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Dull nagging pain in upper back area, left side rib cage. Is it related to kidney ?

Hello. Occasionally I have dull nagging pain in my upper back/side area that comes on suddenly. I don't have any injuries but I am concerned about this being kidney related. It feels kind of like a soreness as oppose to a sharp pain, but it covers my entire left side around the rib cage area. Please help. And thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
The common kidney diseases associated with pain are kidney stones, infections and large cysts.
Your description of pain seems more of muscular in origin. You could try some simple analgesics.
However if it persists we could get an ultrasound and urine exam to rule out a renal origin.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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