Does pain in side/back always indicate kidney issue?

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   Posted 9/15/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
The last few days my main CD pain has been in my left side and around to my back. I'm wondering if this is turning into a kidney issue. It is a dull, achy pain (kind of like ovulation pain but up in my back/side). Could this also be something to do with my colon? I wasn't told I have CD in the colon but that hurts as much as anywhere else so I'm wondering.
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)

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   Posted 9/15/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ohana

Being male I do not know what ovulation pain is like, but I can tell you that when I first found out that I had a kidney stone I had an ache in my side that shot up tp my kidney area, plus I had blood in my urine. I cannot be 100% sure that this is what it is, but it could be a possibility. I had to have x-rays and a CT scan to confirm the presence of a stone, aparently they are common in people with CD,most times I could feel a sharp pain along my side that was some times accompanied by an ache in my kidney area. There were times, however when the pain became quite intence. I hope this helps, but the best thing to do is to have a doctor check you out and if he or she does comfirm a stone you might want to get a prescrition for pain medicine to have on hand.

Hope that you feel better soon !

Post Edited (Rougeman) : 9/16/2007 4:50:46 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/15/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have this type of pain..and have had it off and on for a few months now..I do have crohns in my colon and well as my small intestine..: (...I am actually having this pain right now..and I just came across your post..hopefully, someone will come long woth some info: )

25 years old..Just had my second baby(a son)born Feb. 26th..using 75mgs of Imuran...He is perfect in everyway: ).Been on the BIGGEST Crohns "rollercoaster"..been down to 88lbs (5'7) about 2yrs ago..very sick..Been on Pred, Pentasa, Entocort, Cortifoam enemas, Imuran, and flagyl and cipro for anal fistula. Currently only taking Remicade and PREDNISONE: (..and it has been my miracle* drug!..(That was short lived: (

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   Posted 9/17/2007 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohana...I had pain in my side and back with gallstones. Also had nausea, vomitting and the feeling I needed to be burped. I also had pain right in the middle of my stomach up high.
I would get hold of your doc and check it out.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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