Kidney ache — also called renal ache — refers to ache from sickness or damage to a kidney. You might truly feel kidney ache or discomfort as a uninteresting, a person-sided ache in your higher abdomen, facet or back again. But ache in these spots is generally unrelated to your kidneys.

Your kidneys are positioned in the back again of your abdomen beneath your decrease ribs, a person on each facet of your spine. People today generally are surprised at how large their kidneys are. Most situations that lead to kidney ache have an affect on only a person kidney. Fever and urinary signs generally accompany kidney ache.