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Doctor insights on: Lower Pole Of The Left Kidney Stone

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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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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. It's 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. It's 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

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi, I have a 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Hi, I have a 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort.  Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more

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Can a dr break a kidney stone that's stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Can a dr break a kidney stone that's stuck in the tissue lose by hitting on your back? My left kidney hurts really bad after she hit it I have a stone

Unlikely: It's highly unlikely that the doctor was able to "break a stone loose" by hitting your back. Your doctor was probably checking for tenderness there, and the pain your feeling is from the same process that brought you to see her in the first place (stone, infection, etc). We have very expensive machines to break up kidney stones, if your doctor could do it with her hand we wouldn't need them. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some ...: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. and gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

Possible: Whiles a 5.5 mm stone may successfully pass, it usually causes a great deal of severe pain in doing so. The stone may be treated with lithotripsy while it is in a non-obstructing position in the kidney. ...Read more

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Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

Is the measurement of the right kidney 8.3x3.6 CM while the left kidney 8.9x5.5 CM normal of an adult age 58 years old who has history of kidney stone?

It is normal: For the right kidney to be a little smaller than the left. Your left kidney is within the lower end of normal range for size, and your right is smaller, at the borderline of the lower end. Speak with your doctor about whether the mild size discrepancy and borderline small size of the right kidney have any relevance in your clinical situation. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

Need to work with...: She needs a comprehensive counseling so to minimize undesirable recurrence of damaging the kidney. With a clear concept and practice of future care in mind, she will most likely know whenwhere, and how to take right action at right time under right circumstance. So, go to ask her urologist when & how to get the job done safely at present and in the future. Best luck... ...Read more

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Have 11mm kidney stone in left kidney. No pain. Getting it blasted in 2 weeks. Anything I should avoid to prevent it from moving before then??

Have 11mm kidney stone in left kidney. No pain. Getting it blasted in 2 weeks. Anything I should avoid to prevent it from moving before then??

Here are some ...: Kidney stone is usually quiet and causes no pain if staying inside the calyx; if rolling around inside the funnel part of kidney (called renal pelvis), such stone may cause intermittent obstruction like a ball valve. In reality, minimizing vigorous physical activities like jumping to shake off from its attach to calyceal papilla or jerking out of calyx may help; otherwise, there is no magic to... ...Read more

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I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney.  I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

Get an X-rays : If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more

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Have 4mm kidney stone in mid pole of left kidney.have a long flight, India to USA in 2days.doctor says 4 mm is nothing to worry about. What you think?

Have 4mm kidney stone in mid pole of left kidney.have a long flight, India to USA in 2days.doctor says 4 mm is nothing to worry about. What you think?

Hopefully fine: There is always a small chance that the stone could begin to move into the ureter (kidney tube) but this is not likely. You may want to consider treatment of the stone electively before another long trip or important event so that chance of an event is eliminated. Would talk to your urologist. ...Read more

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M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

Must remove stone: Must assume that you have an infected kidney stone. There is no way of eliminating bacteria in a kidney stone other than removingstone. Yes kidney stone ; infection could certainly be cause of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan for pain near left kidney. Told there is a hypodense lesion of 1.5cm and a hyperdense lesion of .5cm. Could this be from kidney stone?

I had a CT scan for pain near left kidney. Told there is a hypodense lesion of 1.5cm and a hyperdense lesion of .5cm.  Could this be from kidney stone?

Kidney radiology: JHerbert, hello I want to start by saying that I'm a Family Practice doctor and also worked as an ER doc for 5 years. I am not a radiologist and I hope if there's a radiologist on HealthTap they will respond to you. That said I believe kidney stones tend to be hyperdense and the size of .5cm is about right as well. A hypodense lesion may be a cyst but I suggest waiting for the official read. ...Read more

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I passed kidney stone still have dull pain in the left kidney passing blood still and protien too ct show no stone anymore creatinine is normal help?

I passed kidney stone still have dull pain in the left kidney passing blood still and protien too ct show no stone anymore creatinine is normal help?

Likely inflammatory: You can have continued symptoms after passage of a kidney stone because the kidney tube (ureter) is inflamed and may still be allowing urine through sluggishly. If your creatinine was normal can try some Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) with food for next couple of days. Also, hydrate. If pain continues or worsens then see your urologist ...Read more

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Micro blood urine weeing about 4 times a night ultra sound CT culture fine 3mm kidney stone left kidney?

Micro blood urine weeing about 4 times a night ultra sound CT culture fine 3mm kidney stone left kidney?

Kidney Stone: This may certainly produce blood in the urine. Blood in urine is due to stones, cancer, tuberculosis, bacterial infections or severe kidney damage until proven otherwise. See a knowledgeable physician. ...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 urinalysis 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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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

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