• Español
  • Join Now
Make an appointment:
Specialty
(i.e. Dermatologists)
Location

Why am I getting sudden sharp pain in my kidneys?

I don't drink, don't smoke, don't do any kind of drugs. Haven't had sex since my last period. Haven't made any changes to diet or exercise. Haven't exercised in almost a year. Went to dinner last night but didn't eat anything I haven't eaten a million times. Came home and was sitting on the couch when I feel a sudden sharp pain in my right Kidney. Follwed by lingering pain, more sudden sharp pains to follow, and dull pain in my left Kidney. Minor stomach pain also. Please advise.
There are a couple different possible cause of your pain. First, I would like to clarify where you pain is actually located. The kidneys reside in the mid-lower back. Pain in this area with no trauma can often be caused by a kidney stone. Kidney stones are small collections of calcium or other material that form within the kidney and can move and get stuck in the ureters. This can cause some severe pain that can radiate from your back down into your groin. Most of the time when someone develops a kidney stone, it occurs on only one side. The sharp pain in your right kidney followed by a lingering pain definitely could be a stone, but it would be unusual to have a dull pain on the opposite side. Pain on both sides could be a sign of a urinary tract infection that has moved up into the kidneys. If you have a fever, this could be a sign of this. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. He or she can take a more detailed history of your symptoms and perform a thorough physical exam. You will also need to provide a urine sample to look for signs of infection or blood which could be a sign of a urinary tract infection or kidney stone respectively. Good luck.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under ZocDoc’s Terms of Service.

Nearby Doctors

  • Dr. Samrah Mansoor
    Dr. Samrah Mansoor MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    3161 N Rock Rd
    Wichita, KS 67226
  • Dr. Sitha Miller
    Dr. Sitha Miller MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    943 N Andover Road
    Andover, KS 67002
  • Dr. Ron Marek
    Dr. Ron Marek DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    1901 N. Maize Road
    Wichita, KS 67212

Other Doctors

  • Dr. Angela Hon
    Dr. Angela Hon MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    88-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd
    Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
  • Dr. Curtis Scott Horn
    Dr. Curtis Scott Horn MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    303 W Sunset Rd
    San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Dr. Ashok Sinha
    Dr. Ashok Sinha DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    1569 Buford Dr
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043