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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...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


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Can kidney stones be soft?

Can kidney stones be soft?

Some are: Infection or struvite kidney stones are relatively soft ; composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate when compared to calcium or uric acid stones.. ...Read more

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Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Often normal: Uric acid crystals in an acid urine usually mean nothing. They precipitate as the urine cools. If there's no other evidence of a kidney stone, forget about them. There's no connection with common bile duct stones. ...Read more

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Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Anything else?: By itself, this means nothing. Crystals most often are harmless and simply reflect salts of various types precipitating as the urine cools to room temperature. Your physician has a duty to explain how this fits into the big picture. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone removal and stent placement cause abdominal bloat? Lots of pain also and more stones. Lots of pain and bloody urine. is this normal?

Can kidney stone removal and stent placement cause abdominal bloat? Lots of pain also and more stones. Lots of pain and bloody urine. is this normal?

Yes and No.: Stone removal and stent placement can result in a period of blood in urine. Pain can occur. As to bloating I doubt it is associated with stone extraction. If the stones were broken up by US that may produce multiple smaller stone that will pass in the days and weeks after the procedure. ...Read more

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Months of dental work. Pain meds+antibiotics. Constipation. Doctor physical+ no blood in stool. Merilax 3 weeks. Passing gas and stool difficult @nite

Not sure of question: Narcotic pain meds can constipate you, and long use of antibiotics may have disrupted your intestinal flora. Work with your physician to get everything into balance and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Having unexplained abdominal pain. History of kidney stones. Checked by colonoscopy and pelvic ultrasound, normal. Kidney stones, bowel disorder, or??

What kind of pain: What kind of pain you are experiencing. Before meal while eating or after meal. Is the pain constant or intermittent, what will make it worst or better. Is the pain like stabbing or like squeezing. Do you problems with bloating,diarrhea,or constipation,are you under any stress?there is a lot of question that have to be answered before we can even have any idea of how to help you . ...Read more

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Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Do kidney stones stop bowel movements?

Not per se.: However, the pain medications given for symptomatic stone disease can be constipating. ...Read more

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Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain? If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain?  If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Gravel in urine: Yes - irritates bladder; To DO: Avoid dehydration; Follow this Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine ...Read more

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Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

Does kidney stones stpos bowel movement?

No, it shouldn't: Kidney stones shouldn't directly stop a bowel movement. Kidney stones are however very painful and one may be afraid to force down during a bowel movement for fear of more pain.Also pain medications, such as narcotics can cause constipation. Kidney stones itself have no direct relationship with the bowel.They can pass only via the urine-not stool.Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more

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Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain left upper. Kidney stone in kidney in CT but not counted as source of pain. Bloody stool. No infection in urine or blood work?

Severe abdominal pain left upper. Kidney stone in kidney in CT but not counted as source of pain. Bloody stool. No infection in urine or blood work?

Bloody stool: Is very concerning for some form of colitis, either ischemic or inflammatory or infectious and certainly malignancy needs to be considered. Each of the above requires immediate evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Ibs and gall stone in neck of gall bladder?

Ibs and gall stone in neck of gall bladder?

Unclear: Cystic duct obstruction of gallbladder is complicated by cholecystitis, pain, and commonly need for cholecystectomy. Pain more commonly in right upper abdomen but is variable. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Yes: This could be mucous or clot. Not all clots are red, depending upon the age of the clot the red cells which make the clot red may get degraded, and the resulting tissue will no longer be red. ...Read more

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3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water renal us clear no kidney stones prostate size normal no wbcs in urine?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water
renal us clear no kidney stones
prostate size normal
no wbcs in urine?

Hematuria: Having blood in the urine is not normal. A ct scan of the pelvic will be needed and you need to see a urologist for further evaluation like a cystoscopy for direct visualization of the genitourinary tract. ...Read more

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Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Vague symptoms: Nausea, cramping, and constipation are vague symptoms at best. Gynecologic problems can cause them, as can irritable bowel syndrome, non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), gastroparesis, and other conditions. Best to talk to a gastroenteroligst (GI doctor) with ur symptoms. Keep a log of when u have symptoms & what u are eating - it may help the doctor trying to diagnose the problem. Good Luck! ...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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more