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Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month! How long will it take to pass?

Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month! How long will it take to pass?

Course is highly...: Variable. With persistent symptoms and known stones it is time to make a plan with your urologist. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable. Blood in the urine and burning with urination are common symptoms of stents. Likely your symptoms will improve when the stent is removed. ...Read more

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Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Right side kidney stone, blood in urine?

Kidney stone: Blood in the urine is common for ureteral stones. Need to discuss this with your doctor to determine what type of stone this may be so the proper prevention approach can be developed for you. ...Read more

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Why do kidney stone can cause blood in urine?

Why do kidney stone can cause blood in urine?

Irritation: The lining of the ureters is quite fragile and sensitive. A kidney stone will irritate that lining and cause bleeding which will present as blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Can blood in urine from kidney stone surger affect a pregnacy test?

Can blood in urine from kidney stone surger affect a pregnacy test?

Yes: It can interfere with the identification of HCG in the urine during very early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, and I have kidney stone 5.7mm. How can I get it out as painlessly as possible?

Lithotripsy: Sound waves are used to pulverise kidney stones so that small fragments may through the urine. It would be prudent to see your doctor for your suitability for the procedure. ...Read more

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Microscopic evidence of blood in urine, passed a kidney stone 3 weeks, am a nonsmoker. What could it mean? What tests would be done?

Microscopic evidence of blood in urine, passed a kidney stone 3 weeks, am a nonsmoker. What could it mean? What tests would be done?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have am 8mm kidney stone located in the inferior pole. Not symptomatic currently, but was discovered by blood in urine. What are my options?

I have am 8mm kidney stone located in the inferior pole. Not symptomatic currently, but was discovered by blood in urine. What are my options?

Urology: My advice - see a urologist and discuss options because there are choices to make in this situation. You and your doctor have to weigh all the risks and benefits that are offered as possible choices. ...Read more

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Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?

Kidney stone 8mm in size diagnosed last week just went to bathroom and noticed blood in urine. Should I worry or is it normal?

Kidney stone: Most probably the blood you are seeing is coming from the kidney. 8 mm might be hard to pass spontaneously without intervention. Increase fluids intake and you better use a urinary strainer to catch the stone. Make sure you keep a F/U with your urologist for further management ...Read more

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Kidney stone is on its way out but he said urine purple shade. He's had blood in urine before but not purple and he is in no pain. Its been a week.

Kidney stone is on its way out but he said urine purple shade. He's had blood in urine before but not purple and he is in no pain. Its been a week.

See urologist: If you are having issues with kidney stone and blood in the urine, you need to follow up with a urologist. They are the best ones to be able to evaluate and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) has several common causes. The main reason for concern is that this is how bladder cancer is usually found. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems in men. Visible blood in the urine, particularly if not associated with pain or burning with urination needs to be evaluated with kidney imaging and cystoscopy (scope). ...Read more

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I found out I have a kidney stone. Haven't had much trouble with it had blood in urine and was put on a UTI med. I just passed some tiny clots?

I found out I have a kidney stone. Haven't had much trouble with it had blood in urine and was put on a UTI med. I just passed some tiny clots?

Hematuria: Even with a good cause for the blood (the stone), it is still typically recommended you complete the evaluation for the blood in the urine to make sure there is not something else more worrisome going on. Whether the stone needs treatment depends on size and location. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when I eat meat drink pop ect?

I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when I eat meat drink pop ect?

Plenty: Having a kidney stone can be painful. However having meat with abdominal pain could be due to a stomach or intestinal issue. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Trying to diagnose a kidney stone. I have sharp pain in right side hip/buttocks area. No problem urinating and I don't see any blood in urine?

You need to: See a doctor, because your symptoms could be something else even more serious. Kidney stones, depending on location, cause severe pain in flank or groin, usually not in hip or buttocks. It also typically causes microhematuria, not visible to the eye. ...Read more

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Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

IF this is: Diverticulitis with secondary inflammation of your bladder or possible fistula to your bladder from the diverticulitis, you need to be on 2 weeks of antibiotics and a no fiber diet and you need follow up with a colorectal surgeon 2 weeks into the process. The diet above is critical if this has a chance to resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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Microscopic blood in urine, no kidney stone. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working, back left side killing me, what else could it be?

Microscopic blood in urine, no kidney stone. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working, back left side killing me, what else could it be?

See below: How do you know you don't have a stone? Did you have a ct scan? Was a urine culture done to rule out infection? Blood in the urine needs a standardized work-up to determine the cause - including a ct scan with and without IV contrast and a cystoscopy (where the urologist looks inside your bladder with a telescope). ...Read more

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Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you may have a serious urinary tract and kidney infection, which can follow urethoscopy. Immediately contact the doctor who did the urethroscopy, or your primary care doctor. If you can't reach them, go to an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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2.4×2.1mm cyst found on right ovary via CT scan for poss kidney stone (had been having blood in urine and low back pn). Had fluid around it. Serious?

2.4×2.1mm cyst found on right ovary via CT scan for poss kidney stone (had been having blood in urine and low back pn). Had fluid around it. Serious?

Unlikely: Most ovarian cysts are benign and resolve spontaneously. A follow-up pelvic ultrasound to document stability or resolution is usually the recommendation for incidentally discovered ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

Here are some. ..: Clinically, I agree with my colleague stating musculoskeletal origin as a culprit for pain as described. For a 91-year-old man, bring the detailed info on his voiding history and pain near left hip & lower back stressing their quality, quantity, and sequence of events over time to Doc for analysis, physical exam, & tests such as residual urine, urinalysis, renal function, etc. So to define cause ...Read more

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Blood in urine reoccuing UTI CT scan 3mm kidney stone bladder ultra sound scan shows bladder not emptying proper what could this be?

Blood in urine reoccuing UTI CT scan 3mm kidney stone bladder ultra sound scan shows bladder not emptying proper what could this be?

Cystitis.: Gross hematuria probably as a result of cystitis caused by the bladder outlet narrowing or stenosis and not because of the kidney stone. By drinking more water like 8 cups a day you can pass the kidney stone. For the cystitis you need urine culture. Until the culture result comes back you can be put on an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin) to stop the gross hematuria. ...Read more

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CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

Drink fluids lots: May had another small fragment stuck at ureter or same one on CT moving, have to see a urologist, may need a procedure to pass the stone after initial observation. ...Read more

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Recently blood in urine whilst passing kidney stones is this normal?

Recently blood in urine whilst passing kidney stones is this normal?

Absolutely: The very fact that the "stone" scraping along on the inner aspect of the ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder) causes pain also means that it can be abrasive enough to the inside of the ureter to cause bleeding as well. Indeed, bleeding is a very common occurrence during the passage of a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Yes: This could be mucous or clot. Not all clots are red, depending upon the age of the clot the red cells which make the clot red may get degraded, and the resulting tissue will no longer be red. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stones over year ago that are to large to pass and now have blood in urine. Should this be a concern?

Diagnosed with kidney stones over year ago that are to large to pass and now have blood in urine. Should this be a concern?

Kind off: No pain associated with blood in the urine called painless hematuria, in spite of the history of kidney stones might need to be investigated, in one hand to rule out other pathology, and to make sure there is no complications or damages to the kidney from the stones ...Read more

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How long should the pain and blood in urine last after stend in kidney for kidney stones?

How long should the pain and blood in urine last after stend in kidney for kidney stones?

Not long: Bloody urine should clear even with stent in place, and if stone is still there. I would check for infection. However clear urine with positive test for blood (microscopically) can last a long time (weeks). ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones. I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones. I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

Blood in urine: Kidney stones can cause plenty of problems and can cause some blood in the urine. But bright red blood in the urine is a possible sign of something worse, such as bladder cancer. If you are unable to get in to see a urologist, you should consider going to an E.R. Btw, ultrasound is terrible at diagnosing kidney stones. You need a ct-urogram and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones CT shows nothing but blood in urine and still severe pain?

History of kidney stones CT shows nothing but blood in urine and still severe pain?

With a history of stones: You should assume that this is the same cause. It always helps to know what kind of kidney stone you had previously. The common kind of stone is made of calcium and taking magnesium is the antidote. At the moment however it needs to be handled by your Physician ...Read more

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Went to ER for severe lower right ab pain and back pain. Dr said I had kidney stone and hematuria. Did urine and blood tests only but no cat scan, why?

See answer: Though symptoms and u/a may be suggestive, one cannot reliably make the diagnosis of a kidney stone without some type of an imaging study (kub, ultrasound, ct) with a non-contrast ct scan being the most accurate and reliable imaging study to determine the presence, location, and size approximation of a stone as well as to potentially rule out other causes of pain and hematuria. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kidney stones on Monday. I woke up with worsening severe flank pain and body aches and blood in urine. Should I go back to er?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones on Monday. I woke up with worsening severe flank pain and body aches and blood in urine. Should I go back to er?

First try to reach: The doctor that ER doctor referred you to see after your previous ER visit (urologist), if unable to reach then go to ER ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain. Gential pain. Blood in urine. Tested negative kidney stones appendisitis. Uti negitive. Bedwetting moderate.

Here are some. ..: Depsite 31, any documented blood in urine - visible or invisible - should be evaluated with imaging studies for kidneys / ureters & cystoscopy for bladder & urethra, especially at NO UTI. Peliv & genital pains and bedwetting may be related but not with blood in urine except having severe bladder stone or bladder tumor. So, follow with a Uro-doc to plan how to assess & care for your concerns. ...Read more

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Having pain in groin area and around testicles after stretching out groin for martial arts. Went to E.R did MRI and urine test. No hernia visible but blood in urine. Diagnosed with kidney stones. Been 3 weeks still hurting in groin.

Having pain in groin area and around testicles after stretching out groin for martial arts. Went to E.R did MRI and urine test. No hernia visible but blood in urine. Diagnosed with kidney stones. Been 3 weeks still hurting in groin.

Not convinced: MRI of whatever doesn't usually see kidney stones unless large. If MRI was for muscles or hernia ok. CT for kidney stones. Also the CT would help evaluate the kidney for trauma. See a doctor sooner than later ...Read more

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Have pain every time I urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

May still be a UTI: Usually, pain on urination (dysuria) is a symptom of a UTI from which the offending bacteria can be grown from the urine. Less commonly dysuria can occur from the irritation of passing a kidney stone alone (i.e. Not a uti). In other situations, the laboratory can't isolate the microbe because it's too difficult to grow in culture (e.g. Chlamydia)- in that case, you may still actually have a uti. ...Read more

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My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

Infection or tumor: The most likely reason is infection of the kidney...Your doctor will check the urine and prescribe antibiotics. A less likely reason is a tumor in the kidney or nearby. This may need a urologists help. It could still be a kidney stone that was not seen on the ct, which also needs a urologists help. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis due to pancreatic divisum. Now blood in urine. No infections ot kidney stones. A lot of pain. Ct blood normal. CP culprit?

Probable CP: Pancreatic divisum is failure of the dorsal and ventral ducts of the early developing pancreas to fuse into a major duct system. Blood in urine may be from a possible renal or bladder lesion but unrelated to pancreatic problem. Pain when no defined kidney stones would have to be related to common association of pancreatic divisum and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I am a kidney stone patient. I taking treatment for that. Now suddenly I got pain in kidney and got blood in urine?

I am a kidney stone patient. I taking treatment for that. Now suddenly I got pain in kidney and got blood in urine?

Stone passing again: Sounds like you are probably passing another stone. Not at all uncommon. Likely there are multiple stones in the kidneys and when one passes into the urinary collecting system you will experience the same symptoms. Contact your physician to make sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for something else to be wrong besides a kidney stone with blood in urine, left side pain, & no infection. I'm sorry, just very nervous?

Is it possible for something else to be wrong besides a kidney stone with blood in urine, left side pain, & no infection. I'm sorry, just very nervous?

Sounds like stone: It sounds like a kidney stone. I would talk to your doctor if you are concerned. If they did an ultrasound or CT scan that would show up any tumor or other problem. If those studies have already been done then you can relax. In someone your age a kidney stone and infection are the most common causes for blood in the urine. Drink lots of water. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...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