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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 more
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 more
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
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 more
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 more
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?
Have a friend who was diagnosed with kidney stone 8 days ago and still hasn’t passed it. How/when should he go back to the doc?
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Your friend should drink plenty of water to produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...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 more
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 more
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.
I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?
Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sure you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more
I have a 6 mm kidney stone that hasn't moved since I've had 3 before. Today I've had a minor attack sharp pains& am abnormally bloated. Has my stone mo?
Here are some. ..: Lacking further information, one should not assume what you may have although symptomatic stone movement may be the culprit for your Sx. To solve the concern, seek pro-evaluation (Hx + physicals + tests as needed) and counseling soon so to define what you got and how to handle it. Online guessing may further unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read more
I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?
Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by your primary or urologist until you have discussed it with them unless you are having bad side effects to the medications. There is no significant harm in taking it for an additional night and discussing it with your doctor in the AM. Be well. ...Read more
12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?
My fiancé just got surgery to remove his kidney stone yesterday and we were told that he would bleed a little because it is normal but he is bleeding profusely and I'm really scared an don't know what to do is this normal please help?
Get seen!: Kidney stone pain is horrible! Go to an ER now and get help with the pain and help passing the stone. Why suffer? ...Read more
See your doctor.: Kidney stones hurt and you should have pain medication to get you through them. Doctors usually get imaging on the stones to find out their size. If they are more than 7mm they're not likely to pass, less than that they likely do in less than 2-3 days. If they don't there is also medical treatment that ranges from lithotripsy to surgical removal. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and I don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?
Depends upon: Size of stone, location, presence or absence of blockage & degree of pain. Best to discuss your individual case with your urologist. ...Read more
How will I know if a kidney stone has passed? I didn't have pain in 2 days but felt a sharp pain for about 5 minutes.
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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