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Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

No: Typically, the pain is felt on the same side as the stone that is trying to pass. ...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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Woke up with dull pain on left back side, can this be Kidney Stone? Can Kidney Stone give dull pain for a day? When to go to hospital?

May be, but...: More info is needed so to deduce what you got, but getting the health-related things for good medical care has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. When is the time to see doc? You decide after perusing the suggested article; but if pain is unbearable or starting fever & chill, that is an emergency — to see doctor right away. Best... ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

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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I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.

I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.

Two kidney stones: These two stones are borderline to be able to pass down your ureters; to help — drink 4-5 liters per day; add lemon extract 4 tablespoons per day; see urologist if you can about extraction; ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. if you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?

I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?

Kidney stones.: That depends...do you have kidney stones in both kidneys? If you do, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to have renal colic-type pains on either side. But, you should make sure and not just assume that these are kidney stone-related pains. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Kidney stone pain: Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more

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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: Is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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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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Hi, I have a 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more

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My daughter has pain in her back that radiates to her side. It is on the left, and there is a history of kidney stones in our family. Should I worry?

My daughter has pain in her back that radiates to her side. It is on the left, and there is a history of kidney stones in our family. Should I worry?

Might need analysis: The symptoms your daughter is describing are typical for kidney stone so this is a possibility. Almost always, there will be blood in the urine when this happens so she should collect a specimen for this unless the blood is so much you can see it (urine should be clear), she should see her personal doctor if this persists. Should you worry? Well you are her mom and she may need your help. ...Read more

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I just a month ago had a kidney stone int left side lazered, niw I'm having weak annoyance upper left side by the rib area, could it still be a stone?

I just a month ago had a kidney stone int left side lazered, niw I'm having weak annoyance upper left side by the rib area, could it still be a stone?

Possibly: Depending on the position and size of the stone, it may be possible that fragments still remain. You should discuss your concerns with the operating urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi fowler I have pain in back and front ribs it feels like I got punched it is all on the left side could it be kidney stones?

Dr. Heidi fowler I have pain in back and front ribs it feels like I got punched it is all on the left side could it be kidney stones?

Check for these sx's: Kidney stones often cause extreme pain of back & flank (below ribs) & possible lower abdominal / groin pain. Do you have strong urges to urinate? Is urination painful? Any nausea or vomiting? Is urine discolored? Any recent trauma? It you have severe unexplained pain — evaluation is prudent. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side near kidney what could it be. No kidney stones already checked and bloodwork ok?

Sharp pain on left side near kidney what could it be. No kidney stones already checked and bloodwork ok?

?nerve pain: , sharp, stabbing flank and back pain can be due to nerve pressure from disk or spur in the vertebra. If there is no other obvious cause such as injury or strain, I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

Yes,...: Nowadays, standard imaging study is ct scan with or without contrast, which will show 3-dimensional projections of both kidneys with the 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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I have kidney stones on my left side. Sometimes when I sleep on my left side I wake up In pain. Does the way I sleep affect it?

I have kidney stones on my left side. Sometimes when I sleep on my left side I wake up In pain. Does the way I sleep affect it?

POssibly: If a stone is in your kidney or beginning to pass, pressure on the same side can make the discomfort/pain worse. ...Read more

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Have been feeling constipated recently. My left side near kidney been feeling sharp pain when I move. Could it be kidney stone?

Maybe but unlikely: Hi Munal,
A kidney stone usually causes pain whether you move or not. I think you need an examination by a doctor.
Good luck,
Dr. Long ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

I had a kidney stone in my left side it was removed tuesday and a stent was put in it came out today on its own and now my right kidney is hurting?

Here are some...: Two questions: did the stent have a thread at its end or not? Have you been known to have stones in right kidney also? The stent with a thread is designed to let the patient to pull it out at advised timing, but may be out by premature accidental pulling. If happened, that is usually ok. As to pain at "right kidney", have doc checked out timely, especially being known to have stone in it. ...Read more

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I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that I had 2 months ago that I assume had passed back in early August. What is the best treatment for stone and pain?

I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that I had 2 months ago that I assume had passed back in early August. What is the best treatment for stone and pain?

Here are some ...: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder, up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

I still have a little pain on my left side after kidney stone surgery and stent removable?

Very common: Mild edema, or swelling, in the ureter is common after this surgery. This tends to subside soon. Hydrate well and see how you feel. Keep in touch with your urologist if the pain does sot subside. ...Read more

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Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Why is my right kidney hurting so bad after I had a kidney stone removed from my left side and a stent came out today on its own?

Bilateral?: Renal calculi or stones can sometimes be bilateral. Ultrasound and/or ct usually defines these stones. You probably had these studies prior to the left sided problem. Approach your physician for help with this answer. Other causes of renal pain include infection and obstruction. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more