How do kidney stones affect you?

Pain. Having had a stone myself, nothing quite compares. Stones usually only hurt if you try to pass them. If they are in your kidney they may cause blood or get chronically infected.

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How do kidney stones affect your kidneys?

There are a couple. Of ways. They can cause bleeding. Pain is the most common way. Infection is also a possibility. But the largest issue is that of obstruction. If the kidney becomes blocked, the consequences can be serious. Hopefully this is not an issue for you. Read more...

5mm kidney stones that hasn't passed and is causing tremendous pain what do I do?

Get seen! Kidney stone pain is horrible! Go to an ER now and get help with the pain and help passing the stone. Why suffer? Read more...
Here are some... The odd to spontaneously pass a 4-mm stone from kidney through ureter to bladder is roughly 75-85% in 2 weeks after its onset, but it doesn't mean a smaller one always pass or a bigger one will never pass. So, besides stone size, prior Hx of stone passage, stone shape & location, & clinical course may contribute to the fate of a stone through ureter. Yet, it's an emergency if fever & pain presists. Read more...

I first had a kidney stone when I was 14 then recently at 19. Both times I didn't pass them and I believe it was both kidneys. What could happen?

Pass or stuck. your kidney stone will pass eventually , but that depend on the size and location. if it is inside the kidney, a piece might brake off and try to pass with the urine. if it is sitting in the lip of the kidney, then if it is too large it might cause some king of obstruction which is painful, and could be dangerous. you need to see a urologist to check about the status of your kidney function. Read more...

I've had over 30 kidney stones but am constantly told they aren't painful unless they are outside the kidney. Is this true because mine sure are?

Don'tTrustAStone>30. They're outside of their minds.If any stone erodes outside the kidney then you are in big trouble, which you don't seem to be.Stones hurt because they occlude the kidney's tube that goes to your bladder and the pressure builds-up and hurts a lot. I hope you've found a Urologist (pee pee doctor) that can help figure this out for you. At the very least analyzing one of those stones after it's passed. Read more...
Wow. I am sorry you have suffered 30 stones and yes they can hurt inside or outside. Each of us a different in our pain threshold. Did you have a urine metabolic work up along along with blood work to determine cause. Did you ever get a stone analysis. Key is prevention and suggest see a kidney doc. Read more...

I have passed a kidney stone at the weekend but still feel sick (i haven't actually been sick) and generally unwell I haven't got a temperature, ?

Possible UTI. If you are certain that you passed a kidney stone based on previous history of kidney stones and you actually did see a stone in your urine then there are several possibilities. You actually may have a urinary tract infection as a urinary tract infection often is asymptomatic in the elderly. A urinalysis would be an easy way to determine if this was the issue. Read more...