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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 causes pain in my lower and mid back and in my abdomen in the front and it's really bad pain? Can it be kidney stones or something else?

What causes pain in my lower and mid back and in my abdomen in the front and it's really bad pain? Can it be kidney stones or something else?

Pain syndrome: Your pain pattern is not typical of kidney stones. Kidney stone pain is typically flank and not mid back nor mid abdomen. This appears to be something else - like intestinal pain, intestinal colic, and/or muscle spasms in your back. What triggers pain? What relieves pain? When does pain appear? What work up have you had? ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder.

Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read more

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Kidney stones can cause pain in belly button?

Kidney stones can cause pain in belly button?

Possibly.: They're more likely to cause pain in the back but they might cause belly pain depending where they might be. ...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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Does kidney stone cause stomach gas?

Does kidney stone cause stomach gas?

Not that I know of: I have not heard of kidney stones causing stomach gas. ...Read more

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I usually suffer from lower back pain (flank).what are the possible causes my US is clear from kidney stone...

I usually suffer from lower back pain (flank).what are the possible causes my US is clear from kidney stone...

X-ray and/or MRI: If the pain is severe and chronic (more than 6 weeks duration), then an x-ray and subsequently possibly an MRI is what a spine specialist would normally recommend. ...Read more

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Having right side sharp pain that comes and goes. Had kidney stones before. What can cause sharp pain around back to front belly button?

Having right side sharp pain that comes and goes. Had kidney stones before. What can cause sharp pain around back to front belly button?

Kidney stone: The same issue with regard to a kidney stone they may present this way. But so do other causes. The appendix is on the right side. So I would go visit your doctor and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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If a kidney stone is on the move can you have bad pain then it sort of subside & come back not as bad? And, can it cause pain on your side & stomach?

If a kidney stone is on the move can you have bad pain then it sort of subside & come back not as bad? And, can it cause pain on your side & stomach?

Yes: Stone pain can come and go and vary in its severity. The pain can also be sensed in different areas depending on the location of the stone and the person. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause swollen left leg and flank pains?

No Leg swelling: But flank pain is common with kidney stones.

Please see a doctor as soon as possible to diagnose your problems, since leg swelling can be due to a clot in the leg veins which is very serious and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

Many things: There are other organs how long the flank the size of kidney including on the left side the spleen on both sides the colon, you have a liver there, the pancreas, and other things. These are things you should discuss with your physician ...Read more

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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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I have stomach pains and feel sick and have pain peeing all day for the past 2 weeks. My meds cause kidney stones. Should I Go to the dr, is it stones?

I have stomach pains and feel sick and have pain peeing all day for the past 2 weeks. My meds cause kidney stones. Should I Go to the dr, is it stones?

It could be or UTI: Your symptoms suggest you probably have Urinary Tract Infection.The Kidney Stone pain is rather severe and limited to one side in the right or left back with radiation towards the groin. But smaller stones may just cause pain while urinating. Get it checked asap by your Doctor or go to ER. You may need Antibiotics. Why have you been waiting for two weeks and did not see Doctor ...Read more

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I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain

I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain

? hematuria: Sounds more like the Kidney stone issue or some Urogenital tract issue that is most likely causing blood in the urine that you are seeing. Doubt it has anything to do with the Penicillin. See the Dr. To get the hematuria assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My step father has a 2mm kidney stone, he says it feels like it is stuck in his abdomen. How long until it passes?

My step father has a 2mm kidney stone, he says it feels like it is stuck in his abdomen. How long until it passes?

Should be quick: 2mm stone is very small and should pass on its own quickly. Have him drink lots of water. Call his urologist if pain is very severe. ...Read more

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I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

Get seen fast.: I would seriously get this worked up soon because it could be several things, not the least of which is a possible ectopic pregnancy. If you had your period, it's unlikely to be an ectopic pregnancy, but it still can be serious, like an intestinal block, diverticulitis, or what is known as a volvulus, or twisting of a bowel segment. It might even be a hernia, so see your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

Possible: Recently passed stone may result in residual irritation in the lower tracts. It is also possible to have other stones. Follow imaging may be indicated if the symptoms do not resolve. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone, the size of which is 3 mm and I often experience pain on my left lower abdomen.?

I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone, the size of which is 3 mm and I often experience pain on my left lower abdomen.?

KIDNEY STONES: If the stone is in the ureter or the tube and it is moving toward the bladder it can hurt there. It ofter causes frequenct urination sensation prior to popping into the bladder and passing. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone embedded into my kidney tissue but my kidney has intense pain along with my lower abdomen what should I do? ER worthy?

See my remarks: A stone embedded in kidney usually does not cause pain.
However if you have pain radiating to lower abdomen, you need an x-ray /cat scan.
How do you know you have a stone? An x-ray must have been done. With symptoms, you need to have professional advice. If there is a medical Ctr in your city, visit it
Good luck ...Read more

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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...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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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more