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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had kidney stone removal the 15th stent removed the 20th now i woke up with kidney pain that goes into my lower bladder feels almost clogged.Help pls?
Need evaluation. : You really need to be evaluated again. This could be a retained stone or an infection. You should be evaluated by your Urologist soon. ...Read more
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
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
My dad had a kidney stone when i was like 10 and his doctor said it was worse then labor. Could this be true?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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