Kidney stones and low back pain

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1619332 tn?1299021545 I went to the ER for the first time back in January because I had serious back lower left back pain and was throwing up and had was sweating like I was running a fever. I had no idea what was wrong with me I thought I was dying the pain was so bad. When I was taken to the ER I found out it was a 3 millimeter kidney stone in my left kidney, and to make it even better the the CT scan also showed I had 3 more in my right kidney that had not broken off yet.
Avatar f tn Finally after she was in excruciating pain a x-ray was done and they found 2 kidney stones in right kidney. They had me give her pain meds for 2 days and the dr's figured they passed. Since then had a couple days that she was in a little pain. Then today started having really bad pain again, and more bleeding in urine. We're hoping they pass this time, and we'll be done with this. We don't have a family history of these, and follow up with the dr. next week.
Avatar m tn I'm anxious to hear about your ESWL (ess-wall), so be sure and post back and let us know how it went. You think you may have a Struvite kidney-stone, why? Just curious how you arrived at that conclusion. Was it something your doctor said, that led you to that hypothesis? When you begin passing the fragments of the stone they're 'blasting', be sure and save some of them (so your doctor can turn them over to the Pathology lab and they can identify what the stone make-up is).
Avatar f tn Ironically I had to have surgery at 34wks to remove several stones. The good news is, once you get to labor it will be a breeze compared to stones. And I've had three low or no medicated births....I'd take labor over stones any day. Good luck hoping they pass quickly for you!
Avatar f tn I live with kidney stones and have been for years. Does anyone know what is good to eat to help prevent stones? All I can find online are foods that I can't eat.
Avatar m tn 0 mm (small one) that stayed lodged in my kidney for 2 yrs playing havoc with pain and then one day it decided to let loose and I passed it and the pain of passing it was less than what I went through on/off for 2yrs. Then I had a 1.0mm one that got stuck very low and caused renal colic for over a week and the CT Scan showed it was very low and finally it passed, too. But yours may be stuck as the Dr above mentioned so I'd go for re eval. I went ev. 6mos for new tests.
1215383 tn?1266418042 One reason is that biofilm infections can set up with in and on kidney stones. Most big stones are known as infectious stones but bacteria can build biofilms on small and calcium oxalate stones as well. Feel free to pm for more information or links on Biofilm infection and kidney stones. Here is the link to the MSK support group here. Though you may not have MSK there is a lot of info on kidney stones, infection and chronic pain etc.
Avatar n tn The adnexal cyst would likely be an ovarian cyst resulting from the development of an egg on that ovary, also normal, as long as it remains under 5 centimeters in size. (Over 5cm and they are at risk for twisting on themselves and causing pain). The renal calculii (kidney stones) may be an issue of she is having recurrent uti. A urologist may be able to break up the stones if they are large enough. Dr.
Avatar n tn paralyzed stomach, IBS with diarrhea, Urinary tract infections, Low blood pressure, kidney pain, and am very easy to pick something up when someone is sick. I had my doctor say that he thought that maybe my body was stressed out and I didn't know it, and I should try this lexapro for anxiety and depression. I feel like a new person now. it's amazing. I have had almost a full 180 done, and it might be something to think about.
Avatar n tn I want to know why I keep getting these stones, and is there anything else that can be done, or that I can do? I am in quite a bit of pain, and I am not taking any narcotics. I just want them gone! Please help!
Avatar n tn Since then Ive had steadily increasing EXTREME fatigue and pain (though not as strong of pain as friday), nausea, low fever and very severe "brain fog"... While I've had abdominal pain and slowly increasing fatigue for the last two years, it's never been this bad, and the usual suspects for that kind of thing didn't check out when I saw my GP. The doctor at the ER said it could be a kidney infection, but it didnt look like there was enough blood for it...
Avatar f tn They came back later to tell me I have a severe UTI and bladder infection and prescribed antibiotics and a low-dose painkiller. The painkiller has done nothing for my pain, and I have been taking my antibiotics as instructed since then, but I am showing no signs of improvement. Instead, I am now having difficult starting to urinate, and am having to strain throughout the entire process... and every time I am not completely emptying my bladder.
Avatar n tn Last Tuesday l awoke with nurmerous bowel motions progressing to Diahorrea then stabbing pain in lower right stomach/groin/flank and bad lower back/hip pain (actually back/hip pain l'd had for a few weeks), progressed to vomitting then just the pain and amazing pelvic pressure and constant urination. Went to Docs got pain injection with suspected kidney stones.
Avatar f tn Last time, I had found out i had blood in the urine, and a very bad low back pain, that didn't go away. When the doctor tested me he said it was my kidneys, they were not infected, i just had to pass some stones. I ended up collecting the stones I passed, which took a whole weekend, and found out they were calcium stones. My doctor wanted to do follow work with me but he never went through with it.
Avatar f tn Make sure they keep doing ct/xray/ultrasounds if she is complaining lower stomach pain, low fevers, and pain in the back lower or mid section (rib area) if she is tiny (like me)Hope this helps
409451 tn?1206900232 Then noticed I was extremely tired, have almost constant lower back pain, and had off and on abdominal pain some extremely sharp-took my breathe away (during period) others just random off and on pain. Also noticed a swollen gland in groin that's been there almost 2 months (no pain there). Went to ob/gyn for uti symptoms and gland, no bacteria found, but slight blood in urine.
Avatar n tn my sx were RLQ pain and lower back pain,now I really never get sick or c/o of pain but on Friday 11/16/2007 the pain had gotten so bad that I called my pcp and made an appt. for later that afternoon. When my doctor examined me he noticed that I was having atot pain and discompfort, so he suggested that I go a get an abdominal u/s, but I waited until I Monday the 19th the following Monday. Here are my findings:The right ovary is enlarged and measures 5.8x4.4x4.4cm for total of 55.
196896 tn?1189759421 I had that awful pain and blood from a 1mm stone stuck in the ureter on the way down and it was very low .. had renal colic, blood, infection and the whole works for about a week and the CT Scan proved that 1mm can cause as much pain as a 10mm LOL (well, not so funny, eh?
Avatar f tn Hi, Low back pain may be due to a lot of causes .It may be positional, spine and nerve related, musculoskeletal. They may be due to involvement of structures like the kidneys,the ureters and some organs of the gastrointestinal and reproductive tract. A consult with your primary physician for a complete physical examination may help focus on the cause. A simple urinalysis may be done.
Avatar f tn Usually if i get up, urinate, and move around the pain goes away. I also have stomach and back pain that comes and goes during the day. The pain during the day will occur for a week or two and then go away for a month or so. But the night pains come at least 2 or 3 nights a week. I have had a urinalysis, blood work, ultra sound, pelvic exam, full back x-rays, and an MRI of my stomach; all test have come back negative or normal. I just can not deal with the night pains anymore.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Yes, low back pain can be due to muscle pull/strain. However there are other causes too. Pressure on the lumbar nerves can cause pain due to spondylotic changes in vertebrae, degenerative bone disease, herniated disc, bone disease, cancer or TB of the vertebra or bad posture. Kidney problems, stones in the urinary tract and colitis or IBS are the other possibilities. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined.
Avatar f tn Can have low back pain and it be associated with your kidneys. I have had 3 kidney stones and my lower back always hurts when I have one. Have to have an xray and urine sample done to confirm it.
Avatar m tn The pain did not go away, it fluctuates a lot and the lower back pain is the strongest with my right flank and groin line. Sometimes my urine stinks.... i don’t know if my drugs were doing that or not. After a month of anti-inflammatory, the pain is still there and my lower back should have got better with anti-inflammatory so I go to see an Urologist. He rules out epididymitis and suggests a prostatitis. Go for MRI, new blood tests and eco.
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Sulfamethoxazole and blood pressure are not related. Fluctuations in blood pressure can occur. If persistently elevated it needs therapy. Did you mean you have pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen? If the pain is due to a problem from the liver like hepatitis, you should have associated symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Are you an alcoholic? The pain could be from the gall bladder too.
Avatar f tn When the chills and pain finally went away I went to the bathroom and I could finally pee and felt some better but I had another spell that evening. I went to the dr the next day and he took a urine test and found a trace of blood and put me on antibiotics and something to numb my bladder and I took those and started feeling alot better but I was still not 100% better by 3 weeks later so I asked the dr to give me another round of antibiotics and he did and I also started taking vit.
Avatar n tn It's Julia here touching base. Stones are back -- which is to be expected but somewhat devasting nonetheless. Small one blocking the right ureter and some big ones in the left upper pole plus a million tiny ones all over. My doctor suggests doing the same procedure that we did last fall -- aka Dr. wolf's procedure. I asked about potential downfalls of having this done often -- say once a year. He said the only risk he saw was trauma to the ureter itself from the instruments.
Avatar f tn The urologist told him that he shouldn't be in pain as the stones are all still in the kidney and he doesn't want to do surgery since the last surgery went so poorly so basically shrugged us off with no game plan. He of course doesn't want to prescribe pain killers either as he 'doesn't see a reason' for the pain. This was last Friday, Saturday my husband felt a stone on the move and felt it move into the bladder and then passed a 4 mm stone Sunday morning.
Avatar f tn It took a while but the pain I was having was finally diagnosed as a kidney stone and I have another symptomatic one in the other kidney. But I wonder if kidney stones cause anemia because I suddenly became anemic just over a year ago and we have not been able to find a cause. Although I had occult blood in my urine due to the stone, it was not a lot. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this too or if anyone might know if stones can cause anemia?
Avatar f tn Hi- I suffered from kidney stones this past year, had to have lithroscopy for one and have several small ones left in both kidneys. I had my calcium tested over several months, the levels have come back 10, 10.2 and now 10.6. After this last one, I had my PTH level tested and it was 10. I would assume that I have had high calcium for some time and am producing stones (stone analysis indicated calcium stones).
Avatar f tn Hello, There can be many reasons for this back pain. It can e due to kidney infections or kidney stones, ureteric stones, pelvic inflammatory disease or gynecological causes like endometriosis or ovarian cysts. Very rarely nerve compression of the spinal nerves due to spinal problems like stenosis or herniattion may cause such problems.