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I have slow urination, frequent with urgency also sometimes split flow. History of polycystic kidney disease?

I have slow urination, frequent with urgency also sometimes split flow. History of polycystic kidney disease?

Urine stream: Slow urination and frequency with urgency suggests a lower bladder and prostate problem, not a polycystic kidney specific problem. Split flow also suggests a prostate or lower urethral problem. One cause of split flow is tiny gravel or aggregated mucus that is stuck in the urethra beyond the prostate. You warrant urine analysis and culture. Drink up to 3-4 liters per day of non-caffeine fluid ...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


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4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?

4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when  flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?

Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...Read more

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My Father is experiencing urinary retention, frequent urination, difficulty starting urine stream, sudden urge to urinate and prostate gland enlar...

My Father is experiencing  urinary retention, frequent urination, difficulty starting urine stream, sudden urge to urinate and prostate gland enlar...

Be checked ASAP...: Of no doubt, your father needs an urgent care to help improve his expected voiding trouble which commonly comes with many aging men. How to gel all these related care done correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby, you surely gained insight on how to work well with the doctor for right care timely. Best wish to his health.... ...Read more

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Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Symptoms of kidney stones. Pain when peeing?

Peeing pain ?UTI: Pain on urination associated with kidney stones can occur as a stone is passed thru the urethra, & sometimes if a stone is stuck in the bladder at lower end of ureter. Kidney stone symptoms are primarily severe flank or abdominal pain & blood in urine either visible or microscopic. Some people pass "gravel" or stone fragments. Uti must be excluded with pain on urination, thus urinalysis needed. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Can kidney stones cause frequent urination?

Yes: Urinary frequency is a classic symptom as a small ureteral stone passes in the lower portion of the ureter towards the bladder. ...Read more

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8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis. Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis.  Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?

Kidney infection: The stone that is blocking the ureter causes kidney swelling. This could now also be a kidney infected with bacteria. The tests needed now are : blood count , urine test and renal CT scan. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone with stent and lithotripsy (2months later) cause 4th stage kidney disease?

Can a kidney stone with stent and lithotripsy (2months later) cause 4th stage kidney disease?

Kidney disease: You need to see the urologist who placed the stent to get further information as soon as possible. If your kidney function was normal before the procedure, you have acute kidney disease which needs to be evaluated. If the urologist finds nothing wrong, go to a nephrologist to see if you have some kidney disease not related to your kidney stone or stent placement. See these doctors quickly. ...Read more

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Kidney problem,possible?nausea,vomiting,R kidney pain,lwr r abdominal pain.decreased urination+frequency to urinate.lost weight.decreased appetite.

Kidney problem,possible?nausea,vomiting,R kidney pain,lwr r abdominal pain.decreased urination+frequency to urinate.lost weight.decreased appetite.

Kidney infection: as well as GYN-related concerns. I would recommend an exam and possibly some tests to detect any serious conditions that may require treatment soon ...Read more

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I have nausea, bloating, constipation with back/flank pain. History of kidney stones and left kidney atrophy. Is this IBS or kidney related ?

I have nausea, bloating, constipation with back/flank pain. History of kidney stones and left kidney atrophy. Is this IBS or kidney related ?

Kidney stone : Your symptoms most likely is GI related though some of it can be from kidney stones. You can get test done for evaluation and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can period/no bm make kidney stone pain worse?

Can period/no bm make kidney stone pain worse?

Possibly: Constipation can increase pain. The other cause of increasing kidney stone pain is that one of you stones could now be in the ureter, causing increased pain due to obstruction. You should be reevaluated at this point with additional imaging/x-rays. ...Read more

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How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

Cystine stones: Cystine stones result from a rare genetic disorder that causes Amino Acid cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine to form crystals. Alkalinizing urine helps increase cystine solubility. You may want to take sodium bicarbonate tablets for this purpose. Keep yourself well hydrated and take pain/antionflmatory meds as needed. Talk to a urologist to see if the procedure can help you. ...Read more

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Kidney stone - what will happen if kidney stone left unremoved.Aside from pain would it cause kidney failure or other complications.?

Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. If it ends up blocking the tube that leads out of the kidney or from the bladder, it can cause further pain and can lead to kidney disease (from obstruction). Some stones can cause scaring in the kidneys. Often stones will pass on their own with enough hydration if they are small enough. If not, they may need to be removed or broken up. ...Read more

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Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Need to see a doctor: Small (usually less than 5mm) kidney stones usually pass with drinking fluid, ie, urination. If you can't urinate, it's possible that the stone is obstructing the urinary bladder or the urethra. It is better to get evaluated by your dcotor or a urologist. ...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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Are kidney stones associated with vomiting?

Are kidney stones associated with vomiting?

Yes: A symptomatic kidney stone can cause nausea and vomiting. If it is severe, please go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it?  Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Here are some ...: Have you passed urinary stone before? If so, what was the size of stone, and how soon? A 4x10mm stone is bigger than the size of ...Read more

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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


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more