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Doctor insights on: How Serious Is A 9 Mm Kidney Stone

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4 mm kidney stone no more pain in back but severe pain in penis. I have good flow but it hurts after flow slows down. Been drinking ton of water.

4 mm kidney stone no more pain in back but severe pain in penis. I have good flow but it hurts after flow slows down. Been drinking ton of water.

Kidney stone: The stone has moved down the ureters and through the bladder and is in the urethra. The pain is referred to the genitals. ...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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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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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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Can a kidney stone attack cause glucose levels to elevate? Does glucose elevate in severe pain?

Can a kidney stone attack cause glucose levels to elevate? Does glucose elevate in severe pain?

Most definitely: Severe pain can trigger release of stress hormones which cause resistance to insulin. Blood sugars would go up expectedly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pains under my rib cage in my back. Could this be a big kidney stone?

What to do if I have severe pains under my rib cage in my back. Could this be a big kidney stone?

Possibly: Stone pain is usually depends upon presence of blockege. There are other causes of such back pain, i. E spinal disc, muscular, aortic anurism, pancreatitis etc. Best to consult your dr., or go to an er if pain is very severe. ...Read more

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35 year old husband has 7mm kidney stone found on ultrasound by accident. He keeps getting these tiny stones. He has no symptoms. Is this serious?

35 year old husband has 7mm kidney stone found on ultrasound by accident. He keeps getting these tiny stones. He has no symptoms. Is this serious?

Urology evaluation: Lot of hydration (8-10 8 oz. glasses of water daily) plus acidify your urine with citric acid (fresh fruit juices-OJ, lemon, lime. Pineapple etc.) the citric acid will bind calcium crystals and 90% of all stones are made of calcium. ...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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I have a kidney stone on my left, and i usually feel it in my front, it's a severe brief pain in my upper rib is that it moving? Very brief pain.1mm stone

Unclear question: A 1mm stone should pass through the urinary system. You may be able to facilitate the process by drinking more water. However, if the stone does not pass you should see your doctor to address the issue of removal by endoscopy or lithotripsy. ...Read more

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

See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Kub X-ray showed no stone I am still having severe pain at night on my left side could it still be a kidney stone?

Possible: Not all kidney stones show up on x-ray. If the pain is only at night it is not likely to be a stone. You should see your doctor for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?

My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?

Kidney stones: Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate.
Visit this page to know about oxalate content in food.

https://regepi.bwh.harvard.edu/health/nutrition.html ...Read more

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4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. Drinkin lots of water. When should stone pass on its own?

4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. Drinkin lots of water. When should stone pass on its own?

Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...Read more

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Why does my teenage daughter keep getting kidney stones? She's just gone to the hospital for her third kidney stone. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Why does my teenage daughter keep getting kidney stones? She's just gone to the hospital for her third kidney stone. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Children : Children that form kidney stones, especially multiple, usually have one or more of a variety of problems. For children that have normal urinary tracts (normal kidneys, normal ureters, and normal bladders) most of these children that do not have known syndromes or medical conditions will have underlying metabolic disorders that affect the way the kidneys filter and process minerals. Some children have low citrate levels, some have high oxalate, and some have other conditions. It is critical to evaluate the stones composition and the 24-hour urine studies on a child with kidney stones and especially with a child that has multiple kidney stones.
It must be determined that the child has normal urinary tracts and any other syndrome or conditions that predispose to stones. ...Read more

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Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone. I've experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool .... is this expected to happen

Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone.
I've experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool .... is this expected to happen

Not likely: There would not be any direct connection traditionally between passing a kidney stone and blood in stool. It's hard to distinguish what it might be in this venue. It's important whether it's bright red or dark/tarry. Regardless, it is worth getting seen by your primary physician as soon as you can. If the amount of blood increases or your feel dizzy/light-headed, go the to the ER. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone blocking my kidney for 10 days. I am on Keflex & Flomax for 48hrs. Today I woke up w/ severe cold symptoms. Do I call my Dr?

I have a kidney stone blocking my kidney for 10 days. I am on Keflex & Flomax for 48hrs. Today I woke up w/ severe cold symptoms. Do I call my Dr?

Sure: Please, call your doctor! Your cold symptoms have nothing to do with kidney stone. And could be treated separately. But your doctor need to coordinate all medications. ...Read more

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My husband passed a kidney stone. He is having severe pain in his groin which appears to be swollen. The tip of his penis is red, swollen and itching.

My husband passed a kidney stone. He is having severe pain in his groin which appears to be swollen. The tip of his penis is red, swollen and itching.

Needs evaluation: Those symptoms following kidney stone passage may be a warning sign of anatomical or even infectious complications and warrants urologic evaluation fairly soon. ...Read more

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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 than 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. ...Read more

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I went to the hospital because I was severe pain and I was told that I am passing a kidney stone. The doctor sent me home with medicine. My doctor said it take up to 48 to 72 hours of passing the stone is that true? I am a teacher so I am standing all day

Partially true: It can take a week or more or you may not pass it. .or it can pass while you're reading this. If the pain goes away for a few days, it probably passed. You may not see it because a stone may only be a few mm or it can break up like sanding be urinated out. If you are still having pain after 1 week, follow up with a urologist since you may need a procedure to remove the stone. ...Read more

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44mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain in penis feel like something crawling in my penis. No more flomax (tamsulosin) to help any suggestions?urine flow is good

Adequate hydration: In addition to the pain medication, you need to drink at least 8cups of water a day and keep yourself adequately hydrated. I am guessing the urine was tested during your prior evaluation to make sure there is no accompanying infection. You should be able to pass this and make sure you keep the referral or follow up appointment recommended. ...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