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Difference Between Gallstones And Kidney Stones
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
Yes primary & 2ndary: 1) stone blocking kidney pelvis (urinary funnel) or ureter can cause kidney to swell from effects of back pressure. Hydronephrosis thus 2ndary. 2) congenital or primary hydronephrosis causes urinary stasis (like stagnation) giving dissolved calcium & other salts a chance to precipitate and develop into kidney stones. Also is easier for infection stones to develop. Stone formation is secondary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and i don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more
No: but theoretically taking thyroid replacement can increase urinary excretion of calcium- but this is just theoretical. ...Read more
Different organs: Pancreas is an organ behind the stomach & has 2 main functions - releases enzymes into the small intestine for digestion & releases Insulin into the blood stream for blood sugar management. Gallbladder is under the liver, connected to the bile duct & squeezes extra bile into the small intestine for digestion. Can easily live without a gallbladder, not so with the very important pancreas. ...Read more
Multi vs poly kidney: Multicystic kidney is usually a developmental anomaly of the kidney, usually unilateral and is due to the renal tissue not connecting to the developing urogenital tissue. Usually the kidney does not function, and presents during birth or early childhood. Polycystic kidneys are inherited and usually are functional but eventually will cause progressive renal failure depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. ...Read more
Not one infection: Usually one kidney infection does not cause decrease in function of kidneys. Bilateral disease of kidneys usually on chronic basis causes reduction in renal function. Chronic kidney disease can be related to infection, hypertension, congenital cystic disease, certain medications, diabetes, glomerulonephritis etc. Usually detailed history, examination , and perhaps testing may narrow cause. ...Read more
What is the connection/interaction between tonsils and gallbladder? Could tonsil stones lead to gallbladder problems?
Gallbladder pain: is USUALLY epigastric and right upper quadrant, after fatty meals, and last 6-8 hours. Liver pain is USUALLY more diffuse in right upper quadrant and lower chest, constant, and not related to meals. But frequently it is impossible to tell the difference. See your doctor for specific advice in your case. ...Read more
As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more
Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more
Pain: Pain is pain; intensity is a personal subjective issue. ...Read more
Can kidney stone kill a person ? and can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones ?
Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i have kidney stones and gallstones and the pain gettin worse but i dont have time to go the doctor these days how to cure it home
How can I avoid getting kidney stones or gallstones on a VLCD? Why causes these to occur? Is it the weight loss itself that causes this?
Stones and VLCD: Kidney stones should not occur on a VLCD if you drink plenty of liquids, and assuming you do not have an abnormality in calcium metabolism. Gallstones are different. Less food= less bile = sludge and small stones, which can occasionally cause colic. The risk is small, but ursodiol can prevent this. Talk to your doc. Gallstones are common; you may have before you start the diet. ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones through ultrasound whom always has to run to bathroom to pee, could it be kidney stone and not gallstone?
I have kidney stones, my sister has gallstones & tonsil stones, & my dad had a salivary stone, was wondering if there could be a hereditary factor?
No, coincidence: 4 different types of stones and all have different causes. Gallstones are compose of cholesterol + other bile products + caused by stasis. Other 3 are usually all calcium containing, although kidney stones can bo composed of uric acit or cystine any of which are in xs in urine. Tonsil stones r caused by bacteria in crypts of tonsils. Salivary stones from dehydration, poor diet, medications etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I have gallstones when i had my kidney stone during a ultra sound by the nurse and sometimes I have bad cramps under my breast on my left.?
Unrelated: Almost 23% of the general population have asymptomatic gallbladder stones. Symptomatic cholelithiasis is associated with pain after eating in the epigastric/ right upper abdominal area in a person with gallstones on ultrasound. Your symptoms most likely are not related. I suggest you have it checked by your pcp. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont drink, no gallstones.Have pain sometimes on left side undr breast to bottom of rib, found a kidney stone, could it be an ulcer or pancreatic to?
Can gallbladder stones be mistaken for kidney stones? Ct scan shows stones er doc wasn’t to worried now I’m home cryin in pain and gassy
I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?
See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more
Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?
not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more
It certainly can be.: Both conditions can cause variable and excruciating amounts of pain. Biliary colic is usually of a different character than renal colic caused by kidney stones. But as a physician who has treated patients suffering from kidney stone pain, it can be incredibly, debilitatingly painful--sometime even triggering uncontrollable vomiting for which the patient requires intravenous hydration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic... ...Read more
Different: Gallstones are usually addressed by surgical removal of the gallbladder. Kidney stones usually pass on their own, particularly if temporarily put on an Alpha blocker to dilate the ureter. If not, lithotripsy can shatter it so it can pass, or a cystoscopic procedure can extract them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently I have been identified with Gall & kidney stone. Kidney stone is cleared after flush therapy. Gall stone any medicine available. ?
Sort of: There is a medicine called Actigall (ursodiol) that helps some people. It only works on certain types of gallstones, and if it works, it is needed for life because the stones will re-form if it is stopped. Nothing is necessary if you are not having problems with it though. Most people who have symptoms decide to have the GB removed. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related.Don't drink/no gall stones?
Drink fluids: Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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