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Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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I have 4mm kidney stone w flank pain for a month. Started flomax (tamsulosin) and chanca piedra supplement 3 days ago. How long to try this b4 surgery instead?

I have 4mm kidney stone w flank pain for a month. Started flomax (tamsulosin) and chanca piedra supplement 3 days ago. How long to try this b4 surgery instead?

See below: You started flomax (tamsulosin) 3 days ago. You state that you don't want stent. It depends on the location of the stone but if you have been in pain for a month, I would be inclined to recommend endoscopic intervention if the pain management is a problem. Hope you pass it or get it taken out soon. Best wishes.

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Dr. Donald Steinmuller Dr. Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
29 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

Continue Rx and f/u: If there is obstruction and infection with kidney stone it is a potentially serious even life threatening problem. Both the obstruction and infection need to be treated and eliminated. US or other imaging can diagnose and confirm resolution of obstruction. F/u urine testing and culture can diagnose and confirm resolution of infection.

Dr. Charles Saha Dr. Saha
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Having trouble urinating I'm 35 and male, have right flank pain, it's not kidney stones, had sex with my female partner last night. What is wrong?

Having trouble urinating I'm 35 and male, have right flank pain, it's not kidney stones, had sex with my female partner last night. What is wrong?

Flank pain: Flank pain may represent an infection of the kidney. An evaluation by a physician is necessary to establish a diagnosis. They may collect a sample of urine and blood. They may also perform a kidney sonogram to rule out a kidney stone or infection.

Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder. Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Not pain medication: Valium can help you to relax whilst waiting for a painful kidney stone to pass or be removed. However you probably will still need pain medication in addition.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Unbearable flank pain, does this mean I have a kidney stone?

Possibly: There are several possible causes for your severe flank pain. None of them can be diagnosed using health tap. Ease see a doctor asap.

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Dr. Christopher Conti Dr. Conti
Emergency Medicine
years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Have a bad UTI and woke up with terrible flank pain that stopped suddenly after 2 hours. Kidney stone or should I be worried?

Have a bad UTI and woke up with terrible flank pain that stopped suddenly after 2 hours. Kidney stone or should I be worried?

FLANK-LY SPEAKING: Certainly a stone would be a consideration. Symptoms may also represent the progression of your urinary tract infection; a condition called pyelonephritis or in layman's terms a "kidney infection". If the symptoms have resolved, continue your UTI medication as prescribed. If the symptoms return or worsen, follow up with the Doctor who initiated your treatment.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Flank pain for several days and sometimes blood in my urine. A couple days ago, the pain stopped, but still blood in my urine sometimes. Kidney stone?

Flank pain for several days and sometimes blood in my urine. A couple days ago, the pain stopped, but still blood in my urine sometimes. Kidney stone?

May be: Blood in urine needs to be investigated. It may be due to stones, infection and tumors in the kidney or urinary bladder. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.

Dr. Emma Simpson Dr. Simpson
Radiology
41 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Diagnosed with kidney stones! Flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Diagnosed with kidney stones! Flank pain. Is it possible to have this going on without infection?

Yes: If one of your kidneys stones moves into the ureter (the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder) it can cause flank pain. This is what is commonly referred to as passing a kidney stone.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can flank pain from kidney stones be mild and move from left to right sides over a 3 week period.?

Can flank pain from kidney stones be mild and move from left to right sides over a 3 week period.?

Here are some. ..: Stone-related pain stays on the same side and will not shift from side to side, except having concomitant pain related with joint, muscles, or nerves, which is not uncommon as we age. The degree of pain widely varies from no pain to unbearable excruciating pain depending on where and how the obstruction by stone is. So, see Doc to clarify possible confusion; that is not difficult to do. Best wish

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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I have had moderate right flank pain x5days. Pain scale 3 to 5. I have a history of kidney stones, but this is much milder. Should I go to ER? Worried

I have had moderate right flank pain x5days. Pain scale 3 to 5. I have a history of kidney stones, but this is much milder. Should I go to ER? Worried

Yes: Either to the ER or your doctor. Either way you need to have radiographic testing to see what is going on. If it is a stone, size, location, blocking or not....Also to get medication for the pain. Get well soon.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Hx of kidney stones one was called gravel and past couple days have had L flank pain but now I have pain in both sides and its radiating up to scapula?

Here are some...: The feature & distribution of the described pain seem not suggesting from kidneys and finding kidney stone from CT scan is often incidental. How to sort these things out correctly is not that hard if following instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable Rx, care, & counseling.

Dr. Brian Rike Dr. Rike
Emergency Medicine
10 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a 7mm kidney stone which has not moved and been having constant severe right flank pain and lower right groin pain but tests are norm please help?

I have a 7mm kidney stone which has not moved and been having constant severe right flank pain and lower right groin pain but tests are norm please help?

Kidney stones: Typically any kidney stone that drops into ureter less then 5 mm has about 90% chance of passing on its own. Anything over this may not pass on its own and intervention may be needed by a urologist.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Bayer Dr. Bayer
Family Medicine
47 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Can gas pain be in your back? Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Can gas pain be in your back? Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Kidney stone.: You don't provide enough information but as old er dr. I can tell you this - in men it is worst pain and women second only to ruptured uterus. Pain makes you walk floor unlike appendicitis where lay there and movement is pain. Pain starts in area kidney inside lower level ribs and travels in flank to abdomen referring to groin. Literally makes u dance w pain.

Dr. Samuel Lee Dr. Lee
Urology
27 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

Many things: There are other organs how long the flank the size of kidney including on the left side the spleen on both sides the colon, you have a liver there, the pancreas, and other things. These are things you should discuss with your physician

Dr. Theresa Henderson Dr. Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
37 years in practice
University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic
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I have daily left flank pain. Wraps around to front. Dull ache unless I move or try to breathe deep. History of kidney stones and hydronephrosis?

I have daily left flank pain. Wraps around to front. Dull ache unless I move or try to breathe deep. History of kidney stones and hydronephrosis?

Kidney vrs muscle: In the setting described, a recurrent kidney system problem like infection and /or small stone is possible. Relief with deep breathing and/or movement suggests some muscular element like areas of spasm relieved with stretching. You need to be seen by your doctor and examined for a proper diagnosis of your ongoing problem.

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Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes.

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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more