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Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

No: Unless kidney stones are stuck in the ureter, the tube leading from kidney to bladder, it will not result in decrease in urine output, unless both kidneys are simultaneously blocked which is improbably. If stones get stuck it isvery painful. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. stents on both sides from kidney stone?

 extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. stents on both sides from kidney stone?

Here are some ...: All your described symptoms might result from the joint effects of the procedures, stents, medications, and anesthesia. But, you need to be checked for no UTI despite maybe of no fever. For the time being, drink more fluid, take pain med & antibiotics (if any) as prescribed, but see Doc timely for more unbearable symptoms or questions. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Cat scan shows kidney stones in both kidneys. Largest 10mm right side. Had on and off dull low back pain and blood in urine. Can they cause damage?

Yes: If the kidney stone blocks the flow of urine from the kidney, you can get permanent kidney damage, but that can take weeks to happen and is associated with severe pain. Also, kidney stones can become infected from pyelonephritis (kidney infection - not a typical urinary tract infection (uti)) and be challenging to treat. Please see your health care provider and consider a referral to urology. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Will a kidney stone always be noticeable in urine?

Will a kidney stone always be noticeable in urine?

No: Not all kidney stones pass in the urine. Some kidney stones can dissolve or breakdown in the bladder before passing in the urine. Others can remain present but never pass. See your urologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

Black urine: Black urine may actually indicate blood in the urine. This requires evaluation with urine sampling and ultrasound ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Yes: Depends where the kidney stone is. If it is in the renal pelvis or bladder and not sufficiently irritating the lining of the kidney, ureter (kidney to bladder), urethra (bladder to outside), there may be no visible blood. Often, a simple urine dip test done in your physicians office will be able to detect microscopic blood in your urine. Are you having flank pain or painful urination? See your doc. ...Read more

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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


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