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How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

How can you tell if you have kidney stones?

History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...Read more

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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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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

How can you tell if you have a kidney infection ?

Pyelonephritis: This disease often manifests with back pain, high fevers, chills, generalized malaise and sepsis. You can conceivably have chronic kidney infection without the classic symptoms, as with tuberculosis, etc., but this is not something you diagnose by yourself. See a good clinician if you think you may have a uti, get evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a uti?

How can you tell if you have a uti?

Some common symptoms: Common symptoms of uti: burning on urination, urgency, increase frequency, bladder/lower pelvic pressure, nocturia (night-time urination), maybe change of color and odor of urine etc..So, if you have any of these sypmtoms, consult doc for an evaluation/treatment. Otc med such as azo can help reduce the discomfort, but won't treat the infection itself. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How would you know you have a kidney infection?

How would you know you have a kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladder, the ascension of bacteria into the kidney is a dangerous event. If you have these symptoms it is important to see a doctor and have your urine tested. Untreated pyelonephritis can result in permanent kidney damage, blood infection or shock. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have a pancreas disease?

How can you tell whether you have a pancreas disease?

Pancreas: No one can tell whether or not you have a pancreas issue until you see your doctor for full history taking, physical exam, and appropriate lab studies. I hope it is nothing but don't take chances! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a stomach infection?

How can you tell if you have a stomach infection?

Several ways: If you mean helicobacter pylori infection, several ways: 1. Endoscopy with biopsy (most accurate) 2. Breath test 3. Stool test 4. Blood test (least accurate). ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a kidney infection?What are some symptoms?

How can you tell if you have a kidney infection?What are some symptoms?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

How to tell if I have a kidney infection?

Burning on urination: Burning on urination is a symptom of a urinary tract infection. You need to have a urinalysis done to see if you have a kidney infection and a urine culture will determine the exact organism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if this is a kidney stone?

Can you tell me how to know if this is a kidney stone?

CT: A CT scan is usually done to diagnose a kidney stone. It shows up a bright, dense round object in the kidney, ureter, or bladder. Kidney stones, if they obstruct the renal collecting system, will cause flank pain on that side that can radiate to the groin. Blood in urine may also be seen. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

Depends: If the stone is small and not blocking the urine flow, it may be left alone. A small stone may be removed by cystoscopy using a basket to retrieve the stone. A stone can be pulverized by lithotripsy and some times removed by open surgery. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have appendicitis?

How can you tell if you have appendicitis?

Pain: Progressively worsening abdominal pain that moves to the right lower abdomen over 24-648 hours, worsening abdominal pains, hard to walk or move due to the abdominal pain, nausea, sometimes vomiting and fevers. ...Read more

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How do you examine a kidney?

How do you examine a kidney?

Very carefully: There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful. Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have gallstones or a gallblader infection?

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How do you know if you have gallstones or a gallblader infection?

Usually not infected: Most gallbladder problems are not truly infections, but rather blockage of the gallbladder opening by gallstones (called biliary colic or cholecystitis), exemplified by pain after eating and nausea. In the event the bile actually get infected, patients can become very sick, with elevation in bilirubin, fever, elevated white count (cholangitis). Diagnosis is made clinically and by ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a fracture?

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How can you tell if you have a fracture?

X-ray: Clinically fractures are characterized by sharp pain in a bone that is worsened by pressure but the only way to diagnose is with x-ray. ...Read more

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How can a CT scan tell if you have a kidney stone or cancer or something else?

How can a CT scan tell if you have a kidney stone or cancer or something else?

It shows the kidney: The ct scan that is typically done to look for kidney stones is done without any intravenous contrast. Almost all stones show up easily on ct scan. Renal masses typically show on a non-contrasted ct but they may not be able to tell if it is a cancer or not. The ct also shows other organs in the abdomen and a mass or cancer may be visible on the study. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how uncomforable is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Can you tell me how uncomforable is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Here are some ...: If the stent is intended to be removed in 1 wk, usually, I leave a thread connected to the stent so the patients can pull the stent out by themselves with tolerable pain/discomfort. If longer than one week, I leave no thread to stent and removed the stent through cystoscopy under local anesthesia as outpatient. Largely, most patients cope the care very well through adjusting expectation & pain.. ...Read more

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Tell me what do you do for a kidney stone?

Tell me what do you do for a kidney stone?

Suffer : Pain relief first then savbe the stone for analysis, then try to prevent more stones. The stones can be surgically removed orblasted with a lithotripser(painful and requires general anesthesia). ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a kidney stone in women?

Tell me symptoms of a kidney stone in women?

Back pain: Severe usually one sioded bacl apin wioth blood in the urine( mostly by microscopic exam). ...Read more

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How can you tell that a kidney stone is on the move?

Colic: Movement of the stone within the kidney may not be perceptible. If it moves through the ureter, it will cause excruciating pain, colic. If you think you have stone, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless, to facilitate the passage of stone and to prevent new ones from forming. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if this is a kidney stone?

CT: A CT scan is usually done to diagnose a kidney stone. It shows up a bright, dense round object in the kidney, ureter, or bladder. Kidney stones, if they obstruct the renal collecting system, will cause flank pain on that side that can radiate to the groin. Blood in urine may also be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can recover from a kidney stone?

Can you tell me how i can recover from a kidney stone?

Yes you can: Most kidney stones 5mm or less will pass on its own but it is always painful as they pass through the ureters into bladder and than from bladder through urethra larger stones may or may not pass and have to be either broken down by lithodystrophy or surgery kidney stones are painful and till these are passed or removed you need strong pain meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i passed a kidney stone? How to tell?

Is it possible that i passed a kidney stone? How to tell?

Yes: Patients with urinary stones are frequently told to strain their urine to catch the passed stone. If that was not possible then the disappearance of the stone previously seen on x-ray or ct in conjunction with clearing of symptomatology would be presumptive evidence of stone passage. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 2mm kidney stone pass without pain?

Please tell me, could a 2mm kidney stone pass without pain?

Yes it may: 2mm or lees kidney stones may pass without pain or minimal pain without any difficulty most of the time. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to pass a kidney stone?

Please tell me how long it takes for to pass a kidney stone?

It varies.: I depends on the size, location and composition of the stone. The smaller it is the more likely is will pass quickly. But even small stones can sometimes require intervention. ...Read more

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Can you tell the difference between a rock and a kidney stone?

Same thing: A kidney "rock" is a kidney stone. We just don't call them rocks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

It either : Passes down the ureter to the bladder and out the urethra or it gets stuck and causes obstruction along its course. If it gets stuck and causes obstruction pain is usually produced. Blood in the urine is also commonly seen. Rarely, obstruction can be accompanied by infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about kidney stone pain on opposite side of where the stone is?

Can you tell me about kidney stone pain on opposite side of where the stone is?

Need specific...: To me, the question is not specific for answering to the point. Generally, the stone-related pain is caused by local tissue irritation and blockage of urine flow, and typically characterized with its erratic degree, duration, and interval of sudden-onset pain on the same side with radiating pain to groin and genital region of the same side as it moves through ureter hopefully into the bladder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Most likely will pass : Stones then the urinary tract that are 2 mm inside have a 80-90% chance of passing spontaneously. Next question is do you have any other stones or was this the only stone seen. Stone starting a small particles and then grow concentrically upon themselves. Your stone was detected at a small size and can be managed expectantly. Now to work on stone prevention. ...Read more

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How do I tell when i've passed a kidney stone? Will I see a big thing in toilet?

How do I tell when i've passed a kidney stone? Will I see a big thing in toilet?

Pain reief,see stone: Reief comes when a painful kidney stone is no longer obstructing & has likely reached the bladder. Stones small enough to reach bladder, usually 6mm or smaller are then small enough to exit when you urinate. Often can be felt passing thru urethra. It can be caught if you filter your urine or can be seen in toilet bowl. It will be small, often only 2-4 mm in diam., even if it felt like a rock. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Can you tell me is kidney stone removal hurtful?

Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your overall recovery. You should do well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to prevent myself from getting a kidney stone?

Can someone tell me how to prevent myself from getting a kidney stone?

Drink lot of water: If you are prone to develope kidney stone, drink 12 8oz glasses of water daily which will dilute the mineral or stone forming salt in the urine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

STONE: Can be a hint but not confirm it. The type of stone is important to determine the time it takes along wth the urine concentration. ...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