Where on the Body Do You Feel Kidney Pain?

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Kidney pain often exists as an ache or sharp pain the lower back between the buttocks and ribs; in some patients with kidney ailments, the pain may radiate into the abdominal cavity, according to MedicineNet health experts. Groin pain may also be associated with severe kidney disorders. Other symptoms of kidney pain include painful urination, nausea, vomiting and fever.

The cause of kidney pain varies from kidney infections to complete blockages. When kidney stones are present, the pain is often excruciating until the stone passes. Increasing fluid intake -especially water and/or cranberry juice- helps to flush toxins out of the kidneys when infections are present and also encourages the passing of kidney stones, explains MedicineNet.

Treatment for kidney pain depends on the underlying causes, but generally includes ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, and antibiotics for infections, says MedicineNet.