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Could lithotripsy cause an existing gallstone to start causing moderate pain and nausea?

Could lithotripsy cause an existing gallstone to start causing moderate pain and nausea?

Well, yes.: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but if stones are broken down to smaller sizes, they gottta go somewhere. in about 1 in THREE patients getting lithotrypsy for gallstones, they got this sort of complication. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22577805 ...Read more

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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

Narcotics: Unfortunately, once you start having gallbladder attacks, the only definitive treatment is surgery. Thankfully, this is a very simple, straightforward operation that can get you back to normal activity in 1-2 weeks. There are some ways to dissolve stones but they are ineffective in the long run: the gallbladder is the gallstone factory and new ones will form. ...Read more

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Belching sounds, nausea, hiccuping, and severe abdominal pain would be symptoms of what kind of problem?

Belching sounds, nausea, hiccuping, and severe abdominal pain would be symptoms of what kind of problem?

A range from...: ...GERD, gastroparesis, partial gastric outlet obstruction secondary to peptic ulcer +/-scarring, acute H.pylori infection, pending bowel obstruction, a host of extra-intestinal pathology, to name just a few. Immediate evaluation is warranted, particularly if your abdominal pain is as severe as you indicate. ...Read more

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How can kidney pain be distinguished from other types of pain?

How can kidney pain be distinguished from other types of pain?

See below: Most commonly kidney pain occurs in the loin area ie your back , at the sides of the spine, around the lower part of your rib cage.Again pain occurs most commonly from either a stone/stones or infection. The pain may travel down the front of the abdomen. A medical examination is required to distinguish it from other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Could my history of ovarian cysts be causing bladder problems such as frequency, pain and cystitis?

Could my history of ovarian cysts be causing bladder problems such as frequency, pain and cystitis?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Can anxiety/stress cause GERD or reflux-like symptoms such as feeling of gas or burning sensations in the throat?

Reflux: Yes, anxiety and stress have been shown to worsen reflux. There are certain foods that can make reflux worse, too, like spicy foods and greasy foods. If you have reflux that causes heartburn, it is also possible that your reflux might get all the way up to the level of your throat and your voice box. When it get this high in your throat, we call it laryngopharyngeal reflux. Should see your dr. ...Read more

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Can pancreatis only cause mild back and rib pain with no other symptoms like nausea, fever, etc...

Can pancreatis only cause mild back and rib pain with no other symptoms like nausea, fever, etc...

Pancreatitis : Everyone experiences disease symptoms in their own way. Pancreatitis could therefore just present with back pain, although it would be more usual to have other symptoms like mid abdominal pain, nausea, trouble eating, fever etc. Clinical clues should be looked for --prior episodes and symptoms, alcohol use, meds etc plus physical exam findings and labs. There r other causes for back pain-check MD. ...Read more

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Could kidney stones cause a tingling feeling swelling or any other problems in testicles?

Could kidney stones cause a tingling feeling swelling or any other problems in testicles?

No: Kidney stones when they get obstructed in the ureters, give flank pain. But usually they don't give scrotum or testicular problem. Please consult your doctor for a thorough physical exam to get correct diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Having severe flank and back pain. 1cm non obstructing stone fnd in rt kidney. Also have mild infection. Can this stone be causing the pain?

Possible: stones in the kidney don't cause pain but if they break off or pass into the ureter (the tube connecting the bladder to the kidneys); that causes a lot of pain. any other symptoms? I would go see your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

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What could cause gallbladder pain and distress?

What could cause gallbladder pain and distress?

Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. ...Read more

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Can a osteoma, cause symptoms like intense pain. And aggravate the intracranial pressure ?

Can a osteoma, cause symptoms like intense pain. And aggravate the intracranial pressure ?

Various types: Osteoid osteomas are famously painful. There are new ways of treating them with focused energy. A common osteoma involving the skull may block the outlet to a nasal sinus and cause pain in this way. Don't forget that there are other possibilities. If you have increased intracranial pressure, be sure an explanation is found -- the mere concurrent presence of an osteoma proves little. ...Read more

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Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?

Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?

Cannot without help: Your described symptoms of a burning luq pain can have many possibilities. You have only noted 2 possibilities of many, and likely picked the 2 worst case scenarios. Abdominal pain can have many causes and reasons, and pancreatitis or peptic ulcer would also be associated with severe pain, nausea and vomiting, inability to eat, etc. You yourself cannot tell what you may have; must see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again! ...Read more

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What can cause bladder pressure issues and no infection present? sometimes pelvic pain and constant tingling urethra

What can cause bladder pressure issues and no infection present? sometimes pelvic pain and constant tingling urethra

Bladder pressure: There are times when a person could have this sensation plus urgency to urinate. If there is no infection (confirmed by tests) then it could be do to non-specific irritation. However, when you have pelvic pain there is no simple answer. You need to have a medical evaluation right away. Blood tests, and possibly CT scan would be ordered. Take care. ...Read more

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What can kidney pain be a symptom of ?

What can kidney pain be a symptom of ?

Blockage / infection: Blockage from kidney stone or other form of obstruction can be very painful & increases with fluid load to kiden. Pyelonephritis, kidney infection, can also be painful & tender. Kidney trauma or rupure. Hemorrage into malignant or benign kidney tumor. Large kidney cyst. Occasionally glomerulonephritis, an autoimmune inflammatory condition of kidney. ...Read more

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Can even a minor UTI cause tons of pain? Flank pain on both sides, even in the front.Stomach hurts to.No stones either.

Can even a minor UTI cause tons of pain? Flank pain on both sides, even in the front.Stomach hurts to.No stones either.

No such thing: There is no such thing as a "minor" urinary tract infection. Go to an old cemetery -- many of the women of your age are there because of uti's. We take cures for granted because of antibiotics. This sounds like pyelonephritis & a visit back to your physician is probably in order. Please be proactive & do right by yourself. ...Read more

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What ar signs symptoms of kidney stones and what can be done to minimize pain?

What ar signs symptoms of kidney stones and what can be done to minimize pain?

Pain, blood in urine: You might have no pain, but notice some gravel in your urine. You might have blood in your urine. If you do have pain, it usually comes and goes. It can be mild or very severe, and it can occur in your back, abdomen, or even in your testicles or labia. The pain can move as the kidney stone moves. Nsaids (ibuprofen or ketorolac) are good for the pain, or morphine if it is very severe. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more