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Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Here are some ....: Most common recurrent UTIs in females involve lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra. Although infected kidney stone can pose a constant source of bacterial UTI, such situation is rare once the offending infected stone is completely removed and related pyelonephritis are successfully treated. So, for female recurrent UTIs, look into bladder emptying, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone, etc. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I have a kidney stone (5mm) in my bladder. I feel like I have to pee all the time but only go a little but it isn't a bladder infection. What is it?

I have a kidney stone (5mm) in my bladder. I feel like I have to pee all the time but only go a little but it isn't a bladder infection. What is it?

Stone: It's unlikely that a 5 mm stone would remain in a 21-year-old female's bladder for very long. It's much more likely that the stone is lodged in the distal ureter creating bladder symptoms. If you've not already done so, i would recommend you see a urologist. ...Read more

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Had surgery for kidney stone on Monday with stent placement. I'm in terrible pain even with pain meds. Is this normal? Also got bladder infection.

Had surgery for kidney stone on Monday with stent placement. I'm in terrible pain even with pain meds. Is this normal? Also got bladder infection.

May be stent: Unfortunately the worst part of stone treatments is often the stent itself. Stents can cause flank pain, bladder pain, frequency/urgency and blood in urine, often simulating a UTI. Sometimes Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) helps. Your urologist may also prescribe an antispasmodic. Talk to your urologist if the pain continues ...Read more

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I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with abdominal migraines two years ago, is it a hereditary condition, I always get bladder infections and kidney stones?

My daughter was diagnosed with abdominal migraines two years ago, is it a hereditary condition, I always get bladder infections and kidney stones?

Unrelated but: Yes , migraines tend to run in the family but the urinary problem is unrelated. I presume you have been checked out by a specialist re. the kidney issues. At the least, it suggests that you may need to consume more water. ...Read more

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What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

Bladder infection: Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney stone starts in the kidney and can stay there or get trapped in the ureter or bladder sometimes you can pass a small stone, other times will need treatment to remove it or crush it. ...Read more

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I have MS & neurogenic bladder, history kidney stones & infections. Now may have pus pocket on kidney uncured for months. How is it treated?

I have MS & neurogenic bladder, history kidney stones & infections. Now may have pus pocket on kidney uncured for months. How is it treated?

Complex: See a urologist and perhaps a nephrologist, as your kidney issues clearly need attention and you need a solution here asap. The multiple sclerosis also requires therapy but unable to find a specific med listed. Are you followed by a neurologist? Do you have a disorder caused by a diiferent disease? ...Read more

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I keep peeing and feeling like I have to pee right when i'm done peeing. Can it be from kidney stones or BV infection.Feels like bladder spasms.No uti?

Please see your gyn: Or go to urgent clinic the most common cause is a urinary tract infection, if that is not the case there are other urethral and bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis and others that a urologist can diagnose. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence ?

No: stones in the kidneys have no relationship to urinary incontinence. A ureteral stones near the bladder can however, cause bladder irritative symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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