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Hip Pain Associated With Stage 5 Kidney Failure

2013-07-13 12:40


My husband is stage 5 kidney failure, not on dialysis yet but just started having hip pain last couples days. What causes it? And what to do now?



Hi, thanks for leaving us message and so sorry to hear your husband is suffering. Stage 5 kidney failure is the most serious kidney condition which may cause various discomforts. Pain problem is common among kidney failure patients and it may occur in many parts of patients’ body like lower back, abdomen and even hip. For your husband, he may experience hip pain due to the following several factors:

1. Kidney stone: Hip pain occurs when kidney stone stuck in kidney or ureter.

2. Kidney infection: Kidney infection is a common complication of stage 5 kidney failure. It not only worsen kidney condition and accelerate illness progression, but also cause hip pain.

3. Polycystic Kidney Disease: Polycystic Kidney Disease is one of the common causes of stage 5 kidney failure and also it is one of the most common cause for hip pain, flank pain, groin pain and lower back pain.

4. Rupture of cyst in kidney: In many cases, no treatment is needed for kidney cyst and what patients need to do is to keep a close eye on it. If kidney cyst enlarges over time and cause damage on surrounding kidney tissues, treatment will be needed. Large kidney cyst ruptures easily and this not only cause hip pain, but also blood in urine.

As of now, what you need to do is to found out the root cause of his hip pain. Only with clear causes, can we make right actions. Here we offer online service. You can talk with our on-line doctors face to face about your husband’s hip pain. Also, you can send his test reports to Our experts will help analyze and then give practical suggestions.

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