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My friend has kidney stones and may have to have them surgically removed. Is it possible that the surgery could cause infertility?

My friend has kidney stones and may have to have them surgically removed. Is it possible that the surgery could cause infertility?

Not likely: While having surgery may interrupt a single cycle, it is unlikely to cause infertility especially for renal stone surgery. The exception might be if the surgery results in some sort of renal failure. ...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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What does it mean when you pee brown and it burns in men? My friend recently passed a kidney stone 4 days ago and his pee is brown as well it started burning when he pees. He's not sure what this means.

What does it mean when you pee brown and it burns in men? My friend recently passed a kidney stone 4 days ago and his pee is brown as well it started burning when he pees. He's not sure what this means.

The: The brown urine represents blood and commonly occurs when passing kidney stones. Burning in the urine, called dysuria, is also common as a stone passes into the bladder. He should have a kidney ultrasound and followup urine testing. ...Read more

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Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause general discomfort while not moving in the kidney?

Can a kidney stone cause general discomfort while not moving in the kidney?

Kidney stone: Normally stones cause pain when they are trying to pass, some stones maybe too big and even they do not move, the can cause obstruction of the kidney and cause pain. Also, a stone associated with infection can cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause rectal bleeding?

Can a kidney stone cause rectal bleeding?

No: I can not think of any way that a kidney stone could result in rectal bleeding. They involve 2 separate organ symptoms. It's more likely you have something in your GI tract like gastritis or hemorrhoids. See your doctor. ...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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Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause a miss period?

Can a kidney stone cause a miss period?

Not really: Keep menses diary. Normal menses is every 3-5 weeks (9-13 per year), lasting 1-8 days. Is normal variant to skip a period, see doctor if no menses in 2 months. Do home pregnancy test if in doubt. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a kidney stone cause erectile dysfunction?

Kidney stone and ERD: Kidney stones are not known to cause erectile dysfunction (ed). See a urologist for more information and an exam. If it is you, at 25 you would not be expected to have ed. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Can a kidney stone cause burning sensation in foot?

Unlikely: Kidney stones if obstructing the outflow (ureter) can cause pain elsewhere in the back, chest, pelvis, testicles in men, but it would be most unlikely to have burning in your foot from the stones. Do you have nausea and vomiting? Any other pain or fever? ...Read more

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What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more

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Too much peanut can cause kidney stone?

Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, beets, berries, green peppers, chocolate, coffee, colas, and wheat bran. Consider almond butter instead if you are an oxalate stone former. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone cause periods to get late?

Does kidney stone cause periods to get late?

Pregnancy and stones: The straight answer is absolutely not. Rare exceptions could be severe associated infections. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone to devlop, and how can it be prevented?

Dehydration number 1: The biggest risk for most people is dehydration. You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors. ...Read more

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7.4mm kidney stone causing mild hydroneprosis in right kidney? It can cause damage to kidney?

Yes: You already have mild enlargement of the kidney - that is what hydronephroiss is. Over a long period of time, a blocking stone can lead to infections and decrease in kidney function. It is best to talk with a good urologist as to what the best plan is for your individual case - whether the stone needs to be removed, or if they are comfortable just following it over time. ...Read more

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M south indian. What is kidney stone and how are they formed? Can taking beer once a month cause kidney stone?

M south indian. What is kidney stone and how are they formed? Can taking beer once a month cause kidney stone?

See answer: Kidney stones form for many reasons. Stated simply, stones form when the urine becomes over-saturated with the mineral salts normally present in the urine that can form stones: calcium, oxalate, phosphate, uric acid, etc. Precipitation of these salts is influenced by their concentration, urine volume, and other stone inhibiting/promoting substances. Beer or alcohol do not directly cause stones. ...Read more

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I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

Need stone analysis: + 24hr urinalysis to find out stone composition ; amount of various substances in your urine. Such as calcium, citrate, uric acid etc, uologist or nephrologist will know. In mean time, always drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day, especially during summer. Most important thing to avoid or reduce is salt in your diet. Ur on hydrochlorthiazide, best med to reduce calcium in urine. Reduce red meat. ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time, However I can not pass it, It's been over a year. Do I need surgery?

I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time, However I can not pass it, It's been over a year. Do I need surgery?

Yes, if it does not: Pass on its own. It will likely cause further problems within your lifetime. Consult with a urologist because most small stones can be retrieved via ureteroscopy, without an open operation. ...Read more

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I have a 3.8mm kidney stone in leftkidney has already caused excruciating pain have been told to wait for eswl in 3WEEKS please help?

I have a 3.8mm kidney stone in leftkidney has already caused excruciating pain have been told to wait for eswl in 3WEEKS please help?

Meds?: You must have been on meds that relaxes the ureteric smooth muscle and might help pass the stone depending on size and location of stone.

Hydrate well.

You need urine sent for 24 hour studies for stone protocol. ...Read more

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Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs

Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs

Depends: If it was in the ureter, size does matter. Less than about 4mm, most will pass. Greater than 6mm, most will not. 4-6 mm is variable. If pain returns, I would recommend follow up imaging. Usually a kidney stone protocol ct scan is done in this situation. ...Read more

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If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?

What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Kidney stone should not causes your menses to be heavier than normal. The most common causes of kidney stone is dehydration and diet. www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone of 8mm size cause rise in bp.

Yes If obstructing: If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves. No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term. ...Read more

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Will a small kidney stone cause pain?

Will a small kidney stone cause pain?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 2-3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience... ...Read more

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What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...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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Infertility (Definition)

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