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Doctor insights on: Dying From Infected Kidney Stone

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What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...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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What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from kidney stone?

Is it possible for you to die from kidney stone?

Kidney stone: You can if the stone produces obstruction and the blocked kidney gets infected causing bacteria to enter the blood stream causing sepsis that if not treated promptly can kill you. ...Read more

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When before a kidney stone causes kidney damage?

It may: Sit in the kidney and never cause damage. However, if the stone obstructs the urine draining from the kidney and doesn't pass it can, over time, cause kidney damage. Infected and obstructed kidneys can become damaged quickly. ...Read more

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What type of treatment for kidney stone?

What type  of  treatment for  kidney stone?

Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 CM usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl(sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Ask your md. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read more

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**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

Depends, not usually: I've seen many silent (unknown to patient but seen on CT) stones in the kidney. They don't usually hurt till they fall into the ureter. However, if you have inflammation from an infected stone or the stone is causing local irritation, it may hurt. ...Read more