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Can Kidney Stones Cause Pain In Left Shoulder Blade
I get random,very sharp pains under my left shoulder blade that last seconds.I know I have a kidney stone there,Is that it moving? thanks!
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
I have kidney stones and now pain when I eat could something be wrong Besides the stones? I also am having a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade
? Gallstones: While unrelated to kidney stones, it's not impossible to also be experiencing colicky pain from cholelithiasis. Gallstone pain is typically precipitated from the ingestion of fatty foods, and is manifested as pain under the right rib cage and penetrating toward the back ("under your shoulder blade"). Gallstones are typically radiolucent and, therefore, need to be seen on US or CT scan. ...Read more
Can a kidney stone issue cause referred pain in my neck & shoulder? I just had a stent & lithotripsy procedure last month. Followup appt. soon.
Kidney stone : Yes- although more commonly referred to the pelvic area. ...Read more
I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?
Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hx of kidney stones one was called gravel and past couple days have had L flank pain but now I have pain in both sides and its radiating up to scapula?
Here are some...: The feature & distribution of the described pain seem not suggesting from kidneys and finding kidney stone from CT scan is often incidental. How to sort these things out correctly is not that hard if following instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head .Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more
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
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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