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Can kidney stones cause left abdomen pain and diarrhea?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Symptomatic kidney stones can present in various ways.
They commonly present with severe pain on the side of the abdomen (flank region). Gi symptoms such as nausea & sometime vomiting may be seen. Diarrhea is not a common feature of kidney stone & can accompany many other symptomatic conditions which also cause abdominal pain. Severe or unresolved abdominal pain w/ diarrhea needs a dr. Evaluaiton.

In brief: Yes

Symptomatic kidney stones can present in various ways.
They commonly present with severe pain on the side of the abdomen (flank region). Gi symptoms such as nausea & sometime vomiting may be seen. Diarrhea is not a common feature of kidney stone & can accompany many other symptomatic conditions which also cause abdominal pain. Severe or unresolved abdominal pain w/ diarrhea needs a dr. Evaluaiton.
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Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology

In brief: Yes,it can

Of course kidney stones can cause abdominal pain, the side depends on site of the stone.Diarrhea can be due to medication.
Metformin can produce loose bowels.

In brief: Yes,it can

Of course kidney stones can cause abdominal pain, the side depends on site of the stone.Diarrhea can be due to medication.
Metformin can produce loose bowels.
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Maybe.

Left sided abdominal pain certainly.
Diarrhea...Probably not. Vomiting is often seen in association with kidney stones, but not diarrhea. "sounds" more GI related to me.

In brief: Maybe.

Left sided abdominal pain certainly.
Diarrhea...Probably not. Vomiting is often seen in association with kidney stones, but not diarrhea. "sounds" more GI related to me.
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