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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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What's the best medication or ways to relieve severe kidney stone pain?

Fluids: kidney stones are painful. You can drink fluids to increase you urine volume. Try water. Don't increase fluids by drinking more soda or high fructose energy drinks. If you need pain medications see your doctor. Good luck hope you pass them soon. ...Read more

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Does a non obstructing kidney stone still cause severe pain?

Does a non obstructing kidney stone still cause severe pain?

Kidney Stones: The pain that occurs as a result of kidney stones comes from one thing and that is obstruction. So, the answer to your question is no. Non-obstructing kidney stones can not be felt at all. However, a stone can sometimes move in and out of an obstructing position. Imaging studies may catch a previously obstructing stone when it is no longer causing blockage (obstruction). ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

Many paths to CaOx: While your stones are made of calcium oxalate, the cause for why you make stones is best assessed by undergoing a 24 hour urine collection. This, paired with blood work, can help to show why you make stones. The answer could be elevated urinary oxalates....Or not. Other causes include low levels of citrate or magnesium in your diet (easily replaced), low urine output or high urinary calcium. ...Read more

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I passed a 3mm kidney stone last night but getting waves of severe pain in the same kidney for the last 90 min. Am I passing more stones?

I passed a 3mm kidney stone last night but getting waves of severe pain in the same kidney for the last 90 min. Am I passing more stones?

Could be: If the pain has persisted for two hours, you may wish to visit an emergency department for pain relief. Your guess about passing more stone is as good any as the cause of pain. I would recommend a visit to ER. ...Read more

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This is my 3rd kidney stone. Started 3 weeks ago. Severe pain on & off. It has been really low for 3 days but it is not coming out. What can I do?

This is my 3rd kidney stone. Started 3 weeks ago. Severe pain on & off. It has been really low for 3 days but it is not coming out. What can I do?

See urologist: Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. If the stone is stuck a urologist may need to go up through your bladder to retrieve and remove it. ...Read more

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If no kidney stone is found and I am still experiencing severe pain 4 weeks now at night on my left flank, could it be something else?41 yr old female

If no kidney stone is found and I am still experiencing severe pain 4 weeks now at night on my left flank, could it be something else?41 yr old female

Likely : It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical examination, imaging and lab tests, as it seems that kidney stone is not the likely cause of flank pain. See this site for information and please consult your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003113.htm. ...Read more

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Hi! Is it normal to still have severe pain that increases when you walk/move at all after passing a kidney stone?

Hi! Is it normal to still have severe pain that increases when you walk/move at all after passing a kidney stone?

Possibly: The kidney may still be inflamed/swollen after recent stone passage and therefore be sensitive to movement. In addition, if the stone caused irritation during passage, some blood clots may have formed and are now trying to pass through the ureter (kidney tube), causing pain. Key question is how many stones you had on the affected side (maybe another one is passing). If pain continues see doctor ...Read more

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I have severe pains under my rib cage in my flank. Could this be a big kidney stone?

I have severe pains under my rib cage in my flank. Could this be a big kidney stone?

Doubt it: Big kidney stones tend to just sit there and not do much. The small stones are the ones that try to go down the ureter to the bladder. They're the ones that hurt! any blood in the urine? Fever? There could be a urinary tract infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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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