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Question: Kidney pain with urination

 gesjad01 - Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:24 pm

I am a 22-year-old female, with pelvic floor dysfunction, a family history includes diabetes, and on no current medications.
My urologist used to think I have interstitial cystitis, but he no longer does. My symptoms are more of pelvic floor dysfunction, apparently.
But lately I have had pain in my right kidney as I urinate. Its as though my kidney is draining in addition to my bladder (I doubt this is the correct terminology). In the past I had a kidney ultrasound that showed I had an enlarged right kidney. I also had pain in the kidney. Now it is apparently no longer enlarged. But I still have occasional pain, and moreover, the pain in that kidney with urination. Please advise!
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:18 am

User avatar Hi gesjad01,
Pelvic floor dysfunction may cause a wide variety of symptoms, including flank pain. I certainly hope you were instructed on exercises to decrease symptoms. Have there been any diagnostic studies (IVP/Intravenous Pyelogram) to assure, for example, the presence or absence of kidney stones, which may also cause flank pain? If not, I would suggest inquiring about such a diagnostic study.
Theresa Jones, RN


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