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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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Can gas pain be in your back? Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Can gas pain be in your back?  Sort of goes along flank pain that feels like a kidney stone is passing?

Kidney stone.: You don't provide enough information but as old er dr. I can tell you this - in men it is worst pain and women second only to ruptured uterus. Pain makes you walk floor unlike appendicitis where lay there and movement is pain. Pain starts in area kidney inside lower level ribs and travels in flank to abdomen referring to groin. Literally makes u dance w pain. ...Read more

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Wife is experiencing lower left back pain, she says it feels like rib is broken, or may be kidney stone. Family has history of kidney stones...idea?

Wife is experiencing lower left back pain, she says it feels like rib is broken, or may be kidney stone. Family has history of kidney stones...idea?

See answer : ~80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their life. Majority is mechanical in nature, i.e. there is a strain, sprain, or disruption in the way the components of the back (the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves) fit and move together. Kidney stone pain most often acute, severe, confined to one side and radiates around to the front. Hx, exam, urinalysis, and x-rays help ...Read more

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Is leg pain connected to kidney stones?

Is leg pain connected to kidney stones?

No: Stones may not cause pain, but when they do it is in the back, side (flank), abdomen, groin, not in the legs. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in front of vagina related to kidney stones?

Is sharp pain in front of vagina related to kidney stones?

Can be: Terminal ureter is very close to upper vagina. Obstructing ureteral stone lying right next to vagina can certainly cause severe vaginal pain which will be relieved once stone has either passed or been removed. ...Read more

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Right flank pain and pain in right groin and back. Variable chest pain (non cardiac) as well. Is this more likely from gall bladder or kidney stone?

Right flank pain and pain in right groin and back.  Variable chest pain (non cardiac) as well.  Is this more likely from gall bladder or kidney stone?

Kidney stone : Flank and groin pain are often caused by kidney stones that cause some degree of obstruction to the kidney or ureter. There are multiple other causes, however. You should seek a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does pain in penis mean kidney stone is in bladder?

Does pain in penis mean kidney stone is in bladder?

Possibly: Or passing thru tour penis. It also could be a small blood clot. It does not change management so carry on and hopefully you are at the end of your issue. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones?  I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Do stones in the kidney cause colic like pain? I feel cramps/pain in my side/back/chest. No fragments passed after ESWL and there is also a 4mm stone.

Yes: If you are having colicky ( waxing and waning) pain and you recently had ESWL, you may be starting to pass some fragments of the stone they broke up. If pain continues or worsens, see your doctor as they need to be sure all the stone passes. Also you need to be sure pain isn't caused by anything else. Good luck! ...Read more

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How often is kidney stone pain?

How often is kidney stone pain?

Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more

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Severe pain in my lower right side. I was given painkiller injection. Urine test and ultrasound ruled out stones or appendix. Is it sand in kidney?

Severe pain in my lower right side. I was given painkiller injection. Urine test and ultrasound ruled out stones or appendix. Is it sand in kidney?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

What can cause right side flank pain but no ovaries or appendix. Don't have a kidney stone or kidney infection?

Here are some ...: Right flank pain warns you either something is irritating your local tissues or organs or some disorders in muscles, joints, or nerves along the course of spinal nerve to right flank region. to sort these things out is not that difficulty by systemically analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain and its possible related Sx over time + conducting physicals . ...Read more

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I have severe pain, but the stones are still in kidney? Is it ever possible to have pain w/ stones in the kidney? Narrowed ureter or randall's plaque?

I have severe pain, but the stones are still in kidney? Is it ever possible to have pain w/ stones in the kidney? Narrowed ureter or randall's plaque?

Sure. : Just because you have stones does not mean you can't get other pains or that the stones have not migrated somewhere else. Talk to your primary doctor or see a urologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have this pain below in my right rib. Maybe in the kidney part..? Like its on/off pain. Is this most likely kidney stone? I urge to urinate..

Hi, I have this pain below in my right rib. Maybe in the kidney part..? Like its on/off pain. Is this most likely kidney stone? I urge to urinate..

Could be UTI: could be a simple UTI drink a lot of water and cranberry juice refrain from sexual activity stop soda,energy drink,and caffeine use heat pad for the area of pain' if started to have fever or chills or the pain increase go and see a doctor right away good luck ...Read more

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Right side pain, flank pain, pressure while going to the restroom.Went into ER for possible kidney stones found nothing.Assumed maybe gallbladder.Help?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking history, examining you and may be some tests. Your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. This forum is not adequate to provide assistance for issues requiring investigation of the person. ...Read more

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Having severe flank and back pain. 1cm non obstructing stone fnd in rt kidney. Also have mild infection. Can this stone be causing the pain?

Possible: stones in the kidney don't cause pain but if they break off or pass into the ureter (the tube connecting the bladder to the kidneys); that causes a lot of pain. any other symptoms? I would go see your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stone and gallbladder stone, now have left leg pain from groin to above knee achy and dull constant is it related?

No: Generally, pain from gallstones or kidney stones is very severe and episodic and would likely require a visit to an er; the pain you are describing may be due to some nerve pressure; do you have a hernia in your groin? ...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