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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

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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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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What can I do to help pass a kidney stone? I was at the ER last night and they said it was close to my bladder & it could pass anytime soon.

What can I do to help pass a kidney stone? I was at the ER last night and they said it was close to my bladder & it could pass anytime soon.

A few things: The likelyhood of passing a stone depends on certain factors. Larger stones and those higher up in the ureter are less likely to pass. Some medicines like tamsulosin or Nifedipine may help and analgesia is often important. Staying hydrated is usually recommended although overdoing this with an obstructing stone could cause problems. It's important to follow up to assure that the stone has passed. ...Read more

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I just found out I have kidney stones and was given oxycodone. However i'm having new symptoms. Should i go back to the er?

I just found out I have kidney stones and was given  oxycodone. However i'm having new symptoms. Should i go back to the er?

Normally,: When you have kidney stones the will pass with time and you need analgesics to deal with the pain. Follow the instructions you were given. Sometimes the stone will not pass, might cause obstruction and or an infection and becomes dangerous and you might require surgery or lithotripsy. ...Read more

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I have 2 lg. Kidney stones, (2cm) I've lost 35 lbs in 6 mo. The ER says stones are just increasing in size not moving, nothing they can do? Please help

I have 2 lg. Kidney stones, (2cm) I've lost 35 lbs in 6 mo. The ER says stones are just increasing in size not moving, nothing they can do? Please help

Go to a urologist!: Stones that are that large can harbor infection and can cause lots of problems. Go see a urologist. They can possibly scope from the inside and break up the stones, use lithotrypsy to break up the stones, or even do surgery. ...Read more

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I went to the ER with a 1st time kidney stones I'm waiting to see a urologist I've noticed a 25lb weight gain in 3 weeks what's causing this?

I went to the ER with a 1st time kidney stones I'm waiting to see a urologist I've noticed a 25lb weight gain in 3 weeks what's causing this?

Weight gain: This degree of weight gain must be mostly fluid; I worry you may be obstructed and gaining water weight as urine that is retained; this requires evaluation with ultrasound; your gastric bypass status can be relevant; you may have blind loop retention; you also are prone to oxalate stones, and this may then require specific targeted therapy. ...Read more

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Last week i could not urinate and went to the er. Said i still had kidney stones, but nothing else. I'm having trouble urinating again. What can I do?

Last week i could not urinate and went to the er. Said i still had kidney stones, but nothing else. I'm having trouble urinating again. What can I do?

Go back to teh ERnow: And they should ahve referred you to a urologist as if u can't pass the stones then they need to remove them on way or the other and you may need to have a catheter and uretral stints until they can take care of the stones. ...Read more

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I went to the ER Sunday with pain in my lower right back and nausea they did a catscan and said I have two kidney stones in my left kidney and hematu?

I went to the ER Sunday with pain in my lower right back and nausea  they did a catscan and said I have two kidney stones in my left kidney and hematu?

Water: Hi, Thank you for your question. Drink plenty of water, take the pills they gave you. If the stone is small enough it will pause on it's own. If it hasn't passed and your still having pain you may need to see a urologist. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What is the work up for a kidney stone in the er? Do they do bloodwork as well as CT scanning?

What is the work up for a kidney stone in the er? Do they do bloodwork as well as CT scanning?

H&P, urinalysis, CT: The work up would start with a complete history and physical. If there is high suspicion for a kidney stone, a urine sample would be obtained to check for blood, bacteria, etc.. The final step may involve getting a CT scan took look for stones and to evaluate for urinary obstruction as a result of the stones. ...Read more

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Went to the ER Friday night and they did a CT scan and said I am passing a kidney stone, how long is it usually before it passes?

Went to the ER Friday night and they did a CT scan and said I am passing a kidney stone, how long is it usually before it passes?

Variable: Days or weeks. Size, location are relevant to passing. Some require intervention by lithotripsy, or surgery if nit passing with pain control and fluids. Also need to try to determine type, cause and prevention!! ...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


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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