Kidney stones and constipation

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Avatar n tn this is exactly how my life has turned out as well. My chronic constipation started around 3 years ago now, and I have had recurring kidney stones for 2. Before my constipation i ate quite badly, and had a few extra kilos. Now, i eat very healthily, all fruits vegetables, grains, lentils, fish you name it. i have lost quite a bit of weight, am now 47kg, every where except my horrible bloaty belly. I have horrible gas, and stinging pains...
Avatar m tn Common symptoms include abdominal cramping or pain, bloating and gassiness, and altered bowel habits(alternate constipation and loose stools). It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Treatment can be started only when the diagnosis is confirmed. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar f tn She was very sick just over a week before she was diagnosed, and they don't know if she was sick from the kidney stones,or if she had the stomach flu,and getting dehydrated caused the kidney stones. However she never really got too "dehydrated" when she was so sick. She did vomit alot, but was still having plenty of urine. So who knows. Any experience on how long these things take to pass? Thanks again.
Avatar n tn These can cause severe constipation in many people. I had kindey stones and was on codeine and had the same problem. Taking exlax or an enema shouldn't be a problem if you remember to drink plenty of fluids afterwards.
Avatar n tn The size, configuration, and location affect the spontaneous passage of these stones. However, these may recur. There are different of types of kidney stones and calcium oxalate is the most common stone that forms. To prevent them from forming regularly, drink plenty of water and have a proper diet. Take care and best regards.
Avatar m tn I had a CT scan in October (which detected kidney stones) I have had two u/s - one in April and one in July to check for stones. (Stones were the only thing seen). I have had two flat panel x-rays (June/July) prior to each lithotripsy to locate stones. (Stones were the only thing seen). All other tests from my physical are normal. I have an appointment with my PCP next week. I am going to mention endometriosis.
701581 tn?1279139638 Presently, I am having stomach pain every time I eat-daily bloating sometimes vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation with alot of mucous and traces of blood in the mucous. I also have migraine headaches several times a week with alot of vomiting/diarrhea and muscle pains (just also diagnosed with arthritis in my neck). Recieved MRi-results were negative. Most of the time I have bad stomach cramps but can not go to the bathroom.
Avatar f tn muscle cramps or twitches, insomnia, irritability, sensitivity to loud noises, anxiety, autism, ADHD, heart palpitations, angina (a spasm of the arteries), constipation, spasms in the muscles, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma and kidney stones (which are caused by a calcium-magnesium imbalance); even diabetes and obesity are related to magnesium deficiency.
Avatar n tn In fact I am just developing the rash. I have had severe pain for 5 days and was convinced I have kidney stones. After a trip to the ER and a CAT scan I do have a kidney stone but not large enough to cause this much pain. I now have severe abdominal bloating. My skin on the belt line on the right side burns and itches and the pain is so severe that I want to just double over and not move.
Avatar n tn DRE was done, he didn't notice anything. Did a KUB xray as I had kidney stones years ago. He thought he saw a spot. Took blood/urine and sent me for a CT SCAN. Blood urine were perfect. CT SCAN showed a 1mm stone, nothing in rest of abdomen/pelvis. He said that would not cause any issue. Switched me to Levaquin for for another 2-3 weeks. Sensation in rectum backed off after just 4-5 days of Cipro, bowel movements seemed OK, not perfect. I was going daily, but took a more effort.
Avatar n tn his symptoms 3 days ago, was a pain on his right side, thought could be possibly his kidney... and constipation. He started feeling better, and today ... black urine... and again constipation? I have been all over the internet trying to find an answer... he hates hospitals, but im starting to freak out a little here.... im worried that its cancer? What do I do, make him go to the ER now?
Avatar f tn Not only what you are experiencing is painful, it is potentially DANGEROUS! Having a bowel movement only every 5-7 days can impact your health negatively in so many different ways. Some potential problems: 1. Toxins and bacteria (including newly produced ones in the trapped stool from the disintegration ) can leak into the blood circulation and cause septicimia. 2.
Avatar m tn I am so terrified that I have one because I still have frequent urination and the feeling that I have to go right after I just went. No pain when urinating anymore. I have a long history with IBS and it's been bad this week with constipation could this be a factor? Please help. Thank you.
Avatar n tn i have a dull ache in the lower rihht side of my back and some constipation i took a ct scan with dye and they said with the exception of the stones i wasnormal They also found blood in the urine This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/235921'>pain in lower right side</a>.
Avatar f tn I started to feel the syptoms return about 6 weeks ago so went straight to the doctors and was given the cyprofloxicen and codiene and was to assume a kidney infection had returned and told to go back with 24 hours of taken the antibiotics if i felt no better. The next day i vomited half an hour after taken the tablets and was feeling extremely poorly and the doctors (very reluctantly) sent me straight to hospital.
Avatar f tn Stories like this make me so mad!! As for what can help you, I dont know..ive never had kidney stones but my mom and brother have and nothing helped them when they were in the worst of it either. The only thing i can suggest to you is this... can you get them removed /crushed via ultrasonic waves? I think they call it lithotripsy (sp?). THats what my mom had done..she sat in a hottub and ultrasonic waves thru the water shattered her stones.
Avatar f tn Symptoms - Pain in the back that usually spreads under the rib cage, around the front, and into the groin. Causes - Kidney stones Suggestions- See a doctor promptly Symptoms - Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. Causes - Pelvic inflammatory disease,Heart attack,Perforated stomach ulcer,Shock from allergy,Diabetic emergency,Poisoning Symptoms - If you experience pain in the lower left abdomen, and often sudden, severe, and located, along with fever.
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. This could be renal colic. Small stones can obstruct the passage of urine and when the body tries to 'push' against the blockade this results in colic, which is severe attacks of pain. The other causes for the pain could be infections of the bowel and bladder, prolapsed intervertebral disc or inflammatory diseases of the colon.
Avatar f tn Should some of these enter the blood stream, the ONLY other organ that comes to the rescue is the kidney, that constantly filters the blood and this explains the dehydration, as the kidney now is working overtime filtering out the toxins using extra water. Water is the best detoxifying agent! Also another function of the kidneys is water regulation. When chronic conditions cause the kidney to overwork, kidney dysfunction is inevitable.
149081 tn?1242401432 9 and on Synthroid so who knows how high it was before that bloodtest to cause the constipation to flare. I take MIRALAX and it is now over the counter and very gentle and works wonders. The pressure I think is from the gas, stool, etc. pushing up and next will be reflux ??? Don't know on the liver purge .. I'm afraid bcz I have gallstones and won't do that with kidney stones, either .. mine are asymptomatic at the moment and I ain't touching them ..
Avatar m tn I have a history of kidney stones and already have another calcium deposit that has developed in my left kidney (just 5 months after lithotripsy!). I also suffer from low testosterone and GERD and take Testim and Nexium, daily. Does anyone have any ideas? Is there such a thing as a hernia that can't be seen on ulrasound? Can a back injury cause these symptoms (the middle of my back has hurt during all this time, but only when in certain positions. Dead center, on spine.
231903 tn?1281486184 The other causes could be crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, constipation, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle, periumbilical hernia that has got trapped resulting in small bowel obstruction or mesenteric ischemia, aortic aneurysm, ovary involvement (it is possible you now have on left side), ectopic pregnancy, or endometriosis. Do discuss this with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn At first I took a urine test and blood test to see if I had anything.. Nothing.. and the doctor thought I might have had Kidney stones.. I have had a xray done on my back and they said I have a mild case of arthritus.. And possilbly starting DDD (degeneritive Disk DIsease) ... But my docter whom is a physican, care [physision.. has told me that it sounds like something else is going on and wants to see me again. He wants to schedual an MRI..
Avatar n tn We'd already discovered that he had elevated calcium levels (spiked upwards from 9.9 to 10.6) and he had multiple kidney stones, one of which required lithroscopy. It just so happens that I had hyperparathyroidism and had a gland removed a couple of years ago, so I am familiar with elevated calcium and its effects. I was convinced that much of the pain he was experiencing, the indigestion, small stomach erosions, irritability, etc. was also part of having high calcium levels.