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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.

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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.

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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...

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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 uninate. Your stone came through that also. See your doc to rule out other possibilities. Glad you are on the mend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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