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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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How long does back pain associated with kidney stones last?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
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How long does back pain associated with kidney stones last?

Long time: Untill resolved most often.

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Gerald Klein
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Back pain or kidney stone? Pain happens in lower back only and switches sides. The pain only lasts a few seconds. Still using the bathroom as normal

Dr. Gerald Klein
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Back pain or kidney stone? Pain happens in lower back only and switches sides. The pain only lasts a few seconds. Still using the bathroom as normal

Unlikely kidney ston: Kidney stone pain usually on one side / doe not switch sides unless bilateral stones. Pain usually doesn't go away after few seconds. Suggest x-ray of abdomen to exclude kidney stones since most stones are visible on a plainb x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
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I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

Position: It all depends on the position of the stone. Given that you had an ultrasound exam i suspect the stone was found in a nonobstructing position in your kidney. These stones (at the size you mentioned especially) are rarely painful when located in the kidney. Ct scan would likely be necessary to determine if a stone is present in the ureter. ...Read more

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Dr. Errol Ozdalga
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Left side back pain on last rib for more then 1yr. Not kidney stones and colonoscopy was normal. Could it be from a car accident 2yr ago? What next?

Dr. Errol Ozdalga
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Left side back pain on last rib for more then 1yr. Not kidney stones and colonoscopy was normal.  Could it be from a car accident 2yr ago? What next?

Yes it could: Did you fracture a rib? Could also be a musculoskeletal thing without a fracture. If painful with pressing on rib this supports musculoskeletal. Try stretching, exercises and and nsaids as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
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I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

Dr. James Lin
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I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

Here are some ...: The feature and distribution of your described pain most likely represent the pain of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin, which could be differentiated by analyzing detailed Hx about the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its related activities + proper physical exam + tests as needed. So, bring the information to Doc for evaluation... ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year. Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife. After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year.  Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife.  After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

A few possibilities: How did you figure it was L5 &6. There are typically 5 lumbar vertebra, but some patients can have 6. Your surgeon will have to examine you, & work things up with imaging studies, given symptoms on going for over a year. A few of possible diagnosis could include sacroiliitis versus other spinal issues, vascular problem, urologic/gyn etiologies, etc. A work-up & exam will help point to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Could i be having an allergic reaction to my antibiotics or is my kidney stones and infection getting worse? Last week i went in for back pain lower abdominal pain and painful urination they did urine blood at CT scan was told 4 kidney stones blood count

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Could i be having an allergic reaction to my antibiotics or is my kidney stones and infection getting worse? Last week i went in for back pain lower abdominal pain and painful urination they did urine blood at CT scan was told 4 kidney stones blood count

Follow up with MD: You know you have kidney stones and an infection, which is not uncommon we do not know the size of the stones and the location of the stones or any hydrpnephrosis.Most stones pass down the ureters and into the bladder and their pasage through the ureters into bladder and than through the urethra may be rather painful strain the urine to find the stones and do follow up with your doc or urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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What can I do if my friend says that back pain is one of the symptom of kidney stone, is it true?

Dr. Tracy Sinha
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What can I do if my friend says that back pain is one of the symptom of kidney stone, is it true?

Very true: In lumber region keep this in mind too. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Shoengold
Board Certified, Urology
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I think I have a kidney stone but I have heard if you have one, there will be lots of back pain. How bad is the back pain from a kidney stone?

Dr. Stuart Shoengold
Board Certified, Urology
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I think I have a kidney stone but I have heard if you have one, there will be lots of back pain. How bad is the back pain from a kidney stone?

Often severe: Thereare many causes of back pain.Renal colic is when a stone is passing or moving in the kidney or ureter. The pain can be mild but it is often severe.Some women have noted it to be worse than the pain with childbirth. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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I have back pain going into my side that felt like a little less than the kidney stone pain and i had to take a full pain pill. What could this be, what to do?

Dr. George Klauber
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I have back pain going into my side that felt like a little less than the kidney stone pain and i had to take a full pain pill. What could this be, what to do?

Probable new stone: Degree of pain caused by kidney stones usually indicates degree of urinary obstruction present in that kidney, ; thus very variable. Some are infectious kidney stones associated with some kidney infection ; pain. Certainly kidney stone needs 2b ruled out first. Other consideration is that pain is musculo-skeletal. Your dr will certainly help. Degree of pain suggests that this isn't an emergency. ...Read more

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