Skip to content

Announcements

Have you had a kidney transplant or are waiting for one? Then visit the Organ Transplant Community and the Diabetes and Kidney Community to share your experiences with other community members!

Are you newly diagnosed? Use the WebMD search engine to read articles like Understanding Kidney Disease.
WHAT MAY CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN
avatar
azrose1 posted:

Take the Poll

what can cause this I WENT TO DR WITH SEVERE PAIN ON RIGHT SIDE THINKING MY APENDIX MAY NEED TO COME OUT ,,SEEMS AFTER HAVING A ULTRASOUND MY RIGHT KIDNEY IS ENFLAMED ON TOP OF IT MY RIGHT LUNG IS ENLARGED ,NOW WHAT WOULD CAUSE THESE
  • INFECTION MAYBE
  • NOT DRINKING ENOUGH
vote
View Poll Results
Reply
 
avatar
john-skpt responded:
I'd say dehydration and urinary infection, except for the lung involvement.

It could very well be that the lung is infected (although unilateral lung infections are somewhat unusual) and that the swollen lung is pressing down on the kidney and the associated structures.

If the lung infection had spread into the abdominal cavity, then it would quickly spread and become peritonitis. Most urinary infections are INside the urinary tract and do not directly affect the larger abdominal cavity.

It needs to be looked at by a specialist though, maybe a pulmonologist, or maybe an infectious disease specialist.


Spotlight: Member Stories

I found out that I had been blessed with 2 kidneys that were the size of a preemie baby and not fully functioning. I found out that I was in serious t...More

Helpful Tips

I have a uti and severe kidney pain, Is this common?
I have a uti and such bad kidney pain that I can hardly move, I cant bend down and it hurts more than I can explain. the pain comes and ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.