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Will A Kidney Stone Cause Low Sperm Count
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
Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?
Low phosphorus : How much below normal was your blood phosphours (p) level? A common major cause of a low serum p is hyperparathyroidism (h). The major route of p excretion in normal patients is the urine, and urinary p is increased in h patients. Other causes of low p are alcoholism, decreased dietary intake of p in protein and vit d intoxication. Ask the doctor who ordered your blood for more info about our p. ...Read more
Can panic attack cause low K+? I went to the ER for kidney stone, they found low potassium @ 2.6. No explanation ever found. Could stress/panic do it?
Panic: not guilty: Anxiety/panic is a usual suspect in so many symptoms - this is rare. Low potassium may have been a factor in the stones. If you take laxatives, diuretics, asthma meds, insulin, some antibiotics, vomit alot, etc - it can lower K. Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables. The best source. It can raise your potassium, if you eat lots of them. Best! ...Read more
It depends: The location of the stone is important. If the kidney stone is stuck in the ureter (tube connecting kidney to bladder) and blocking urine flow, the kidney can be damaged from the pressure of urine backing up. If these stones don't pass, see the doc. If a kidney stone is sitting inside the kidney itself (in the renal pelvis), it could sit in that location for years without causing any problems. ...Read more
Stones: It really depends on where the stone is. Some stones last for years and never cause any issues. Others, especially those that obstruct the ureters, can cause blockage to the outflow of urine and result in kidney damage. It can start causing scaring of the kidney in a few weeks. If both ureters are blocked, you can go into acute renal failure in a few days (usually temporary). ...Read more
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