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When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

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

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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What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

Not really painful: Extracorporal lithotripsy is not really painful.They sit you in a water tank and use ultrasound to break the stone and it can be a little uncomfortable but you are given sedation and some are given anesthesia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

Discovering stones: Ultrasound is excellent; CT scan of kidneys is precise also; have urine testing; urinalysis to start, then if stone present, 24 hour urine for urine chemistry analysis ...Read more

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What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

CT scans: Some radiology departments have integrated a low-dose ct protocol for patients undergoing repeat ct scans for kidney stone follow up. This will reduce the cumulative lifetime dose. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?

What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Kidney stone should not causes your menses to be heavier than normal. The most common causes of kidney stone is dehydration and diet. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

Should get rid of it: Lithotripsy is done in an outpatient setting. It is not terribly painful and infinitely less painful then the pain of a large stone. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

What does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

See a urologist: Blood in the urine should be evaluated. If you are not passing a stone and have no pain then the possibility of a kidney or bladder tumor should be excluded. If there is pain then the kidney stone may be passing and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

Depends: If the stone is small and not blocking the urine flow, it may be left alone. A small stone may be removed by cystoscopy using a basket to retrieve the stone. A stone can be pulverized by lithotripsy and some times removed by open surgery. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones make you bleed?

Do kidney stones make you bleed?

Yes, if...: If the kidney stone breaks off and travels down the ureter the stone will scratch the lining of the ureter and cause bleeding into the urine. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a duplex kidney & should I still go on holiday if i still have a kidney infection?

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

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What should I do if i've passed a kidney stone?

What should I do if i've passed a kidney stone?

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

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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

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 more

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Do kidney stones have anything to do with the menstrual cycle?

Do kidney stones have anything to do with the menstrual cycle?

Usually not: Pain and stress from kidney stones may effect your hormones to throw off the menstrual cycle, but that's usually not the case. Kidney stones are within the urological system and menstrual cycles are part of the reproductive system. ...Read more

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What can I do about a small renal calculus/kidney stone?

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 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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