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Why do kidney stones make you nauseous?

Why do kidney stones make you nauseous?

Vomitting center: There is an area in your brain (vomitting center)that when stimulated, can lead to nausea/vomitting.Kidney stones cause a lot of pain, which in itself can cause a release of certain chemicals that stimulate the vomitting center.There is a a long nerve (vagus) that runs from your brain to your abdomen which emits signals to the center when there is inflammation in the abdominal cavity, such as stones. ...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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Can nausea persist for days after passing a kidney stone?

Can nausea persist for days after passing a kidney stone?

Should not persist: Might you have nausea from medications. Nausea can be induced by many narcotics or other meds prescribed for pain, or some antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm 20 with kidney stone, I get sudden sharp pains and nausea, What can I do?

I'm 20 with kidney stone, I get sudden sharp pains and nausea, What can I do?

Here are some...: Of course, if you're sure you have kidney stone resulting in unbearable severe pain and nausea, you need urgent evaluation to confirm diagnosis, manage pain, and decide how to monitor and handle the offending stone at reasonable time in reasonable fashion. So, work closely with urologist. ...Read more

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What good for nausea when you have kidney stones?

Many drugs: Many drugs have been developed to treat nausea. There are 5 targeted neurotransmitter receptors that a variety of drug classes target. If you were prescribed pain killers that contain an opioid, like percocet, vicodin or morphine; these drugs can cause nausea. A useful drug to combat the nausea associated with pain killer meds is benadryl (diphenhydramine). You can buy it over the counter. Likely, need to take 50mg. ...Read more

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Is ginger root good for nausea when you have kidney stones?

Is ginger root good for nausea when you have kidney stones?

Yes: Ginger is a wonderful herb with many medicinal properties including relief of nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness. It is even strong enough to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy! it can be taken as tea, as crystallized ginger, or in capsules. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/ginger/a/ginger_nausea.Htm & www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more

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What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

Get treatment: U should not get dehydrated, this may require intravenous flui therapy in hospital. Pain severe enough to cause nausea suggests kidney blockage or/& possible infection. Thus needs to be addressed, this could possibly mean temporary placement of jj stent (small tube beween kidney & bladder) to allow kidney to drain. Urologist will advise appropriately. ...Read more

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I'm 20 with kidney stone, all of a sudden sharp pains and nausea, boss acts like its nothing?

I'm 20 with kidney stone, all of a sudden sharp pains and nausea, boss acts like its nothing?

See doctor: Unless your boss is also your doctor, you can ignore him/her. Kidney stones are treatable and you should not ignore the pain. Left untreated stones can damage the kidney. ...Read more

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I have a history of kidney stones. I have been feeling very sick (if that makes sense. nothing in specific just not well.), tired, very nauseous.

I have a history of kidney stones. I have been feeling very sick (if that makes sense. nothing in specific just not well.), tired, very nauseous.

Get examined : If you are nauseated and feel fatigued see your MD for a full history and exam. Pregnancy must first be ruled out in a woman of childbearing age. Bowel movements normal? Any vomiting? Abdominal pain? Pain with urination? Be seen soon and good luck. ...Read more

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How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

Nausea: Nausea and vomiting usually occurs during the acute episode. If you still have nausea is probably not related to the stone.. You could have gastritis from possible medications they may have given you for control of pain. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stones that i can't pass .It's been a week 1/2 now! i hurt all over & can't eat from nausea.But now I am swelling all over bad why?

I have a kidney stones that i can't pass .It's been a week 1/2 now! i hurt all over & can't eat from nausea.But now I am swelling all over bad why?

Risk of obstruction: Nausea may indicate your kidney function is becoming impaired from dehydration and possibly obstruction. Infection and fever due the obstructing stone is a risk. The edema is not likely related unless the kidney function is severely impaired. Get to medical attention asap. ...Read more

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I've never had an issue taking percocet,I have them for a kidney stone/infection. Now it's made me nauseous. Should I stop taking them?

I've never had an issue taking percocet,I have them for a kidney stone/infection. Now it's made me nauseous. Should I stop taking them?

Not necessarily: Narcotic pain medications can often cause/result in nausea if taken on an empty stomach. Best to use the minimal amount to control pain and also to take with some food. If nausea continues, talk to your doctor about alternative options. ...Read more

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Why do kidney stones cause nausea? I've been looking all over the internet for the Avril cause of the nausea itself when one has a stone.

Why do kidney stones cause nausea?  I've been looking all over the internet for the Avril cause of the nausea itself when one has a stone.

Associated: Nausea is a frequent nonspecific reflex reaction by the autonomic nervous system when pain or other stresses occur as the brain affects the vagus nerve which affects our gastrointestinal tract. It is seen with headaches, heart attacks, emotional upset,etc. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on my right side for a while Dr said it was kidney stones the pain is back again and I'm nausea on my right side where my hip ?

I have been having pain on my right side for a while Dr said it was kidney stones the pain is back again and I'm nausea on my right side where my hip ?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. ...Read more

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My father just passed a kidney stone in the hospital yesterday. Now hes discharged and feels nauseous te next is that anything to worry about ?

My father just passed a kidney stone in the hospital yesterday. Now hes discharged and feels nauseous te next is that anything to worry about ?

Not necessarily: He still may have significant residual irritation of the genitourinary tract after passing a stone which can cause pain and subsequent nausea(like when you've been hit in the stomach). I would watch for persistent nausea, the inability to tolerate eating/drinking, progressive pain, fevers, chills or soaking sweats. When in doubt, don't hesitate to contact your father's doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had kidney stones before. I have pain in side and ribs and lower back. I am nauseous and break out in sweats. Do you think this is serious. If ?

I have had kidney stones before. I have pain in side and ribs and lower back. I am nauseous and break out in sweats. Do you think this is serious. If ?

Be evaluated now...: Sweating may be related with severe stone-related pain, nausea, & vomiting, but should make sure of not developing superimposed infection above obstructing ureteral stone, which is medical emergency; so, seek urgent check-out now and do not try to wait out. How to have evaluation done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.htmll so you work better with dr. ...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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extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. stents on both sides from kidney stone?

 extreme pain in first morning urination. Dark colored urine. Metallic taste, nausea, decreased output. stents on both sides from kidney stone?

Here are some ...: All your described symptoms might result from the joint effects of the procedures, stents, medications, and anesthesia. But, you need to be checked for no UTI despite maybe of no fever. For the time being, drink more fluid, take pain med & antibiotics (if any) as prescribed, but see Doc timely for more unbearable symptoms or questions. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What would cause a dull ache upper left side had a kidney stone blasted month ago and no other symptoms, no nausea peeing fine? Why 3 days now?

What would cause a dull ache upper left side had a kidney stone blasted month ago and no other symptoms, no nausea peeing fine? Why 3 days now?

Kidney stone: You may be passing a stone fragment from the eswl done a month ago. You can pass stone fragments for several months. See the urologist who performed the procedure, he may do x-rays. ...Read more

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Back/side pain nausea/vomiting chills. Diag w/large dense kidney stone 4 yrs ago was told it would never pass, is it trying to or something.

Back/side pain nausea/vomiting chills. Diag w/large dense kidney stone 4 yrs ago was told it would never pass, is it trying to or something.

YES: SOMETIMES this situation (large kidney stone) can deteriorate due to INFECTION behind it!! You need immediate evaluation in ER!!!!! Go ASAP Good Luck Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

My 19 yr old daughter had kidney stone that passed. Ultrasound showed enlarged tubes leading from kidneys what cause? She is still nauseous pain side

Kidney stones: Are rough and very painful! the enlarged ureters could be from the stones or she may have had them all her life. Hopefully she is seeing a urologist who can explain this better to you. She may have residual stones that are hard to pass and sometimes people need to have them physically removed....When this is over i suggest you see a chinese medicine practitioner to help prevent future stones. ...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