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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Urethral Discharge (Definition)

Urethral discharge is the abnormal appearance of fluid from the urethra, primarily due to infection. The fluid may be thin (serous) or thick (mucopurulent), depending on the type and severity of inflammation or infection. It is commonly associated with stds such as gonorrhea or chalmydia, or utis where the bladder urine or prostate are infected. It is usually accompanied ...Read more


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I keep getting stabbing pains from ribs down to urethra and uti symptoms, usually around my period. Could kidney stones be effected by my period?

I keep getting stabbing pains from ribs down to urethra and uti symptoms, usually around my period. Could kidney stones be effected by my period?

Probably not, but...: It is less likely to feel the described pain + UTI-like symptoms simultaneously at period. But, something can be done correctly for good care by following suggestion/instruction described in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work closer with doc to reach right diagnosis/care. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause vaginal discharge?

Can kidney stones cause vaginal discharge?

No: Urinary tract and genital tract are separate. Kidney stones can cause blood in your urine, but vaginal discharge or vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

Water: The best way to prevent damage from kidney stones is preventign them therefore drinking atleast 2 to 3 liters of water will help. If you already have stones, the majority of them are small and will pass through the bladder and urethra without causing any damage. However if you have large stones that are painful, it will require the help of a urologist. ...Read more

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What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

By urinating: Drink lots of fluids and let nature take her course. At least for a woman, you're only dealing with a 1" urethra. Men have to pass through the prostatic portion and a 6" length of penile urethra! ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine. ...Read more

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I saw something weird come out near my clitoral area. It looked like a kidney stone but was soft & nowhere near urethra. I had a kidney stone 1yr ago.

I saw something weird come out near my clitoral area. It looked like a kidney stone but was soft & nowhere near urethra. I had a kidney stone 1yr ago.

May be just smegma..: What described strongly suggests the presence of so-call smegma which is the "concrete" of solidifying the shed-ed skin keratin like that in the men with tight long foreskin. In females, its appearance is more prominent if the hood of clitoris is more pronounced. Just gently flush and clean it. And note: its unique smell is normally expected.

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How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

Ureteral: You are referring to a ureteral stent. It is placed through a cystoscope.How do you know this is what you need. If you know you have a stone go to a urologist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 34 year old female and I have a large kidney stone( 8.1 mm) and I have brown discharge..is the because of the kidney stone?

Hi I'm 34 year old female and I have a large kidney stone( 8.1 mm) and I have brown discharge..is the because of the kidney stone?

No: If you mean brown vaginal discharge, that is not due to the kidney stone. Please consult a urologist for treatment of kidney stone. It may be feasible to break it up by sound waves (lithotripsy) and have the pieces come out without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...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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Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

If you can: If the stone is in the urethra the ejaculate might help lubricate things and get the stone to move. I assume that there is not complete obstruction? If there were i'm sure you wouldn't be thinking about having sex! ...Read more

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Recurrent uti's why could this be? Tried everything. Is it normal to just be prone? Also this time brown discharge. history of kidney stones

Recurrent uti's why could this be? Tried everything. Is it normal to just be prone? Also this time brown discharge. history of kidney stones

Need ua c&s: You need to have a urine analysis with culture and sensitivity. Also, pelvic ultrasound. Did you ever have abdominal or pelvic surgery. If so, your at risk for other problems. Well then once you have identified the causative organism, you can begin treatment. I am not sure you would benefit from bladder training. Any problems found on imaging will need followed. ...Read more

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My father just passed a kidney stone in the hospital yesterday. Now hes discharged and feels nauseous te next is that anything to worry about ?

My father just passed a kidney stone in the hospital yesterday. Now hes discharged and feels nauseous te next is that anything to worry about ?

Not necessarily: He still may have significant residual irritation of the genitourinary tract after passing a stone which can cause pain and subsequent nausea(like when you've been hit in the stomach). I would watch for persistent nausea, the inability to tolerate eating/drinking, progressive pain, fevers, chills or soaking sweats. When in doubt, don't hesitate to contact your father's doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Found out I have a kidney stone about 5 days ago. Still haven't passed n in a lot of pain tonight and urethra has constant sharp pain. Go to er?

Found out I have a kidney stone about 5 days ago. Still haven't passed n in a lot of pain tonight and urethra has constant sharp pain. Go to er?

Yes : you are a very brave person to bare the pain of a stone without pain meds. If you have a stone and are having colic then seeking help is best option. Pain meds, IV fluids all will help. Feel better, best of luck. ...Read more

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How do I prevent kidney stones. This is my second one. Thought i passed it at the hospital and was discharged but now having more pain.

How do I prevent kidney stones. This is my second one. Thought i passed it at the hospital and was discharged but now having more pain.

Seek evaluation.: If you have recurrent stones, see a urologist for evaluation. In general: 1) increase fluid intake up to 2l of water/day. 2) follow a low salt diet, which lowers calcium in the urine. 3) reduce dietary protein, to lower calcium & oxalate in the urine. 4) do not restrict dietary calcium, but stick to the usrda. If you continue to recur, a metabolic workup by a urologist might be needed. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp pain near my urethra and urgency to urinate, but only at night. I am fine during the day. Could this be a kidney stone?

I have been having a sharp pain near my urethra and urgency to urinate, but only at night. I am fine during the day. Could this be a kidney stone?

May be.: Have a urine analysis . Have a pelvic exam. Kidney stone is a possibility , but it should bother you all day not only at night. A proper medical evaluation will give you an answer. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone 2 & ½ months ago but still have urethra spasm and pain on & off. My family doctor said it may take time to heal. Is it truth?

I passed a kidney stone 2 & ½ months ago but still have urethra spasm and pain on & off. My family doctor said it may take time to heal. Is it truth?

No.: You saw the macroscopic stones. The microscopic ones ............Which you dont see in naked eye continues to give symptoms. Stone analysis will lead to treatment which will stop the process of stone formation, releif. Worth trying. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 yr female. I had a kidney stone removed and a stent put in this morning by my urologist. I was discharged and my stent just came out. Am I ok?

I'm a 19 yr female. I had a kidney stone removed and a stent put in this morning by my urologist. I was discharged and my stent just came out. Am I ok?

Probably : urologists often do ureteroscopy without stent placement. But, since your urologist placed one, he or she thought you needed it. If you're not having terrible pain or running a fever, you're probably ok to wait and call the office In the morning. ...Read more

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I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. and removal. frank bleeding from urethra. like large spots on pad and when i wipe. had tah. what is it?

I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. and removal. frank bleeding from urethra. like large spots on pad and when i wipe. had tah. what is it?

Be evaluated timely: To confirm the origin of bleeding may be hard but can be eased by analyzing detailed info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of bleeding & its possible related symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How? Peruse: http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Then you can work better with Doc to reach right diagnosis, care, & counseling. Best. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from urethral pain, urgency since i had a kidney stone pass 9/20/13. I fell & had a bad hip injury in october and had a cystoscope it was normal. Lots of back & hip pain. Causes

I have been suffering from urethral pain, urgency since i had a kidney stone pass 9/20/13. I fell & had a bad hip injury in october and had a cystoscope  it was normal. Lots of back & hip pain. Causes

Medication: First rule out a urinary tract infection or bladder inflammation. If no infection, treatment with a medication for overactive bladder may relieve your urgency. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is sometimes given to relieve painful urination. An orthopedic surgeon should investigate your ongoing back and hip pain looking for hairline fracture, etc. And , if indicated, ordering bone scan, ct scan, mri, etc. ...Read more

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For the left urethra at the bladder with blockage from kidney stone or scare tissue from past ureteroscopies have a stent or resection as a choise ?

Here are some ...: How to manage the blockage at the ending part of left ureter by the scar after ureteroscopic stone procedures relies on the degree and length of the scar and the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. At that level, options of care may range from doing nothing or incision + a period of stent or permanent stent with regular change 2-3 times yearly or surgical correction... ...Read more

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Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it?  Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Here are some ...: Have you passed urinary stone before? If so, what was the size of stone, and how soon? A 4x10mm stone is bigger than the size for spontaneous passage. If still there after 2-3 weeks of waiting, the odd to pass becomes less and remote. For long-term care, the best care for such stone is to use holmium laser to zap it with or without stent. More detail? Ask the attending urologist timely. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, kidney stone. Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Dear doctor, 
kidney stone. 
Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Stones: Water can help a stone pass, but doesnt always work.

Depends on stone size and location....If no passage after 7 days...See a urologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Since 2 days, when i go to pass urine , it has been coming out v v slowly.In a tiny way.Even when i put prressure it comes out in a tiny thread.And this happens when I have urge to urinate.No itching no discharge.However i had kidney stones 6 months back

Since 2 days, when i go to pass urine , it has been coming out v v slowly.In a tiny way.Even when i put prressure it comes out in  a tiny thread.And this happens when I have urge to urinate.No itching no discharge.However i had kidney stones 6 months back

Concerning.: A couple of things come to mind: there can be something obstructing or compressing the urethra. Sometimes medications can cause difficulty urinating like your describing. It can be a urinary tract infection. Finally, neurologic problems can cause this. You really need to get evaluated by your physician and have a thorough exam and urine test. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more