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Do people with kidney stones generally lose their appetite?

Do people with kidney stones generally lose their appetite?

Not generally...: But any pain caused by kidney stones—called renal colic—can cause loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. If you are experiencing symptoms from your kidney stones, or have other symptoms you cannot explain, see your physician. A history, physical exam, and possibly lab tests will be able to ensure that your overall health, and your kidney function, are normal. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Do people who have kidney stones generally lose their appetite?

Do people who have kidney stones generally lose their appetite?

Stones: Non-obstructing stones in the kidney generally do not cause nausea or loss of appetite. When passing a stone through the ureter, nausea and loss of appetite are quite common. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone symptoms trigger loss of appetite or weight loss? I haven't had much of an appetite the last few days. Thank you kindly.

Kidney Stones : Blocking of the ureter by a stone, even temporarily, causes colic. This brings on pain in most, but, can also produce nausea and vomiting. If you do not have a full effect of vomiting from the stone, you may experience it's symptoms as a loss of appetite with some subsequent weight loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to help it pass. Some sugar in your drink may help with weight loss. ...Read more

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I'm on alprim for a month to stop utis as i suffered from reoccurring ones. Had kidney stones removed. I feel nauseated all the time no appetite weak?

Trimethoprim: This medication can produce the symptoms you are having, as can many other conditions. There are other forms of antibiotic prophylaxis that can be tried for UTI and you need to discuss this with the doctor treating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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30yr old f/m experiencin agonisin lower right back pain wit loss of appetite n shortnes of breathe hav been treated 4 UTI n no kidney stones on scan?

Complex: No short answer possible. With the long experience that i have, i would interpret it as a failure of cellular energy. Shortness of breath in the absence of lung disease suggests "oxygen hunger". I suggest that you read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google it may change your mind about how medicine is supposed to work. ...Read more

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No appetite. Reoccurring uti's, dizziness, migraines. Kidney stones removed. On endep10 for frequency but they make me extremely groggy/tired. ?

No appetite. Reoccurring uti's, dizziness, migraines. Kidney stones removed. On endep10 for frequency but they make me extremely groggy/tired. ?

Dose dependent: Amitriptyline's sedative effect is usually dose dependent. A lower dose may be better tolerated. Gradual titration of the dose upward may allow one to adjust to the side effects. Often they will diminish after taking it for a couple weeks. There are other meds for bladder dysfunction that cause less sedation. Meds that reduce urinary frequency also reduce emptying and may increase UTIs. ...Read more

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32 y/o male. H/o 10+ kidney stones, last did not pass1+ year ago. Weight loss of 25+ pounds in last 2.5 months. Sev.Migranes, no appetite, trouble sleeping, freq urin/drinking, swollen node in groin?

32 y/o male. H/o 10+ kidney stones, last did not pass1+ year ago. Weight loss of 25+ pounds in last 2.5 months. Sev.Migranes, no appetite, trouble sleeping, freq urin/drinking, swollen node in groin?

See Doctor: If you are "sure" it all stems from your unpassed stone, you could see a urologist, but this sounds non-descript enough to suggest going to a generalist first for exam/history, then labs/urinalysis, and possibly imaging study to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone. Only a little pain that comes and goes but I haven't passed it and it's been 5 days. I have not been anywhere else besides e.r.

I have a kidney stone. Only a little pain that comes and goes but I haven't passed it and it's been 5 days. I have not been anywhere else besides e.r.

Kidney stone: You may not pass a stone easily; knowing the size of stone matters; stones bigger than 1 cm will not pass easily; stones smaller than 5 mm can pass; force fluids 4-5 liters per day; take 5 tablespns ReaLemon extract; minimize meats for now; if you know size, and stone is more than 1 cm, see urologist soon ...Read more

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5mm kidney stones that hasn't passed and is causing tremendous pain what do I do?

5mm kidney stones that hasn't passed and is causing tremendous pain what do I do?

Get seen!: Kidney stone pain is horrible! Go to an ER now and get help with the pain and help passing the stone. Why suffer? ...Read more

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How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

See your doctor.: Kidney stones hurt and you should have pain medication to get you through them. Doctors usually get imaging on the stones to find out their size. If they are more than 7mm they're not likely to pass, less than that they likely do in less than 2-3 days. If they don't there is also medical treatment that ranges from lithotripsy to surgical removal. ...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


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