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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?

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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What are the causes and fixes for urinary blood if no kidney stones are present and the bladder is clear?

What are the causes and fixes for urinary blood if no kidney stones are present and the bladder is clear?

Visit a Urologist: Still need to identify the cause. When you do, you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Can a ua tell the diffrence between a kidney and bladder infection. Does either type of infection usually cause severe pain in the kidney area?

Can a ua tell the diffrence between a kidney and bladder infection. Does either type of infection usually cause severe pain in the kidney  area?

No: A urinalysis can be very helpful in determining whether or not you have a UTI but it does not differentiate between a bladder or kidney infection. Both types of uti's can cause burning, urgency and frequency. Kidney infections more frequently cause fever and chills and they produce pain and tenderness in the cva(costovertebral angle) in the flank where the kidneys are located. ...Read more

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Pain in both ureters (not urethera ) Can bladder infection cause this? Or does it mean my kidney is infected also? Test came back pos for ecoli.

Pain in both ureters (not urethera )
Can bladder infection cause this? Or does it mean my kidney is infected also? Test came back pos for ecoli.

UTI: I don't know how you can tell if pain is originating in your ureters. If you have flank pain (back pain just below the ribcage), you could have kidney as well as bladder infection. E. coli is the most common cause of all UTI in women. Tell your doctor about all symptoms and follew her treatment advice. Most people recover completely and rapidly, with or without kidney involvement. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Yes: It is probably still in the ureter near the entrance to the bladder. This is the trigone and the nerves that make you feel like you have to urinate are triggered when a stone is trying to pass into the bladder. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone i passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Cystoscopy showed minor irritation. No uti. Could this be from a kidney stone i passed about 8wks ago? What could cause irritation in my bladder?

Bladder Irritation: The findings on cystoscopy that you describe could definitely be from a kidney stone that you passed. You can also have bladder irritation from certain foods you eat or medications you take. ...Read more

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Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more

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Trble urinating.Get feeling of bladder fullness, & wen I go it trickles out slow & takes long time to empty.Causes for this?Child birth?Kidney stones?

Trble urinating.Get feeling of bladder fullness, & wen I go it trickles out slow & takes long time to empty.Causes for this?Child birth?Kidney stones?

Many possibilities: For a lady of 21, possibilities include urinary tract infection that feels like retention but the frequency & slow trickle are due to irritation when the bladder is actually empty. Of course recent childbirth could cause this due to local trauma caused by birthing procedure. Stones of bladder, not kidney, are possible though less likely.Meds used to decrease urine frequency&decongestants can do it. ...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


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