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Is there a link between severe sciatic nerve pain and kidney stones?

Is there  a link between  severe sciatic nerve pain and  kidney stones?

No: the only link the two have is back pain, but back pain from a kidney stone is different than back pain from sciatica. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worsunrelated. ...Read more

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Is severe sciatic nerve pain common with kidney stones?

Is severe sciatic nerve pain common with kidney stones?

No: Sciatic nerve pain is a separate issue from kidney stone pain although sometimes they are confused. If the pain radiated down into your leg, most likely, the pain is not from a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more

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After taking Topamax (topiramate) for 4 yrs I had a lg kidney stone. DR recommended coming off due to possible link w stone. Is it safe to go back on Topamax (topiramate)?

After taking Topamax (topiramate) for 4 yrs I had a lg kidney stone. DR recommended coming off due to possible link w stone. Is it safe to go back on Topamax (topiramate)?

It is safe,: It could be difficult to quit taking Topamax (topiramate) because of the withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor's instruction and taper down Topamax (topiramate) (e.g 25mg down every 3 days) to ovoid complications. You always can go back, gradually , on Topamax (topiramate). Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had kidney stones at least 6 times within the past 3 years. I've been taking out my own tonsil stones. Is there a link? Why do I get them?

I've had kidney stones at least 6 times within the past 3 years. I've been taking out my own tonsil stones. Is there a link? Why do I get them?

Maybe: Stones in the kidney can be cause by chemical imbalance in the urine or infection. It is the same for tonsils or salivary glands. However, because they do different things, it is just as likely that they are caused by different things. Ask your doctor to test your stones (when you find them) to see if the kidney stones are the same composition as the tonsil stones. ...Read more

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I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more

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Could meds flomax, (tamsulosin) morphine, toradol & zofran - for kidney stones. Cause constant stabbing rt sided head pains (like nerve pain) for over a week?

Here are some...: Your current scenario should be re-evaluated in 1-2 days, but right away if the pain becomes persistent and you feel feverish &/or chill. To get these related things done correctly, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc timely so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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Are there types of kidney stones that too much kremil-s can make one prone to?

Are there types of kidney stones that too much kremil-s can make one prone to?

Yes: Kremil s is an aluminum and magnesium antacid. It can lead to changes in urine ph (acid level) that may alter drug metabolism and promote certain kidney stones, such as those formed of calcium and phosphate. ...Read more

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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


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