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Doctor insights on: Kidney Stones And Your Menstrual Cycle

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Do kidney stones have anything to do with the menstrual cycle?

Do kidney stones have anything to do with the menstrual cycle?

Usually not: Pain and stress from kidney stones may effect your hormones to throw off the menstrual cycle, but that's usually not the case. Kidney stones are within the urological system and menstrual cycles are part of the reproductive system.

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a correlation between kidney stones and my menstrual cycle?

Is it possible to have a correlation between kidney stones and my menstrual cycle?

Depends: If you are referring to cycle regularity, then no, kidney stones should have no effect on your cycle regularity. However, your cycle may potentially affect kidney stone pain.

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I have frequent recurring kidney stones. I notice renal colic during my monthly menstral cycle. Seems my cycle brings on the colic. Is this possible?

I have frequent recurring kidney stones. I notice renal colic during my monthly menstral cycle. Seems my cycle brings on the colic. Is this possible?

Stones: You should see both your urologist and your gynecologist. I don't think stones are related to your cycle, but I may be wrong. Please let me know the outcome.

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I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain. Help!?

I can't tell if im just having menstral related symptoms or if its kidney stones im extreme pain in my lower back that is a sharp stabbing pain. Help!?

Ultrasound can tell: If the severe menstrual pains are not a longstanding problem, then it is possibly related to something else. At any rate, ultrasounds of the kidneys or even plain x rays can tell if there are stones. Contact your primary care doctor.

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I have kidney infection and kidney stones. Would it affect my menstrual cycle?

I have kidney infection and kidney stones. Would it affect my menstrual cycle?

Possibly: Stress is one of the possible causes of irregular or skipped periods. So any stressful event like kidney infection or stones could be a cause.

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I have kidney stones and noticed blood when I use the restroom. Not sure if I started my menstrual cycle im breastfeeding and haven't gotten my cycle.?

I have kidney stones and noticed blood when I use the restroom. Not sure if I started my menstrual cycle im breastfeeding and haven't gotten my cycle.?

Unknown: Both a kidney stone and menses could cause bleeding that is noticeable when urinating. Normally, neither should produce quantities of blood that are in any way dangerous. If bleeding continues after stone passes or period stops, then a visit to the doctor is warranted.

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No menses x 3 years due to mirena, (levonorgestrel) all of a sudden bleed on off x 6 months. History of cysts and kidney stones. Little cramping and never when I'm bleeding?

No menses x 3 years due to mirena, (levonorgestrel) all of a sudden bleed on off x 6 months. History of cysts and kidney stones. Little cramping and never when I'm bleeding?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still in place, the abnormal bleeding could be due to that. You should see a gynecologist for further evaluation. Cysts and kindey stones are not likely to cause abnormal vaginal bleeding.

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus.

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Yes but not easily: Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. Lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done.

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit.

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder.

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How does a kidney stone form?

How does a kidney stone form?

Depends on the Type!: There are many types of stones & the cause of the stone depend on the type of stone. In women, struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections.Calcium stones, the most common occur for a variety of reasons. Usually calcium combines with substances such as oxalate, found in foods such as spinach. Uric acid stones form in people with gout. Use a strainer to catch & determine the type to treat.

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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some. ..: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, . ..

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How big is a 4mm kidney stone?

About: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch.

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How do I treat a kidney stone?

How do I treat a kidney stone?

Here are some. ..: Considering the following - size, shape, density, and site of stones inside kidney; detailed anatomical structure of kidney; prior Hx of how to manage stones; technology & equipment availability of facility; professional proficiency, etc, can help decide how to treat individual stone properly, but all Rx still come along with a price - possible inherent side effects. So, ask Doc timely for detail.

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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