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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney. ...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


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Does a non obstructing kidney stone still cause severe pain?

Does a non obstructing kidney stone still cause severe pain?

Kidney Stones: The pain that occurs as a result of kidney stones comes from one thing and that is obstruction. So, the answer to your question is no. Non-obstructing kidney stones can not be felt at all. However, a stone can sometimes move in and out of an obstructing position. Imaging studies may catch a previously obstructing stone when it is no longer causing blockage (obstruction). ...Read more

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Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs

Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs

Depends: If it was in the ureter, size does matter. Less than about 4mm, most will pass. Greater than 6mm, most will not. 4-6 mm is variable. If pain returns, i would recommend follow up imaging. Usually a kidney stone protocol ct scan is done in this situation. ...Read more

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My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

Kidney stones: Are rough and very painful! the enlarged ureters could be from the stones or she may have had them all her life. Hopefully she is seeing a urologist who can explain this better to you. She may have residual stones that are hard to pass and sometimes people need to have them physically removed....When this is over i suggest you see a chinese medicine practitioner to help prevent future stones. ...Read more

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Are kidney stones painful when they are still in the kidney?

Are kidney stones painful when they are still in the kidney?

Yes, it's possible: Usually, stones that migrate into and obstruct the urine flow cause pain, however, non-obstructing stones in the kidney are both common and potentially also a cause for pain. This has been reported in the radiology literature, please see this article: http://www.Ajronline.Org/doi/full/10.2214/ajr.07.2922. ...Read more

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How common are spasms while a kidney stone is still in the kidney?

How common are spasms while a kidney stone is still in the kidney?

Kidney stone/spasm: A non-obstructive stone in the kidney wil not cause voiding dysfunction. Typically, however, as a stone progresses down the uretermore symptoms will be manifested in the bladder or genitals (pain vs frequency). ...Read more

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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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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