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I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

I have nonobstucting left nephrolithiasis. What can I expect?

Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 cm usually need surgery through a keyhole incision in the back (pcnl). Smaller stones (but >4 mm) in the kidney may need eswl (sound waves) or a direct look through the ureter (ureteroscopy) with laser break up. Often stones can be observed by xray, intervening only when painful. ...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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I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

I have multiple non-obstructing nephrolithiasis atleast 8 in the right and 5 in the left. Which measures ranging from 1.7mm to 6.8mm, should I worry?

Seek evaluation.: Just because you have stones doesn't mean they will necessarily obstruct & cause you problems; but you may be at risk. The best way to assess your risk is to discuss your case with a urologist. A detailed history is important. And if you are a driver or a pilot, understanding your risk is important since you cannot afford to have an attack of renal colic while on the job. Seek advice & good luck. ...Read more

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I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

I have pelvic ultrasound yesterday and found out tiny non obstructing nephrolithiasis, bilateral; small renal cyst measuring 9mm, left. Should I worry?

No: Small kidney cysts are pretty common. And small non obstructing stones should not cause much issue especially if you have a history of prior stones. If concerned, check with your urologist or physician who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Complex: Pain on the left side, I presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause.
See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?

Kidney stone pain: Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more

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I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

I had passed a kidney stone about a week ago and I feel a lot better but I am left with a pain still in my right blatter region, is this normal?

It can be: Passing a kidney stone can cause spasm of the ureter and bladder for up to 10 days after passage. Your pain may be normal. If it doesn't go away, gets worse, or you develop fever, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

I was diagnose with a kidney stone on my left side over a year ago I never passed it I've been having frequent pain in that area what should I do?

If the kidney stone: Is well within the substance of the kidney it is unlikely you will pass it and if it is small it shouldn't be causing the symptoms you describe. A repeat CT without contrast should settle the issue. ...Read more

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What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

What to do for kidney stone in my left kidney?

Flush and catch: Flush with water and catch the stone with filter to be analyzed and apropriate further treatment. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones on the right side give you pain on the left side?

No: Typically the pain is felt on the same side as the stone that is trying to pass. ...Read more

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I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.

I have problem of kidney stones pain, in scan 5mm two calculus in left side so please tell me the solution on it.

Two kidney stones: These two stones are borderline to be able to pass down your ureters; to help - drink 4-5 liters per day; add lemon extract 4 tablespoons per day; see urologist if you can about extraction; ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Can a kidney stone move from one kidney to the other? I had a stone in my right kidney but now my left side is hurting

Kidney stone move: Can a kidney stone move from one side to other? ANS: if u have 2 separate kidneys No. If you have horseshoe kidney possible. More likely to have stoned on both sides. So check with your team. ...Read more

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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.

Kidney stones: Stones residing in the kidneys often have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur with nonobstructing stones in the kidneys it usually is a dull ache in the flank and perhaps microscopic blood in the urine. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?

I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was on my right side only, now it has moved to my left side only. Is that normal?

Kidney stones.: That depends...do you have kidney stones in both kidneys? If you do, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to have renal colic-type pains on either side. But, you should make sure and not just assume that these are kidney stone-related pains. ...Read more

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Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. And was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed.?

Been having pains in my left kidney over a week. Saw a dr. And was told it was a kidney stone. Have been hydrating the stone has still not passed.?

Kidney stone pain: Most small kidney stones pass spontaneously, those larger than 5 - 6mm may not. Pain is related to obstruction. Such stones best managed by urologist. Drinks lots of water, Dr may prescribe Tamsulosin to facilitate passage. However, persistent high grade pain, if present, needs to be relieved. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can right side kidney stones cause left side pain?

No: But you could also have stones on the left. ...Read more

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What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

What are key indicators that my kidney stone has passed and left my body?

No more pain: I assume you did not see it pass (by straining your urine). If not, if the pain is gone, the stone likely has passed although it may be in the bladder and still need to go through the urethra. A urinalysis could detect blood in the urine if the stone is still lodged in the ureter. ...Read more

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Should a 2 year old non obstructive kidney stone no pain but microscopic blood be removed or left alone?

Should a 2 year old non obstructive kidney stone no pain but microscopic blood be removed or left alone?

Depends: On size and location of stone, and other factors. Talk to your urologist. No space to go into all details here. ...Read more

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I get kidney stones and my right kidney it emptys slower than the left, now I get spasims in my kidney why is that

I get kidney stones and my right kidney it emptys slower than the left, now I get spasims in my kidney why is that

? Renal colic: The spasms may be due the kindey/ureters trying to expel the stones. If you know you have stones, it is imperative that you seek treatment asap to prevent damage to the kidney. Stones may be broken up by sound waves, lithotripsy, so that the fragments can pass in the urine. Please consult your doctor for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My left testicle looks like its hanging low and bigger then normal, no pain, do. Have a kidney stone. What could be going on?

My left testicle looks like its hanging low and bigger then normal, no pain, do. Have a kidney stone. What could be going on?

See your primary: Care doctor. This is the type of thing that needs to be examined to accurately evaluate. It may be due to something minor like an infection (epidiymitis) or could be a symptom of a hernia, hydrocele, or an early testicular tumor. Please have this checked by your doctor if you notice something out of the normal for you. ...Read more

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Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.

Ureteroscopy: This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser.
After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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Nephrolithiasis (Definition)

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