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Sign Of A Kidney Stone
Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size they can cause obstruction of the ureter. Ureteral obstruction can cause pain, vomiting, blood in urine., the pain typically comes and goes in waves lasting 20 to 30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bright spots: Kidney stones show up on ultrasound as bright echogenic foci (white spots) within the substance of the kidney. If the stones are larger than 3 or 4 mm there will be a darker area behind the stone representing an acoustical shadow. Obstruction of the kidney by a stone will cause dilatation of the kidney's collecting system which will appear as black fluid spaces within the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Urinary stricture of your ureter or urethra is usually from prior infection. Ask your urologist. ...Read more
No difference: They both have same symptoms and signs when stone is in the kidney and it is a little easier when it is inthe urethra in females due to the diffrence in size of urethra. ...Read more
Pain, blood in urine: You might have no pain, but notice some gravel in your urine. You might have blood in your urine. If you do have pain, it usually comes and goes. It can be mild or very severe, and it can occur in your back, abdomen, or even in your testicles or labia. The pain can move as the kidney stone moves. Nsaids (ibuprofen or ketorolac) are good for the pain, or morphine if it is very severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything one can do when there are signs a kidney stone has already started to move (to stop it or minimize impending pain)?
Pain, blood in urine: The typical presentation of a kidney stone is one sided flank pain that radiates into the groin with blood in the urine. That being said, having to go frequently, pelvic pain, back pain, and vomiting are all signs and symptoms of kidney stones. You may only detect the blood microscopically or it may be obvious. Sometimes there is no blood in the urine. ...Read more
See below: Commonly severe pain in the back commonly referred to the loin area, below the rib area, either side of the spine , in the flank area , and traveling down sometime to the front of the abdomen other symptoms may be blood in the urine which looks like the color of cola. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal colic.: Merely having a kidney stone in you will not give you any symptoms. But, if a stone tries to pass and gets stuck, you will get tremendous pain (one of the worst pains known to humankind, actually) and with that pain you will probably vomit and break out in sweats and could even pass out. This is called renal colic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You may not...: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more
Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.
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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