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Can Kidney Stones Affect Your Bowels
No, it shouldn't: Kidney stones shouldn't directly stop a bowel movement. Kidney stones are however very painful and one may be afraid to force down during a bowel movement for fear of more pain.Also pain medications, such as narcotics can cause constipation. Kidney stones itself have no direct relationship with the bowel.They can pass only via the urine-not stool.Hope this helps! ...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
My husband has had a kidney stone for 7 days now, accompanied by throwing up , severe pain and no bowel movement for 7 days also yesterday his urine ?
Urologist: Ureteral colic pain has been described as the most intensely severe pain one can experience. My advice to you is to see a urologist and discuss treatment options. (extraction or shockwave treatment) By your description of the symptoms, he has a stone lodged in one of the ureters. If the ureter remains obstructed for much longer there may be some irreversible damage to the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?
IgA nephropathy: A small kidney stone is unlikely to cause recurrent hematuria. Several kidney diseases can cause blood in the urine. The source of bleeding and the significance of hematuria can be determined by microscopic examination of urine. Iga nephropathy is a disease which tends to causes similar symptoms. Please see a nephrologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take magnesium citrate at 33 weeks pregnant? I have not had a bowel movement in over a week and I am experiencing pain from kidney stones
NO!: Please ask you OB what to do. Strong Laxative can stimulate Uterine contraction along with Peristalsis and then premature Labor. You do not want to have Premature Delivery. If you have Kidney stones, then you must be under Urologists care along with OB. Drink lots of water and fluid until you talk to YOUR doctors. ...Read more
Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast can't kidney stones grow? It's for a school assignment and i'm having trouble finding information.
Here's your answer: The vast majority of kidney stones certainly grow very slowly, as we commonly see them as incidental findings at autopsy and they have surely been growing for many years. This being said, a proteus infection in the kidney or a hyperuricemic crisis during an illness can precipitate struvite or uric acid solids in the kidney which could easily form a stone in short order. ...Read more
My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested. Should they have been tested?
Yes: The best way to find why your son is making kidney stones, is to find what kind of stones were passed and then do further work up accordingly. Many doctors do like to wait and see if they recur before proceeding with work up. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of a kidney but i haven't seen any blood in my urine. Could it be something else or can I have a kidney stone still?
Still could be stone: The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain, often coming in waves ("colicky"). Sometimes pain or burning or difficulty urinating, and as you note, blood in the urine. However, even if not seen, you can still have blood called microscopic, which is detected by checking the urine. If you have fever, the problem could be more serious as infection may be present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a 1.5 inch kidney stone. Docs haven't given me anything for pain. Is there anything i can do for this horrible pain till I have surgery?
Here are some ideas: Water is good! the oil/lemon idea sounds possibly helpful - so does the cranberryjuice - so do others. You might give then each a try. Also call the doctor to see if an opening arises for earlier surgery. Best wishes for getting this passed. Be sure to ask for recommendations for the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have kidney stones, when i was first diagnosed with them i was in pain. It went away even though i didn't pass the stone. Its back and worst!
What is the most effective method for removing 2 kidney stones--4 mm and 5 mm in my right kidney? I don't want to just wait for them to possibly pass.
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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