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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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

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