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Kidney stones and periods

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Not usually: I am not aware of a relationship between kidney stones and changes in menstrual cycle. However, any stress can result in menstrual cycle changes. So ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Possibly: Constipation can increase pain. The other cause of increasing kidney stone pain is that one of you stones could now be in the ureter, causing increase ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
No association: No apparent association between kidney stones and periods.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Koota
29 years experience Urology
pregnancy and stones: The straight answer is absolutely not. Rare exceptions could be severe associated infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Possibly: A kidney stone per se will not affect the timing or nature of your period, but certainly the pain, anxiety, stress, and treatment(s) associated with p ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
UNLIKELY: A missed period (amenorrhea) is usually caused by pregnancy--so this needs to be ruled out first. Other causes incude being underweight (as in heavy d ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Typically, no: The menstrual cycle is a hormone dependent process and barring a very unusual complication, kidney stones have no effect on these hormones.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Menses does not affect the ability to pass a kidney stone, but other factors could, such as size and location. Some stones don't cause problems and d ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink: How do you know it is a stone, I assume you had an Xray. Someone should have told you to hydrate to the maximum. In the hospital we flood you with I ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armen Margaryan
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stone: It's very possible, in fact majority of people will pass a stone of that size without noticing it, especially women, because urethra in women is much ... Read More
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