Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

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Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

Postby ImAnIdiot » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:56 pm

Do you feel damaged kidneys? Like going over bumps in a car or a constant ache or pressure from lying down?

I'm worried that I damaged my kidneys from accidentally ingesting too much salt water. Went to the doctor a couple days after, they did tests and said levels look fine, but can't explain what I'm feeling. :?

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Re: Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

Postby Daisy4246 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Your body should slowly clear the excess salt water. Maybe you are feeling that sensation.
You don't feel damaged kidneys on whole but have other symptoms.
I would suggest that you monitor that feeling and if no change then push for further tests. Depending on how bad you feel then go to your doctor sooner.
Good luck.
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Re: Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

Postby freddyy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:41 am

As Daisy stated, a decline in kidney function is normally not felt in that way, but through other symptoms such as swelling, nausea, urinary problems, tiredness, etc.

During my decline in kidney function I have had some aching sensations in my flank. Several times I told my doctor or nurse, and they always dismissed it as just muscle aches and did not investigate it further.

That being said, even if your sensation is not stemming from kidney decline, it could still be something that needs attention. So if it doesn't go away or gets worse you should contact your physician again for more tests.
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Re: Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

Postby wagolynn » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:22 pm

I would go along with the advice above.

The excess salt should have cleared within two to three days, you would probably want to to drink more water until the salt had cleared.

If the pains are still there, go to the doctors with pains in your side or back rather than say pains in your kidneys.

This should encourage them to look wider for the cause.

Best wishes
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Re: Do damaged kidneys feel sore?

Postby ImAnIdiot » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:13 pm

Thank you all for your time and advice.
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