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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hi, I`ve been having the same reoccurring pain in my left kidney and I really do not understand why. I drink nothing but water and cranberry juice, but the pain is still present. In the past I had a history of UTI problems and also a kidney infection. I was wondering if any of this could be incorporated with my pain?
Please see our article on kidney pain. If, after reading it, you think that your left-sided pain is from your kidney, you should see your physician and have them examine the area, as well as doing a urinalysis and urine culture, and possibly a renal imaging test (such as an ultrasound). If your pain has been present for more than a few days (and if it comes and goes), it is very unlikely to be related to a kidney infection, since people with kidney infections are usually quite ill with fevers, often nausea and vomiting.
Mildred Lam, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University