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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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Can kidney stones cause high blood pressure?

Can kidney stones cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: High blood pressure can be caused by pain associated with untreated nephrolithiasis. Otherwise, no. I would suggest that you look into other causes of you blood pressure. Sometimes people have high blood pressure without finding any causes-essential hypertension. ...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?

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

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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Kidney stones: What you describe are likely pieces of clotted blood and fibrin. It is common while it would be extremely unlikely to pass any actual "tissue" with a kidney stone episode. ...Read more

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I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine...Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood. ...Read more

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Why do kidney stone can cause blood in urine?

Why do kidney stone can cause blood in urine?

Irritation: The lining of the ureters is quite fragile and sensitive. A kidney stone will irritate that lining and cause bleeding which will present as blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Went to kidney stone doc and she said that cause I have no pain and peeing blood I could have a tumor. If she's right, could it be cancerous? Hope not

Stones: Stuck in ureters are very painful and characteristic. They do not always produce overt blood. Hematuria work up is done by a urologist. A work up may involve the lab, x-rays, and investigations including cystoscopy and retrograde tests of the upper tracts. A tumor of the urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys are on the differential list, none likely in a 20 year old. ...Read more

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I was sent to get a blood test because of kidney stones that a sonogram revealed I have. My results show that my MPV is high at 12.7 Is that normal?

I was sent to get a blood test because of kidney stones that a sonogram revealed I have. My results show that my MPV is high at 12.7 Is that normal?

Platelets: MPV=mean platelet volume
This is a little used value in thehemograom, with only weak correlation with disease states. Like red cells, younger platelets tend to be bigger, and stress reactions may prompt earlier release from the marrow. Many possible causes, but little utility in isolation. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Yes: This could be mucous or clot. Not all clots are red, depending upon the age of the clot the red cells which make the clot red may get degraded, and the resulting tissue will no longer be red. ...Read more

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Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Could a kidney stone or UTI cause large amounts of blood in urine with no pain?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) has several common causes. The main reason for concern is that this is how bladder cancer is usually found. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems in men. Visible blood in the urine, particularly if not associated with pain or burning with urination needs to be evaluated with kidney imaging and cystoscopy (scope). ...Read more

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Would painful urination combined with small blood clots be caused by kidney stones? And would it be ER worthy?

Would painful urination combined with small blood clots be caused by kidney stones? And would it be ER worthy?

Yes!: This is more likely a urinary tract infection, especially if you have burning with urination. Kidney stones can cause blood in the urine, but there is usually pain in the side/flank. Severe pain. Of the same intensity as giving birth, I don't think you would miss it! Go to an ER/Emergicare/or doctor's office and get the urine tested. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 3x in 2 days other times clear. Stool, blood wrk nrml. I have 3 kidney stones. No pain. Feel lightheaded at times. Causes? I'm worried

Blood in urine: Given that you have 3 kidney stones, it is likely that the hematuria is because of the stones. Absence of pain is unusual but not unheard of. Other poss include cyst or tumor. Ultrasound would show these. And then a renal disease can bleed, such as glomerulonephritis. A check with ultrasound and U/A and blood work asap is warranted. ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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Could kidney stones lead to high blood pressure?

Could kidney stones lead to high blood pressure?

Kidney stones: While the kidneys do have a roll in regulating blood pressure, it is unlikely that the presence of non-obstructing stones in the kidney would increase blood pressure. The passage of stones into the ureter often results in excruciating pain, which in turn, can raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause your pulse or blood pressure to raise?

Can kidney stones cause your pulse or blood pressure to raise?

Indirectly.: The pain caused by obstruction of the urinary system by stones can cause the blood pressure and heart rate to rise. This can also occur if there is an associated infection. In the absence of symptoms like pain, we don't commonly associate stones with cardiovascular signs. That being said, there is evidence that obesity, high-fat diet, & sodium are risk factors for both hypertension and stones. ...Read more

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I have high levels of neutrophils and low lymphocytes bone aches high blood pressure kidney stones and daily migraines? What could be wrong

I have high levels of neutrophils and low lymphocytes bone aches high blood pressure kidney stones and daily migraines? What could be wrong

Plan for each: You have a variety of symptoms, some of which may be related. .. others not. I don't think there is one diagnosis that explains all of your symptoms. You need to work closely with a doctor you have confidence in to diagnose and properly treat all of these. Don't get discouraged. ... wonder about smoking with the high neutrophils. If so, this is a good place to start. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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All year I've been in and out of hospitals for kidney stones high blood, pressure, throwing up, headache peeing blood etc. What could be wrong with me?

Get it checked: You need a workup to figure out why you are forming kidney stones, in addition to treatment for existing stones. Here is more info:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/05/why-do-people-develop-kidney-stones. Html. ...Read more

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Had litho yest to break up kidney stones. Started my period morn of surgery. Concerned about bleeding, heavy flow. Can kidneys cause blood like period?

Had litho yest to break up kidney stones. Started my period morn of surgery. Concerned about bleeding, heavy flow. Can kidneys cause blood like period?

Likely unrelated: Any bleeding from your lithotripsy would be from your kidneys, end up in your bladder and through your urethra in the urine.

This is completely separate from your menses, which is the lining of your uterus exiting your body via your vagina. ...Read more

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HELP. F67yr diabetic w/kidney stones. Had lil blood in stool then 1st ever seizure. 3days in hsptl, all labs, MRIs etc are normal. Ideas for causes?

Not sure: Not having all the test results, it's rather hard to comment. Question though: did you ever adequately explain the blood in the stool? ...Read more

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My child has severe pain in the area of kidneys, abnormal bruises, headaches, night sweats, and white blood count is 4.2 and neutrophils is 1.2, help?

My child has severe pain in the area of kidneys, abnormal bruises, headaches, night sweats, and white blood count is 4.2 and neutrophils is 1.2, help?

See a doctor soon: Without more information, it is impossible to tell what is wrong - but your child needs to see a doctor soon (within the next few days) to exclude a potentially dangerous disease. Your doctor will likely start by examining your child and repeating the blood counts to make sure that other blood cells are normal. More studies may bee needed to determine how to best help your child. ...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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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more