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Could a broken up kidney stone clog more holes and make the situation worse?

Could a broken up kidney stone clog more holes and make the situation worse?

Yes: If one has a large kidney stone and is broken up with surgery (laser, lithotripsy, etc.), the smaller fragments can drop into the kidney tube (ureter) and cause obstruction and pain. This can lead to another surgery if the stones are large or if there are many stones piled on top of each other in the ureter since they may not pass spontaneously. ...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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Is it possible for a kidney stone that breaks up to clog more holes and make the situation even more dangerous?

Is it possible for a kidney stone that breaks up to clog more holes and make the situation even more dangerous?

Not necessarily.: If a kidney stone breaks up, the smaller fragments are usually more likely to pass. The biggest worry is not that "more holes are clogged", but that the outflow tube of the kidney, called the ureter is blocked, preventing urine to pass. The fragments of very large stones can block the ureter, a condition called 'steinstrasse' after shockwave lithotripsy, limiting its use in very large stones. ...Read more

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My bone density test revealed T-score -3.10. Doc suspected kidney stone also. How to handle this kind of situation. ?

My bone density test revealed T-score -3.10. Doc suspected kidney stone also. How to handle this kind of situation. ?

Here are some ...: What has caused Your T-score at -.3.10, which clearly indicates osteoporosis? As to suspected kidney stone, I would not intervene it as long as asymptomatic, instead, work with the Doc to decided what is the underlying reason for T-score of -3.10 and initiate any current available Rx options for the underlying causes. Meanwhile, supplements for calcium & vit- D could be added. ...Read more

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My dad had a kidney stone when i was like 10 and his doctor said it was worse then labor. Could this be true?

My dad had a kidney stone when i was like 10 and his doctor said it was worse then labor. Could this be true?

Yes: Pain from a kidney stone is known as renal colic and it is one of the most severe pains that anyone can experience. ...Read more

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Can period/no bm make kidney stone pain worse?

Can period/no bm make kidney stone pain worse?

Possibly: Constipation can increase pain. The other cause of increasing kidney stone pain is that one of you stones could now be in the ureter, causing increased pain due to obstruction. You should be reevaluated at this point with additional imaging/x-rays. ...Read more

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What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

Both are terrible: I would not wish either on anyone. I have had kidney ureteral stones and cannot think of worse pain. I have treated patients with cluster headaches who say the same thing. ...Read more

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What is worse a kidney stone or a kidney infection?

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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I had kidney stone surg 2 years ago and i feel o lot of pain in the same kidney ultrasound shows that is not any stone but my pain is getting worse

Here are some ...: What you described suggests the current pain is not related with kidney or stone. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Sharp pain from 1 kidney down to groin (worse when urinating). No fever. A recent CT (~5wk) showed no kidney stone. Could one have formed already?

Sharp pain from 1 kidney down to groin (worse when urinating).  No fever. A recent CT (~5wk) showed no kidney stone.  Could one have formed already?

No: Kidney stones take months/years to form. If there was no kidney stone 5 weeks ago, there is essentially no chance one could form and get big enough to become a problem this quick. Please see your health care provider for further workup and possible consultation with an urologist. ...Read more

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It's been 10 days since they said I have number 20 kidney stone and I have a ua doc. But pain is still there and getting worse?

It's been 10 days since they said I have number 20 kidney stone and I have a ua doc. But pain is still there and getting worse?

See urologist...: You need to go to urgent care or a urologist to confirm if stones cause your pain; if yes, where are the offending stones located and how should you be managed timely? Warn: Whenever your pain becomes constant with feeling chill/fever, that is emergency which can be life-threatening and more possibly happens to a female with a Hx of recurrent UTIs & diabetes. Best wish... ...Read more

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Sixty yr old man, chronic bph, kidney stone 4 months ago. Burning distal penis, freq urge and painful urination made worse by running and tennis good ?

Sixty yr old man, chronic bph, kidney stone 4 months ago. Burning distal penis, freq urge and painful urination made worse by running and tennis good ?

See a urologist. : Pain at the tip of the penis is usually pain referred from the bladder or bladder neck. Painful urination, increased frequency, and voiding difficulty can come any number of your urologic issues, such as bph, bladder stones, or a urinary tract infection. See a urologist for a full evaluation. When a diagnosis is made, many things can be done to offer significant relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be possible my kidney stone to be stuck ?

Could it be possible my kidney stone to be stuck ?

Yes it can in some: Yes it can be stuck either in pelvis of the kidney, ureter, bladder or in urethra.This happens if the stone is rather larger than 5mm..Stones 5mmto10mm will pass 50% of time and larger stones than that has limited chance of passage and may need lithotripsy or surgical intervevtion. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 2mm kidney stone pass without pain?

Please tell me, could a 2mm kidney stone pass without pain?

Yes it may: 2mm or lees kidney stones may pass without pain or minimal pain without any difficulty most of the time. ...Read more

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Could I pass a kidney stone and what symptoms would I have?

Kidney stones: Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe. Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning. If the stones are very small like grains of sand it is possible no symptoms or very minor burning at most. All people should be encouraged to drink adequate fluids who are at risk or who have a diagnosis of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

Could you tell me what happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

It either : Passes down the ureter to the bladder and out the urethra or it gets stuck and causes obstruction along its course. If it gets stuck and causes obstruction pain is usually produced. Blood in the urine is also commonly seen. Rarely, obstruction can be accompanied by infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Most likely will pass : Stones then the urinary tract that are 2 mm inside have a 80-90% chance of passing spontaneously. Next question is do you have any other stones or was this the only stone seen. Stone starting a small particles and then grow concentrically upon themselves. Your stone was detected at a small size and can be managed expectantly. Now to work on stone prevention. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone get lodged in a kidney and never move? If so, what could be done about it?

Yes: Kidney stones form in the kidney and oftentimes stay there. Sometimes the entire stone or only parts of it can break loose and cause trouble. If the stone is relatively small and doesn't cause any pain or problems with the kidney function, many times no treatment is necessary. Otherwise, the stones can be removed surgically or broken apart with ultrasound and then eliminated naturally. ...Read more

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I just passed my kidney stone & it is a light brown/tan color. What could this color mean as far as my health?

I just passed my kidney stone & it is a light brown/tan color. What could this color mean as far as my health?

Lab: The stone should be sent to a lab for analysis. Depending on the composition of the stone, your doctor may be able to guide you on how best to manage this in the future. ...Read more

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I have pains that come and go in my back on right side only in kidney area...Could it be something other than kidney stone?

Definitely: Kidney stone pain may come and go but typically does not. Abnormalities in the abdomen may have what's called "referred pain, " so gallbladder, bowel, female organs, and even appendix related inflammation or infection may radiate so that the pain is not localized. This should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...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