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Does Kidney Stones Mess With Your 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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I have a kidney stone the size of a third of a bb. I can't get over this numb/tingly feeling in lower right abdomen?
4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?
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
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
Severe pain lower left back and abdomen, joints. Not kidney stones, had a few different pain, strong opoid has given only relief.
Help: You need to see your PCP who can decide what the problem is Narcotics no good to take ...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
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
Slow mild pain in lower right abdomen, had a kidney stone & also lower back pain few yrs back. What could be reason for it? Wat should be d diagnosis?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Pain in upper left leg / buttock for around one year, radiating to my front abdomen. Could this be a kidney stone?
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
I have pain in my penis & abdomen. Yesterday I did scan and result showing non obstructive left kidney stone. Pain in penis is incurable. What's sol?
Referred pain: A kidney stone can refer pain to the penis. Once the stone is gone the pain should subside. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
I have Crohn's disease but I've been having a really sharp pain on the right side of my lower left abdomen. Could this be related to kidney stones?
Was diagnised with a kidney stone yesterday and am currently experiencing a lot of bloating in my abdomen as well an irregular amount of weight gain.?
Unrelated: The kidney stone is likely unrelated to your symptoms. You need to be evaluated further with additional tests. ...Read more
History of kidney stones, now pain in the mid abdomen left side which manifests differently, doesn't radiate, what can it be?
Kidney stone: Until you rule out a kidney stone you will not know. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Severe pain in right side mid abdomen & back. Often worse w/breathing. Have temp of 99.8. History of ovarian cysts & kidney stones. Please help!?
Pain: Probably kidney stone. See a doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
4 days ago I had abdomen and pelvis ultrasound, it turns outi have kidney stones but ever since the area below my abdomen above my vagina is rly itchy?
Unrelated: Stones will not cause pubic itch.Get a more detailed 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
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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