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Kidney Stone Pain Area
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
Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder. Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stone moving: If given an rx to enlarge ureters/urethra--be sure you are taking it. Use your pain med, hydrate well to encourage passage. If made it to bladder, should pass on own (and will only appear as grain of sand, despite amount of pain it caused on way out). May have some urinary bleeding, ok as long as stops after few hrs. If severe pain / vomiting / can't pee -- go to er. ...Read more
Possible kidney stone. Kidney stone history. Flank pain on left side. Pain also in pelvic floor and radiates in buttox down right back side of leg. ?
Need tests: You need testing such as an Ultrasound ...Read more
Need more info: What do you mean by a "kidney infection"? Have you seen a doctor? If you are referring to cystitis(bladder inflammation with or without infection) yes it can cause lower abdominal discomfort and frequent urination. If the pain is severe please see your doctor or the ER.Good luck. ...Read more
Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.
History of 12 kidney stones severe dehydration now having burning stabbing pain in right flank area below rib cage into back area plz help?
Get CT: With your history of 12 stones & lithotripsy,the pain in your rt.flank is very likely another stone.Hopefully you have had a metabolic workup including serum sodium,potassium,chloride,bicarbonate,creatinine,calcium,uric acid & phosphorus;urine pH.Also 24Hr.urine for volume,calcium,sodium,citrate,oxalate &uric acid.Meanwhile,for your pain,please call your urologist.I hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peeing pain ?UTI: Pain on urination associated with kidney stones can occur as a stone is passed thru the urethra, & sometimes if a stone is stuck in the bladder at lower end of ureter. Kidney stone symptoms are primarily severe flank or abdominal pain & blood in urine either visible or microscopic. Some people pass "gravel" or stone fragments. Uti must be excluded with pain on urination, thus urinalysis needed. ...Read more
Not usually: Howevera kidney stone bloking the uretr, which lies in top of the psoas muscle, especially if ureter is inflammed by infection, can cause muscle irritation & pain in the upper leg. ...Read more
UTI symptoms, pain in my right pelvic area. Ultrasound from GYN: kidney stone at junction of ureter and reflux in kidneys. Cant see Uro for 1 mo. Bad?
Bad to the "stone": The pain is the kidney stone getting stuck and unstuck like a ball valve at the narrow juncture of the ureter entry into the bladder. The infected urine is "backing up" into the kidney and requires continuous antibiotics until you can get to the Urologist who has ways to either retrieve surgically the stone through the bladder or breaking it up with lithotripsy- so no "romancing the stone" . ...Read more
No: Kidney stones can can cause back pain with or without fevers. If the stones drop into the ureter, they will cause colicky pain whic can be severe until they pass, which most will do on their own. Abdominal swelling is usually.Caused by distended bowels, enlarged organs, especially the liver, or fluid buildup (ascites) in the abdominal cavity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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