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Kidney stones symptoms besides pain?

Kidney stones symptoms besides pain?

Kidney stones : Pain is the hallmark of kidney stones nausea and vomitting can also occur. ...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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Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Peeing pain ?UTI: Pain on urination associated with kidney stones can occur as a stone is passed thru the urethra, & sometimes if a stone is stuck in the bladder at lower end of ureter. Kidney stone symptoms are primarily severe flank or abdominal pain & blood in urine either visible or microscopic. Some people pass "gravel" or stone fragments. Uti must be excluded with pain on urination, thus urinalysis needed. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Can kidney stones cause flank pain?

Yes: Flank pain is a common symptom of ureteral stones, which are kidney stones which have "dropped out" of the kidney and entered the ureter, the tube which carries urine to the bladder. Blockage of urine flow causes stretching of the kidney and ureter which is sensed as flank pain, often severe, sometimes radiating to the lower abdomen or groin and causing nausea/vomiting/sweating. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones?  I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Can Valium treat flank pain or kidney stone pain?

Not pain medication: Valium can help you to relax whilst waiting for a painful kidney stone to pass or be removed. However you probably will still need pain medication in addition. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

No. : Usually pain from a kidney stone will start in one side of the lower back or flank and radiate down to the groin. But not the shoulders. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause swollen left leg and flank pains?

No Leg swelling: But flank pain is common with kidney stones. Please see a doctor as soon as possible to diagnose your problems, since leg swelling can be due to a clot in the leg veins which is very serious and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Difference between back pain for kidney stone and back pain from kidney cancer?

Stones: Small stone can cause terrible pain; usually kidney ca painful if larger tumor more advanced. Stones far more common. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Possible : It is possible to have an abdominal problem cause pain in the shoulder but as far as kidney stones causing shoulder pain, it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause left abdomen pain and diarrhea?

Can kidney stones cause left abdomen pain and diarrhea?

Yes : Symptomatic kidney stones can present in various ways. They commonly present with severe pain on the side of the abdomen (flank region). Gi symptoms such as nausea & sometime vomiting may be seen. Diarrhea is not a common feature of kidney stone & can accompany many other symptomatic conditions which also cause abdominal pain. Severe or unresolved abdominal pain w/ diarrhea needs a dr. Evaluaiton. ...Read more

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Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Can kidney cysts cause flank pain?

Not usually: Cysts vary in their causes, but most do not cause symptoms unless they become infected, blocked, or very enlarged. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

History of kidney stones, heavy pain in right flank, really bad diarrhea. Kidney stones again? Doctor?

Get workup-prevent.: Kidney stones CAN be prevented. Need testing of 24 hour urine collection for: pH, creatinine, calcium, oxalate, cystine, uric acid, phosphate, volume, protein, sodium, etc. Also renal ultrasound. Bad diarrhea cause may guide cause of kidney stone. Drink enough fluids to produce at least 2 and a half liter urine per day. A good nephrologist can guide so as to not have stones in the future. ...Read more

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What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

What can cause moderate flank pain besides kidney stones and kidney infection?

Many things : There are other organs how long the flank the size of kidney including on the left side the spleen on both sides the colon, you have a liver there, the pancreas, and other things. These are things you should discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Kidney stone pain management suggestions?

Kidney stone pain management suggestions?

Discuss with: A urologist. If surgery or eswl is not an option, oral narcotics should be able to get you through it. ...Read more

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Neck pain from kidneys stones ?

Neck pain from kidneys stones
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No relationship: Kidney stones certainly cause horrible pain in flank and lower abdomen, but do NOT affect neck function or symptoms. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones cause armpit/breast pain?

Do kidney stones cause armpit/breast pain?

Not likely: Pain is usually in flank, abdomen, or inguinal area. On other hand pain so severe that in some individuals may radiate to atypical body parts. ...Read more

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Having severe flank and back pain. 1cm non obstructing stone fnd in rt kidney. Also have mild infection. Can this stone be causing the pain?

Possible: stones in the kidney don't cause pain but if they break off or pass into the ureter (the tube connecting the bladder to the kidneys); that causes a lot of pain. any other symptoms? I would go see your doctor or go to the ER ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more