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Dr. Phillip Porch
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Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

Dr. Phillip Porch
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No: Typically the pain is felt on the same side as the stone that is trying to pass. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Chen
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Can anything be done for a kidney stone showing in X-ray & CT scan giving lot of pain on the left side of stomach & back, & urine & fob showing blood?

Dr. Phil Chen
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Can anything be done for a kidney stone showing in X-ray & CT scan giving lot of pain on the left side of stomach & back, & urine & fob showing blood?

Yes: It depends on the size and location of the stone. The urologist can use procedure to remove it. Please go to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Complex: Pain on the left side, i presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause. See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Sarle
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I am suffering from left kidney stone the size is 3mm. I often experience pain on the left side of my stomach. I don't want to go through a surgery?

Dr. Richard Sarle
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I am suffering from left kidney stone the size is 3mm. I often experience pain on the left side of my stomach. I don't want to go through a surgery?

3 mm stone: If no infx and pain under control may pass stone of that size 70-80% chance, but if pain increases and or infx, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. James Siefer
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Starting the 20th of february, i've started to feel a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. Is it kidney stones?

Dr. James Siefer
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Starting the 20th of february, i've started to feel a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. Is it kidney stones?

Pain: To general of symptom. Could be or gas! need to be seen and examined. Ct exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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I am having really bad back pain on the left side, along with nausea and some blood when I go to the bathroom. Could it be a possible kidney stone?

Dr. Leila Hashemi
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I am having really bad back pain on the left side,  along with nausea and some blood when I go to the bathroom. Could it be a possible kidney stone?

ER: Hi, yes, it is very well possible, drink as much as you can, stay hydrated, go to ED for imaging and treatment right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Porch
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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Dr. Phillip Porch
Board Certified, General Practice
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No: Normally, if you have a stone on the right, it will always hurt on the right side. It is possible that you might be passing a very small stone on the other side that might account for the pain switching sides but typically the pain is on one side only and stays that way. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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Can right side kidney stones cause left side pain ?

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Can right side kidney stones cause left side pain ?

No: But you could also have stones on the left. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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I had a kidney stone removed in dec on left side niw right is feeling dull pain, would they have checked both kidneys then?

Dr. James Lin
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Yes,...: Nowadays, standard imaging study is ct scan with or without contrast, which will show 3-dimensional projections of both kidneys with highest accuracy than ever, of course, no test yields 100%. At to dull pain newly developing on right side, it's hard to say if it's stone-related or not without detailed history, physicals, and new imaging study since non-moving non-obstructing stone has no symptom. ...Read more

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