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Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: They don't.

Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectly, though, if you have stone that's stuck and causing severe pain, you could get something called "reactive ileus" wherein the GI tract contractions slow down precipitously.

In brief: They don't.

Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectly, though, if you have stone that's stuck and causing severe pain, you could get something called "reactive ileus" wherein the GI tract contractions slow down precipitously.
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