Kidney stones symptoms location

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Avatar f tn Yesterday I went into the ER, l was having horrible pain on my right side right under my rib. They did a cat scan and xray and told me that I have tw kidney stones one in each kidney. I still have no pain on my right side and am wondering if I ever will or if it will just disappear? Secondly the pain on my left side got worse over night, it has moved down a little and wrapped around to my back. The pain is bearable and then out of nowhere unbearable and worse in my back.
Avatar f tn Yesterday I went into the ER, l was having horrible pain on my right side right under my rib. They did a cat scan and xray and told me that I have tw kidney stones one in each kidney. I still have no pain on my right side and am wondering if I ever will or if it will just disappear? Secondly the pain on my left side got worse over night, it has moved down a little and wrapped around to my back. The pain is bearable and then out of nowhere unbearable and worse in my back.
Avatar m tn I'm figuring that kidney stones take a while to form and that, if I have kidney stones and possibly an infection, it's likely that I had the kidney stones first and they contributed to the infection, rather that having an infection first that contributed to the kidney stones (sorry if this sounds confusing).
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Kidney stones usually pass out through the urine stream with in 48hours. But this depends upon the size of the stone. A 4mm stone has 80% chances of coming out spontaneously, where as 5mm stone has 20% chances. Stones more than this size usually require treatment. Medical management includes calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers etc. Surgical treatment involves shock wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy or open surgery.
Avatar n tn what is the common treatment for someone that has a history of kidney stones if entering the ER. shouldn't this pt get a stent?
Avatar n tn Hello, Stones less than size 4 mm in diameter usually pass off on their own. Stones between 5-10 mm may pass off occasionally but not always. You have developed hydroureter and hydronephrosis due to collection of urine above the site of obstruction. You must not ignore this as long standing obstruction can lead to damage to the kidney.
1223946 tn?1281395958 I'm fairly new to this group, not yet been diagnosed with MSK but seem to have the symptoms, I've been told that I now have calcinosis, recurring stones, which I can't pass because of stricted ureters, so have had unsucessful Lithotripsy, and 3 surgeries to remove stones and frequent PAIN......! Which I'm told by my Uro that I shouldn't be having as the calcinosis is located in the parenchyma, of my kidney apparently this has no feeling!
Avatar n tn When the pain is there and so bad and has lasted for a week or 2 I end up going in because the type of and location of the pains are 100% the same as all my previous kidney stones. Has anyone else ever been told they have dormant stones before? If so, have you as well expeirienced pain from them? Has anyone ever even just heard of this? Biggest question for me is can kidney stone that has been labeled dormant still cause pain?
Avatar m tn o Kidney stones induced by trauma: 1999 : severe bleeding, very small stones passed.
Avatar m tn Some doctors also recommend Tamsulosin to speed the passage of stones Lithotripsy is a good option for stones 1 cm or less in the kidney and upper ureter. Simple kidney cysts usually do not affect kidney function, but if it is causing symptoms or blocking the flow of blood or urine through the kidney it may need to be treated .Without knowing a detailed medical history it may be difficult to determine whether the cyst is causing stones. It is best to discuss your concerns with a nephrologist.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the reply. I will definitely mention the parathyroid when I have the ultrasound done on Friday. I've actually been to an endocrinologist, urologist and nephrologist and none of them can figure out why I've passed at least 12 kidney stones in the last 4 years and still have "numerous" stones in each kidney. Anytime I mention parathyroid, they all say that couldn't be it since my calcium is normal. I don't know how to get them to investigate it more thoroughly.
Avatar m tn It was found that my stone was calcium based and I was told to avoid all dairy products as well as some fruit and veg. There are 4 different types of kidney stones. Unfortunately, once you have had kidney stones the chances of getting another one are much higher.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Where is the location of the pain and what other symptoms are present? Kidney stones can indeed be very painful especially when a stone passes through the urinary tract and outside the body. The pain can be felt in the flanks, lower abdomen and groin. However, referred pain, infection and bleeding as cause of the pain should be ruled out also since none of the affected organs in the urinary tract are involved during sexual contact. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Mike _______ Dear Mike, I would see your primary care physician to determine if he or she thinks these pains are concerning and need to be worked-up. Your symptoms are certainly not classic for stone pain and about 75% of people with stones have hematuria to some degree, but it is impossible to make a statement that you dont have stones without the appropriate test.
Avatar n tn Mike _______ Dear Mike, I would see your primary care physician to determine if he or she thinks these pains are concerning and need to be worked-up. Your symptoms are certainly not classic for stone pain and about 75% of people with stones have hematuria to some degree, but it is impossible to make a statement that you dont have stones without the appropriate test.
Avatar f tn Hi, What other symptoms are present? Kidney stones that can not be managed with medication and increased fluid intake may require more invasive treatment especially if there is bleeding, kidney damage or urinary tract infections already . Depending on the size, type, and location, the stone can be removed through nonsurgical procedures such as ureteroscopy or lithotripsy.
Avatar f tn When she was finally diagnosed previously, after days of intense pain, the stones were still in the kidney, so her original stones caused pain for her before they ever moved out of the kidney. She has had no other symptoms, and for now she is feeling great. She was a bit discouraged when we left the dr, wondering what in the world could "mimic" the stones, if it wasn't the stones.
Avatar n tn Hi, "Nonobstructing stones produce no symptoms or signs apart from hematuria. Stone passage produces renal colic that usually begins as a mild discomfort and progresses to a plateau of extreme severity over 30–60 minutes. If the stone obstructs the uretero-pelvic junction, pain localizes to the flank; as the stone moves down the ureter, pain moves downward and anterior. Stones at the uretero-vesicular junction often cause dysuria and urinary frequency mistaken for infection.
Avatar f tn Hi, Kidney stones are usually asymptomatic until they pass into the ureter and squeeze through the ureteral walls.This is where the crampy pain begins.But if they may involve other structures as well and irritate these structures then pain may occur. I suggest you discuss all your concerns with your physicians. Drink plenty of water. A dark urine during urination tells you that you are not drinking enough water.
Avatar m tn Ever since I was 18 I knew I was having kidney stone pain. Tons of X-rays done and the drs told me no stones, yet the next day I passed a 6mm stone and have been passing small stones almost every other day. There are weeks that go by where everything feels good but there are also weeks and months where I have sharp pains in my kidney with msk. I thought I was crazy because drs have been telling me that pain is not a symptom of msk.
Avatar n tn This message is to majic Have your doctor speak to you about the possibilty of kidney stones. I was just diagnosed w/kidney stones and have been dealing with the pain on and off for 10 years. It really is hard to get some doctors to actually listen, take you seriously and put the ENTIRE picture into perspective.
Avatar f tn As you are complaining of discomfort in the kidney area for a couple of months and have to urinate more often and feel that you haven't emptied your bladder, could be a sign of a Urinary Tract Infection. If you have kidney stones moving - they can take months to come down if they are moving; you would experience pain in the kidney area, or have renal colic (like wind pains in the belly). As they come down they can scratch and aggravate the tubes and hence cause infections.
Avatar f tn I have an 18-year history with kidney stones with about 2 dozen episodes. The symptoms did not match the typical kidney stones, so I thought it was an infection that anti-biotics would cure. Still I drank lots of water trying to flush the system. My stream was getting gradually getting weaker with each urination. Finally, just after midnight, the stream was at a trickle, I could not sit there all night, so I gave a good push. Like a champagne cork, 2 stones shot out.
Avatar n tn Otherwise, pain medications may help control the symptoms. Pain usually returns if the stone moves but re-obstructs in another location. Patients are encouraged to strain their urine so they can collect the stone when it eventually passes and send it for chemical composition analysis which will be used along with a 24 hour urine chemical analysis test to establish preventative options. Take care and do keep us posted.
969276 tn?1257886004 A few days after the first severe headache and vomiting episode, I was in the ER with kidney stones. I saw a urologist, he said I had 5 stones and kidneys full of sand. In the last 6 months, at least once a month, sometimes more I get a severe headache and I throw up with each one. I went to get an MRI, that revealed I have an arachnoid cyst in the posteria fossa. Do you think my kidney problem could be related to the location of the cyst.
Avatar m tn People I know what I am talking about I have had kidney stones/kidney disease since 1965. Your doctor is wrong most kidney stones can be treated: the goal is to stop or slow down the formation of them. This is accomplished through metabolic testing... which many be done by a nephrologist in some parts of the US. Once it is determined what is causing the stones to form and the composition of them..
Avatar f tn They were very concerned and sent me to the hospital for a CT scan. I initally had no symptoms other than gross hematuria. The CT scan identified a 1mm kidney stone in my left renal sinus. Since this diagnosis ( about a month ago ) I have developed increasing abdominal pain and back pain, on both sides- not just my left. I still have large amounts of blood in my urine and they dont think this is related to the kidney stone since it is small and due to its location.
Avatar n tn My liver enzymes were found to be elevated in my last lab work, as well as my having formed a bunch of kidney stones in both kidneys. My abdomen remains bloated, like a balloon and tender in spots all the time. My thyroid results were in range except my T3 was just under the start of normal range.
Avatar n tn Just over three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with kidney stones for the first time in my life (37 yrs). X-ray, CT, and ultrasound exams have confirmed its location in the left distal ureter (near the entrance to the bladder) but disagree on the size of the stone (US:7mm, X-ray:4-5mm). On US and CT exams, doctors note mild to medium hydronephrosis. There has been no evidence of infection.