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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with k ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
21 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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Dr. Marvin Stein
51 years experience Urology
Possible: If the stone obstructs the kidney you can have intermittent pain.
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Dr. Amy Brode
Dr. Amy Brode answered
22 years experience Urology
Unlikely: A stone in the kidney that is not causing blockage is unlikely to cause pain. It may cause blockage intermittently and not have shown up on the x-ray ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especial ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: If luckily with no superimposed infection above the stone, which usually happens to someone with diabetes and recurrent UTI, the stone may grow in siz ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Your friend should drink plenty of water to produce a lot of urine, dilate those ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: If your question is whether someone with a kidney stone will always have blood in the urine, especially blood that can be visibly seen the answer is n ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: Kidney stones are usually silent until they move or cause blockage of urine flow. When the pain occurs it may be severe and pain medication should be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Winickoff
54 years experience Internal Medicine
They are similar.: By sand the radiologist probably means very small stones. Crystals are usually microscopic and are seen in a urine analysis, but are made of the same ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curran
27 years experience Urology
Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sure you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous ... Read More

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