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Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

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

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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Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement?

Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement?

Possibly: Though the greatest problem with kidney stones is excruciating pain. It is often correctly compared to childbirth pain. However, it can cause colic, and that can make you feel like you need to defecate. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Not per se.: However, the pain medications given for symptomatic stone disease can be constipating. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones affect your bowel movements?

Does kidney stones affect your bowel movements?

Maybe: Not directly but if you're taking pain medicine for your stone, this can constipate you. ...Read more

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Does a kidney stone in your bladder cause constitipation and pain when you have a bowel movement?

Does a kidney stone in your bladder cause constitipation and pain when you have a bowel movement?

Doubtful: A stone in the bladder that is not obstructing the bladder outflow should not be causing you obvious symptoms. I assume your urination is normal? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

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

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What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

Get checked.: May have more stones or infection. Also may need to be checked to make sure there is not a cancer present, depending on your age. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

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

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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

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My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested. Should they have been tested?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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!

Family practice: It probably means the stone has started to move again. You should be seen again. Make sure you don't have hydronephrosis sometimes they have to go in to retrieve the stone or use lithotrypsy. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Lithotripsy: Small kidney stones of 5mm can be crushe to facilitate passing it out. If located in lower 1/3 ureter, a ureteroscopic removal can be don while large stones in the kidney may need surgery. Good luck and discuss with your urologist best option. ...Read more

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Is Kiidney stone and kidney sands (crystals) are the same? Coz my radiologist told. Me I don't have kidney stone but I have kidney sand like crystals...

They are similar.: By sand the radiologist probably means very small stones. Crystals are usually microscopic and are seen in a urine analysis, but are made of the same substances as stones and sand. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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)?

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

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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?

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?

No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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5mm kidney stones that hasn't passed and is causing tremendous pain what do I do?

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

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How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

See below: Passage is usually accompanied by a cessation of symtoms. Often, people will strain their urine in order to collect the stone. ...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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more