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What causes dull ache on both kidneys?

Unfortunately, in the past six months the dull ache has become more chronic and I am almost certain it is kidney related. I do have scarring on my right kidney; however, the pain I experience is both left and right, and usually not at the same time. Though it is a dull ache it is rather consuming and makes it difficult to focus. The past month the pain has been even greater, and I do not go a day without some form of it. I am an extremely busy student, and it seems stress does not help. I am planning on seeing a local doctor, but as it is finals time do not have time to go to a specialist. For this reason I am nervous that an urgent care doctor may miss something. I know to remind them to check for any abnormalities in my bacteria or white blood cell levels at all, but I am still nervous. I do not know if past kidney infection patients usually experience this type of pain, or if it is normal or to be expected. I would appreciate some professional imput to determine how to manage my time with the doctor the next week or so. Thanks, Christine
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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Hello,

Dull pain in the kidneys is commonly due to kidney infection, kidney stones, UTI or kidney disease. You are suggested to take enough water (1-2 liters). Stay well hydrated. To get relieve from the pain you can take pain relieving medicines like acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil) or NSAIDS.

Get clinically examined, get investigations done (CBC, Urinalysis(R/E & C/S), imaging tests (X-RAY, CT, MRI). Your treatment will depend on the pathology detected & your clinical condition. In case it is UTI, then a course of Norflox TZ and Syp Alkacitron will help. Avoid taking stress and cut on addictions if any. You should take adequate sleep.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What causes dull ache on both kidneys?

Hello, Dull pain in the kidneys is commonly due to kidney infection, kidney stones, UTI or kidney disease. You are suggested to take enough water (1-2 liters). Stay well hydrated. To get relieve from the pain you can take pain relieving medicines like acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil) or NSAIDS. Get clinically examined, get investigations done (CBC, Urinalysis(R/E & C/S), imaging tests (X-RAY, CT, MRI). Your treatment will depend on the pathology detected & your clinical condition. In case it is UTI, then a course of Norflox TZ and Syp Alkacitron will help. Avoid taking stress and cut on addictions if any. You should take adequate sleep. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician