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Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Yes: Urinary frequency is a classic symptom as a small ureteral stone passes in the lower portion of the ureter towards the bladder. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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I passed a 2mm kidney stone yesterday and now today seem to have frequent urination with what seems like very little flow. Is this normal?

I passed a 2mm kidney stone yesterday and now today seem to have frequent urination with what seems like very little flow. Is this normal?

May be normal: Sometimes this happens as a result of the irritation of the stone (or maybe you have another stone) in the bladder and the urethra. This generally resolves after a few days max. If this persists see your doc. ...Read more

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I have back pain/frequent urination but not kidney stones, what to do?

I have back pain/frequent urination but not kidney stones, what to do?

Get a urinalysis: Get to a doctor to have this looked at. Simple antibiotics for a UTI might take care of this. Let a doctor rule out more serious issues also. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain/frequent urination but not kidney stones?

What to do if I have back pain/frequent urination but not kidney stones?

Get a urinalysis: Get to a doctor to have this looked at. Simple antibiotics for a UTI might take care of this. Let a doctor rule out more serious issues also. ...Read more

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I was told I have kidney stones and it's close to my bladder. Lately I've had frequent urination. Is this a sign it's stuck or that it's coming out?

I was told I have kidney stones and it's close to my bladder. Lately I've had frequent urination. Is this a sign it's stuck or that it's coming out?

Kidney stones: Could be either...But first I would check to see if you have a UTI (urinary tract infection) that can often cause frequent urination. There are other causes (like diabetes, etc) check for infection first. That will also check for red blood cells, that could be seen also with a stone. ...Read more

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Kidney stones or huernia? My husband has been experiencing lower abdomenal pain accompanied by the need for frequent urination without being able to urinate. After a couple days he experienced horrible pain in the groin area. We don't have any medical in

Kidney stones or huernia? My husband has been experiencing lower abdomenal pain accompanied by the need for frequent urination without being able to urinate. After a couple days he experienced horrible pain in the groin area. We don't have any medical in

Urgent care: It is impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis online but as much pain as your husband is having, he needs to go to an urgent care clinic. Some states give medicaid retroactively if it is urgent and the patient meets financial criteria. Good luck. ...Read more

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About a week ago I went to the doctor for a UTI, then I passed a kidney stone, now I still have burning, and frequent urination, but it's not cloudy.

About a week ago I went to the doctor for a UTI, then I passed a kidney stone, now I still have burning, and frequent urination, but it's not cloudy.

Needs follow up: You should have a follow up with your physician to recheck your urine. Consider an imaging study such as a kidney US or CT scan to make sure you establish presence of other kidney stones. ...Read more

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I am passing a kidney stone. Since this morning I have been nausea, vomited once, flank pain and frequent urination.?

I am passing a kidney stone. Since this morning I have been nausea, vomited once, flank pain and frequent urination.?

Typical symptoms: The symptoms you describe are typical when you pass a kidney stone. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. See your doctor to ensure you do not have an infection and if you need any pain medication. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone. Is urinating frequently a problem?

I have a kidney stone. Is urinating frequently a problem?

Here are some. ..: Non-moving stones inside kidneys wouldn't induce pain or infection... until their distal move to cause ureteral blockage with or without superimposed UTI. But usually the patient has no urinary symptoms until the stone passes down to the very lower ureter +/- UTI. To sort these things out in detail, seeking pro-evaluation and counseling will help you. ...Read more

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Lower left waving abdominal and back pain. Nausea. Frequent urination, slight burning while urinating, small amounts of urine at times. Kidney stones?

Lower left waving abdominal and back pain. Nausea. Frequent urination, slight burning while urinating, small amounts of urine at times. Kidney stones?

Urinalysis: If your urine shows only blood, then kidney stones are likely. If your urine also shows WBC (pus cells), or if you have any fever, then you likely have a urinary infection and need treatment right away. See your doctor without delay. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't pass a kidney stone? I have had no pain no problems urinating it's been about a year. What happens to the stone?

Follow Up: Some people have kidney stones and do not even know about it, till it get bigger and damages the kidney. Please follow up with your doctor to see if the kidney stone is growing in size or has resolved. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with kidney stone about 2 weeks ago and I still haven't passed it, suddenly it is painful when I'm close to done urinating, why?

Was diagnosed with kidney stone about 2 weeks ago and I still haven't passed it, suddenly it is painful when I'm close to done urinating, why?

It's coming out: Is the most likely explanation, it is at the "neck" of the bladder and trying to come on out. Keep drinking and think positive thoughts about what you'll do to the bugger when it does ;> See your doc if it is too painful or you have any fever, chills though. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and can't urinate, should I be worried?

Kidney stones: For sure you have to be worried because if there is an obstruction secondary to the stone this might lead to kidney damage and with time might lead to chronic renal insuficiency and eventually to kidney failure if repetitive obstructions are neglected. Please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Need to see a doctor: Small (usually less than 5mm) kidney stones usually pass with drinking fluid, ie, urination. If you can't urinate, it's possible that the stone is obstructing the urinary bladder or the urethra. It is better to get evaluated by your dcotor or a urologist. ...Read more

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After passing kidney stone is there residual burning when u urinate for several days?

After passing kidney stone is there residual burning when u urinate for several days?

Possibly: Yes, it is possible. It depends on the size of the stone that was passed and the amount of irritation that it caused during its passage. Some stones have a very rough texture. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney stone simply by not urinating enough? Such as only 3-times a day?

Can you get a kidney stone simply by not urinating enough? Such as only 3-times a day?

Maybe: If you're predisposed to kidney stones, or think you may be, it's wise to drink plenty of water in any case. It is the total urine volume that matters. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

What does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

See a urologist: Blood in the urine should be evaluated. If you are not passing a stone and have no pain then the possibility of a kidney or bladder tumor should be excluded. If there is pain then the kidney stone may be passing and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone this morning and now cannot urinate. I've hydrated. First ever stone. No insurance.

I passed a kidney stone this morning and now cannot urinate. I've hydrated. First ever stone. No insurance.

Urinary retention: Urinary retention is an emergency. If you can't pee, go to the E.R. If you can't urinate, the bladder will continue to fill and the discomfort will gradually progress into pain that usually becomes excruciating. The E.R. May do a ct scan to evaluate the kidney stone issue as well. With issues like this, you should try to get insured. Ask to see a social worker while in the E.R. ...Read more

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I m suffering nocturnal urination all the time. I urinate for every 15mints before sleep. Is this due to my kidney stone or something else?

I m suffering nocturnal urination all the time. I urinate for every 15mints before sleep. Is this due to my kidney stone or something else?

Check with your doc: This may be from too much fluid.

Most importantly, once you sleep you wake up to urinate? If so see your doc asap, this may be serious, such as high sugar. If you sleep through without urination you have probably something not serious.

Stones cause pain and usually not urination. Hopefully your doc will find everything normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had lithotripsy yesterday for 1 out of 2 kidney stones. After several urinations including this morning, I've yet to pass any fragments. Normal?

I had lithotripsy yesterday for 1 out of 2 kidney stones. After several urinations including this morning, I've yet to pass any fragments. Normal?

Could be: You can get fragments that are very small passing that you can only see by using a coffee filter, etc. You would prefer this over passing larger fragments. Just stay hydrated and dilute your urine. ...Read more

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How log does it take to pass a small kidney stone? I have been dealing with the pain for over a week to a week and a half ago. I urinate frequently.

How log does it take to pass a small kidney stone? I have been dealing with the pain for over a week to a week and a half ago. I urinate frequently.

Not predicted: When the stone traps in a narrow spot in urinary tract it causes pain. With drinking 2-3 lit of water and liquid over night and day and diuretic use with ample walking may washed out or just displaced to a bigger area that doesn't cause pain and stay there for a while. The stone analysis helps to choose the proper diet and medication to prevent recurrence. Noninvasive intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi I recently have had bleeding every time I urinate this lasted about 2 weeks, prior to this my back was hurting very bad. Can a kidney stone caus?

Hi I recently have had bleeding every time I urinate this lasted about 2 weeks, prior to this my back was hurting very bad. Can a kidney stone caus?

Blood in urine: There are many causes of blood in the urine. Usually painful urination and be secondary to a urinary tract infection as well as kidney stones. If valuation usually begins with a urine specimen collection. Also can include imaging of the kidneys with a ultrasound or CAT scan. Depending on your other risk factors for cancer, such as smoking. Is urologic evaluation for cystoscopy maybe recommended. ...Read more

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I have the urgency to urinate, but I don't have to pee. Also burns while I pee. What could it be?? I just had a kidney stone 2 weeks ago.

I have the urgency to urinate, but I don't have to pee. Also burns while I pee. What could it be?? I just had a kidney stone 2 weeks ago.

Urgency urine burns.: 22M from US have urgency to pee and Burns when pees. Had Kidney stone 2 wks ago. Asks what couldn't be? ANS: stone now in bladder? Did u pass it? UTI-now-need someone to look at urine. Does it smell bad?

Tell your team and ask for urine test. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone randomly break apart into teeny tiny black pieces and come out randomly when you urinate?

Yes: They may occasionally break up but more likely they are other very small stones that are being passed. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone that is in my kidney and I feel like I have the constant need to urinate but only a little comes out. Is this normal?

I have a kidney stone that is in my kidney and I feel like I have the constant need to urinate but only a little comes out. Is this normal?

Possible infection: Constant urgency to 'use the bathroom' is a sign of an urinary tract infection (u.T.I.). It is best to get seen, provide a urine sample (ua) and get treated. If a kidney stone is 'still in the kidney' it should not cause any symptoms. Only when a stone leaves the kidney and gets 'stuck' in the ureter (duct to bladder) then it can cause pain/bleeding. Hope you are better. ...Read more

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Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Yes and no: Urinalysis can show infection if it contains white blood cells and/or bacteria. It cannot show stones, although it can show crystals or red blood cells. If these are present and you have flank, back, or groin pain, it means that you might have stones. Consult your doctor with your test results. ...Read more

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Does having a kidney stone make you urinate more frequently? I feel I have to with and without the flowmax.

Does having a kidney stone make you urinate more frequently? I feel I have to with and without the flowmax.

Ureteral stones: Ureteral stones typically can cause urinary frequency and urgency when they become very close to the bladder. In particular as they travel through the bladder wall in the ureter. ...Read more

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Frequent Urination (Definition)

If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living, it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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