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Why Do You Bleed With A Kidney Stone
Very variable: Can be as little as virtually none or so little that it can only be identified by microscopic examination all on extreme low side. Can be severe enough to to actually see pure blood &/or clots being passed in the urine.Mostly beeding is minor, varying from invisible to naked wye to mild pink dicoloration of urine. Amount of bleeding is no indication of size of stone or degree of blockage caused. ...Read more
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
What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?
What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?
Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck & sequentially transmit such irritation at the end of each urination. Such undesirable effect may ease by changing to a stent of more suitable length, but clinically maybe unnecessary because the timing for such change and a following procedures is same ...Read more
Docs can you explain what is a duplex kidney & should I still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?
Normal variant: Duplex kidney means your kidney drains via 2 ureters (tubes connecting kidney to bladder) but a single kidney, usually a little larger than a non-duplex kidney. Presence of kidney infection suggests possible urinary reflux from bladder to kidney. Worth checking with VCUG (bladder x-ray). No doubt on antibiotics (a) for infection & continue to take. Go & consider prophylactic as whilst on vacation. ...Read more
Be thankful!: Consider an ultrasound to see if there are other stones hiding in your kidneys and to make sure you don't have hydronephrosis (enlargement of the urine collecting part of the kidney) on the side of the stone. If you've "saved" the stone, get it analyzed to see its composition. This could help direct dietary changes or medical therapy to prevent more stones especially if you've passed more than 1. ...Read more
Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal stone: Small stones in the kidney (calyceal stones) are rarely ever the source of significant pain. If it is 3mm or larger, it can be treated with a shock wave lithotripsy machine before it grows or passes painfully into the ureter. See a urologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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