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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

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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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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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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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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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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I have a kidney stone and I don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

I have a kidney stone and I don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

Depends upon: Size of stone, location, presence or absence of blockage & degree of pain. Best to discuss your individual case with your urologist. ...Read more

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How will I know if a kidney stone has passed? I didn't have pain in 2 days but felt a sharp pain for about 5 minutes.

How will I know if a kidney stone has passed? I didn't have pain in 2 days but felt a sharp pain for about 5 minutes.

See below: Passage is usually accompanied by a cessation of symtoms. Often, people will strain their urine in order to collect the stone. ...Read more

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I first had a kidney stone when I was 14 then recently at 19. Both times I didn't pass them and I believe it was both kidneys. What could happen?

I first had a kidney stone when I was 14 then recently at 19. Both times I didn't pass them and I believe it was both kidneys. What could happen?

Pass or stuck: Your kidney stone will pass eventually, but that depend on the size and location.
if it is inside the kidney, a piece might brake off and try to pass with the urine.
if it is sitting in the lip of the kidney, then if it is too large it might cause some king of obstruction which is painful, and could be dangerous.
you need to see a urologist to check about the status of your kidney function. ...Read more

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I've had over 30 kidney stones but am constantly told they aren't painful unless they are outside the kidney. Is this true because mine sure are?

I've had over 30 kidney stones but am constantly told they aren't painful unless they are outside the kidney. Is this true because mine sure are?

Wow: I am sorry you have suffered 30 stones and yes they can hurt inside or outside. Each of us a different in our pain threshold. Did you have a urine metabolic work up along along with blood work to determine cause. Did you ever get a stone analysis. Key is prevention and suggest see a kidney doc. ...Read more

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I have passed a kidney stone at the weekend but still feel sick (i haven't actually been sick) and generally unwell I haven't got a temperature, ?

I have passed a kidney stone at the weekend but still feel sick (i haven't actually been sick) and generally unwell I haven't got a temperature, ?

Possible UTI: If you are certain that you passed a kidney stone based on previous history of kidney stones and you actually did see a stone in your urine then there are several possibilities. You actually may have a urinary tract infection as a urinary tract infection often is asymptomatic in the elderly. A urinalysis would be an easy way to determine if this was the issue. ...Read more

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Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Yes: The stone may have moved into a location that it is not causing any obstruction at the current time. You are fortunate to be able to treat it when you are feeling well. ...Read more

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I have 3mm kidney stone. It isn't obstructing anything. I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work. Is it safe to go on vacations?

I have 3mm kidney stone. It isn't obstructing anything. I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work. Is it safe to go on vacations?

Maybe: A small stomach that can be very problematic and will cause you pain if it gets caught in the ureter. Is also very likely that you can completely pass this stone make sure you stay very hydrated if you are going to a warm place for vacation it will be very important to drink a lot of water be close to medical attention if you have an acute pain from a stone in the ureter good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did my kidney stone pain stop when I didn't pass the stone?

See below: As the stone travels brought the ureter, there are spots where it does not completely obstruct the flow of urine. If the stone does not block the flow of urine, there is typically no pain. It is common for kidney stone pain to "come and go" in this fashion. ...Read more

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I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the flow of urine, pressure builds up above the stone causing stretching (hydronephrosis) and deep pain. That said, sometimes a stone can be obstructing a single calyx (see image) and can cause pain, even though the stone is not within the ureter. ...Read more

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Consistently my BP is extremely high I.e. 150 by 100. Its being for more then 4 months. I have problem of kidney stone. 10 days ago, I had an lithotri?

Consistently my BP is extremely high I.e. 150 by 100. Its being for more then 4 months. I have problem of kidney stone. 10 days ago, I had an lithotri?

Hypertension. . .: It is important that you see your doctor to evaluate and treat (if necessary) your elevated blood pressure readings. While short term, these readings might not be dangerous to you (today), long term elevated readings can lead to the development of premature cardiovascular disease (heart disease, strokes, kidney disease,). Please speak with your doctor about this. Best of luck ...Read more

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What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

Get checked.: May have more stones or infection. Also may need to be checked to make sure there is not a cancer present, depending on your age. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more

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How fast can't kidney stones grow? It's for a school assignment and I'm having trouble finding information.

How fast can't kidney stones grow? It's for a school assignment and I'm having trouble finding information.

Here's your answer: The vast majority of kidney stones certainly grow very slowly, as we commonly see them as incidental findings at autopsy and they have surely been growing for many years. This being said, a proteus infection in the kidney or a hyperuricemic crisis during an illness can precipitate struvite or uric acid solids in the kidney which could easily form a stone in short order. ...Read more

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My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested. Should they have been tested?

My six year old passed two kidney stones and the dr didn't send tgem out to be tested. Should they have been tested?

Yes: The best way to find why your son is making kidney stones, is to find what kind of stones were passed and then do further work up accordingly. Many doctors do like to wait and see if they recur before proceeding with work up. ...Read more

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Have a friend who was diagnosed with kidney stone 8 days ago and still hasn’t passed it. How/when should he go back to the doc?

Have a friend who was diagnosed with kidney stone 8 days ago and still hasn’t passed it. How/when should he go back to the doc?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Your friend should drink plenty of water to produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more