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Loin pain hematuria syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • LPHS
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Treatment

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How might loin pain hematuria syndrome be treated?

Treatment of loin pain hematuria syndrome (LPHS) typically consists of pain management. Narcotics or oral opioids may be prescribed to help control pain. Patients with severe pain may need high-dose opioids daily and may occasionally require hospitalization for intravenous pain relievers and control of nausea.[1][2]

Limited evidence suggests that drugs that inhibit angiotensin may reduce the frequency and severity of episodes of loin pain and severe hematuria. People with debilitating pain who do not respond to other therapies may be offered surgery (i.e. a nerve block, nephrectomy, kidney auto-transplantation); however, surgical treatment of LPHS is controversial as studies suggest that it has limited value for treating recurrent pain.[1][2]
Last updated: 4/1/2015

References
  1. Taba Taba Vakili S, Alam T, Sollinger H. Loin pain hematuria syndrome. Am J Kidney Dis. September 2014; 64(3):460-472.
  2. Lee A Hebert, MD; Costantino Benedetti, MD; Samir V Parikh, MD; Tibor Nadasdy, MD. Loin pain-hematuria syndrome. UptoDate. May 2014; Accessed 4/1/2015.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • LPHS
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