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Can A Tubal Pregnancy Mimic Kidney Stones
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Kidney stones: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could my period be late due to the fact that I have been passing kidney stones for the past month? I took two pregnancy tests and they were negative.
I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?
Would a pregnancy test be affected if I have blood in my urine due to kidney stones infection or UTI?
Pregnant?: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
I underwent lithotripsy last dec. For kidney stones. Now I was supposed to have my period last week but I didn't I had negative home pregnancy test?
See answer: There are many reasons why a woman may have a delayed menstrual period other than pregnancy. Common causes include anything which causes physical, mental, or emotional stress, weight issues, medications, over-exercising, and even a change in one's regular routine. If no period, would recommend a second pregnancy test 1 week after the first negative test along with a call to your ob-gyn md. ...Read more
Can kidney stones mimic the same symptoms of appendicitis? I got blood dream and WBC is normal and they think it's kidney stones.
Flomax (tamsulosin) and pregnancy? Are there any side effect? Took it for kidney stone and found out later on that I was pregnant, I stopped taking it.
Kidney stone (KS): If a ks is causing a blockage then a stent or a nephrostomy tube is indicated especially in light of an infection +/- intractable pain. Surgical intervention to "remove" the stone is avoided because of the desire to minimize radiation exposure to the fetus. A non-obstructive ks does not need to be treated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more
Possibly you are.: Repeat pregnancy test, if definitely positive you nwill have the answer, suggest you get more definite test from your gyn dr. If again only faintly positive. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi how differentiate between kidney stone pain or a suspected pregnancy that might be ecotopic? Since i have negative home test
Kidney stone: The kidney stone pain is colic pain intermittent and radiates from the midback and flank to the perineum, most of the time associated with frequency, urgency and blood in the urine. Ectopic pain mostly of pelvic pain, if pregnancy test is negative it is unlikely to be ectopic, there will be associated menstrual histories might help. Severe form of pain would be difficult to differentiate. ...Read more
I have a kidney failure during my first pregnancy and now my second kidney had kidney stone few days back. Can I do ahead for second child?
Too complex for TAP: Kidney failure is no joke and you're young so I expect that you made a full recovery from that insult to your kidneys with the previous pregnancy, however even if your other kidney recovers from the stone, your someone for whom I'd recommend a full chart review and interview prior to feeling comfortable approving you for pregnancy. Your most likely fine, but you need a formal consultation. ...Read more
No they don't: #1 cause of kidney stones is dehdration sausing urine output to be low & concentrated. #2 is hypercalcuria, secretion of excessive amounts of calcium in the urine. Kidney blockage causing stasis or hydronephrosis, other causes: high salt intake, kidney infections especially with proteus, gout & high uric acid excretion, inflammatory bowel disease & high urate excrettion, cystinuria. Not coke & drp. ...Read more
I am 56yr old female diagnosis with small kidney stone already in bladder. As of now I haven't passed it. I was wondering about my temp is 99.6 b/p is 116/74 pulse was 102. My concern is i spent approximatley 48 hrs in hospital with no low grade fe
Here are some ...: Making existing stones disappear or preventing stone recurrence has always excited the patients with urinary stones, but there has been no constant reliable remedies for these goals, but keeping urine diluted to impossibly form stone crystals in kidneys and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meats, & dairy products by >50% could make a difference in reducing stone recurrence. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more
Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more
Location dependent: Dependent on the location of the stone. Stone inside the kidney are usually asymptomatic unless they move. In the proximal ureter the usually case back/flank pain and the stone moves done the ureter the pain may become more abdominal and refer to the groin as it gets closer to the bladder. ...Read more
Most...: Nowadays, most kidney stone procedures are done as outpatients with occasional cases requiring short hospital stay. How long the time is required to recover is decided and adjusted to meet individual need, largely depending upon patient's pain threshold/tolerance/coping ability and the complexity of procedures. At times, political correctness may come to play. So, ask urologist for detail. ...Read more
Imaging.: Usually, the only way to know where a kidney stone is in the urinary tract is by imaging, such as an x-ray or ct scan. Symptoms may sometimes be able to localize the source, such a flank pain indicating the kidney or ureter, and low abdominal pain indicating the bladder, but pain is often referred so the exact location can be difficult to discern. Before any treatment, imaging is used to confirm. ...Read more
Location matters: 9 mm is relatively big for a kidney stone. If it is lodged in your the tube that the urine travels in to get to your bladder (ureter), it would probably block it and cause potential complications and EXTREME pain. Sometimes stones can pass on their own but one of that size may require a procedure called "lithotripsy". Make sure you are followed by a doctor for managing this. ...Read more
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
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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