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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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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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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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?

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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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


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