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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...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


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I know I have kidney stones and I have been feeling pain and very tired well kidney stones make me feel this way?

I know I have kidney stones and I have been feeling pain and very tired well kidney stones make me feel this way?

Yes: kidney stones can be very dangerous, specially if they are large and have normally sharp edges, with normal body movements or during workouts, they can move around causing injuries and irritation to the surrounding tissues, causing pain, along with renal obstruction can give you that general feeling of tiredness and fatigue,
See a doctor ASAP for treatment options. ...Read more

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Do kidney stone make you tired?

Do kidney stone make you tired?

No: No- but they are incredibly painful when they move from the kidney into the ureter! The meds used to relieve the pain may make you tired. ...Read more

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Why am I so tired when I have a kidney stone?

Why am I so tired when I have a kidney stone?

Pain meds?: If you are taking pain meds, they may cause tiredness. The ordeal of dealing with a painful kidney stone may exhaust you. The kidney stone itself should not. ...Read more

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Why do I feel tired and sluggish after passing a kidney stone?

Why do I feel tired and sluggish after passing a kidney stone?

Meds: When you passed the stone did you get pain meds? If you did effect can linger on. Also when u are passing a stone, you may have increased sympathetic activity due to pain, and can feel drained after that. If the symptoms linger, talk to your MD. ...Read more

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I have a history of kidney stones. I have been feeling very sick (if that makes sense. Nothing in specific just not well.), tired, very nauseous.

I have a history of kidney stones. I have been feeling very sick (if that makes sense. Nothing in specific just not well.), tired, very nauseous.

Get examined: If you are nauseated and feel fatigued see your MD for a full history and exam. Pregnancy must first be ruled out in a woman of childbearing age. Bowel movements normal? Any vomiting? Abdominal pain? Pain with urination? Be seen soon and good luck. ...Read more

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I formed 4 kidney stones in 3 months. 22 & I've had over 15 stones. I've done everything I've been told. I'm so tired & confused. What else can I do?

I formed 4 kidney stones in 3 months. 22 & I've had over 15 stones. I've done everything I've been told. I'm so tired & confused. What else can I do?

Metabolic work up: I am sorry you have suffered thru 15 stones. Did you ever get any of the stones tested for the type? Have you had a 24 hour urine collection? Have you had blood work done including PTH, calcium etc tested. Have you seen a kidney doc and the dietitian and kept a food dairy? Also you need to drink at least 2 L of water in 24 hours. Need extensive metabolic stone work up in a large teaching hospital. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

Can adrenal fatigue syndrome cause kidney stones?

No: The most common cause of kidney stones in women is not drinking enough water. When the urine is concentrated, crystals, which can become stones, form more easily than when the urine is dilute from a higher intake of water. ...Read more

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No appetite. Reoccurring uti's, dizziness, migraines. Kidney stones removed. On endep10 for frequency but they make me extremely groggy/tired.?

No appetite. Reoccurring uti's, dizziness, migraines. Kidney stones removed. On endep10 for frequency but they make me extremely groggy/tired.?

Dose dependent: Amitriptyline's sedative effect is usually dose dependent. A lower dose may be better tolerated. Gradual titration of the dose upward may allow one to adjust to the side effects. Often they will diminish after taking it for a couple weeks. There are other meds for bladder dysfunction that cause less sedation. Meds that reduce urinary frequency also reduce emptying and may increase UTIs. ...Read more

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Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Pain at the side and back pain all at the right side with feeling tired and frequent urinate, is it kidney infection or kidney stone!!

Back/flank pain: Very possibly a urinary tract infection and/or kidney stone. You should get evaluated by your primary care doctor to determine what's going on & have the proper tests. If left untreated it could lead to sepsis (blood infection) and/or kidney failure. ...Read more

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I have right side pain very tired feels like kidney stone CT scan none gallbladder taken out also. But really does sometimes feel like it blood urine?

I have right side pain very tired feels like kidney stone CT scan none gallbladder taken out also. But really does sometimes feel like it blood urine?

Can't feel blood. ..: In urine, but can see it (grossly), or get tested for it (dipstick test), or seen under the microscope. Can't tell here what you have, might not be urinary, could be GI or gyn. Ct for kidney stone is often without contrast, so other details may not show up. Follow up with md. ...Read more

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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Kidney stone? Lower/upper back pain, sometimes side pain, frequent urgency to pee leakage no pain while peeing sometime bubbles in pee tired 55 female

Kidney stone? Lower/upper back pain, sometimes side pain, frequent urgency to pee leakage no pain while peeing sometime bubbles in pee tired 55 female

Possible: Kidney stone and other urinary tract conditions and infections need to be rapidly ruled out here. Other causes may include bowel related issues, gallbladder problem or muscular pain. An urgent clinical assessment will help here, particularly an urgent urinalysis as there are certain patterns that may indicate kidney infection or stone. Recommend see doctor urgently to examine and arrange tests. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was I misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was I misdiagnosed?

Call your doctor now: Your symptoms are concerning. You might have a kidney infection which is common with kidney stones. Kidney infections can be serious. At the very least you should go to urgent care tonight. ...Read more

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My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

Infection or tumor: The most likely reason is infection of the kidney...Your doctor will check the urine and prescribe antibiotics. A less likely reason is a tumor in the kidney or nearby. This may need a urologists help. It could still be a kidney stone that was not seen on the ct, which also needs a urologists help. ...Read more

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3months I've had pain, soft bulge in left side under rib, numb hip, soft bulge on hip/groin, tired, Nauseous, leg numbness/swelling, had ultrasound they checked for gall/kidney stones and ovarian cyst all ok, blood & urine tests ok, getting worse?

3months I've had pain, soft bulge in left side under rib, numb hip, soft bulge on hip/groin, tired, Nauseous, leg numbness/swelling, had ultrasound they checked for gall/kidney stones and ovarian cyst all ok, blood & urine tests ok, getting worse?

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Advice for kidney stone?

Advice for kidney stone?

Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How to fight kidney stone?

How to fight kidney stone?

A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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What r kidney stone symptoms?

Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How often is kidney stone pain?

How often is kidney stone pain?

Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more

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What makes a kidney stone grow?

What makes a kidney stone grow?

Depends: Depends on the type and the reason for the stones. Generally hydration (6-8 glasses of water per day), and citrus juice (lemonade/orange) are helpful. See a urologist if you have recurrent stones (all of the time), for a metabolic stone workup which will examine your urine. ...Read more

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How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

How to remove 9 mm kidney stone?

ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone passed?

Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more

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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kidney stone?

What are the tests for kidney stone?

Several: There are several tests used. The best test is the ct scan but has a lot of radiation. In addition, a kub x-ray, kidney ultrasound, and urinalysis are also used as adjunctive tests. ...Read more

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What is passing a kidney stone like?

What is passing a kidney stone like?

Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more