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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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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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Lower back pain, period cramps, heaviness, pelvic pain, and urine incontinence. Smelly urine. No pain, never have to pee. What could this be?

Lower back pain, period cramps, heaviness, pelvic pain, and urine incontinence. Smelly urine. No pain, never have to pee. What could this be?

Infection: In spite of a lack of pain including painful urination, you still most likely have a urinary infection. Nevertheless because of the discrepancy of some of your symptoms, you should see your physician to have proper testing and initiate proper treatment. ...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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20 year old female. Lower back pain and on and off pelvic ache. Urine sample tested positive for WBCs and some blood. What could this be?

20 year old female. Lower back pain and on and off pelvic ache. Urine sample tested positive for WBCs and some blood. What could this be?

Uti: Be sure not pregnant too, can be kidney infection or even kidney stones ideally get kidney ultrasound to see, get 5 days of bactrim ds or cipro antibiotics and drink lots of water and cranberry juice 4 ounces twice a day ...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?

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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I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

Here are some. ..: The feature and distribution of your described pain most likely represent the pain of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin, which could be differentiated by analyzing detailed Hx about the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its related activities + proper physical exam + tests as needed. So, bring the information to Doc for evaluation... ...Read more

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24/7 pelvic pain with lower back pain for a week, no vaginal pain, could be IBS?

24/7 pelvic pain with lower back pain for a week, no vaginal pain, could be IBS?

Many things R poss-: -but 4 diagnosis of IBS 2B made, U need a complete workup, & if U don't have diarrhea or suddenly need a bathroom, it's unlikely. ...Read more

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31 weeks, severe pelvic pain. Hurts when I walk, associated with lower back pain. The pelvic pain is constant. Nor sure what to do or if its normal?

31 weeks, severe pelvic pain. Hurts when I walk, associated with lower back pain. The pelvic pain is constant. Nor sure what to do or if its normal?

Not normal: Call your OB to be evaluated need to make sure u are not trying to go into premature labor, also could be form pubic bone symphysis separation which can happen during pregnancy, also must r/o UTI and other causes. ...Read more

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What can cause internal and external pelvic pain as well as intense lower back pain?

What can cause internal and external pelvic pain as well as intense lower back pain?

Many causes: There are so many causes it is hard to go through them in this format
If you are concerned follow up with your doctor. Consider a pelvic pain specialist
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Infection, Masses, Scar Tissue, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Disorders.... ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back. ...Read more

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I had a imblasion done nothing is better it's worse and still same smyptoms bloated lower back pain and erge to pee pelvic pain tired all the time?

Other causes: The endometrial ablation is used to treat heavy bleeding, it really is not expected to help the other symptoms you describe: bloating, low back pain, urge to void frequently, and it would only help with fatigue if your periods had made you anemic, and the ablation stopped the bleeding. Lots of other conditions may be contributing: fibroids, hormone imbalances, GI causes of bloating, and bladder. ...Read more

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I'm on provera (medroxyprogesterone) and I want to know how long does withdrawal bleeding last? And im having right lower back pain and right side pelvic pain.

I'm on provera (medroxyprogesterone) and I want to know how long does withdrawal bleeding last? And im having right lower back pain and right side pelvic pain.

Varies: It depends on how long you had not had a period, and how thick the lining of the uterus had gotten. If it had been months and the lining was thick the withdrawal bleed can last a long time. ...Read more

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I have ic and endometriosis I have been dealing with severe pelvic pain and also lower back pain I need to find some help on what's going on with me i?

Hang in there: Pelvic pain can be tough to treat/manage. Both of these can be the culprit but its important to confirm the diagnos (es) and make sure treatments are targeting both. Also physical therapy can be helpful. Ultimately, the answer is complicated and you should speak to a doctor that you trust. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad pelvic pain and lower back pain that's moving into my hips and legs can my endermatons be getting worse?

Could be: Yes, if what you're referring to is endometriosis. But having endometriosis doesn't protect you from the other things which could cause the symptoms; disc problems, si joint problems, etc. Start with your gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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My day 3 estradiol was 187. Last night I had pelvic pain/burning (bi-lateral) and lower back pain. Also lactating? Prolactin and Fsh was normal.

My day 3 estradiol was 187. Last night I had pelvic pain/burning (bi-lateral) and lower back pain. Also lactating? Prolactin and Fsh was normal.

See GYN: The estradial issue has nothing to do with your problem. Need to consider an infection in the pelvic area but it is best to get your GYN to check it out. ...Read more

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