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Doctor insights on: Left Lower Pole Kidney Stone

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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have  a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Ureteroscopy : This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser.
After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...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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Passed a kidney stone about a month ago, still some throbbing pain in the left lower back area. Is this normal?

Passed a kidney stone about a month ago, still some throbbing pain in the left lower back area. Is this normal?

Residual pain: Kidney stones may be solitary or multiple. Kidney stones may fragment. As a stone passes, it often scrapes the ureter and causes bleeding. These rough irritations can cause ongoing pain, but ongoing pain is unusual. Ongoing pain suggests a second stone or a fragment of a stone. A urine analysis and culture and ultrasound are next steps. Forcing fluids up to 3-4 liters per day is essential. ...Read more

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I have a 10 mm kidney stone in the lower pole of the right kidney. Will it cause damage to kidney if left alone? Was 4 mm last year. bleeding in uri

I have a 10 mm kidney stone in the lower pole of the right kidney.  Will it cause damage to kidney if left alone? Was 4 mm last year.  bleeding in uri

Kidney stones: Ask your doctor is you have any signs of hydronephrosis. Hydornephrosis is caused by obstruction. If you have this I'd suggest you get this stone taken care of. If you don't have any signs of hydronephrosis there probably isn't any danger waiting a little longer to have this removed. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. Really sharp. I have a concern due to the fact I have a lot of kidney stones. But it's not kidney stone they sa?

Get seen fast.: I would seriously get this worked up soon because it could be several things, not the least of which is a possible ectopic pregnancy. If you had your period, it's unlikely to be an ectopic pregnancy, but it still can be serious, like an intestinal block, diverticulitis, or what is known as a volvulus, or twisting of a bowel segment. It might even be a hernia, so see your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone , the size of which is 3 mm and i often experience pain on my left lower abdomen. ?

I am 26 yrs old and suffering from left kidney stone , the size of which is 3 mm and i often experience pain on my left lower abdomen. ?

KIDNEY STONES: If the stone is in the ureter or the tube and it is moving toward the bladder it can hurt there. It ofter causes frequenct urination sensation prior to popping into the bladder and passing. ...Read more

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Wife is experiencing lower left back pain, she says it feels like rib is broken, or may be kidney stone. Family has history of kidney stones...idea?

Wife is experiencing lower left back pain, she says it feels like rib is broken, or may be kidney stone. Family has history of kidney stones...idea?

See answer : ~80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their life. Majority is mechanical in nature, i.e. there is a strain, sprain, or disruption in the way the components of the back (the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves) fit and move together. Kidney stone pain most often acute, severe, confined to one side and radiates around to the front. Hx, exam, urinalysis, and x-rays help ...Read more

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Could the reason for the severe pain in left lower abdomen be a kidney stone?Would it show in CT scan as i had it done and nothing came out in c.T sca

May be...: Have the possible diverticulitis of colon been ever considered? To get more meaningful evaluation, it's good idea to collect the feature, degree, and progress of specific symptoms over time with their sequence of events, and bring them to see doctor for review, analysis, more history, physicals, and possible tests as need so to deduce what is happening to you and how to treat you sensibly.

Best.. ...Read more

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I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

I have had right lower back pain, front right discomfort under my last rib and both legs ache. What could it be? Kidney stone on the left unrelated.

Here are some ...: The feature and distribution of your described pain most likely represent the pain of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular origin, which could be differentiated by analyzing detailed Hx about the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its related activities + proper physical exam + tests as needed. So, bring the information to Doc for evaluation... ...Read more

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CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

CT scan at ER showed 4mm kidney stone just left kidney. 3 days later no blood in urine no problems urinating. Severe pain still only in lower back.

Drink fluids lots: May had another small fragment stuck at ureter or same one on CT moving ,have to see a urologist , may need a procedure to pass the stone after initial observation. ...Read more

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Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

Kidney stone in lower pole of 10.5 mm?

Won't Pass: The stone is too big to pass. It may never bother you if it stays in the lower pole. If it moves it will obstruct and will require an intervention. Try and find out why you make stones since uric acid stones can shrink in an alkaline environment. Also, if the stone is calcium decreasing urinary calcium may prevent the stone from enlarging. See a urologist, lithotripsy may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Complex: Pain on the left side, i presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause.
See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Kidney stone pain: Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more

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What does it mean if i still have pain on my lower right side, after passing a tiny kidney stone?

Another stone?: Possibilities include another stone, residual injury, or kidney infection. Check with your doc who may do another ultrasound and urinalysis. ...Read more

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I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

It can be: passing a kidney stone can cause spasm of the ureter and bladder for up to 10 days after passage. Your pain may be normal. If it doesn't go away, gets worse, or you develop fever, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

Flush and catch: Flush with water and catch the stone with filter to be analyzed and apropriate further treatment. ...Read more

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Passed kidney stone 2 days ago, but my lower back still hurts, what's wrong?

Check with urologist: U might have another stone. Could have a blood cot temporarily blocking kidney or pain could be unrelated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a kidney stone feel like!? does the pain start sudden or gradually? pain in my right lower back

What does a kidney stone feel like!? does the pain start sudden or gradually? pain in my right lower back

Varies: pain may be sudden or gradual, may be persistant or intermittent, but usually is intensity level that someone has never experienced. My female patients with stones tell me they would sooner be in labor than have a stone. If you think you have a stone need to see a doctor and have a non contrast CT scan ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. if you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for kidney stone? I've been feeling some pain in my left kidney area and i'm scared that might be it.

Kidney stones: Stones residing in the kidneys often have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur with nonobstructing stones in the kidneys it usually is a dull ache in the flank and perhaps microscopic blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy safe for 3mm kidney stone in lower pole for me? How much chances are there of complications? How soon will i be able to sail?

Renal stone: I am unsure why you would need a ureteroscopy for a non-obstructing lower pole stone? A 3 mm stone in the lower pole of the kidney, would need an eswl treatment at best. I would consider another opinion. ...Read more

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Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. and was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed. ?

Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. and was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed. ?

Kidney stone pain: Most small kidney stones pass spontaneously, those larger than 5 - 6mm may not. Pain is related to obstruction. Such stones best managed by urologist. Drinks lots of water, Dr may prescribe Tamsulosin to facilitate passage. However, persistent high grade pain, if present, needs to be relieved. Good Luck ...Read more

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I've had a 6mm kidney stone for over a month with side pain. Could that have already caused damage? And now the pain is no longer in my side but lower

Yes: If the 6 mm stone has been in your ureter for that long, it is a problem. If the stone is actually in your kidney and nonobstructing, having in there for six weeks is not significant. ...Read more

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What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

No more pain: I assume you did not see it pass (by straining your urine). If not, if the pain is gone, the stone likely has passed although it may be in the bladder and still need to go through the urethra. A urinalysis could detect blood in the urine if the stone is still lodged in the ureter. ...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