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Kidney pain may indicate infection or presence of calcification

Kidney pain may indicate infection or presence of calcification

Back pain is very common, and most of the time it is not of renal origin, but rather of diseases in the spine, generally called low back pain. Renal pains are usually one side only (right or left) and project into the lumbar region. They are colic of varying intensity, which can descend down the belly to the groin and region of the genitals, besides being accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and changes in urine.

These are the famous renal colic that, according to culture

To be sure that the pain originates from the kidney, it is necessary to search for a sign called Giordano, a situation in which the doctor gives small pats with the fist closed in the lumbar region (wrist percussion), from top to bottom, that cause pain to appear. In this case, the signal is positive, that is, the pain is probably from kidney disease.

What are the possible causes of this pain?

The most frequent cause is the presence of stones (lithiasis), which clog the pathway urinary and dilate the affected kidney (hydronephrosis), causing very strong pains that need administration of analgesics, antispasmodics and injectable anti-inflammatories. These are the famous kidney cramps that, according to popular culture, are maddening and worse than the woman feels during labor.

Also, high urinary tract infections, which directly affect one or both kidneys (pyelonephritis ) are the cause of pains as described. Typical cases are accompanied by changes in urine and general symptoms such as fever, blurred and dark urine, malaise, poor appetite, nausea and vomiting.

Acute nephritis due to renal inflammation may also be responsible for pain. They are bilateral and accompanied by changes in urine and even high blood pressure.

Less frequent causes are real polycystic disease, kidney tumors, and trauma, for example

When to seek a doctor?

In the case of pain in the region lumbar spasm of acute onset, in colic, with the characteristics already described, especially if they are accompanied by dark or cloudy urine, with pozinho, besides pain or ardor in the urination, the urge to urinate all the time with the exit of small amounts of pee , personal or family history of elimination of polycystic kidney stones, and presence of general signs and symptoms are indicative that a physician should be sought.


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