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Is it possible that your kidney stone will pass through your stool?

Is it possible that your kidney stone will pass through your stool?

No: No, unless you have an abnormal connection between your kidney, ureter or bladder and the rectum (ie: fistula). ...Read more

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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Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone. ive experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool .... is this expected to happen

Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone.
ive experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool .... is this expected to happen

Not likely: There would not be any direct connection traditionally between passing a kidney stone and blood in stool. It's hard to distinguish what it might be in this venue. It's important whether it's bright red or dark/tarry. Regardless, it is worth getting seen by your primary physician as soon as you can. If the amount of blood increases or your feel dizzy/light-headed, go the to the ER. ...Read more

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Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My husmy husband has multiple kidney stones and has had them for over 2years. Is it normal if he hhas blood in his stools? And she he go to emergency

My husmy husband has multiple kidney stones and has had them for over 2years. Is it normal if he hhas blood in his stools? And she he go to emergency

See DR: The blood in stool is not related to his kidney stones. Blood in the stool always needs to have an evaluation. If the amt of blood has not changed, then go to DR's office If it is worse then go to the ER ...Read more

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My husband's been having loose stools quite often . He's recently had problems with kidney stones and I'm just wondering if this Is connected?

My husband's been having loose stools quite often . He's recently had problems with kidney stones and I'm just wondering if this Is connected?

No, but...: Kidney stones are not directly connected with loose stools, but the drugs used for stone-related issues such as antibiotics, pain medication, or alpha-blockers, e.g., tamsulosin, may indirectly induce loose stools. So, trace down the onset of loose stools in association with the timing of starting medications, and bring those to Doc for review, analysis, more Hx, physicals, and possible tests... ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone one week ago and psin meds constipated me. Now I have flat to penicil thin stool and excess mucus. What can cause this?

I passed a kidney stone one week ago and psin meds constipated me. Now I have flat to penicil thin stool and excess mucus.  What can cause this?

Constipation: This may very well be related to your bowel recovering from a bout of drug(likely opioid) induced constipation. Sometimes, when motility is acute affected it can take time for things to normalize. You may want sure your fiber intake is good, along with you staying hydrated, and active(activity helps constipation). If things fail to resolve in the next several days to week seek in person help. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Can kidney stones cause blood in stool?

Stones and BM: Kidney stones should not cause blood from rectum -- however, if you are bleeding thru bladder, then blood could enter toilet same time as a BM. ...Read more

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For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more

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With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?

With kidney stones can it cause chest pain? Also is it normal to have tarry or black stool with 800 mg ibuprofin?

CP: 1. Kidney stones do not normally cause chest pain, it more of flank pain 2. Black tarry stools means you are bleeding in the gut. This is a medical emergency. You need to stop taking Ibuprofen immediately. 3. Go to er now. ...Read more

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Bloody urine 3x in 2 days other times clear. Stool, blood wrk nrml. I have 3 kidney stones. No pain. Feel lightheaded at times. Causes? I'm worried

Bloody urine 3x in 2 days other times clear.  Stool, blood wrk nrml. I have 3 kidney stones. No pain.  Feel lightheaded at times. Causes? I'm worried

Blood in urine: Given that you have 3 kidney stones, it is likely that the hematuria is because of the stones. Absence of pain is unusual but not unheard of. Other poss include cyst or tumor. Ultrasound would show these. And then a renal disease can bleed, such as glomerulonephritis. A check with ultrasound and U/A and blood work asap is warranted. ...Read more

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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Moderate: Basically anything that can get down the ureter into the bladder, can easily pass through the penis tubes (urethra). If your stones are in the kidney, they may be in the pelvis of the kidney and can be quite large. A piece of this could break off and cause the famous, painfull kidney stone passage through the ureters. You should be evaluated by a urologist for kidney stones before this happens. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

No: No, unless a patient has an abnormal connection between the kidney, ureter or bladder with the rectum. (ie: fistula). ...Read more

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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

Yes, but.....: Yes, but not that many 6mm stones can pass on their own. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

Variable: Each patient is different. A stone may stay in the kidney for years or pass in a few minutes. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more