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What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

Belly pain: Kidney stones can hurt like heck. You may feel very severe crampy pain [some folks say it's as strong as childbirth pain!]. You may see blood in your pee. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

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 more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stones in a child?

Pain: In children, as in adults, the sympoms of kidney stones are severe intermittent colicky pain that begins in the flany and may radiat into the groin. These children need to be seen by a doctor right away. ...Read more

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If i take too much calcium will i develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

If i take too much calcium will i develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stone?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney stone?

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

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Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

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

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What ar signs symptoms of kidney stones and what can be done to minimize pain?

What ar signs symptoms of kidney stones and what can be done to minimize pain?

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 more

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Does drinking red bull causes kidney stones in men?

Does drinking red bull causes kidney stones in men?

Not likely: It is not likely that drinking red bull will increase your risk of kidney stones. However the chemicals in the drink may have other deleterious effects. You would be better of switching to clean water. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it helps with kidney stones. Often makes intervention for ureteral stones unnecessary. ...Read more

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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


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