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I sometimes feel like my back,where the left kidney

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Hi. I sometimes feel like my back,where the left kidney is,sometimes involuntarily rumbling.like for few seconds and it stopped. what cld be it?
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: no fever. Last time I went for CT scan in Mar(for a pre-adnission day surgery-right ureter DJ stent). All is good. plus i recently had my urine checked for UTI. Abit of raised white blood cells but coz I dun have symptoms(no pain or fever,etc),so doc didn't prescribed any antibiotics.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: maybe not directly related to the rumbling of my left kidney(back). I was treated for ovarian cancer 5 years ago. Overall good health since then
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Do you feel flicker of contractions on the kidney region?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No. An involuntary rumbling that last for few sec while at rest. Other symptoms,if i beat my back(just like how docs use to 'beat' to physically check of signs of pain on back kidney area), i feel abit of pressure there.Not sure whether it is related.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

The rumbling and mild tenderness are not indicative of anything specific disease or diagnosis. A mild UTI may be the cause of it and your doctor may get a urine culture for the confirmation.

You may meanwhile drink plenty of liquids and try to maintain proper hydration. Low oxalate diet may help you. This is the link for low oxalate diet;

http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/nutrition/Pages/low-oxalate-diet.aspx

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