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how do kidney stones affect the digestive system

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
They don't. : Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectl ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Please see your Dr.: First, see your doctor and discuss this problem with her/him. High fiber diet (beans/lentils, whole grains, vegetables and fruit with the skin wher ... Read More
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Dr. Stacy Loeb
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See a GI: Kidney stones shouldn't affect your digestive system unless you take narcotic pain medicine. There are many great over the counter agents like colace ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain from kidney: Stones start from the midback and moves to the front/abdomen while digestive problems always start in the abdomen. Blood work, urine test, xrays/ultr ... Read More
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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Tamsulosin: generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. with a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your sy ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
All Your Life: A kidney stone can happily reside in a kidney for as long as you live.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Pain: Having had a stone myself, nothing quite compares. Stones usually only hurt if you try to pass them. If they are in your kidney they may cause blood ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There are a couple: Of ways. They can cause bleeding. Pain is the most common way. Infection is also a possibility. But the largest issue is that of obstruction. If the k ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience Urology
Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the fl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
29 years experience Pediatrics
Kidney stones : For sure you have to be worried because if there is an obstruction secondary to the stone this might lead to kidney damage and with time might lead to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: You can use MiraLAX or polyethylene glycol powder a capful in water or juice daily, a dose of sennokot or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or ta ... Read More
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