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I have been suffering from discomfort in the region of my right

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I have been suffering from discomfort in the region of my right kidney for almost 2 years. Despite CT scans, xrays, ultrasound and numerous visits to a urology surgeon no reason has been given for the pain. Recently I have had a chest infection. I was given a blood test that showed a high blood sugar level (but not diabetic on the scale). I have experienced increase urine production and fatigue type feeling particularly after food. Are these symptoms linked to the constant pain I have in my kidney area? Can diet be changed to improve my discomfort?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Pain here can be due to spinal problems.

Did you have an MRI of the spine per chance?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have had an MRI scan and no
abnormality was found

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
This was of the kidney or of the spine specifically?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Spine and kidney have been the focus of MRI scans

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
Do you have the summary of the MRI of the lower spine?
Please type it in if you do
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The summary is with the specialist who I see again on 3rd January. Do you feel that the spine maybe the cause rather than a kidney problem? Is there any link to the result of the blood test and abnormal blood sugar reading?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
I think that lower spine disc problems are overlooked all the time, even after the MRI is done. Regular doctors attribute the changes to aging rather than prescribing corrective measures.

I don't think a pre diabetic sugar reading would have the slightest thing to do with this pain.

It is kidney [as in infection, which would rapidly have been obvious] or spine/disc, or muscular.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How do you recommend I proceed if the MRI scan is showing no abnormality? I was under the impression that the MRI is the most detailed and conclusive method of insight into the spinal area.


What other reasons then am I having the symptoms listed above?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 years ago.
I suggest that you see a non invasive orthopedist.
The MRI interpretation is going to be different.

Spine and kidney, ligament or muscle cause pain in this area.

It is most likely structural; if it were kidney you would be sick systemically.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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