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Does kidney stone pain travel from the right side to the left side?
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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Normally, if you have a stone on the right, it will always hurt on the right side.
It is possible that you might be passing a very small stone on the other side that might account for the pain switching sides but typically the pain is on one side only and stays that way.

In brief: No
Normally, if you have a stone on the right, it will always hurt on the right side.
It is possible that you might be passing a very small stone on the other side that might account for the pain switching sides but typically the pain is on one side only and stays that way.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. David Youmans
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kidney stone pain
Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area.

In brief: Kidney stone pain
Typically, pain related to a kidney stone remains on one side, although it can radiate down into the pelvis and lower urinary area.
Dr. David Youmans
Dr. David Youmans
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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Kidney stone pain occurs when a stone gets stuck in the ureter which is the tube for urine outflow from the kidney. Pain can radiate to testicle and also cause nausea and or vomiting. It would be unusual for pain to radiate to the other side of the body. You should see your physician to check the opposite kidney for possible stone obstruction if you have pain on the opposite side of your stone.
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