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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Morning Pain in Both Kidneys
I am a 44 year old white male, 225 lbs, 5` 09", roughly 20-25 lbs overweight. Healthy, not taking any medicines, excercise 3-4 times a week, mostly elyptical machines. Lately I have been waking up 2 to 3 hours early due to lower back pain ,in the kidney areas (both sides), but when I get up after a bit the pain will go away. The pain subsides but is with me throughout the day, but still remains worse in the morning. I have not noticed any blood in the urine nor any pain (or relief for that matter) while going.I`ve increased my fluids and it`s seems to have helped,slightly.
This type of pain is usually musculoskeletal. To determine if this coming from the kidneys would require examination investigation by a doctor. This would include a physical exam, a urine analysis and possibly blood tests. Further studies may be required depending on the results of the initial investigation.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University