Not at all. As I have seen kidney stones in just about all age groups. Getting younger. In the younger ages believed to be related to high I tack of certain foods with salt and lack of fluid intake. Older age patients depends on what kind of stone. But in all age groups.
NO necessarily. These can be related to the things you eat, alcohol intake and body metabolism. They are certainly more common as one ages but can easily be seen in young adults. These are not common in children.
I'm only 19 but I think I might have a kidney stone. Is this possible at my age and what are the symptoms?
Very very RARE. Any thing is possible, lumber pain, blood in urine many uti.
Hello I've already passed my first kidney stone, my first at age 27, I'm feeling that same pain twice as much ever since, are they known to do this?
Here are some. .. Recurrent urinary stone results from innate deficit lacking the ability to dissolve certain ingredients in urine through kidneys. Without specific comprehensive stone work-up, no specific advice should be given. But maintaining daily U/O > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% is useful to minimize stone recurrence. More? Ask Doc timely...
Another stone? It is unusual to have just 1 stone. You may have another? Be examined again. All the best.
Yes. The pain is associated many times with the size and shape of the stone as well as whether or not it os passing easily through the ureter.
I am 18 years of age, passed a kidney stone and my urologist has suggested a CT scan. Is it safe, due to the radiation near my reproductive organs?
Risk vs. Benefit. The radiation from cts do pose a small risk for the development of future cancer. A ct for stones generally has a lower radiation dose (~10msv), which puts the estimated risk at 1 in 5000. But this must be weighed against the benefit of visualizing stones & preventing the complications of blocked kidneys. There's no evidence that this dose impacts fertility & groin shields can be used.
See below. To put it in perspective:CT of abdomen and pelvis will give about 1000 millirems. This is the ame amount received by a person living in a high altitude city such as Denver in a whole year, with biological adverse effects. So, it's OK.