Possible causes of kidney pain include:

  1. Bleeding in your kidney (hemorrhage)
  2. Blood clots in kidney veins (renal vein thrombosis)
  3. Kidney cancer or a kidney tumor
  4. Kidney cysts (enlargement or rupture)
  5. Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
  6. Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  7. Kidney swelling due to a backup of urine (hydronephrosis)
  8. Polycystic kidney disease

Kidney stones are likely to cause pain only when they start to move out of the kidney. Also, it's possible to have one of these conditions, particularly most kidney cancers, and not have kidney pain.

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

March 30, 2017