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Kidney pain

Updated: 2023-08-08


Pain related to the kidneys that may feel like a dull, one-sided ache in the upper stomach area, side or back.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a health care professional right away if kidney pain happens with:

  • Fever, body aches and fatigue.
  • Pain during urination.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Upset stomach or vomiting.
  • A recent urinary tract infection.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment with your care team if the pain is:

  • Constant.
  • Dull.
  • On one side of the body.