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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

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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


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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have  a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Ureteroscopy : This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser. After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more

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M south indian.During my kidney stone surgery my surgeon attached a small tube to my left kidney?Why?He said infection?Is removing it really painful?

M south indian.During my kidney stone surgery my surgeon attached a small tube to my left kidney?Why?He said infection?Is removing it really painful?

Here are some ...: The described tube is called stent to help ureteral healing and urine drainage, and usually kept in for 1-3 weeks for individual need for healing and safety. Its removal can be done easily and safely under local anesthesia with flexible cystoscope to pull it out. Most patients tolerates such procedures very well, and it's not worth to be done under sleep. Ask Doc for detail timely. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

Could be: Kidney stones are certainly painful, and can cause inflammatory reactions and possible infections as they pass along the urogenital tract, thus causing discomfort and swelling, even after they pass. Plenty of fluids and meds if indicated by your treating dr. For the discomfort may help, but if the condition persists, you will need to see the doc for an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe vaginal burning , ll quad pain, not uti, std, yeast, products or sex. Painful/difficult urination.Long endo history/ hysterectomy. Kidney stone?

Severe vaginal burning , ll quad pain, not uti, std, yeast, products or sex. Painful/difficult urination.Long endo history/ hysterectomy. Kidney stone?

Atrophy?: Atrophic vaginitis or desquamative vaginitis can cause the vaginal symptoms, as can other infections besides yeast, like bacteria and viruses. The treatments are all very different, so you'd need a gyn specialist to sort it out. As far as the llq pain, it may or may not be related, but it could be caused by a stone, or an ovarian cyst. But a kidney stone wouldn't cause vaginal burning. ...Read more

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What is the least painful treatment for kidney stone removal?

Here are some...: The degree of suffering from stone removal highly varies depending on surgeon's skill, size of stones, and complexity of the procedures. So, it is hard to state which one is least painful. For the individual details, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

A few things.: Tamsulosin may aid in expulsion, narcotics will reduce pain. Time will cure if the stone size is not too big and the ureters / urethra is willing. ...Read more

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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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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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