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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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