When you think you may be having kidney stone symptoms, but you are unsure because you may have had back pain in the past, and think this may be a reoccurrence of that. It helps to understand the difference between kidney stones symptoms and other types of lower back pain.
"may be confused with other types of lower back pain"
In many cases symptoms of a kidney stone begin with sudden sharp low back pain. If you have injured your back in the past, or if you have problems with your pancreas, or gall bladder, or other abdominal organs, your symptoms of a kidney stone may be confused with other types of lower back pain.
The most common type of lower back pain is muscle strain, but many other things can cause back pain. Many different organs can cause an abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Kidney disease and kidney failure may cause back pain that is felt just below the ribs were the kidneys are located, and kidney stones can cause back pain.
Gallbladder disease or cholecystitis may cause abdominal pain that radiates to the back. There may be pain and tenderness in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen.
Appendicitis may cause back pain along with pain and tenderness in our right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
An ovarian cyst may cause pain in your back and be associated with pain in the right or left lower abdomen.
A UTI or bladder infection may cause lower back pain and burning with urination.
Pancreatitis may cause back pain; there may also be a history of alcohol abuse.
Abdominal hernias with referred pain to the back are often associated with a lifetime of heavy labor.
Cancer and other more serious diseases of the abdominal organs may cause back pain and other symptoms.
If you think you may have some other disease causing your pain you need to see a doctor so that he can evaluate you and order the appropriate studies to diagnose your condition.
"things you can do and steps that you can take"
Kidney stones can be confusing, but when you understand your symptoms and what causes them, you can better decide what needs to be done and when to see your doctor.
If you think you may have a kidney stone, there are things you can do and steps that you can take, to eliminate or at least minimize your kidney stone symptoms
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