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Can you bleed from kidney stones

Can you bleed from kidney stones

Yes: Kidney stones are a common source of blood in the urine, called hematuria. This blood can either be blood one sees, called "gross" hematuria, or blood only detected on microscopic examination of the urine. Any gross blood in the urine warrants prompt evaluation, and persistent microscopic hematuria needs to be worked up as well. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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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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Can a kidney stone cause rectal bleeding?

Can a kidney stone cause rectal bleeding?

No: I can not think of any way that a kidney stone could result in rectal bleeding. They involve 2 separate organ symptoms. It's more likely you have something in your GI tract like gastritis or hemorrhoids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after kidney stones are removed should bleeding stop?

How long after kidney stones are removed should bleeding stop?

Bleeding: It should stop within days unless you are taking blood thinning medications or have bleeding abnormality. ...Read more

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Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Kidney stone bleed: It is very common to have blood in the urine when a kidney stone is present. This is usually an indication the stone is moving. It is important though to realize even though you know you have a kidney stone, blood in the urine can occur for other reasons and further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Wil you still bleed after passing a kidney stone?

Wil you still bleed after passing a kidney stone?

No: You should not continue to have bleeding in the urine after passing a kidney stone. It may take a short time for irritation to subside, however, if gross or microscopic bleeding continues (>3 red blood cells per high power microscope field) then you will need further workup to check cause of bleeding.Urine. ...Read more

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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

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How long should it take a 2 mm kidney stone to pass? It already left the kidney but is causing me constant pain, and minor bleeding.

How long should it take a 2 mm kidney stone to pass? It already left the kidney but is causing me constant pain, and minor bleeding.

Cannot say: Drink a lot of water to facilitate the passage. You may wish to discuss with your doctor the option of extracting the stone through cystoscopic procedure. ...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