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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 havent 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 havent 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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