Kidney Pain Symptoms – Signs Of Kidney Stones, Kidney Infection, Renal Failure

Kidney Pain Symptoms – Signs Of Kidney Stones, Kidney Infection, Renal Failure

For more information on kidney pain symptoms, visit http://stayhealthyvideos.com/kidneydisease. It was an invaluable resource in writing the script for this video.

Kidney pain is one of the common symptoms for the most common kidney problems. Pain could be mild or extremely severe. Kidney pain could also be symptomatic of other health problems like high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes. Both of these conditions cause damage to kidney tissue, causing pain in the lower back or “flank” areas on either side of the back. More often, kidney back pain is a sign of a kidney stone, a kidney infection, kidney cancer, kidney damage or polycystic kidney disease. In the worst case, it could be a sign of kidney failure, which is a life threatening medical emergency requiring medical intervention and care.

Sometimes, what people think is a back ache turns out to be a “kidney ache.” I had chronic discomfort on my lower left side as early as 7th grade – around age 12. No one at that time suspected my pain was a symptom of a kidney stone, but years later I learned that it probably was. I had to be taken to an emergency room with severe back pain at age 22. Two days later, I had a kidney stone surgically removed. I’ve had about a dozen kidney stones in my lifetime, and I’ve been hospitalized twice. I know what kidney stone pain feels like, and it feels exactly like that ache in felt in the left flank area when I was just 12 years old.

I’ve produced this video on kidney pain symptoms in the hope that I’ll help people who don’t know if they have kidney pain or back pain. Renal problems (“renal” is the medical term for anything related to the kidneys) can be very confusing to those who are experiencing them for the first time. If you have a history of kidney problems in your family, there’s a good chance, and you’re feeling some discomfort in the area of the lower back toward the flanks, you may very well have kidney trouble of some kind.

I’ve made a number of other videos on topic related to health and well being. Please visit http://stayhealthyvideos.com to view them.

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