I have loin pain and intermittent haematuria. My GFR IS 71. Kidney CT neg apart from a cyst and Cystoscopy NAD. Exercise and walking exacerbates the loin pain which is intermittent in severity. Please advise. My Urologist hasn’t!

Loin Pain – Hematuria Syndrome is a very uncommon kidney disease that is of unknown cause.  The kidney seems to be normal in all other regards except for the blood in the urine (hematuria).  It is important to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil and Naproxen.  NSAID’s seem to make the pain worse, in contrast to menstrual cramps that seem to be helped by these agents.  Drinking enough water to keep your urine clear is also important.  Beyond these conservative treatments, there is no cure for the disease.  Pain medication may help but are usually not very effective and excessive use of narcotics should be carefully avoided.

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