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Teen, on period, have intense abdominal and back pain, taking plenty of fluids. Kidney stones?

My daughter 18 is on period but it s a lot worse this time with lower abdominal pain and pain in sides and back. Had urine tested at urgent care came back negative but on the way in car pain subsided and felt better now back at dorm room starting again. She s drinking fluids mother has had 37 kidney stones don t think it s that though, no fever .
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Most probably it just might be a case of dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation). We can rule out urinary tract infection as the urine test has come back as normal.

Renal stones sometimes have a genetic predisposition. Might want to get an ultrasound of the abdomen mainly focussing on the kidneys, ureters and bladder to rule out stones in the renal tract.

In the meantime, give her a pain relief medication along with an antispasmodic. Advise her to drink plenty of warm fluids. Application of hot water bag on the lower abdomen and back might help. If the pain is due to her periods, it should resolve in a day or 2.

However if the pain persists or is severe in intensity, better to pay a visit to the doctor.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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