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How Common Are Kidney Stones
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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Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flank pain: Kidney stones can result in numerous symptoms including pain on side/back/groin, nausea/vomitting, blood in urine. Could have fever if associated with an infection. Most common symptom would be flank pain, that may come-and-go. If you are concerned you may have a stone, you should be seen by a physician soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely rare : Symtomatic gallbladder disease is extremely rare, in medicine we never say never, but in 20 years of pediatrics practice I have never seen this in an 8 year old without significant congenital underlying anatomic GI disorder. That said, as a med student in Kentucky, during trauma rotation, I felt a gallbladder full of stones in a teen who was opened for exploration after car wreck. Poor diet... ...Read more
Stones in kidney : May exist with no symptoms, may produce flank ache or more pain below lower rib, may generate pain down the flank to groin, may irritate bladder and urethra. May produce visible blood in urine, may produce only microscopic blood. If infection coexists, then fever and more anterior flank pain. Occasionally najusea and vomiting. Stone movement is very painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a concrete...: Bladder stone is a concrete resulting from continual deposition on a debris or particle such as a stone passed into bladder from kidney or from a foreign body. Normally, such small particle should be passed through urethra, but for those with inability to empty bladder, such particles become the nidus to lay-by-layer form a concrete - stone, which can be removed surgically, & prevented by eliminat ...Read more
See below: Kidney stones may not cause symptoms until they move around or into the ureters. Pain is typically on the side (flank) and radiate to the groin, comes in wave & fluctuates in intensity (so called renal colic), or painful urination. Fevers & chills may occur if there is infection. The urine may change in color (pink, red, brown), becomes cloudy or foul smelling. ...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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