Kidney Disease & Disorders Community
Kidney Pain Diagnosis Mystery
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to kidney disease and disorders, dialysis, self care, and transplants.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Kidney Pain Diagnosis Mystery

December of 2010, I had a UTI that turned into a kidney infection. After multiple courses of antibiotics I was finally free of infection, but I still deal with chronic kidney pain. I was sent to a urologist to see if he could find a source for the blood and protein in my urine. He could find anything wrong. Because the high pain levels made me nauseated, they had me on anti-nausea meds. I finally jumped through all the hoops to get Medicaid and was referred to a nephrologist. We have run just about every test we can think of over the last year, some of the multiple times. The only thing we haven't done yet is a kidney biopsy.
My mom, my brother, and I are running out of patience. All I want to know is why I hurt and what we can do about it. Anyone have any suggestions for what I can say to the nephrologist to help me convince her to do the biopsy? My family and I are desperate for answers!
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The most common cause for this type of severe pain which starts at the back just below the rib cage and radiates to the front and goes into the pelvis is 1. Renal colic. It occurs as episodes of pain recurring in nature. The pain is spasmodic in nature as the ureter is trying to push through the obstruction, which is usually a renal stone. The ureter is the tubular structure that connects the kidney to the bladder. So each time the urine tries to pass through the obstruction it causes severe pain. It can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating and sometimes blood in the urine. The other causes for the pain are: 2. Pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys) and Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), here you are likely to have fever.

In addition to blood tests and urine analysis an Intravenous pyelogram and a CT scan may further help in evaluation.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi kjoy85 I'm currently in hospital for the same type of thing chronic sever kidney pain and nausea (I haven't eaten for over a week)  but all my cultures and bloods have come back no infection this has been going on for a month after numerous courses of antibiotics and Intravenous antibiotics but still do not know why I have pain that's all I want to know is why I have this pain what's actually
Wrong with me, I have a 6 month old baby at home who I just wanna get home to but I can't look after him cause I'm so sick :(  the only drug that takes the pain away is morphine
Please tell me How u went
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Kidney Disease & Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
1622896_tn?1418684976
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom
1100598_tn?1413131026
Blank
whisperwolf
Clark Fork, ID