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What Causes Flank Pain And Discomfort While Urinating?

I have had a rt duplex kidney Im 52 yrs old and from time to time have had problems ie pain etc. Now for the last 3 months i have found it hard to walk at times due to pain on this side.If I dont drink 3l of warer a day Im in agony. I have no urine inf just a feeling of real discomfort I have had investigations in to my bladder and even a stent put in this ureter years ago but I rejected the stent. What do you think is happening to my kidney. I do feel very bloated at times but put that down to being menopausal. I have had pelvic scan 2 yrs ago and all clear i look fwd to your answer
Fri, 25 Feb 2022
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Hello,

Since the last 3 months you are suffering from pain in the flanks. You have discomfort while urinating and are bloated. You also have history of having kidney problem every now and then. You are suggested to stay well hydrated, take plenty of water to help detox the kidney naturally. You are experiencing bloating, bloating can occur due to reduced kidney function. Discomfort while urinating is indicative of UTI, when UTI spreads to the kidneys it causes flank pain and bloating.

Get clinically examined by a Urologist, get urine culture (R/E and C/S) done. You will be treated with antibiotics if there is infection in the urine. If blood is found in the urine it may be indicative of kidney stones. You will be advised to get CT done to confirm diagnosis. You will be accordingly treated with antibiotics, NSAIDS or be given opioids via intravenous or oral routes for severe kidney pain. If kidney stones are detected you may be recommended surgery. To get rid of bloating avoid trigger food, do not skip meals, avoid taking fizzy drinks, take appropriate portions and add fiber to your diet.

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 Flank Pain And Discomfort While Urinating?

Hello, Since the last 3 months you are suffering from pain in the flanks. You have discomfort while urinating and are bloated. You also have history of having kidney problem every now and then. You are suggested to stay well hydrated, take plenty of water to help detox the kidney naturally. You are experiencing bloating, bloating can occur due to reduced kidney function. Discomfort while urinating is indicative of UTI, when UTI spreads to the kidneys it causes flank pain and bloating. Get clinically examined by a Urologist, get urine culture (R/E and C/S) done. You will be treated with antibiotics if there is infection in the urine. If blood is found in the urine it may be indicative of kidney stones. You will be advised to get CT done to confirm diagnosis. You will be accordingly treated with antibiotics, NSAIDS or be given opioids via intravenous or oral routes for severe kidney pain. If kidney stones are detected you may be recommended surgery. To get rid of bloating avoid trigger food, do not skip meals, avoid taking fizzy drinks, take appropriate portions and add fiber to your diet. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician