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I passed a kidney stone a few weeks ago but have continued to have odd smelling urine as well as lower back pain (on the side of the affected kidney.)?

I passed a kidney stone a few weeks ago but have continued to have odd smelling urine as well as lower back pain (on the side of the affected kidney.)?

Best to be seen: While some soreness might be due to recent stone passage, if you are having some urine complaints (odd smell) along with lower back pain it might be best to have urinalysis and exam to look for possible infection. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Nausea, dizzy, night rr trips, some sudden right&left lower back pain and right pelvic pain. Pain is 3-4/10. Does this sound like a kidney stone?

Nausea, dizzy, night rr trips, some sudden right&left lower back pain and right pelvic pain. Pain is 3-4/10. Does this sound like a kidney stone?

Maybe... but : Kidney stones usually cause more severe pain, closer to 7to 10/10. The nausea, low back pain could go with kidney stone, but possibly a kidney infection as well. Possibly appendicitis. Keep a close eye on your symptoms. Fever should prompt you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having horrible lower back pain and painful urination along with blood in my urine. Am I passing kidney stones or do you think it's a UTI?

I'm having horrible lower back pain and painful urination along with blood in my urine. Am I passing kidney stones or do you think it's a UTI?

UTI vs kidney stones: Actually, it's not uncommon to have both urinary tract infection & kidney stone. We usually think of the stone as the source of infection. Both infections & stones can cause pain & bloody urine. Fever would tip scale towards UTI. Best to see your Family Doc for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain that radiates to my left side? It sometimes hurts all the way around my pelvic area. I have had kidney stones before.

Non-spine low back: Low back pain is very common, and can arise from back and other problems. Red flags for urgent evaluation include include history of trauma, fever, incontinence, unexplained weight loss, a cancer history, long-term steroid use, parenteral drug abuse, intense localized pain, and Inability to get comfortable. Apart from these, see your doctor to evaluate referred pain or recurrent kidney stone. ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a kidney stone and lower back pain?

Not always easy: Kidney stone pain is generally unaffected by movement. Patients often bend and twist trying to get relief. Pain often radiates down into groin and may change in nature as the stone moves. Low back pain tends to be associated with an inciting event, tends to change with position and is often relieved by rest. Sometimes radiates to buttock or leg and may be felt across entire back. ...Read more

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I usually suffer from lower back pain(flank).what are the possible causes my US is clear from kidney stone...

X-ray and/or MRI: If the pain is severe and chronic (more than 6 weeks duration), then an x-ray and subsequently possibly an MRI is what a spine specialist would normally recommend. ...Read more

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Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Atypical for UTI: Your pain seems to localize every except for the bladder. For this reason, I am going to suppose that this is not related to a uti. It could be bowel related. Nonetheless, based on the discoloration of your urine and your abdominal pain, a urine test is indicated. Talk to your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more