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Cramps around my kidney area?

By June 26, 2015 - 10:44pm
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Hello there. So for the past two days I had a change in my bowel movements. Yesterday, each time I produced a bowel movement it was a case of diarrhea (2-3x) and there was some pain and discomfort prior. The pain would probably show up about 15-30 min before I had to go. The same thing happened today but now I'm noticing and feeling pain around my kidney area and it feels like it's shooting to other areas of my body. My upper body feels tender and any clothing just feels too tight. I am bloated and probably constipated. I I would say the pain is mild, it's causing discomfort and is unusual for me. The pain is more similar to cramping, dull and achy. These are the only symptoms. I was wondering if you could give me suggestions on how to handle this without adding to my medical bills? The cramping near the kidney area becomes more consistent and noticeable when I'm lying down.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
Diarrhea takes a heavy toll on the whole body. Diarrhea occurs when the small and large intestines cannot properly extract the liquid from the fecal matter. This can be due to short term or long term damage in the intestines, due to bacteria, celiac disease, food poisoning etc.
When you have diarrhea the colon works extra hard to push out waste and this pressure is usually felt on the kidneys which are locates directed behind the colon.
Pinning down a possible cause will help determine the treatment. For example if this is a regular occurrence such as every week, then there is an underlying issue that you will need to see a doctor for.
If this happens once in a blue moon, then it could be something like food poisoning. In that case, drink as much water and coconut water as you can. Steer clear of gatorade, vitamin water and other sports drinks. Eat yogurt. Do not eat beans, or red meats until the diarrhea stops.

June 27, 2015 - 8:47am
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