Kidney disorders can begin with no symptoms. Sometimes we might notice symptoms but assume it is a common illness or just normal aches and pains. It never occurred to me that a lower backache can be a symptom of kidney stones or kidney infection until I ended up in the hospital.
I am sorry you are in pain and hope you find relief soon. WebMD has a Kidney Health Center that gives you symptoms of kidney stones that include: " Feeling sick to the stomach (nausea) and vomiting. Blood in the urine (hematuria), which can occur either with stones that stay in the kidney or with those that travel through the ureters. Frequent and painful urination, which may occur when the stone is in the ureter or after the stone has left the bladder and is in the urethra. Painful urination may occur when a urinary tract infection is also present."
Please let me know if you need more information. Good Luck on your CT scan and keep us updated.View Thread
I am sorry about your niece and hope she feels better soon. WebMD has a symptom checker that might help. Also, WebMD has some information about kidney infections . I hope this help, please let me know if you need more help and keep us updated.
I am sorry you had to go through so much pain. I have been pretty lucky with my doctors.
I like how Dr. Moser described his visit to emergency:
"At that moment, I feel like I was not a person, but a "kidney stone". I know that many people have this same experience of depersonalization. It seems that the most technically-experienced medical providers seem to have missed the class on professional behavior."View Thread
WebMD's expert, Dr. Moser shares his experience with kidney stones and has the same frustrations as many suffers. Quote from Dr. Moser's blog:
"Perhaps because I am a medical provider, the ER doc did not feel that it was necessary to examine me. He ordered the tests that I expected and treated me appropriately. It would have been nice if he at least shook my hand, for God's sake. At that moment, I feel like I was not a person, but a "kidney stone". I know that many people have this same experience of depersonalization. It seems that the most technically-experienced medical providers seem to have missed the class on professional behavior. Oh, well. I wasn't in any position to make new friends anyway."