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Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Ureteral stones: Stones in the kidney can be associated with chronic infection. When stones are in the ureter, especially when they're close to the bladder, they can cause bladder irritative symptoms which can mimic cystitis ...Read more

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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 kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Uti/ kidney stones: Kidney stones can definitely cause UTI's and life threatening kidney infections. They can also cause, when fragments are excreted, urethritis or inflammation of the urethral mucosa that may cause symptoms as described. Abdominal pain, persistence of symptoms, fever, nausea/ vomiting among others, would be alarm signs for a possible evolving infection. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left  kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

Need to work with...: She needs a comprehensive counseling so to minimize undesirable recurrence of damaging the kidney. With a clear concept and practice of future care in mind, she will most likely know when, where, and how to take right action at right time under right circumstance. So, go to ask her urologist when & how to get the job done safely at present and in the future. Best luck... ...Read more

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Can a UTI or kidney stone cause vaginal bleeding?

Can a UTI or kidney stone cause vaginal bleeding?

Highly unlikely: Kidney stones and uti's cause blood in the urine. Make sure it's vaginal bleeding with a tampon. Then follow up with a gynecologist if it is or a urologist it's not. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone i passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone i passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Bladder Irritation: The findings on cystoscopy that you describe could definitely be from a kidney stone that you passed. You can also have bladder irritation from certain foods you eat or medications you take. ...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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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

Infection/metabolic: A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue. A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone stay in the kidney for three years? Without symptoms other than utis. (Question about a 4 year old)

Can a kidney stone stay in the kidney for three years? Without symptoms other than utis. (Question about a 4 year old)

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 recurrent kidney infections. ...Read more

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Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass.. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve hundred percent and for good. ...Read more

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Thought I had a UTI about a week ago, but I think I actually passed a kidney stone. I feel great 2 days later. Do I still have to see the Dr? (19, F)

Thought I had a UTI about a week ago, but I think I actually passed a kidney stone. I feel great 2 days later. Do I still have to see the Dr? (19, F)

Not unless recurs: Symptoms of UTI include burning with urination, increased frequency & urgency, lower abdominal discomfort. Kidney stones can cause similar sx but more often with blood in urine & more severe pain that can be localized to unilateral mid/lower back or groin. If you are not having any ongoing sx and no fever, it is unnecessary to see MD now. But if persistently recurrent sx, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

KIDNEY STONE: Sounds like you are being given the chance to pass the stone which always beats the alternative. I would first recommend that you DRINK, DRINK, and DRINK. Water that is. Lemonade is fine too but you don't want to overdo the calories. Over hydrate yourself so you literally flush that stone out. Secondly, move around as much as you can. Jar it loose and use gravity to your advantage. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should i go to the er?

I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should i go to the er?

Yes...maybe?: If you have a kidney stone and the pain is manageable, then you should be ok. However, if you think you might have an infection, then you should probably at least be seen at an urgent care center and have your urine checked. If there is an infection, then you would need antibiotics at the very minimum. More likely you would need to have any blockage from the kidney stone treated asap. ...Read more

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I had my first kidney stone with colic. I'm two pills away from being done with the keflex. Is it normal to just now feel a UTI coming on?

I had my first kidney stone with colic. I'm two pills away from being done with the keflex. Is it normal to just now feel a UTI coming on?

Yes: Keflex is typically used from gram positive bacteria, mostly staph. The #1 source of a UTI is e. Coli. The other causes would be proteus. Keflex does very little against gram negative bacteria. Therefore, it is possible to have a UTI coming on. See your physician and have a urinanalysis done with a culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Have a bad UTI and woke up with terrible flank pain that stopped suddenly after 2 hours. Kidney stone or should I be worried?

Have a bad UTI and woke up with terrible flank pain that stopped suddenly after 2 hours. Kidney stone or should I be worried?

FLANK-LY SPEAKING: Certainly a stone would be a consideration. Symptoms may also represent the progression of your urinary tract infection; a condition called pyelonephritis or in layman's terms a "kidney infection". If the symptoms have resolved, continue your UTI medication as prescribed. If the symptoms return or worsen, follow up with the Doctor who initiated your treatment. ...Read more

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8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis. Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis.  Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

Kidney infection: The stone that is blocking the ureter causes kidney swelling. This could now also be a kidney infected with bacteria. The tests needed now are : blood count , urine test and renal CT scan. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain inside vagina comes and goes when i sit certain ways or walk not sure if it is a uti, kidney stone, something else?

Having sharp pain inside vagina comes and goes when i sit certain ways or walk not sure if it is a uti, kidney stone, something else?

Infection or foreign: Your complaints suggested to be maybe (1) infection, (2) foreign body if you use tampon for periods (3) others as you related etc. Truma, back problem or wrong positioning. Anyway you need a complete gyn checkup asap. Good luck. ...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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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more