends on the cause

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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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