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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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 uninate. 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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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