What can testify to the pain in the lower back or sides
A person should know the main features, indicating that kidney treatment is required to promptly seek medical attention. Extremely strong pain in my lower side back, persisting in trying to find a comfortable position, often "radiating" to the groin, almost certainly indicates the attack of renal colic. This is due to the kidney stones, when a stone formed in the kidney, budge and injures the nerve fibers of the renal tissue. At the same time it provokes a strong spasm of smooth muscles.
"Pulling" pain in the lower back, often combined with fever, nausea, vomiting, and increased urination can indicate diseases such as pyelonephritis. If the pain is accompanied by a visible change in the color of urine (from yellow-brown to reddish), especially if the urine visible blood veins, clots, most likely, this is caused by the glomerulonephritis.
There is still a lot of kidney diseases, up to cancer. It is therefore necessary to make a rule: when the pain in the lower back or side, which cannot be explained by objective reasons (e.g. injury or physical overexertion), should immediately contact the doctor. The same should be done if urination becomes too fast or too rare, and also with a marked change in the form of urine.
What changes in appearance may indicate kidney disease
The need to check kidneys, can indicate swelling of the body and face, dark circles under the eyes, pale skin, fatigue. Bruising can also indicate problems with the kidneys. About the disease can signal weak, dull hair, brittle nails, the smell of urea from the mouth. If a person has high blood pressure, also can't hurt to check the kidneys. When the above symptoms should consult a urologist to do an ultrasound and urography of the kidneys and also take a urine sample and blood.
In children and adolescents symptoms of kidney disease is almost similar to symptoms in adults. Only very young children, under the age of 1-2 years with kidney problems may indicate bedwetting (enuresis), as well as a noticeable increase in the abdomen. With these symptoms the child should definitely see a doctor.