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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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