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Doctor insights on: Pain Between The Shoulder Blades Kidney Stones

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I get random,very sharp pains under my left shoulder blade that last seconds.I know I have a kidney stone there,Is that it moving? thanks!

I get random,very sharp pains under my left shoulder blade that last seconds.I know I have a kidney stone there,Is that it moving? thanks!

Unlikely related: Most likely the pain is unrelated to the kidney stone since the kidney stone pain would most likely persist. They often cause blood in the urine which you may or may not see. Most often it does change the color of the urine, however. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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I have kidney stones and now pain when I eat could something be wrong Besides the stones? I also am having a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade

I have kidney stones and now pain when I eat could something be wrong Besides the stones? I also am having a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade

? Gallstones: While unrelated to kidney stones, it's not impossible to also be experiencing colicky pain from cholelithiasis. Gallstone pain is typically precipitated from the ingestion of fatty foods, and is manifested as pain under the right rib cage and penetrating toward the back ("under your shoulder blade"). Gallstones are typically radiolucent and, therefore, need to be seen on US or CT scan. ...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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How to properly treat neck shoulder arm pain caused from kidney stones?

treat the source: If you truly have shoulder pain from kidney stones, the proper treatment would be to get rid of the kidney stones. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. i don't knw the reason ?

I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. i don't knw the reason ?

Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sue you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more

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What can b done to lessen kidney stone pain?

Narcotics: Narcotics (opiates) are the mainstay for pain relief. Examples includes oxycodone, morphine and dilaudid. Additional choices such as tylenol can help. Alpha blockers such as Flomax or uroxatral (alfuzosin) can relax the ureters and assist in stone passage. Remember to drink fluids to produce 2+ liters of urine daily. If admitted, request a pca (patient controlled IV anesthesia pump). ...Read more

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I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

I have 6mm kidney stone in my kidney and am in pain dr say u shouldn't b in pain. It's in ur kidney is it possible that it could b stone?

Obstruction = Pain: Kidney stones that are within the kidney and not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine are generally not symptomatic. If a stone blocks the flow of urine, pressure builds up above the stone causing stretching (hydronephrosis) and deep pain. That said, sometimes a stone can be obstructing a single calyx (see image) and can cause pain, even though the stone is not within the ureter. ...Read more

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I have to have a 1.5 inch kidney stone surgically removed. How long will i b in hospital typically and how large will the incision be?

I have to have a 1.5 inch kidney stone surgically removed. How long will i b in hospital typically and how large will the incision be?

Ask Doc...: Nowadays in the us, open surgery to remove kidney stone of 1.5 inch still can be done with telescope with stone breaker through 1-2 incisions of 1.5-2 cm over the flank/back safely with 0-2 days of hospital stay. But, occasionally, open surgery is needed for unusual technical and anatomical difficulty. For individual details, ask attending doc timely. Best wish and luck... ...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


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