Kidney pain is visceral pain and can be vague. Often a vague flank pain, a sharp pain is denoted by non visceral pain also known as somatic pain. For example a kidney stone in a ureter causes sharp localized pain because ureters have a muscular layer. So you know where the pain is and is very sharp. A kidney pain will often be a full but very achy flank pain that radiates.
Bottom line, you can feel organ pain but it's often referred and non localized.
Hi Derick: The answer to this question for me is Yes, you can feel kidney pain. I went to the doctor, told her about the symptoms I was having. She said my urine culture came back negative and to do some exercises for the pain and use a heating pad on my back. Nothing showed up on my blood work either.
I was having symptoms - extreme back pain and on my side, and frequent need to urinate.
This week, two months after my previous appt, I had another appt and got my blood work and urine tests back again, and was told this time that I have a "nasty urinary tract infection".!
I was started on the generic Macrobid. The pain had gotten much less intense before this last appt.
But after being on the generic Macrobid, the pain came back more intensely and the frequent urge to urinate was worse also.
Three days later the nurse called me and told me to stop the Macrobid, because my culture showed that I had a bacterial strain that was resistant to that antibiotic.
So they changed me to a broad spectrum antibiotic 3 days ago. It hurts still. ~Ouch~
I got some organic cranberry juice to flush out my kidneys in the meantime.
It takes the right medication and some time and patience. ~Sigh~
The sooner you get it treated, the better. Hope you get some relief soon.
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