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Could having kidney stones be related to prostate problems?

Could having kidney stones be related to prostate problems?

Probably not: If a person has an enlarged prostate and repeated infections it might increase the risk of certain stones. If the prostate is enlarged, it is possible that a kidney stone that passed might not make it out of the bladder and grow over time into a large bladder stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a kidney stone stuck around my prostate on the way out but with ni pain? Or even a tiny stone will cause pain?

Is it possible to have a kidney stone stuck around my prostate on the way out but with ni pain? Or even a tiny stone will cause pain?

If the stone is not: Causing continued blockage of the ureter and kidney and is just in the bladder then you wouldn't have pain. If the kidney and ureter remain chronically obstructed the kidney will stop excreting urine and pressure in the system will drop and pain fade. Long term obstruction will degrade future kidney function the distinction is important. ...Read more

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I’ve had unpredictable, infrequent, & intense episodes of pain around epididymis >10 yrs. Prostate, STI/UTI, & kidney stones OK. How can I find cause?

I’ve had unpredictable, infrequent, & intense episodes of pain around epididymis >10 yrs. Prostate, STI/UTI, & kidney stones OK. How can I find cause?

Epididymus: The epididymus doesn't like to be messed with and once it has been inflamed, chronic discomfort there for years is not unusual in my experience. I assume that you have had ultrasound examination of the testicles as part of your evaluation. If you still have concerns, a urologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more

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Pain appeared around prostate area few days after kidney stone came out. No fever. Blood was present right now clear. What could be causing this?

Pain appeared around prostate area few days  after kidney stone came out. No fever. Blood was present right now clear. What could be causing this?

The prostate: wraps around the urethra, the tube in the penis through which males uninate. Your stone came through that also. See your doc to rule out other possibilities. Glad you are on the mend. ...Read more

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Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57. ???

Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57. ???

Ok, ...: What described for the prostate was apparently incidentally found. Most likely, it is not clinically significant under your clinical profile with normal DRE and PSA <1 ng.ml. To explore more realistically about PSA/its use & pratate/its care, welcome to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Ultrasound following painful kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 6 mo. ago. Your thoughts?

Ultrasound following painful kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable."  PSA <1 6 mo. ago. Your thoughts?

Ok, ...: What described for the prostate was apparently incidentally found. Most likely, it is not clinically significant under your clinical profile with normal DRE and PSA <1 ng.ml. To explore more realistically about PSA/its use & pratate/its care, welcome to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appoin ...Read more

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Ultrasound following kidney stone attack. Revealed prostate "mildly inhomogeneous posteriorly otherwise unremarkable". PSA <1 and DRE clear 11 months ago. I'm 57. Opinion?

Ultrasound following kidney stone attack. Revealed prostate "mildly inhomogeneous posteriorly otherwise unremarkable". PSA <1 and DRE clear 11 months ago. I'm 57. Opinion?

Early Early BPH: Your medical info suggest very early benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). There are various OTC med that may help this such as beta sitosterol formulations and saw palmetto. If your urine stream becomes difficulty consult your PCP. You need an annual exam, of course. ...Read more

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Uroflo came back at 10 but close to empty. Should I be worried about bladder/prostate cancer? Had kidney stone removed 15 yrs ago. Dr thinks stricture

Uroflo came back at 10 but close to empty. Should I be worried about bladder/prostate cancer? Had kidney stone removed 15 yrs ago. Dr thinks stricture

Uroflow: The uroflow does not provide any information regarding cancer of any kind. It would be very unusual for a 35 year old to have either of those malignancies. The flow rate is dependent upon the volume of urine in your bladder prior to voiding and 10 cc/sec may very well be normal. ...Read more

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Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago i passed four kidney stones now every time i pass urine i get a burning pain in my bladder?

Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago i passed four kidney stones now every time i pass urine i get a burning pain in my bladder?

May Have Infection: You may have an infection in your bladder or maybe some of the stone material is still in bladder. You need to see your doctor and be checked. Meanwhile i recommend you drink 6 oz. Cranberry juice and over one quart of water per day. Good idea to take magnesium citrate or magnesium malate once daily as it helps prevents stones. Did you get the analysis of the stone constituents results? ...Read more

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3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water renal us clear no kidney stones prostate size normal no wbcs in urine?

3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water
renal us clear no kidney stones
prostate size normal
no wbcs in urine?

Hematuria: Having blood in the urine is not normal. A ct scan of the pelvic will be needed and you need to see a urologist for further evaluation like a cystoscopy for direct visualization of the genitourinary tract. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Yes, it can be, but.: Yes, a large may stay there quietly but surely will grow bigger. While it would be probably of no harm to watch it closely for 1-2 yrs, the risk of adding surrounding tissue damage from its increasing size and potentially possible infection will increase; so, for someone at 36, it is too long to watch, so i would recommend to get it out in time and practice stone prevention, and practice... ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone, my company wants me to travel for 4 hours a day, will it cause any problem?

I have a kidney stone, my company wants me to travel for 4 hours a day, will it cause any problem?

Kidney stone: Before you make any decision you MUST contact your doctor regarding your stone. May or may not work out - my sense is that the stone won't cause any concern. I sure hope the boss has some common sense. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Could kidney stones cause a tingling feeling swelling or any other problems in testicles?

No: Kidney stones when they get obstructed in the ureters, give flank pain. But usually they don't give scrotum or testicular problem. Please consult your doctor for a thorough physical exam to get correct diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Kidney stones since i was 10. Ct shows multiple stones greater in right with shotty retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Will stones cause lymph node problem?

Kidney stones since i was 10. Ct shows multiple stones greater in right with shotty retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Will stones cause lymph node problem?

LIkely unrelated: Shotty or mildly enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes noted on ct is a non-specific and not uncommon finding and usually of no clinical significance in an otherwise healthy person. Otherwise, causes include infection, inflammation, and malignancy. Unless you have had recent or recurrent episodes of painful stone passage with associated inflammation, i suspect the two findings are unrelated. ...Read more

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I have a low potassium problem and kidney stones problem. Is my hypokalemia the cause of my kidney stones? Or the other way?

I have a low potassium problem and kidney stones problem. Is my hypokalemia the cause of my kidney stones? Or the other way?

Unlikely: A potassium-wasting problem might be due to kidney tubular / parenchymal damage from infection related to kidney stones, but in this case you would have been told of this by your physicians. If your potassium is actually significantly below the healthy range, this is serious and no physician would let it go without a full workup. You have a right to a thorough explanation from your doctor. ...Read more

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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


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