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Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

No, it shouldn't: Kidney stones shouldn't directly stop a bowel movement. Kidney stones are however very painful and one may be afraid to force down during a bowel movement for fear of more pain. Also pain medications, such as narcotics can cause constipation. Kidney stones itself have no direct relationship with the bowel. They can pass only via the urine-not stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement?

Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement?

Possibly: Though the greatest problem with kidney stones is excruciating pain. It is often correctly compared to childbirth pain. However, it can cause colic, and that can make you feel like you need to defecate. ...Read more

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Does a kidney stone in your bladder cause constitipation and pain when you have a bowel movement?

Does a kidney stone in your bladder cause constitipation and pain when you have a bowel movement?

Doubtful: A stone in the bladder that is not obstructing the bladder outflow should not be causing you obvious symptoms. I assume your urination is normal? ...Read more

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My husband has had a kidney stone for 7 days now, accompanied by throwing up, severe pain and no bowel movement for 7 days also yesterday his urine?

My husband has had a kidney stone for 7 days now, accompanied by throwing up, severe pain and no bowel movement for 7 days also yesterday his urine?

Urologist: Ureteral colic pain has been described as the most intensely severe pain one can experience. My advice to you is to see a urologist and discuss treatment options. (extraction or shockwave treatment) By your description of the symptoms, he has a stone lodged in one of the ureters. If the ureter remains obstructed for much longer there may be some irreversible damage to the kidney. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Not per se.: However, the pain medications given for symptomatic stone disease can be constipating. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones affect your bowel movements?

Does kidney stones affect your bowel movements?

Maybe: Not directly but if you're taking pain medicine for your stone, this can constipate you. ...Read more

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After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?

After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?

IgA nephropathy: A small kidney stone is unlikely to cause recurrent hematuria. Several kidney diseases can cause blood in the urine. The source of bleeding and the significance of hematuria can be determined by microscopic examination of urine. Iga nephropathy is a disease which tends to causes similar symptoms. Please see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate at 33 weeks pregnant? I have not had a bowel movement in over a week and I am experiencing pain from kidney stones

Can I take magnesium citrate at 33 weeks pregnant? I have not had a bowel movement in over a week and I am experiencing pain from kidney stones

NO!: Please ask you OB what to do. Strong Laxative can stimulate Uterine contraction along with Peristalsis and then premature Labor. You do not want to have Premature Delivery.
If you have Kidney stones, then you must be under Urologists care along with OB.
Drink lots of water and fluid until you talk to YOUR doctors. ...Read more

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What can I take to alleviate kidney stone movement and pain?

What can I take to alleviate kidney stone movement and pain?

See below: Drink liquids as you probably already know
tylenol with or without codeine
with fluids the stone will hopefully move and get eliminated
ask your doctor how to prevent further stones
have the stone analyses for its composition. ...Read more

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I began noticing a bit of watery blood after urinating (sometimes after bowl movements) cytology, cytoscopy, psa, prost exam all neg, except small kidney stone in left kidney, is bleeding normal?

I began noticing a bit of watery blood after urinating (sometimes after bowl movements) cytology, cytoscopy, psa, prost exam all neg, except small kidney stone in left kidney, is bleeding normal?

Hematuria: Although blood in the urine is never "normal", there are many possible causes that are relatively benign. Sounds like the lower urinary tract has been adequately evaluated. I would recommend a renal evaluation at this point. A nephrologist would be a good start. ...Read more

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My left side is a little swollen. More Soreness with extensive movement and exercise. Kidney stones or muscle strain?

My left side is a little swollen. More Soreness with extensive movement and exercise. Kidney stones or muscle strain?

? muscular: It may not be true swelling but it sounds like a muscular symptom and not a kidney problem. If these symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?

Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is any additional problem. ...Read more

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I had CT of abdomen and dr said good except small kidney stone, I still have some left side back and ab pain. Dr said not to worry since good ct?

I had CT of abdomen and dr said good except small kidney stone, I still have some left side back and ab pain. Dr said not to worry since good ct?

Stone: That most likely is not the cause of your pain but you have to drink a lot of fluids if no other contraindications. Follow up with the doctor. ...Read more

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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

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

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Pain for 3 days now on my back left side to my abdomen. It hurts more when I yawn or inhale deeply. My urinalysis is 2-5wbc/hpf. Is this kidney stone?

Pain for 3 days now on my back left side to my abdomen. It hurts more when I yawn or inhale deeply. My urinalysis is 2-5wbc/hpf. Is this kidney stone?

Many possibilities: Well there can be similarities with a kidney stone one would find blood in the urine. I assume since you had a urinalysis that you had a medical evaluation. I would recommend that you evaluate those areas of your anatomy close to the area you have your symptoms this could be the chestwall, lungs, the abdomen. And the intestines. We might also consider your muscles. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone embedded into my kidney tissue but my kidney has intense pain along with my lower abdomen what should I do? ER worthy?

See my remarks: A stone embedded in kidney usually does not cause pain.
However if you have pain radiating to lower abdomen, you need an x-ray /cat scan.
How do you know you have a stone? An x-ray must have been done. With symptoms, you need to have professional advice. If there is a medical Ctr in your city, visit it
Good luck ...Read more

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From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

See answer: If kidney stone is in your right kidney and if question is whether kidney stone is the cause of your described pain, the answer is "possibly" if no other valid cause of your pain has been established. That said, a 5 mm renal stone in a young adult has the potential to cause problems at some point, and certainly not unreasonable to recommend eswl treatment regardless of whether it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone, the size of which is 3 mm and I often experience pain on my left lower abdomen.?

I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone, the size of which is 3 mm and I often experience pain on my left lower abdomen.?

KIDNEY STONES: If the stone is in the ureter or the tube and it is moving toward the bladder it can hurt there. It ofter causes frequenct urination sensation prior to popping into the bladder and passing. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my lower and mid back and in my abdomen in the front and it's really bad pain? Can it be kidney stones or something else?

What causes pain in my lower and mid back and in my abdomen in the front and it's really bad pain? Can it be kidney stones or something else?

Pain syndrome: Your pain pattern is not typical of kidney stones. Kidney stone pain is typically flank and not mid back nor mid abdomen. This appears to be something else - like intestinal pain, intestinal colic, and/or muscle spasms in your back. What triggers pain? What relieves pain? When does pain appear? What work up have you had? ...Read more

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Could the reason for the severe pain in left lower abdomen be a kidney stone? Would it show in CT scan as I had it done and nothing came out in c.T sca

Could the reason for the severe pain in left lower abdomen be a kidney stone? Would it show in CT scan as I had it done and nothing came out in c.T sca

May be...: Have the possible diverticulitis of colon been ever considered? To get more meaningful evaluation, it's good idea to collect the feature, degree, and progress of specific symptoms over time with their sequence of events, and bring them to see doctor for review, analysis, more history, physicals, and possible tests as need so to deduce what is happening to you and how to treat you sensibly.

Best.. ...Read more

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My step father has a 2mm kidney stone, he says it feels like it is stuck in his abdomen. How long until it passes?

Should be quick: 2mm stone is very small and should pass on its own quickly. Have him drink lots of water. Call his urologist if pain is very severe. ...Read more

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I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

Get seen fast.: I would seriously get this worked up soon because it could be several things, not the least of which is a possible ectopic pregnancy. If you had your period, it's unlikely to be an ectopic pregnancy, but it still can be serious, like an intestinal block, diverticulitis, or what is known as a volvulus, or twisting of a bowel segment. It might even be a hernia, so see your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

I passed a kidney stone fri. I still have pain in the private area and an area in the low rght abdomen where it felt like the stone got stuck. This area has become swollen and painful, is this normal?

Possible: Recently passed stone may result in residual irritation in the lower tracts. It is also possible to have other stones. Follow imaging may be indicated if the symptoms do not resolve. ...Read more

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Pain 4/10 in lower abdomen, left & right sides. Pain 7/10 left lower abdomen when peeing. Feel like pee, but not urgent, sometimes. Kidney stones? UTI

Pain 4/10 in lower abdomen, left & right sides. Pain 7/10 left lower abdomen when peeing. Feel like pee, but not urgent, sometimes. Kidney stones? UTI

Only way to know: Is with urinalysis. It could be something else, too. You should get to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've ruled out ovarian cysts. I am having sharp and dull pain on both sides of my lower abdomen. Possible kidney stones?

Pain: There are many reasons for pain. Your best bet is to see your primary MD and get s full exam and history. Relationship to food bowel movement and cycle. A imaging may be needed. Stones are a possibility but uncommon to have stones on both sides and only have dull pain. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have several lower back herniated-feels quite stiff, kidney stones and stomach issues. Can any of these cause pressure on the lower abdomen/bladder?

Bladder dysfunction: Low back herniated disks can cause pressure on the nerves to the bladder and cause many different voiding problems from urgency to retention. ...Read more

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I lately feel pressure on my lower abdomen/bladder and rectal pain. I have 2 non obstructive kidney stones, lower herniated disks and a 3 CM fibroid?

Fibroid or disc: Front pelvic pressure bladder pressure could be the fibroid or a bladder infection and also a pain pressure feeling in. Pelvis and rectum from herniated disc. Referred pain, recommend seeing your gyn to make sure no infection and then check pelvic ultrasound to assure fibroid not grown, then if all ok will need ortho eval of the back to decide treatment. ...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


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