Pain in left or right side of kidney is often accompanied by various other symptoms which can be confused with side pan arising from the spleen, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, abdominal aorta, lungs, or lower back pain arising from the muscles, spine or spinal nerves. Here we will help you how to distinguish kidney pain and other pain. And we also talk about what are the causes of having pain at the right side of kidney.
Symptoms and signs that can speak for the kidney origin of the pain:
Cloudy or foamy urine or blood in the urine.
Tenderness in the flank(s).
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, fever, and chills.
Body swelling (edema)
A lump in the flank(s) or upper abdomen.
Well then, what are the causes of kidney pain in side of right kidney?
Kidney Stone--kidney stone located in the kidneys rarely cause pain but when they lodge in the ureter and obstruct in the urine flow. The pain often starts as a dull pain in the right or left flank .
Kidney Cyst--one or several filled-fluid cysts forming on the kidneys can trigger kidney pain when cysts become big enough (3cm). Because the enlarged cysts begin to oppress the kidney normal tissues and decrease renal function. In addition, once cysts burst, not only kidney pain, patients also may suffer from more symptoms.
Kidney infection--kidney infection or pyelonephritis may also lead to this pain. The infection in the right kidney may cause inflammation of the kidney and can lead to stretching of the capsule.
Through the above analysis, we can see that many factors and diseases can contribute to kidney pain. Hence, we should try to find out the underlying causes, so that we can take the correct treatments to relieve the pain.
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