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What's causing my kidney pain no infection but there's a stone in the center if the kidney tha drs said would not cause pain?

What's causing my kidney pain no infection but there's a stone in the center if the kidney tha drs said would not cause pain?

Hard to say...: But they are correct that the presence of a stone in the kidney does not cause pain. Pain is caused by the a stone slipping out of the kidney and and into the ureter. Lower back pain is common, and usually caused by muscle sprains, either acute or chronic. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...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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How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

How long can it take for a big kidney stone to cause a kidney infection? A few days? A few weeks?

Depends on size: And location. You might have it for years and not get any infection. ...Read more

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Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Impossible to tell: I think that you should obtain advice from your treating clinician on this matter. It's difficult to discern the root cause of your problems without more info. ...Read more

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The doctor told me I was passing a kidney stone and that if I were to have a fevor or pain to go back in cause it may be a sign of infection. Temp 99.3?

Fever: This is often characterized as a body temperature that during a 24 hr period either reaches 100F or fails to get as low as 98.6F. The temp of 99.3F you quote is normal. ...Read more

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What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair?

Stone: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine and promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Kidney infection is not promoted by food. ...Read more

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I have been told the stone in my rt kidney cant cause pain. Yet I have had severe rt flank pain w/ no infections. Why can/cant they hurt in the kidney?

I have been told the stone in my rt kidney cant cause pain. Yet I have had severe rt flank pain w/ no infections. Why can/cant they hurt in the kidney?

Stones: A few pertinent facts about kidney stones: 1. Stones 5mm or less have a 66 to 85% chance of spontaneous passage. 2. Non-obstructing calculi do not cause pain. 3. Stones can move in and out of obstructing positions. 4. A urologist can be helpful even if the stone is likely to pass spontaneously, by appropriately medicating pain and prescribing a medication that may help some stones to pass. ...Read more

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M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

Must remove stone: Must assume that you have an infected kidney stone. There is no way of eliminating bacteria in a kidney stone other than removingstone. Yes kidney stone ; infection could certainly be cause of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause uti and yeast infections?

Can kidney stones cause uti and yeast infections?

Facilitate: Stones do not cause infection, but make it more likely for infection to occur.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?

IF there is: Obstruction this is a high risk situation for development of infection. A serious infection could cause low blood pressure. The other possibility is low blood pressure related to pain medication for the stone. ...Read more

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Can having an infection in my urine do to kidney stones cause me to break out? I've been breaking out ver since I got stent implanted

Can having an infection in my urine do to kidney stones cause me to break out? I've been breaking out ver since I got stent implanted

Ask Doc...: Inserting stent is an essential part of managing renal/ureteral stones for most of cases. But it comes with a price of local irritation and suffering, and occasional symptomatic uti, which can usually be managed and soothed with proper use of medications, while the endoscopic procedures have averted patients to undergo open surgery. For individual details, ask attending doc timely. ...Read more

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What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

Many things: There are other organs how long the flank the size of kidney including on the left side the spleen on both sides the colon, you have a liver there, the pancreas, and other things. These are things you should discuss with your physician ...Read more

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HSV outbreak 2 wks ago. Pain on LR side. Diagnosis-kidney infection. Pain on LL side. Infection no more. CT neg for stones. Could hsv be the cause?

Confusing question: Sorry, a lot isn't clear. Where was your herpes outbreak? Genital? Typical for past recurrences? Definite herpes as the cause (cluster of blisters or sores)? Or maybe you mean herpes zoster (shingles)? That's a more likely cause of flank or abdominal pain that might be confused with kidney infection or stone. Neither HSV nor zoster would cause a kidney infection, but zoster can cause ongoing pain. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Here are some. ...: Most common recurrent UTIs in females involve lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra. Although infected kidney stone can pose a constant source of bacterial UTI, such situation is rare once the offending infected stone is completely removed and related pyelonephritis are successfully treated. So, for female recurrent UTIs, look into bladder emptying, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?

Kidney pain, blood in urine: Remember the urinary tract extends from the kidneys to the end of the Urethra. Therefore any vascular abnormality in these territories may induce blood loss.Have you had urine cytology? to rule out sheded malignant cells?, do you have pain during urination? or lumbar pain? Is the urine, pink or red? Are you also passing blood clots during urination? You require an Urologist and an MRI, do an apo ...Read more

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What are some causes for random sharp stabbing testicular pain? Ultrasound was clear. History of kidney stones and severe kidney infection.

What are some causes for random sharp stabbing testicular pain? Ultrasound was clear. History of kidney stones and severe kidney infection.

Kidney stones: Often the pain from kidney stones can be referred to the testicles. In a person with a history of kidney stones and testicular pain, I would be concerned for recurrent stones. ...Read more

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Anyone experienced kidney stone associated with urine infection; how commonly does that occur?

Abdominal pain: One may experience vague abdominal discomfort which may progress to being more persistent. Kidney stones are evaluated with urine tests, ultrasound or ct scan. Stones can be a breeding ground for recurring infections. ...Read more

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What could be reasons for chronic R kidney pain? Ruled out stones but I have a HX of stones and infection. It's worse after OTC meds & dark beverages

Maybe not kidney: I assume you are referring to right sided back pain. If stones ruled out by plain X-ray then it may still be kidney pain due to UPJ obstruction, then get ultrasound and possibly CT with contrast. If a renal cause is definitely ruled out then it is possibly musculoskeletal. Talk it over with you doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had my kidney removed. It was full of stones and infection, functioning at only 9%. I continue to get uti"s. What to do?

I had my kidney removed. It was full of stones and infection, functioning at only 9%. I continue to get uti"s. What to do?

See your doctor: You may have one or more kidney stones in the other kidney, or in the bladder. Utis will continue to occur if you have any remaining stones because antibiotics can not reach bacteria lodged in urinary tract stones. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Can amoxicillin treat kidney infection/stones?

Yes and no: Urinary tract infections can sometimes be treated successfully by amoxicillin, if the causative organism is sensitive to this antibiotic. Usually other antibiotics are better. No antibiotic, including amoxicillin, can treat kidney stones. ...Read more

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What is worse a kidney stone or a kidney infection?

Comparative severity: Both are nobody's idea of fun. Kidney stones can result in secondary uti. Kidney infections often require long periods of antibiotic therapy and can potentially produce severe damage. Depending on the cause of stones they can represent disease elsewhere (i.e., hyperparathyroidism, etc.). Would not rate them since both are potentially severe. ...Read more

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No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

No kidney infection or stones but have urination up to 30 times a day what's causing that to happen?

4 issues including:: (a) Bladder control; failure to empty bladder (healthy up to ≥250 cc before feeling need to void & <5 cc after voiding), (b) bladder irritation for another unidentified basis, (c) &/or focus/anxiety about bladder issues (protection/distraction from other unacceptable issues?) along with (D) total daily fluid volume intake because daily output must match daily intake, else become edematous. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and have kidney stones in both kidneys plus an infection in left one........Can anyone help me?

I have no insurance and have kidney stones in both kidneys plus an infection in left one........Can anyone help me?

Kidney stones & infx: Many areas have clinics that base fees on sliding scale according to pt's income. In meantime, drink plenty of water & cranberry juice to keep kidneys flushed & possibly help fight infection. Hospital clinics often r willing to work out payment schedule for those who have no insurance. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my left side and back. Been to my dr several times and put on antibotics for infections. Pain is worse could it be kidney stones/fail?

Unlikely a stone: Would want to know if pain is intermittent or steady. Kidney stone pain usually comes and goes is associated with nausea/vomiting, radiates from the flank to the groin, and most importantly, usually makes the patient feel like moving. Whereas pain from say, a sprained muscle in the back would make you hesitant to move, the pain from a kidney stone often makes you feel uncomfortable sitting still ...Read more

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Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Yeast infection from oversized kidney stone?

Unrelated: A vaginal yeast infection (i'm assuming you don't have a fungal kidney infection) is not related to kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can I get kidney stones and blater infection by using ketamine?

Can I get kidney stones and blater infection by using ketamine?

Ketamine: K has many side effects. It is not addictive but can produce severe withdrawal symptoms when people try to quit. It spasm the bladder and the ureters (tubes coming from the kidneys to the bladder), usually manifestations being confused by doctors to a urinary track infections. It can produce in time bladder ulcers, scaring and permanent damage. ...Read more

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Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Yes and no: Urinalysis can show infection if it contains white blood cells and/or bacteria. It cannot show stones, although it can show crystals or red blood cells. If these are present and you have flank, back, or groin pain, it means that you might have stones. Consult your doctor with your test results. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot of blood in my urine and no kidney stones or infections?

Why do I have a lot of blood in my urine and no kidney stones or infections?

Hematuria: That doesn't go away and it is not due to obvious reasons like infection or passing a kidney stone needs further investigation - ct scan/ cystoscopy. You need to see a urologist and be aware not all dark colored urine means blood in the urine. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between kidney stones and a kidney infection?

How do you tell the difference between kidney stones and a kidney infection?

Different pain: Stones trying to pass in the ureter produce an intense pain that hits in waves. Though they may cause nausea and vomiting, they usually do not produce fever. The urinalysis may show blood but not full-field bacteria. A kidney infection, which may be caused by an obstruction stone, is marked with fever, pain, and a urine that is full of white blood cells and bacteria. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms the same for kidney stones as they are for kidney infections?

Are the symptoms the same for kidney stones as they are for kidney infections?

Some: Kidney infections would present with fever, pain on urination. Kidney stones would present with significant pain, blood in the urine (visible or present on urinalysis). ...Read more

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What is the different pain bettween a bladder infection and a kidney infection or stone?

Bladder infection: Caused by abnormal bacteria in the bladder, kidney infection, the bacteria is in your kidney- more serious, a kidney stone is not an infection, kidney stone starts in the kidney and can stay there or get trapped in the ureter or bladder sometimes you can pass a small stone, other times will need treatment to remove it or crush it. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Is diclofenac good for treating pain associated with a kidney stone and a kidney infection?

Yes, may be: Well it is what is called NSAID and it could be a powerful medication for pain but it is used to take care more of a chronic pain vs the acute pain that is associated with kidney stone so it depend how dag the pain is
NSAID good medicine the long use of it could cause damages to the kidney and possible liver and as we get older it should not been used to our geriatric patient for the toxic effect ...Read more

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I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what I do & even with medicines... why? What's the problem? ....

I keep geting kidney stones & kidney infections no matter what I do & even with medicines... why? What's the problem? ....

Urinary stones: Very often the organisms will reside within the stones, which may be very difficult to eliminate entirely, and as soon as you are off meds they reinfect you. You may need to discuss with a urologist and and infectious diseases expert and work this difficult issue out. Bad problem and hope it gets resolved. ...Read more

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Is there a noticeable difference of the pain you have between having kidney stones vs some other type of kidney infection or problem?

As: Kidney stones attempt to pass through a narrow pass way, is quite painful. The infection will give you pain and usually presents with bad blood infection. (not to be confused with bladder infection). ...Read more

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I've never had an issue taking percocet, I have them for a kidney stone/infection. Now it's made me nauseous. Should I stop taking them?

I've never had an issue taking percocet, I have them for a kidney stone/infection. Now it's made me nauseous. Should I stop taking them?

Not necessarily: Narcotic pain medications can often cause/result in nausea if taken on an empty stomach. Best to use the minimal amount to control pain and also to take with some food. If nausea continues, talk to your doctor about alternative 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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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more