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Can Kidney Stones Cause Your Bloody Stool
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
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
Oh my gosh this is embarrassing... I have a bloody stool? My dr. Thinks I might have kidney disease or stones not sure if linked. Why am i bleeding?
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
I passed a kidney stone one week ago and psin meds constipated me. Now I have flat to penicil thin stool and excess mucus. What can cause this?
Constipation: This may very well be related to your bowel recovering from a bout of drug(likely opioid) induced constipation. Sometimes, when motility is acute affected it can take time for things to normalize. You may want sure your fiber intake is good, along with you staying hydrated, and active(activity helps constipation). If things fail to resolve in the next several days to week seek in person help. ...Read more
With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also, is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?
For the past few months, I've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?
Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more
My daughter is 17 and has kidney stones, today she noticed white spots in her stool, any relation?
My husband's been having loose stools quite often. He's recently had problems with kidney stones and I'm just wondering if this Is connected?
No, but...: Kidney stones are not directly connected with loose stools, but the drugs used for stone-related issues such as antibiotics, pain medication, or alpha-blockers, e.g., tamsulosin, may indirectly induce loose stools. So, trace down the onset of loose stools in association with the timing of starting medications, and bring those to Doc for review, analysis, more Hx, physicals, and possible tests... ...Read more
Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone.
I've experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool .... is this expected to happen
Not likely: There would not be any direct connection traditionally between passing a kidney stone and blood in stool. It's hard to distinguish what it might be in this venue. It's important whether it's bright red or dark/tarry. Regardless, it is worth getting seen by your primary physician as soon as you can. If the amount of blood increases or your feel dizzy/light-headed, go the to the ER. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My husmy husband has multiple kidney stones and has had them for over 2years. Is it normal if he hhas blood in his stools? And she he go to emergency
See below: Several things can. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Something stinky!: These are 2 common independent issues people seek evaluation. This could be coincidental or the back pain is leading to constipation or vice versa &there is now bleeding from a hemmoroid. This could also be something happening within your GI tract causing both the back pain & blood or even due to taking anti inflammatory medication for your back pain which could be a reason for blood. See md. ...Read more
Get it checked: That could be anything from benign causes to something more serious. Don't wait to get it checked. ...Read more
30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?
See a doctor:
There are a several thing that can give these symptoms. The best thing to do is to seek immediate attention with a physician.
I would urge him to go to the nearest emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more
Severe abdominal pain left upper. Kidney stone in kidney in CT but not counted as source of pain. Bloody stool. No infection in urine or blood work?
Where would kidney stone be if it causes blood in urine? I have 3 based on utlsnd in November. No pain at all. Urine bloody other times clear. 38y old
Go see your doctor: Any time there is blood in the stool, you need to address it. It may be a minor issue such as hemorrhoids, or it could be much more serious (too many things it could be) but it is a medical red flag. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is a "red flag" condition and reason to see your doctor. It may be minor or major. The association of other conditions may mean one or multiple conditions. Looking for one diagnosis may not be realistic because medical theory no longer uses occam's razor, the belief that one diagnosis is usually the best answer to a bunch of symptoms. ...Read more
Hello, I am having sharp lower back pain that comes and goes and brings me to tears, blood in stool and dizziness, plus I'm tiered all day and bloated?
Need more data: You seem to be in terrible discomfort. I hope you'll feel better soon, n'est ce pas? But can you supply more information? Back pains as you describe with blood in the stool could be a diverticular issue. The bleeding could be unrelated & perhaps you've osteoarthritis of the lower back with pinched nerves? Visit me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi to give more information or make an appointment. ...Read more
Need to examine:
Any abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated and that can only be done in person. You may have just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. Please consult your doctor.
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You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! This does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! Take this situation very seriously. ...Read more
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms — this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid — regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more
My Friend is peeing blood. Thick in the A.M. Lower back pain. Believes there's blood in stool. Has a Bowel Loop which needs repair.
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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