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No kidney stones, trouble urinating bad right flank pain... HELP ME PLEASE..... Doc says prostatitis no symptoms. Will vibramycin (doxycycline) help me? WorthS.eff

No kidney stones, trouble urinating bad right flank pain... HELP ME PLEASE..... Doc says prostatitis no symptoms. Will vibramycin (doxycycline) help me?  WorthS.eff

Difficulty: starting urinary stream could be symptom of prostatitis. Right flank pain could be caused by other conditions, such as appendicitis. If you have an infection, vibramycin (doxycycline) might help. Flank pain is unusual with prostatitis. You need to speak with your doctor on how this pain should be treated. ...Read more

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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Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Would a urination test show infection in kidney or kidney stones?

Yes and no: Urinalysis can show infection if it contains white blood cells and/or bacteria. It cannot show stones, although it can show crystals or red blood cells. If these are present and you have flank, back, or groin pain, it means that you might have stones. Consult your doctor with your test results. ...Read more

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When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

No: A tinge of blood, perhaps. Weird-colored urine most often reflects something in the diet or especially medications -- some makers of overpriced vitamins spike them with stuff that changes the urine color so people will believe they're magic. I wouldn't wish a kidney stone on anyone and hope you'll get diagnosed / treated as required with a good result. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot of blood in my urine and no kidney stones or infections?

Why do I have a lot of blood in my urine and no kidney stones or infections?

Hematuria: That doesn't go away and it is not due to obvious reasons like infection or passing a kidney stone needs further investigation - ct scan/ cystoscopy. You need to see a urologist and be aware not all dark colored urine means blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in urine samples or ultrasounds?

Is it possible to have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in urine samples or ultrasounds?

Yes: These stones may be too small see on ultrasound and a routine urinalysis may easily miss stones as well. The best test for diagnosing the majority of stones in the urinary tract is a ct scan without contrast. This will detect the majority of kidney stones but a few may be missed occasionally. ...Read more

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Does having a kidney stone make you urinate more frequently? I feel I have to with and without the flowmax.

Does having a kidney stone make  you urinate more frequently?  I feel I have to with and without the flowmax.

Ureteral stones: Ureteral stones typically can cause urinary frequency and urgency when they become very close to the bladder. In particular as they travel through the bladder wall in the ureter. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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