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Should i go to the ER for kidney stones and i'm bleeding from my vagina?

Should i go to the ER for kidney stones and i'm bleeding from my vagina?

Any pain?: Are you in a lot of pain? If so, then the er may be needed to diagnose your symptoms. If you are not in pain, i would recommend seeing your ob-gyn to have these symptoms evaluated. The blood may not be caused by kidney stones, and should be worked up properly. ...Read more

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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I have a kidney stone and throwin up blood. Should i go to the er?

I have a kidney stone and throwin up blood. Should i go to the er?

Yes (2): Having a kidney stone and vomiting means you are having difficulty staying hydrated. Hydration is necessary to help the stone pass. Vomiting blood is worrisome in itself. Go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should i go to the er?

I have a kidney stone but do I also have a uti. Should i go to the er?

Yes...maybe?: If you have a kidney stone and the pain is manageable, then you should be ok. However, if you think you might have an infection, then you should probably at least be seen at an urgent care center and have your urine checked. If there is an infection, then you would need antibiotics at the very minimum. More likely you would need to have any blockage from the kidney stone treated asap. ...Read more

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Should he go to the ER or his regular doctor? He hasn't went because he thinks it's kidney stones again.

Should he go to the ER or his regular doctor? He hasn't went because he thinks it's kidney stones again.

Depends on level of: pain and location. If it is on right side, it could be appendicitis, so he needs to go to ER. If it is on left side, quality of pain is similar to his previous episodes, and pain level is manageable, it is probably ok to wait to see his own doctor. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause low K+? I went to the ER for kidney stone, they found low potassium @ 2.6. No explanation ever found. Could stress/panic do it?

Can panic attack cause low K+? I went to the ER for kidney stone, they found low potassium @ 2.6. No explanation ever found. Could stress/panic do it?

Panic: not guilty: Anxiety/panic is a usual suspect in so many symptoms - this is rare. Low potassium may have been a factor in the stones. If you take laxatives, diuretics, asthma meds, insulin, some antibiotics, vomit alot, etc - it can lower K. Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables. The best source. It can raise your potassium, if you eat lots of them. Best! ...Read more

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I am in major pain right now with what feels like a kidney stone. Can anyone help me with the pain without having to go sit at the er?

I am in major pain right now with what feels like a kidney stone. Can anyone help me with the pain without having to go sit at the er?

... not likely ...: At 27, sudden-onset flank pain is true to strongly suggest stone passing through ureter, but are you sure that is what you suffer? Since the degree of stone-related pain may widely vary, any OTC pain pill may ease the low-degree pain. Unfortunately, most of stone-related pain is severe and unbearable and can be controlled with OTC drug but requiring narcotics. Hence, go to ER for better care... ...Read more

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How is a kidney stone removed in the er?

How is a kidney stone removed in the er?

Kidney stone: Kidney stones are not generally removed in emergency room. Diagnosis is made. Pain medication fluids. Most sent home with pain medication strainer for urine and referral to urology for definitive management lithotripsy, surgical removal. If you pass stone save it sometimes stone analysis can dictate preventative measures such as dietary measures. ...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


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