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Doctor insights on: Will A Kidney Stone Cause Low Sperm Count

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How does kidney stone medicine affect sperm?

How does kidney stone medicine affect sperm?

It doesn't: It really doesn't affect sperm production. Sperm is produced in the testicles and renal stones are formed in the kidneys. ...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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Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?

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

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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?

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

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Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a kidney stone stuck for 3 years cause more damage?

Would it be possible that a kidney stone stuck for 3 years cause more damage?

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

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How long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

How long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

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

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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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Can kidney stone cause adult bed wetting?

Can kidney stone cause adult bed wetting?

Possible: High calcium in the urine can increase urine output and also can cause burning sensation with urination but i recommend ruling out diabetes ( high blood sugar) and urinary infection right away--- see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a suck kidney stone cause groin pain?

Can a suck kidney stone cause groin pain?

Yes: Obstructing stones can refer pain to the groin. ...Read more

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Can a 3mm kidney stone cause pelvic pain?

Can a 3mm kidney stone cause pelvic pain?

Yes, but.....: Yes, but it depends on the location of the stone. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone cause groin pain months before passing?

Can a kidney stone cause groin pain months before passing?

Not likely.: Kidney stones may indeed be present for months before passing and may produce intermittent pain which is usually felt in the flank when the stone is retained in the kidney or in the anterior abdomen when the stone is retained in the bladder. Stones in the ureter cause pain which radiates into the groin but stones don't hang out there forever. Search for another cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone attack cause glucose levels to elevate? Does glucose elevate in severe pain?

Can a kidney stone attack cause glucose levels to elevate? Does glucose elevate in severe pain?

Most definitely: Severe pain can trigger release of stress hormones which cause resistance to insulin. Blood sugars would go up expectedly. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Docs, could a large kidney stone sitting in bottom of kidneys cause any problems if left there?

Yes, it can be, but.: Yes, a large may stay there quietly but surely will grow bigger. While it would be probably of no harm to watch it closely for 1-2 yrs, the risk of adding surrounding tissue damage from its increasing size and potentially possible infection will increase; so, for someone at 36, it is too long to watch, so i would recommend to get it out in time and practice stone prevention, and practice... ...Read more

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How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read more

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Is lythiasis and kidney stone same thing?Can steroid for uveitis be one of the causes? What are the other causes ?

Lithiasis: Lithiasis means stone and it can occur in any part of the urinary tract, like the kidney. Most stones are calcium, long term steroids cause calcium loss from bones which can lead to urinary lithiasis. Causes: dehydration, gout, renal tubular acidosis, most causes are related to concentration of calcium in the urine and increased acidity of urine. ...Read more

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Kidney stone - what will happen if kidney stone left unremoved.Aside from pain would it cause kidney failure or other complications.?

Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. If it ends up blocking the tube that leads out of the kidney or from the bladder, it can cause further pain and can lead to kidney disease (from obstruction). Some stones can cause scaring in the kidneys. Often stones will pass on their own with enough hydration if they are small enough. If not, they may need to be removed or broken up. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged?  I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone  would that cause spleen issue

True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especially if the liver is enlarged as well. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

My girlfriend had a UTI which spread to her kidney. She also had a kidney stone in her left  kidney which when she passed it damaged the kidney causin?

Need to work with...: She needs a comprehensive counseling so to minimize undesirable recurrence of damaging the kidney. With a clear concept and practice of future care in mind, she will most likely know when, where, and how to take right action at right time under right circumstance. So, go to ask her urologist when & how to get the job done safely at present and in the future. Best luck... ...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


Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more