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Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Stones. No, stones do not affect urine production. However increasing your fluid intake and increasing your urine production can help prevent stones from forming and help pass stones that you may have. Read more...

Frequent weeing microsophic blood urine no UTI bloids fine culture fine small kidney stone ultra sound bladder fine not emptying fully?

Stones. are possibly affecting bladder emptying. If there are large enough stones to limit bladder emptying, it needs to be addressed by a urologist. There are other causes of urinary retention as well which can be discussed with a urologist. Read more...

Was sent for Urine test 8weeks after questionable very small kidney stones was sent for? Uti came back WBC 8 RBC 114 Casts 2 what does this mean?

Casts questions. A urinary tract infection when it involves the kidneys or ureters (the draining tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder) may produce a 'cast' of the ureters known as white blood cell casts. It may indicate a urinary tract infection is present not just in the bladder but also in the kidney and ureters. If tx with appropriate antibiotics does not solve the problem urological referral is needed. Read more...
Here are some... If you remian asymptomatic 8 wks after possible tiny stone passage, the reported findings from current UA may still represent the resolving effect after stone passage.However, if urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen in 3 momths, still showed significant RBC & others, your urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, & urethra) should be evaluated with adequate imaging study + cystoscopy. Read more...

After several tests with urologist for hermaturia (all neg) sonogram showed a small kidney stone. I am noticing blood after urine sometimes after bowel movements, is this the stone or something else?

Something else. The urinary tract and the bowel are not connected unless there is a fistula between them as a result of some inflammation common to both. Read more...
IgA nephropathy. A small kidney stone is unlikely to cause recurrent hematuria. Several kidney diseases can cause blood in the urine. The source of bleeding and the significance of hematuria can be determined by microscopic examination of urine. Iga nephropathy is a disease which tends to causes similar symptoms. Please see a nephrologist. Read more...

Would I know if I've passed a small kidney stone?

Usually. It is possible for stones to pass without much pain. Few patients are this lucky. Passing a kidney stone is famously compared to childbirth. But pain occurs if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. Read more...

What is the fastest way to dissolve a small kidney stone?

Depends. Stones are of various chemical constitution and respond differently to varied chemical interventions. In general, pushing fluids (hyper-hydration) will help increase the solubility of the stone so it will pass. If you know which kind of stone you produce, acidifying the urine (cranberry juice) may increase solubility & therefore allow the stone to pass. Read more...
Kidney stones. Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. Read more...

Will a small kidney stone cause pain?

Sometimes. Even small stones can be very painful. The good news is that they are easier to pass. Drink lots of pure water and try relaxation exercises including visualizing the stone leaving your body. I have had patients tell me this works. Also, get an evaluation by an expert to find out how to prevent more stones. With proper testing, we can find ways to prevent over 90% of recurrences. Read more...
Ureteral stone. The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 2-3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. Read more...

What do you recommend for very small kidney stones (one in each kidney)?

Depends. I would like to know how you found out you have stones. Was it an incidental finding or did you have symptoms? If you have no symptoms and no evidence of a kidney problem, you may be able to just monitor the situation for change. If you have symptoms, like pain or bloody urine, you may need more immediate care. Either way you should see a urologist to determine which course to follow. Read more...
Hydrate. Stones in the kidney are usually asymptomatic. They can be painful if they pass into the ureter and IV fluids and pain medicine is called for in that situation. But stones in the kidney may stay there and not cause any trouble. In the meantime keep yourself well hydrated so your urine stays dilute. This will prevent the formation of more stones. Read more...

I have a small kidney stone which causes me pain time to time, However I can not pass it, It's been over a year. Do I need surgery?

Yes, if it does not. pass on its own. It will likely cause further problems within your lifetime. Consult with a urologist because most small stones can be retrieved via ureteroscopy, without an open operation. Read more...