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A renal vein thrombosis is the formation of a clot in a vein to the kidney.
Renal vein thrombosis symptoms
Chronic (over a period of time) onset:
Most often asymptomatic
Acute (sudden) onset:
Persistent severe flank that may be spasmodic (with spasms) at times
Soreness in the area over the kidney, between the ribs and the backbone
Decreased kidney function
Treatment for renal vein thrombosis
Renal vein thrombosis is generally treated medically with anticoagulant (keeps the blood from clotting) medication. Anticoagulants may be given intravenously (IV) for several days, then given orally for several weeks up to an indefinite period of time.