A 37-year-old male asked:
can kidney stone symptoms trigger loss of appetite or weight loss? i haven't had much of an appetite the last few days. thank you kindly.
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General Surgery 35 years experience
Kidney Stones : Blocking of the ureter by a stone, even temporarily, causes colic. This brings on pain in most, but, can also produce nausea and vomiting. If you do not have a full effect of vomiting from the stone, you may experience it's symptoms as a loss of appetite with some subsequent weight loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help it pass. Some sugar in your drink may help with weight loss.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2018
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