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Symptoms Of Kidney Stone Blockage
If my Creatine level is 110 for a 30 yo female, and I have a kidney stone blockage will it continue to rise? How fast will it rise?
Blocked kidney: We look at BUN and Cr when evaluating kidney function. If a kidney stone is blocking the flow of urine (obstructing) and resulting in abnormal kidney labs, the stone should be dealt with by a urologist. Lithotripsy uses sound waves to break up stones. A stent can also open up the blockage and help relieve pressure on the obstructed kidney. ...Read more
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
I have kidney stone blockage on my left side. Dr appt is next wk. Will laying on my right side cause my body to process primarily to the right kidney?
No: Unfortunately or fortunately our renal filterAtion and flushing does not depend upon position or posture of our body ...Read more
Yes, depends on seve: If the blockage is complete & urine backs up into the kidneys, you can get a condition called hydronephrosis. This can be detected on ultrasound due to the dilation of the ducts in the kidneys (like stepping on a garden hose- water backs up & bulges). Ultrasound can miss a kidney stone due to its location or size; however, it can detect the *effects* of a kidney stone, by which diagnosis is made. ...Read more
For the left urethra at the bladder with blockage from kidney stone or scare tissue from past ureteroscopies have a stent or resection as a choise?
Here are some. ..: How to manage the blockage at the ending part of left ureter by the scar after ureteroscopic stone procedures relies on the degree and length of the scar and the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. At that level, options of care may range from doing nothing or incision + a period of stent or permanent stent with regular change 2-3 times yearly or surgical correction... ...Read more
I've had stent in my kidney for kidney stones for over 4weeks now since yesterday I've been getting pains when go to toilet it's like there's blockage?
Time to see doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion from the information you provided. It would be prudent to see your doctor to avoid complications. ...Read more
Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?
Not the 1st choice:
Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas.
The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab (blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more
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
Lumbar pain, minimal day pain, intense at night and early morning. No trauma, fever, or trouble urinating, no other symptoms of kidney stone.
Tough one: I'm often faced w/ pts. W/ AM & PM pain, but little during day. Should still make sure there's not another problem like UTI. Barring that, most frequent cause is neurologic or musculoskeletal. Not enough space, here, but tiredness increases lumbar pain (tired muscles) & muscles tighten during sleep if nerves inflamed, ligaments torn or vertebral dysf. Osteopathic exam/manipulaton/prolotherapy ...Read more
I have had a kidney stone pass before but what does spasm of rib cage feel like what s the difference in symptoms?
KIDNEY STONE: Rib issues are generally as tender as they are painful. Stones are more pain than tenderness. Kidney stone pain is not helped by position or rest either. ...Read more
Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc. ...Read more
See below: Kidney stones may not cause symptoms until they move around or into the ureters. Pain is typically on the side (flank) and radiate to the groin, comes in wave & fluctuates in intensity (so called renal colic), or painful urination. Fevers & chills may occur if there is infection. The urine may change in color (pink, red, brown), becomes cloudy or foul smelling. ...Read more
If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more
Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe.
Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning.
If the stones are very small like grains of sand it is possible no symptoms or very minor burning at most. All people should be encouraged to drink adequate fluids who are at risk or who have a diagnosis of kidney stones. ...Read more
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.
Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more
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Varies: Kidneys stones usually don't hurt unless they move around or go down into the ureters. When they obstruct the ureters, pain can comes and goes, usually in the flank & fluctuates in intensity. Pain may worsen with urination. Fevers & chills may occur with infection. Nausea and vomitting may happen. ...Read more
Same: The pluming sytem and symptoms are same. ...Read more
Several things: There is no one definitive symptom, but things like back pain pr "flank" pain, dysuria (painful urination), hematuria (bleeding in your urine), urgency (feeling the need to urinate), frequency (urinating often), fever possibly if the stone is causing an infection. Sometimes pain may be referred to the abdominal area. Get a good exam with testing if you think you have kidney stones. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm only 19 but I think I might have a kidney stone. Is this possible at my age and what are the symptoms?
Very very RARE: Any thing is possible, lumber pain, blood in urine many uti. ...Read more
I had a kidney stone on 8-13 and now I'm having the same symptoms, could I have a kidney stone again so soon? Its been less than 6 months.
Yes: Unfortunately, kidney stones can recur often and frequently. It is important to know if you have a reason for stones-that can include certain chemicals out of balance like calcium, or infections. The most important treatment for any type of stone is to drink lots of water. You want to keep the urine from concentrating which can help stones form. Try 8-12 glasses daily although no study on exact amount. ...Read more
Obstructing 4mm kidney stone & hydros. Symptoms gone 24 days, but no passage. Pain recurred yesterday & persistent. Same stone? Cause for concern?
Kidney stone: You need to see your doctor. Stones are tricky and unpredictable. They can also have serious complications so get an appointment with your doctor very soon and have this checked out. ...Read more
Are there any symptoms a person develops after passing a kidney stone? I passed my first kidney stone 3 days ago but still have discomfort in my kidne
Yes: The kidney is covered in a very thick piece of skin that doesn't like to be stretched - when stone blocks urine flow the kidney can swell a bit and push on this skin. This is what triggers nausea/vomiting/pain. Once pressure gone there may be some local bruising that may take a few days to recover. Drink plenty of water - a bit of cranberry juice to help urine to have more acid to flush small grit ...Read more
What can I do if my friend says that back pain is one of the symptom of kidney stone, is it true?
Very true: In lumber region keep this in mind too. ...Read more
Can a kidney stone stay in the kidney for three years? Without symptoms other than utis. (Question about a 4 year old)
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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