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What is difference between a uti or kidney stones

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Infection/stone: Uti or urinary tract infection is infection in urinary tract which includes kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra kidney stone is a stone mad... Read More
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
What did your docsay: A UTI is caused by bacteria in the bladder, a kidney infection is caused by bacteria in the kidney, a kidney stone is a caused by excessive oxalate or... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Infection vs. stone: Uti means urinary tract infection. I may involve the urinary bladder or kidney and urinary bladder and need to be treated with prescription antibioti... Read More

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Leaking urine: This may be related to obstetric trauma e.g. Due giving birth. If the leaking occurs with coughing, laughing, or straining, we call it stress inconti... Read More
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Go to walk in clinic: Your guess may be right,but need to know the diagnosis. Not many details of the problem
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See details: See your own doctor or go to an urgent care center. Your best guess may be incorrect.
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
It could be: any number of 100's of things, from shingles, liver problems, basal pneumonia, intra abdominal adhesions, appendicitis, etc. Consult with a gi specia... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the kidney stone causes urine to be trapped and infected. And sometimes patients have kidney stones without an infection. You can still howe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Recurrent UTI's: Speak to a urologist (u) to see if you have some problem(s) with your urinary tract (ut) causing you to have frequent uti's. These are rather more fr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Drink fluid: The principals for a kidney stone still apply. Drink fluids, strain your urine, use non steroidal pain medicines as needed. If your pain becomes sev... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Kidney stone: Pictures are not visible on the forum. Taking the stone to your doc for analysis will help in deciding about diet changes and the right treatment goin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Sapozhnikov
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Kidney: Yes, you can. UTI can be due to stones.
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Kidney stones that are in the kidney are most often silent without any symptoms. If the stone is colonized with bacteria it could be a source of recur... Read More

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