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Dr. Craig Feeney
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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!

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!

Unlikely related: Most likely the pain is unrelated to the kidney stone since the kidney stone pain would most likely persist. They often cause blood in the urine which you may or may not see. Most often it does change the color of the urine, however. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Grant Linnell
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Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Possible : It is possible to have an abdominal problem cause pain in the shoulder but as far as kidney stones causing shoulder pain, it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone.Cause?

Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone.Cause?

Various Pain: Seems like you have a lot going on and it is mostly right sided, but these complaints are not likely related, especially the eye and the leg pains. It is best to see your primary care physician to help separate these pains and determine individual etiologies so a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
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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

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

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How to properly treat neck shoulder arm pain caused from kidney stones?

How to properly treat neck shoulder arm pain caused from kidney stones?

treat the source: If you truly have shoulder pain from kidney stones, the proper treatment would be to get rid of the kidney stones. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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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


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