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Kidney Stones And High Fever
We missed the appointment because we have no electricity at this time. We will reschedule appointment. Here are the things we need to discuss with you. 1. Recurrent kidney stones taking urocit k 2. High fasting blood sugar taking Metformin 3. High para
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
Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.
I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?
Pain appeared around prostate area few days after kidney stone came out. No fever. Blood was present right now clear. What could be causing this?
The prostate: Wraps around the urethra, the tube in the penis through which males urinate. Your stone came through that also. See your doc to rule out other possibilities. Glad you are on the mend. ...Read more
Diagnosed with kidney stones. Having alternating aching pain with sharp pain in back and side. On and off 4 two weeks. Low fever. What's happening?
Possible infection: I am not sure what type of stone you have, but a staghorn stone in the kidney area (composed of several minerals/struvites) which can get infected. It occurs more in men (80%), so other 20% found in women. Having symptoms for 4 wks and now fever, you should see your doc for an eval and treatment. Don't waite too long. Good luck. ...Read more
4 days ago I had hydronephrosis and partial kidney stone obstruction. I now have a fever and signs of infection. Should I go to er?
ER found 5mm kidney stone yesterday. Today pain all across low back. Chills no fever, vomited once, no appetite. Should I go back to ER?
Yep!: Please gp back or call them, since you are getting worse. ...Read more
X-ray or CT scan: Stones are of different chemical composition. Whether a stone can be seen on a plain x-ray of the abdomen depends on the size of the stone as well as it's composition. A ct scan without IV contrast is more sensitive for smaller or less dense stones. Even a large stone in the kidney that has not moved into the tube that drains the kidney (known as the ureter) usually does not cause pain. ...Read more
I have a fever of 99.7. Along with kidney stone signs and pain with urination. Have not had CT scan. What temperature is considered worrisome?
No specific temperat: Having a kidney stone or a stone in the ureter does not have to lead to an elevated temperature. If you have an obstructing stone moderate to severe pain in the flank or abdominal region with associated nausea or vomiting is common. Fevers will occur if there is infected urine present with an obstructing stone. Fevers may be low-grade 99 to 100.5 or high-grade 100.5 - 102. Suggest being evaluate. ...Read more
Lumbar pain, minimal day pain, intense at night and early morning. No trauma, fever, or trouble urinating, no other symptoms of kidney stone.
Tough one: I'm often faced w/ pts. W/ AM & PM pain, but little during day. Should still make sure there's not another problem like UTI. Barring that, most frequent cause is neurologic or musculoskeletal. Not enough space, here, but tiredness increases lumbar pain (tired muscles) & muscles tighten during sleep if nerves inflamed, ligaments torn or vertebral dysf. Osteopathic exam/manipulaton/prolotherapy ...Read more
Feels like muscle spasms that come and go left flank. No fever or other symptoms but recently treated for uti. Kidney stone history. Kidney related?
Possibly: Given your history, it certainly could be related to a kidney issue (infection, kidney stone). I'd contact your physician. ...Read more
My mom had a kidney stone surgery before 10 days. After surgery the stone didn't broke. Stone went to pelvis. Now bit fever. Now ESR rate goes to 43.why?
I have had kidney stones for a month, been to the ER 4 times. Have had a fever, vomiting etc. Von whilibrands diseases, patela replacement, full hystrorectomy
Kidney: Kidney stones can be quite painful as you know, if associated with infection they can be lethal due to sepsis. You need to see a urologist asap. He may place a stent to divert urine around the obstructing stone. You may need to be treated with antibiotics and possibly hospitalized. ...Read more
Started a day ago, mild pain shooting up from scrotum/testicle area. Lasts 2 sec, then gone for 1or2 hrs. No fever/swelling. Kidney stone? Red flags?
After I eat I get pains under my left breast. Its on and off and hurts briefly at a time. Not nauseas, no fever, have here/kidney stones/ burning. Help?
See a GI doctor: Sounds as if you need a detailed evaluation. Make an appt and get seen and get better. ...Read more
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later, he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis.?
Could I have picked up the bacteria causing my sepsis over a year ago? Kidney stone last week, its stuck, admitted after second er visit for fever,
Probably longer: The bacteria that cause urinary tract infection -- with or without sepsis, kidney stone, etc -- are not caught from outside. Mostly they are entirely normal in the intestine, and it is likely you have carried the one that caused your sepsis in your intestinal tract for many years, perhaps your entire life. You'll probably never know for sure, and it probably doesn't matter. ...Read more
100, 000 E.coli colony in urine. Having back pain, flank. No fever. How can I differentiate btwn pain from urinary infection or pain from kidney stone?
What do you do if a patient gets a fever after bladder surgery/ kidney stone removal my mother in law had some tumors removed from her bladder and a kidney stone blasted and now has 103 temperature. What is the best thing to do?
Serious: A high fever after a procedure is cause for concern. Call the doctor or report to your local ER. ...Read more
Sharp pain from 1 kidney down to groin (worse when urinating). No fever. A recent CT (~5wk) showed no kidney stone. Could one have formed already?
Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.
See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you may have a serious urinary tract and kidney infection, which can follow urethoscopy. Immediately contact the doctor who did the urethroscopy, or your primary care doctor. If you can't reach them, go to an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more
How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.
Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more
Backache side ache nauseau headache fever chills urine test found blood pus and protein and sent me home with pain meds hist. Of kidney stones?
UTI: You have a UTI or urinary tract infection. Your symptoms reflect more of a kidney infection rather than kidney stones. Call your doctor back to send your urine for a culture and have you started on antibiotics. If you feel weak and unable to drink, it might be a better option to have you stay in the hospital and receive your fluids and antibiotics by iv. ...Read more
I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have had kidney stones, hydronephrosis (sp) and pyelonephritis (sp). I am currently on a suppression antibiotic. Now I have fever, chills, nausea, and back pain which started yesterday. What should I do?
See urologist ASAP: Need new pregnancy safe antibiotics possibly by IV route. Also hydronephrosis needs to decompressed by jj stent or percutaneous nephrostomy. Antibiotic suppressive therapy needs to be changed as bacteria responsible for uti/pyelonephritis is likely is likely resistant to antibiotic u r taking. Please do not wait until tomorrow. Good luck & please let us know you get on. ...Read more
Dull ache/pain right side below belt line where bladder would be. Comes & goes. Notice more when I bend over at times. Urine clear. No fever. Felt no lumps. AB Ultrasound for Kidney stones in May was OK. I strain when pooping tho. Muscle? Cancer?
In the past four months, I've had kidney stones, strep throat with a peritonsillar abscess, two colds and a flu-like virus. Do I just have bad luck?
Yes and No: Any time your body is stressed, certain hormones are released by your body to help you deal with the acute situation. While these are essential to help you during the acute event, they also slightly reduce your immune system, making you more prone to pick up something else. Listen to your body, and get plenty of extra rest, nutritious food, put stressors on the back burner and you will recover! ...Read more
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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