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Doctor insights on: Kidney Stones Bad Breath

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones?I'm screaming inpain

Severe sharp pain up right abdo. Only. hurts more if lay on left side, breath deep. CT ok, blood ok, er dc said kidney stones?I'm screaming inpain

You should return t: ER so they can give you more pain meds, if the pain is truly caused by kidney stone. Most kidney stones pass, even though pain is severe when the stone moves down the ureter. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated. Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

Blood in urine, trouble with deep breaths, fever for 1 day, pain in flank, severely bloated.  Ureteroscopy 4 days ago...kidney stone not found.

See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you may have a serious urinary tract and kidney infection, which can follow urethoscopy. Immediately contact the doctor who did the urethroscopy, or your primary care doctor. If you can't reach them, go to an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

No: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... After seeing one's dentist for routine dental preventive care, and stopping "odiferous" foods, one can see her primary care doctor to look for halitosis causes. ...Read more

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I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

Impossible to say: The easiest way to answer your question is to have your doctor or rheumatologist do a urinalysis and check kidney function. Then you know for sure. Bad breath is unrelated and the other symptoms may be simply related to a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

What do you do?: Body odor is caused either by something you eat or from bacterial breakdown such is axilla or other locations. Are you eating something such as garlic or other types of food that comes through your pores. Do you use deodorant or bathe at least once per day? These are routine suggestions. ...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


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