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Kidney Stone Cause Gurgling Noise
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
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Yes If obstructing : If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of flank pain possibly radiating to the groin, +/- fever and blood tinged urine.The stone and the pain associated with it can cause your pressure to rise. BP will fall back to baseline when the stone passes and the pain resolves.No if it's not obstructing. ...Read more
Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Pain on the left side, i presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause.
See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more
It depends: The location of the stone is important. If the kidney stone is stuck in the ureter (tube connecting kidney to bladder) and blocking urine flow, the kidney can be damaged from the pressure of urine backing up. If these stones don't pass, see the doc. If a kidney stone is sitting inside the kidney itself (in the renal pelvis), it could sit in that location for years without causing any problems. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone, my company wants me to travel for 4 hours a day, will it cause any problem?
Before you make any decision you MUST contact your doctor regarding your stone.
May or may not work out - my sense is that the stone won't cause any concern.
I sure hope the boss has some common sense. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Obstructing 4mm kidney stone & hydros. Symptoms gone 24 days, but no passage. Pain recurred yesterday & persistent. Same stone? Cause for concern?
Kidney stone: You need to see your doctor. Stones are tricky and unpredictable. They can also have serious complications so get an appointment with your doctor very soon and have this checked out. ...Read more
Dehydration number 1: The biggest risk for most people is dehydration. You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors. ...Read more
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 2-3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more
Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more
Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience... ...Read more
Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...Read more
Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more
The following: Dehydration causes concentrated urine containing xs salts which precipitate & once tiny "kernel" forms more salts come out of solution & stone develops. Can be metabolic causing xs calcium, uric acid etc in urine. Anatomic congenital or acquired obstruction-> "urinary stagnation". Stone can form around mucus or bacterial debris. Prevent by copious water intake, minimal dietary salt or ?Medication. ...Read more
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
Stones: It really depends on where the stone is. Some stones last for years and never cause any issues. Others, especially those that obstruct the ureters, can cause blockage to the outflow of urine and result in kidney damage. It can start causing scaring of the kidney in a few weeks. If both ureters are blocked, you can go into acute renal failure in a few days (usually temporary). ...Read more
Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?
Low phosphorus : How much below normal was your blood phosphours (p) level? A common major cause of a low serum p is hyperparathyroidism (h). The major route of p excretion in normal patients is the urine, and urinary p is increased in h patients. Other causes of low p are alcoholism, decreased dietary intake of p in protein and vit d intoxication. Ask the doctor who ordered your blood for more info about our p. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a kidney stone stuck around my prostate on the way out but with ni pain? Or even a tiny stone will cause pain?
If the stone is not: Causing continued blockage of the ureter and kidney and is just in the bladder then you wouldn't have pain. If the kidney and ureter remain chronically obstructed the kidney will stop excreting urine and pressure in the system will drop and pain fade. Long term obstruction will degrade future kidney function the distinction is important. ...Read more
I've had a 6mm kidney stone for over a month with side pain. Could that have already caused damage? And now the pain is no longer in my side but lower
Yes: If the 6 mm stone has been in your ureter for that long, it is a problem. If the stone is actually in your kidney and nonobstructing, having in there for six weeks is not significant. ...Read more
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