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Pressure around the ribs. Need to get kidneys checked? Severe hair loss, overweight

some pressure around the back on both sides under my ribs...should i be concerned about getting my kidneys checked? had blood tests done about a month ago and all was good...that time i was experiencing hair loss and dr checked to make sure...i am abit over weight so could it also just be my weight pushing against my rib cage?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Kidney problems do generally not present with pressure in the back.Obesity can cause raised intra-abdominal pressure. I suggest that you do go for an endocrine screen as weight gain and hair loss, can also be ascribed to thyroid problems.
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