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Blood in urine, pain in flank. No burning, frequency. Bladder polyps or kidney stones?

Bloody urine. Bloody urine with no other symptoms needs a more detail exam. See your pcp. Read more...
Needs investigation. There are other causes of blood in urine, in addition to the ones you mentioned. It is a serious issue needs investigation. See this site and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013. Read more...

My son was told by a clinic in south america he had bladder stones. In us dr did x-ray. Did not see stones but blood in urine. Ideas?

Other causes? If blood in urine and symptoms and imaging studies so not suggest stones, further evaluation, usually by a urologist is indicated. Stones can be missed by xray and sonogram, depending on size and type. Read more...

Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

2 Few Puzzle Pieces. You are describing a lot of significant findings, but w/o the clinical context needed to give you an intelligent answer. By ct alone, it sounds like acute diverticulitis. Were you hospitalized? What is/was your exam like? What does your labwork show? Any prior episodes? I advise you to discuss your concerns w/your primary care dr. Good luck! Read more...
IF this is. Diverticulitis with secondary inflammation of your bladder or possible fistula to your bladder from the diverticulitis, you need to be on 2 weeks of antibiotics and a no fiber diet and you need follow up with a colorectal surgeon 2 weeks into the process. The diet above is critical if this has a chance to resolve without surgery. Read more...

13mm gall bladder stone. No pain. 55yrs. How to deal?

Your choice. Gallstones are like a time bomb. They may not hurt today, yet tomorrow the pain may be through the roof and not only that but jaundice, pancreatitis and even deaths occur when they start moving and traveling via the bile ducts. I am not necessarily suggesting removing your gallbladder (although, it really doesn't function well any longer), but you want to closely watch yourself. If you start havin. Read more...
Wait and see. The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation , doing nothing is safest. Read more...

What exactly does it mean to have a gall bladder stone?

Gallstone. A common condition of stones forming in the gallbladder. Can be observed if causing no problems. If causing upper abdominal discomforts with nausea or vomiting can have laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder. Read more...