Kidney pain has a variety of causes and symptoms. Infection, injury, trauma, bleeding disorders, kidney stones, and less common conditions may lead to kidney pain. Symptoms associated with kidney pain may include
- flank pain, and
- painful urination.
Treatment of kidney pain depends on the cause of the pain.Read more: Kidney Pain (Location, Symptoms, Relief) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- codeine (for Pain)
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)
- ACE Inhibitors (Side Effects, List of Names, Uses, and Dosage)
- Narcotic Pain Medications (Opioids, Analgesics, Narcotics)
- ketorolac - injection, Toradol
- ketorolac (Toradol brand has been discontinued in the US)
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- citric acid/sodium citrate (Bicitra, Cytra-2, Oracit, Shohl's)
- calcitriol (Rocaltrol)
- levocarnitine (Carnitor, Carnitor Sugar-Free)
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone
- Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
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