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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones?  I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can a kidney stone cause groin pain months before passing?

Can a kidney stone cause groin pain months before passing?

Not likely.: Kidney stones may indeed be present for months before passing and may produce intermittent pain which is usually felt in the flank when the stone is retained in the kidney or in the anterior abdomen when the stone is retained in the bladder. Stones in the ureter cause pain which radiates into the groin but stones don't hang out there forever. Search for another cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Stones: Small stone can cause terrible pain; usually kidney ca painful if larger tumor more advanced. Stones far more common. ...Read more

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Can back pain continue after passing a stone?

Can back pain continue after passing a stone?

Yes. It can. : Depend on how it irritated the urinary organs and also depend on having back problems as well. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Peeing pain ?UTI: Pain on urination associated with kidney stones can occur as a stone is passed thru the urethra, & sometimes if a stone is stuck in the bladder at lower end of ureter. Kidney stone symptoms are primarily severe flank or abdominal pain & blood in urine either visible or microscopic. Some people pass "gravel" or stone fragments. Uti must be excluded with pain on urination, thus urinalysis needed. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

Get workup-prevent.: Kidney stones CAN be prevented. Need testing of 24 hour urine collection for: pH, creatinine, calcium, oxalate, cystine, uric acid, phosphate, volume, protein, sodium, etc. Also renal ultrasound. Bad diarrhea cause may guide cause of kidney stone. Drink enough fluids to produce at least 2 and a half liter urine per day. A good nephrologist can guide so as to not have stones in the future. ...Read more

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UTI symptoms, pain in my right pelvic area. Ultrasound from GYN: kidney stone at junction of ureter and reflux in kidneys. Cant see Uro for 1 mo. Bad?

UTI symptoms, pain in my right pelvic area. Ultrasound from GYN: kidney stone at junction of ureter and reflux in kidneys. Cant see Uro for 1 mo. Bad?

Bad to the "stone": The pain is the kidney stone getting stuck and unstuck like a ball valve at the narrow juncture of the ureter entry into the bladder. The infected urine is "backing up" into the kidney and requires continuous antibiotics until you can get to the Urologist who has ways to either retrieve surgically the stone through the bladder or breaking it up with lithotripsy- so no "romancing the stone" . ...Read more

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Pain at left back after urinating. Uti?

Maybe (not) . . .: -1 years old? Anyway, painful urination is suggestive of urinary tract infection (uti). Coupled w/back pain, we worry about kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment. Don't wait for fevers, sweats & chills to develop. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lower abdomen pain?

Will a kidney infection lower abdomen pain?

Need more info: What do you mean by a "kidney infection"? Have you seen a doctor? If you are referring to cystitis(bladder inflammation with or without infection) yes it can cause lower abdominal discomfort and frequent urination. If the pain is severe please see your doctor or the ER.Good luck. ...Read more

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4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?

Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is any additional problem. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause swollen left leg and flank pains?

Does kidney stones cause swollen left leg and flank pains?

No Leg swelling: But flank pain is common with kidney stones. Please see a doctor as soon as possible to diagnose your problems, since leg swelling can be due to a clot in the leg veins which is very serious and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder. Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read more

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Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in penis, I have kidney stone 5.7mm.

Sharp pain in penis, I have kidney stone 5.7mm.

Stone moving: If given an rx to enlarge ureters/urethra--be sure you are taking it. Use your pain med, hydrate well to encourage passage. If made it to bladder, should pass on own (and will only appear as grain of sand, despite amount of pain it caused on way out). May have some urinary bleeding, ok as long as stops after few hrs. If severe pain / vomiting / can't pee -- go to er. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone cause pain in leg to knee?

Does kidney stone cause pain in leg to knee?

Not usually: Howevera kidney stone bloking the uretr, which lies in top of the psoas muscle, especially if ureter is inflammed by infection, can cause muscle irritation & pain in the upper leg. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more