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Forum Name: Nephrology Symptoms

Question: KIDNEY PAIN


 Anonymous - Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:18 pm

MY SON IS 23 YEARS OLD,6'2", AND ABOUT 220 LBS. HE IS HAVING PAIN IN HIS KIDNEYS. SONOGRAM SHOWED NO ABNORMALITY IN KIDNEYS. SPLEEN WAS SLIGHTLY ENLARGED. HE IS FEELING NAUSEATED AND HAS VOMITED TWICE IN 24 HRS. Dr. SAYS CREATININE LEVEL IS 3. PAIN IS ALSO IN LOWER ABDOMEN REGION. HE HAS A GREAT THIRST AND IS DRINKING A LOT. AT THIS TIME HE IS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH AN IV FOR FLUIDS. SUGAR LEVEL IS FINE. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT THIS COULD BE OR WHAT QUESTIONS I SHOULD BE ASKING? IS THERE SOMETHING I MIGHT SUGGEST FOR THE DOCTOR TO INVESTIGATE?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:19 pm

User avatar Dear Scook,

What do you mean by "kidney pain"?
Your son has a creatinine of 3 (this means that according to his weight and age his kidneys are funtionning at 50% of their abilities.

You did not say why he went to the hospital to begin with. Is he known to have kidney problems in the past?

It does not necessarily mean that your son has "kidney pain" if his kidney functions are abnormal. The pain could be coming from somewhere else.

Does he have any other medical problems? Is he being treated for any chronic medical problem?

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and waiting for your update.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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