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Old 02-20-2001, 10:47 AM   #1
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Post Chronic kidney pain

I have chronic but intermittent mild pain in right kidney area - only occurs first thing in the morning when I wake up then seems to wear off after a while and after drinking, only occasionally returning in daytime. I have microscopic hematuria and no other symptoms. Doctors haven't been able to pin this down despite CAT, IVP, etc. Does anyone else get this pattern of pain ie mainly first thing on waking in morning?


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Old 03-04-2001, 05:48 PM   #2
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I had it from sleeping on a cold surface for a few weeks.
I got a heated mattress pad.
The only other recommendation I could give from a personal viewpoint is to increase your water intake and to be sure and go to the bathroom just before bed. BUT drink a glass of water just before bed also.
YOU should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. The more tea and coffee and drinks like coke that have caffine in them that you drink the more water you have to drink to offset the diuratic effect they have on your body.
So..sleep warmer,more water, less caffine.

P.S. Cut back on the beer and alcohol if you drink them.


Old 03-16-2001, 12:59 PM   #3
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Your doctors also need to check for protein, creatinine, and your BP. I'm not a professional but I had very similar problems and I was diagnosed with IgAN. Talk to a Nephrologist. Even the best of doctors haven't heard about my disease. I hope it al works out well.

Old 04-24-2001, 08:06 AM   #4
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I had the same symptoms that eventually got worse and finally got a nephrologist that would do a kidney biopsy last Feb. They found out that I had IgM nephropathy. It wasn't all in my head and you can have kidney pain and it not be muscular/skeletal, kidney infection, or a kidney stone. That is what I was told over and over. It was very frustrating getting a dx. There isn't much they can do about it. I drink only water and have gone to a vegetarian diet as animal protein is harder on the kidneys than vegetable protien. Hope you get some answers!

Old 12-21-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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Re: Chronic kidney pain

this is a very old thread. Does anyone have any more info in this condition. I have been having the same symptoms. Started three days ago with pain in the kidneys in the morning. The pain does not subdue until i get up and get moving. Went to the doctor and i do have microscopic blood in my urine. Had a ct scan and they said i had two small cysts on my right kidney. The doctor said those cysts are not big enough to cause pain, and he believes my pain is muscolskeletral. I don't buy it. I had blood drawn today and haven't gotten the results back yet and i am getting an ultrasound of my kidney done tommorow. I am extremely worried about this, and don't won't to have to worry about it throughout the holidays. If anyone has any other information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Old 12-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #6
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Re: Chronic kidney pain

update!!! For the first morning in three days i woke up and my kidneys did not hurt as bad. I did quit drinking soda the first day of pain, (was drinking approx 80 fl. oz per day). Now I just need to quit smoking, but i have too much anxiety right now. I did find out that my blood work that tested kidney function came back normal. I also found out that after the radiologist looked at my ct scan and ultrasound he wrote a report stating that i had three lesions on my right kidney. On of them appears to be a simple cyst while the other two appear to be complex cysts. The largest one measures approx. 1.2cm. They recommended that i follow up with another ultrasound/ct in three months. I am very worried. Shouldn't these be removed immediately. I have been very disappointed with the urologist i have been going to, and feel that i need to see a kidney specialist. My anxiety over this is going to ruin the holidays. Does anyone any suggestions reguading my situation. Thanks.

Old 12-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #7
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Re: Chronic kidney pain

I have had a renal cyst in the past and was also told they generally do not cause pain. However, in my experience it did. My doctor believes the severe pain I had was due to the cyst rupturing, as it was visible on ultrasound, but by the time I had the CT a week later it was gone. Renal cysts are a known cause of microscopic hematuria. I would have my doctor follow up on them over time to make sure they were not increasing in size, etc.

Old 05-21-2007, 11:14 AM   #8
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Re: Chronic kidney pain

You might also want to check for PKD especially if cysts were found. (Adult) PKD is genetic and can cause this type of pain. Honestly I'm unsure if it goes away after a few hours though. I have not been tested (although my sister and dad have it [Dad is on second kidney transplant because of PKD]), but have been feeling this same pain in the kidneys in the morning for the last 3-4 months. I am NOT a doctor, but things I've learned and have noticed. Drinking anything with phosphates (sodas and some other drinks) is BAD. Drinking water is GOOD. Drinking anything with caffene is BAD. Lower protein intake is GOOD. I sleep like a rock, but it seems that the first level of pain lowers quite a bit after urinating so getting up in the middle of the night once or twice to use the bathroom may help on the pain. Once again, I am NOT a doctor.

I hope this helps someone.

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