Kidney stones and blood in urine

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Any recurrent urinary tract infections? Some kidney stones may not be visible in ultrasound. A kidney,ureter and bladder CT scan will be able to help.The CT scan is far more sensitive and enables one to determine presence of stones . I suggest that your brother have a thorough assessment done.Further evaluation is necessary.A cystoscopy and a referral to a gastroenterologist may help. Give your brother plenty of water.Allow him to maintain mild daily exercises to improve circulation.
Kidney stones can cause hematiria (blood in your urine). In February I underwent two surgeries to get rid of 10 stones. Stones sitting in your kidney can cause kidney infections. Your best bet is to see the urologist and take care of those stones. Good luck to you!
Has anyone had kidney stones w/o having blood in urine? My daughter had stones in Feb. Has had other problems since. Still following up on all of that with dr. The last several days she has had severe abdominal pain again on/off. Went to dr yesterday just for a urine ck, no blood they said. She was fine for the rest of the day. Then in the night woke up with terrible pain. I had to give her pain meds from when she had the stones before. Any advice is appreciated... Thanks.
Time to get another urologist- one who cares about his/her patients. A variety of things can cause blood in urine aside from stones. May be even more then this list, but here's some causes I found/or already knew about: infection, diabetes, trauma, hypertension, cancer- kidney, bladder; interstitial cystitis (I.C.), endometriosis in the urinary tract.
Hi, I posted a few days ago here and no one has responded, see my post below, starts out GROSS HEMATURA AND RIGHT FLANK AND BACK PAIN. I have right flank and back pain and blood in urine, every few weeks I will have a burning in my urine and bloos be there. Like you I tend to hurt when I am active. Had ultrasound and no mass or tumors were found but they say i have to have other testing for stones; i hurt so badly; just wondered h\where your stones are located and how they found them? how many?
My back still hurt a little, but now my left side hurt a lot. I went to the Doctor. Said I had blood in urine and that I had a kidney stone & should drink tons of water. It has been a week. Off & on back pain with same left side pain. Now I'm having burning in abdoman and feels like I keep having to urinate. My back hurts again. Is this how you feel before the actual stones pass? PLEASE HELP. Thanks.
It would be great if he could also have a blood test for kidney function parameters and post the results here addressed to me in the title tag or in this same thread. An accurate diagnosis is only possible based on detailed examination, including history and physical signs and symptoms. From the symptoms you have mentioned, he seems to be having a serious kidney infection which may have been caused or aggravated by obstruction due to the kidney stones.
Every time I urinate ( which is like 20 times a day) it feels like I'm passing blades and I get a sharp pain in my kidney. There is also blood present that I can see, but not every time I urinate, mostly in the mornings and later in the evenings. I must admit that the pain is getting better everyday. My question is, are all these symptoms normal and when can I take the pipe thingy out?
As kidney stone develops, they can also cause hematuria or blood in the urine. Hematuria can be 1)microhematuria which is blood detection on urinalysis and not by the naked eye or 2)gross hematuria as the stone passes through the urinary tract. There may be some degree of hematuria at any stage when a stone is in the urinary tract, and even after passing the stone due to the local damage caused by passage of the stone.
If the stone is too large to pass easily, pain continues as the muscles in the wall of the narrow ureter try to squeeze the stone into the bladder. As the stone moves and the body tries to push it out, blood may appear in the urine, making the urine reddish. As the stone moves down the ureter, closer to the bladder, a person may feel the need to urinate more often or feel a burning sensation during urination.
As per ultrasound report there is a minor hydronophrosis in the right kidney. Are there any more stones left in the kidney but not seen in the ultrasound? or there is any other reason of this pressure and dull pain?
I had an xray done and they found that I have 2 kidnet stones that are found to be in the kidney still. They say that the stones are on the left side. Now recently it hurts all over in my abdomin and into my back. If the stones have moved is this something that is part of the process? The doctors arent in until Tues. and I am just praying that this holds off until then. I was suppose to have them broke up but she thought I could wait. What does it sound like?
Im new to this so bare with me......I had kidney stones about 2wks ago and was in a lot of pain with them in my left side, and groin,whilst i was at hospital they passed.The doctors decided for me to have another scan to make sure they had passed,i had no blood in my urine either but the last scan showed a small mass on my kidney,i have been having pain in my side,stomach,feeling tired,and pain at night like cramping sensations in my side and stomach.
I do not agree with your doctor that kidney stones are not life threatening. If they get lodged in the ureter or block the flow of urine this is an emergency. In fact at the age of 39 a piece of stone got lodged in my ureter and I was extremely ill. The surgeon said that I was operated in time because there was a build up of pressure that had built up in the kidney due to the blockage. Had they waited any longer, he told me, I would have had to have had my kidney removed.
At first they said lots of blood in urine but CT show no stones so they were going to admit. Then they come in and say they found a 3mm kidney stone, gave him a ton of meds and said to follow up with PC. But they also said he is developing an ileus which is some sort blockage or something and his liver felt enlarged and stiff (we go for Ultra Sound on Nov 19th. I am so confused and tired.
The stent can be very irritating to the bladder as the tip of the stent moves around the surface of the bladder, causing urinary frequency, urgency, pain, and blood in the urine. A simple X-ray of the abdomen can be obtained to check the position of the stent to make sure that it has not migrated down from the kidney into the bladder, which can aggravate your symptoms. If it has moved down, your urologist may choose to replace the stent.
I went to the doctor today and she said it was kidney stones but I need to go see a Urologist. Last time I have kidney stones I was in worse pain then when I was in labor and ended up in the hospital. Well I can not get in for a few more weeks. Do you think it is kidney stones or something serious? There was blood and protein in my urine but no sign of infection. She also did not give me meds for the pain she does not believe in narcotics.
There are other types as well ( cystine, struvite , uric) Kidney stones may hold a genetic predisposition. In your case, the presence of kidney formers in the family may explain the onset of kidney stones at an earlier age. It is best to open lines of communication with your physicians. At this point, you may discuss on whether a referral to a pain management specialist may help.Continue following physician's advice regarding diet, fluid intake and exercise.
I am currently not pregnant and experiencing pain in my side. Thought it may be stones -- no blood in urine. IVP shows a 3 mm stone in my right kidney (even though pain was more intense at the time on the left). I have hypothyroid and take 125 levothraxine. When I first started the medication (approximately a year ago) it helped with my symptoms (tired, Very forgetful, sore) but after about a week, symptoms came back.
When you have chronic kidney stones .. or even an occasional store it is "normal" to have microscopic blood in your urine. It is one of the tests that can confirm the presence of kidney stones. It is normally a nephrologist that treats MSK usually often in tandem with a urologist. Absolutely if you have not consulted a nephrologist you should do so.
Be aware of any symptoms of urinary infections (pain or blood in urinating, pain in your kidney area, bladder, cloudy, dark or smelly urine) so that you can get your urine analysed and given the appropriate antibiotic if required. Formation of kidney stones is increased when the body is dehydrated. Some stones form from lots of kidney infections and cysteine stones are hereditary. So do make sure that you never get dehydrated and drink plenty of water.
It helps flush the stones out because if they stay in the kidney the will get bigger. The blood in the urine could be because the stones are jagged and they can scrape the kidneys or the ureters when they move. Definately try to keep your child hydrated because there is a possiblity for a UTI to form within the stone in which case it will have to be surgically removed. I had that problem only my stone blocked the ureter and backed up my right kidney.
I'm not a doctor, but do have too much experience with kidney stones. For me, I'd get pings and pangs in my kidney as well as microhematuria (blood you cannot see by eye) in my urine when I have stones. I've also had the flank pain you describe .. for me it's been in the lower back. I hope with lots of water your stones move out for you uneveventfully. Please keep in touch. From what I've read stones <5.0mm usually move out on their own with a high % of non-complications, etc.
I was tested for an infection many times during the time I had the stones, and even again, at a follow up appointment after the stones were gone, and the tests all said no infection. Now, my doctor is treating me for one, since the WBCs are still showing, which doesn't make sense to me (she also sent my pee away for further testing AGAIN, but I won't get those results until later this week).
Causes include lesions of the urinary tract, disease of the prostate, trauma, tumors, malaria or stones in the urinary tract. In your case as kidney stones are present, so these definitely need evaluation as nephrolithiasis or kidney stones are known to cause hematuria. Moreover it can cause further complications. My sincere advice would be to consult a urologist. I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
Hi this is my second time having kidney stones I have the pain on my side/back I have to pee alot feel a bit nauseous but this time I'm seeing blood in my urine should I be worried last time I didn't see it but I went to the hospital and they said I did have blood in my urine I don't see it every time I pee tho
From what I have read, stones should pass in 24-48 hours, and I definitely have stones, the x-rays the ER gave me said so. But why do I still have them? My main concern is kidney failure. If gone untreated over a time period such as mine, can stones lead to kidney failure? Any knowledge of this subject would be much appreciated.
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