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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. Hes 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. Hes 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 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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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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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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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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more