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How does kidney stone affect pooing?

How does kidney stone affect pooing?

Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with kidney stones, any strain or pressure in the abdomen (like having a bowel movement) can cause pain. So drink plenty of fluids! ...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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I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the flow of urine, pressure builds up above the stone causing stretching (hydronephrosis) and deep pain. That said, sometimes a stone can be obstructing a single calyx (see image) and can cause pain, even though the stone is not within the ureter. ...Read more

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What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if I don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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Have a friend who was diagnosed with kidney stone 8 days ago and still hasn’t passed it. How/when should he go back to the doc?

Have a friend who was diagnosed with kidney stone 8 days ago and still hasn’t passed it. How/when should he go back to the doc?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Your friend should drink plenty of water to produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of a kidney but I haven't seen any blood in my urine. Could it be something else or can I have a kidney stone still?

Still could be stone: The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain, often coming in waves ("colicky"). Sometimes pain or burning or difficulty urinating, and as you note, blood in the urine. However, even if not seen, you can still have blood called microscopic, which is detected by checking the urine. If you have fever, the problem could be more serious as infection may be present. ...Read more

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Have a 1.5 inch kidney stone. Docs haven't given me anything for pain. Is there anything I can do for this horrible pain till I have surgery?

Have a 1.5 inch kidney stone. Docs haven't given me anything for pain. Is there anything I can do for this horrible pain till I have surgery?

Here are some ideas: Water is good! The oil/lemon idea sounds possibly helpful - so does the cranberryjuice - so do others. You might give then each a try. Also call the doctor to see if an opening arises for earlier surgery. Best wishes for getting this passed. Be sure to ask for recommendations for the future. ...Read more

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Is Kiidney stone and kidney sands (crystals) are the same? Coz my radiologist told. Me I don't have kidney stone but I have kidney sand like crystals...

Is Kiidney stone and kidney sands (crystals) are the same? Coz my radiologist told. Me I don't have kidney stone but I have kidney sand like crystals...

They are similar.: By sand the radiologist probably means very small stones. Crystals are usually microscopic and are seen in a urine analysis, but are made of the same substances as stones and sand. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?

Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sure you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more

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I have a 6 mm kidney stone that hasn't moved since I've had 3 before. Today I've had a minor attack sharp pains& am abnormally bloated. Has my stone mo?

Here are some. ..: Lacking further information, one should not assume what you may have although symptomatic stone movement may be the culprit for your Sx. To solve the concern, seek pro-evaluation (Hx + physicals + tests as needed) and counseling soon so to define what you got and how to handle it. Online guessing may further unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by your primary or urologist until you have discussed it with them unless you are having bad side effects to the medications. There is no significant harm in taking it for an additional night and discussing it with your doctor in the AM. Be well. ...Read more

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12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and I don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

I have a kidney stone and I don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?

Depends upon: Size of stone, location, presence or absence of blockage & degree of pain. Best to discuss your individual case with your urologist. ...Read more

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How will I know if a kidney stone has passed? I didn't have pain in 2 days but felt a sharp pain for about 5 minutes.

How will I know if a kidney stone has passed? I didn't have pain in 2 days but felt a sharp pain for about 5 minutes.

See below: Passage is usually accompanied by a cessation of symtoms. Often, people will strain their urine in order to collect the stone. ...Read more

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I first had a kidney stone when I was 14 then recently at 19. Both times I didn't pass them and I believe it was both kidneys. What could happen?

I first had a kidney stone when I was 14 then recently at 19. Both times I didn't pass them and I believe it was both kidneys. What could happen?

Pass or stuck: Your kidney stone will pass eventually, but that depend on the size and location.
if it is inside the kidney, a piece might brake off and try to pass with the urine.
if it is sitting in the lip of the kidney, then if it is too large it might cause some king of obstruction which is painful, and could be dangerous.
you need to see a urologist to check about the status of your kidney function. ...Read more

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I have passed a kidney stone at the weekend but still feel sick (i haven't actually been sick) and generally unwell I haven't got a temperature, ?

I have passed a kidney stone at the weekend but still feel sick (i haven't actually been sick) and generally unwell I haven't got a temperature, ?

Possible UTI: If you are certain that you passed a kidney stone based on previous history of kidney stones and you actually did see a stone in your urine then there are several possibilities. You actually may have a urinary tract infection as a urinary tract infection often is asymptomatic in the elderly. A urinalysis would be an easy way to determine if this was the issue. ...Read more

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Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Kidney stone having surgery thursday. Today I am not in pain at all. I am pretty positive it did not pass haven't seen it or felt it move. That normal?

Yes: The stone may have moved into a location that it is not causing any obstruction at the current time. You are fortunate to be able to treat it when you are feeling well. ...Read more

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I have 3mm kidney stone. It isn't obstructing anything. I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work. Is it safe to go on vacations?

I have 3mm kidney stone. It isn't obstructing anything. I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work. Is it safe to go on vacations?

Maybe: A small stomach that can be very problematic and will cause you pain if it gets caught in the ureter. Is also very likely that you can completely pass this stone make sure you stay very hydrated if you are going to a warm place for vacation it will be very important to drink a lot of water be close to medical attention if you have an acute pain from a stone in the ureter good luck. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and can't urinate, should I be worried?

Kidney stones: For sure you have to be worried because if there is an obstruction secondary to the stone this might lead to kidney damage and with time might lead to chronic renal insuficiency and eventually to kidney failure if repetitive obstructions are neglected. Please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

Not a cure: Drinking lots of fluids can help prevent kidney stones but it's not a cure all. Your genetics, your diet, medications and other medical problems can also predispose you to developing kidney stones. ...Read more

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4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

Here are some. ..: Less than some 3% of urinary stones - usually uric acid - could be dissolved. And a 4-mm stone has a chance of some 75-85% to travel through ureter to the bladder in some 2 weeks, but not always the case. Besides, there has been no known herbs or "magic" pills for dissolving a stone except intensely alkalizing urine may dissolve uric acid stone. So, taking it out with laser is a good choice. Ask. ...Read more

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5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

Yes: Kidney stones do cause pain. You should consult a urologist about treatment modalities available. There is no need to live with the pain due to a treatable cause. ...Read more

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Help! What can I help a kidney stone pass? Pain is managed ok not well but don't want to stay in hospital. Is there anything to speed up the process?

Help! What can I help a kidney stone pass? Pain is managed ok not well but don't want to stay in hospital. Is there anything to speed up the process?

Kidney stone: Stones have a life of their own. Depending on size, less than 5mm, configuration (oval, jagged, or wedge shaped) and location, stones can pass rapidly within a few hours or may take several days or weeks. Fluids can help and Flomax or tamsulosin has been found to help passage of stones. As long as your pain is controlled and there is no infection, you can allow the stone to pass. Discuss with urol. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

No: If it is uric acid it can be dissolved. Uric acid stone does not show on plain xray but if you have history of uric acid stones, sodium bicarbonate to raise pH may dissolve stone. Most stones are calcium oxalate and cannot be dissolved. A stone that is 8X4mm is unlikely to pass on its own. Endoscopic procedure is advisable. Make sure you follow with your urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone stuck at the very tip of my urethra about a quarter inch from the head it's been stuck there now for three days cannot pass it t?

I have a kidney stone stuck at the very tip of my urethra about a quarter inch from the head it's been stuck there now for three days cannot pass it t?

See a urologist: You need to be evaluated. If you can not pass it, it can lead to not passing urine, which can lead to hydronephrosis. Not to mention pain and infection. In the mean time, drink plenty of water and if you aren't able to urinate at all, or pain is too severe, go to ER. ...Read more

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I have 4mm kidney stone but can't decide between ureteroscopic or trying to pass it myself for a bit. Its close to my bladder but hasn't moved since fri.?

I have 4mm kidney stone but can't decide between ureteroscopic or trying to pass it myself for a bit. Its close to my bladder but hasn't moved since fri.?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...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


Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more