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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


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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.

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.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does some kidney stones look like a piece of plaque? And do you run fever after passing it?

Does some kidney stones look like a piece of plaque? And do you run fever after passing it?

Fever not normal: Stones can have varied appearances, but you should not have fever on passing a stone. Fever is suggestive of infection and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

I've had a fever iff and in since last night could this be caused by the stent inside me from kidney stone removal?

Need to confirm...: Fever after stone removal / stenting requires timely attention; so, go to urgent care for assessment and rx now. Don't guess online. Best wish... ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

How do you know if you have a kidney stone? There's pain in the area and fever

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

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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?

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

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Lumbar pain, minimal day pain, intense at night and early morning. No trauma, fever, or trouble urinating, no other symptoms of kidney stone.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Here are some…: Running fever after all stone-related procedures warrants an urgent evaluation and counseling to make sure of no ureteral obstruction, which requires a timely relief with procedure. So, go to see Dr. As soon as possible. Best wish… ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Muscle spasm: In absence of other urinary symptoms and trauma most likely benign condition due to muscle spasm for short duration. If it becomes more intense in pain or longer in duration need need to seek urgent medical care ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read more

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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,

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

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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?

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?

SEVERITY: LOCATION. ..Kidney STONE pain is VERY SEVERE (9-10 out of 10) and MOVES as the stone moves.
Infection per se is usually not painful...and is accompanied by OTHER symptoms eg: BURNING on urination!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Kidney stones take months/years to form. If there was no kidney stone 5 weeks ago, there is essentially no chance one could form and get big enough to become a problem this quick. Please see your health care provider for further workup and possible consultation with an urologist. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have kidney stones, however, after a year, I think that I finally passed them all today. Why am I so nauseated, weak like flu, and bloated.

Inflam: It takes a while to feel 100% after passing kidney stones. Your body is combating the ureter lining inflammation that results. If you don't feel better in a few days, call your urologist! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Kidney infection without high fever?

Kidney infection: Means an upper tract issue -- flank pain and fever. More serious than just a bladder infection. Get seen and cultured and get on appropriate antibiotics. ...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


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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more