The pain which comes from the kidney which is usually felt in the back or flank it can caused due to various medical conditions like injury or infection to the kidneys.
Causes of kidney pain
Pylonephritis – in which there is pain along with inflammation of the renal tissues, often associated with fever, malaise and loin pain.
Urinary tract infection – presence of bacteria in the urinary tract, bacteria most commonly enter the urethra but can enter via the blood stream.
Polycystic kidney disease – characterized by multiple bilateral cyst causes enlargement of the kidney results in compression which leads to impaired renal function.
Renal calculus – mainly caused due to infection, metabolic disturbances, dietary factors, inadequate urinary drainage and various other reasons.
Renal tuberculosis – renal pain associated with increased frequency, evening rise temperature, loss of appetite etc.
Renal cell carcinoma – present with dragging pain and haematuria, other features like hypertension, anemia and liver disturbances may also be associated.
Renal artery stenosis or aneurysm – causes loss of blood supply to the kidney.
Diagnosis depends upon cause of the kidney pain; some diagnostic tests are given below:
Urine examination – routine urine examination including ph, RBC, WBC, sugar. Urine cytology, urine culture etc
Intravenous pylogram – to detect any abnormality in renal function and anatomical changes in the kidney
Renal Arteriography – to diagnose aneurysms
Ultrasonography – to detect stones, cystic swelling, enlarged kidney etc
CT scan – useful in diagnosis of renal tumor
Treatment of Kidney Pain
Treatment depends upon the cause and medical condition. There are some modes of treatment given below for the treatment of kidney pain:
Homeopathic treatment of kidney pain – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat kidney pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for kidney pain treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of kidney pain:
Apis mel, Cantharis, Benzoic Acid, Apocynum, Lycopodium, Nitric Acid, Sarsaparilla, Urtica Urens, Berberis Vul, Aconite, Terebinthina, Belladonna, Ocimum Can and various other medicines.
Allopathic treatment – depends upon cause and medical condition. Surgery is applicable in specific condition.
Other alternative modes for the treatment of kidney pain – include Ayurveda, Yoga, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Naturopathy various other methods.