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Kidney Diseases

Lower Back Pain - Kidney Stones?

08/26/2010

Question:

I love eating salty food, but now I think it`s taking a toll on me. Lately I`ve been having lower back pain and urinating a lot. I`m afraid this is a sign of kidney stones. Am I right?

Answer:

While back or flank pain may be related to kidney stones, there are many other causes. Frequent urination can be related to excess salt, but also of concern is high blood sugars (diabetes). Please seek medical evaluation.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University