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Question: left kidney pain


 horselover - Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:32 pm

I'm a 47 yr old woman, 20 yrs ago I did have 2 bad kidney infections that I was hospitalized for. Current heath good except for a few accidents. (horse/Motorcycle). But for the past 6 months I have had intense pain level 10, in my left lower kidney. I know it's the kidney becase I remember how my kidneys hurt 20 yrs ago. But its more like spasums and they are intense. I was rushed to the hospital both times, but no kidney stones. Pain medicince helped and it did go way. But what is caused this? No infections or bruises and any strains happened to cause this. The pain is awful, like labor pains only worse!!! No medications.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:52 pm

User avatar Hi Horselover,

Your pain is certainly consistent with a kidney stone. It may be that you had already passed the stone.

Another possibility would be something such as an ovarian cyst or other gynecological reason for the pain.

You may benefit from some further imaging studies such as a pelvic ultrasound. Follow up with your doctor is important.

Best wishes.

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