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Urinary Disorders

Mild Kidney Pain Late at Night

12/09/2008

Question:

I often wake early in the morning with my kidneys hurting. It usually goes away after urinating, but seems to hang around more as I get older. I`m now 52. I`ve had this happen for years didn`t think much of it. If I drink a glass of water before going to bed it will always hit me during the night.

Answer:

My first thought is that you may have reflux of your urine back up into the kidneys from the bladder. There are several other potential causes and you should see a Urologist who can order a cystogram.

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Response by:

Marc F Cymes, PA Marc F Cymes, PA
Clinical Instructor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University