Signs of kidney stones pain

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Avatar m tn My urologist is now ordering a CAT scan of my kidneys - to get a better picture of the size and location of the kidney stones, he said. A question for me is which came first - my protatitis (enlarged or inflammed prostate), with accompanying sensation or discomfort in my lower abdoment, or my kidney stones.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have a male friend who's been dealin w/ kidney stones for about a year quite now. He's on medi-cal in CA & he's not gettin anywhere w/ doctor's. He's been waitin for 1 mo. now for a referral to see a specialist & in the mean time his symptoms seems to be gettin more serious. He's continuin to lose weight, fevers, chills, dizziness, severe pain, there's a smell when he urinates at times, cloudy urine (reddish), stones are not passin as he feels the stones in his penis.
Avatar n tn You will need to take care to restrict certain foods in your diet, especially vitamin C, as it has been reported to aggravate signs and symptoms of both kidney stones and interstitial cystitis.
Avatar f tn I don't necessarily believe it depends on your pain threshold, Sarah....I passed 4 kidney stones when I was pregnant with my daughter, and 3 of those without pain believe me, I can handle pain..and birth was still painful. kidney stones hurt worse than labor, but it was still very painful. So it just depends on your body shape and the type of labor you have, not on your pain threshold.
Avatar f tn Now, I am having bad kidney pain again and my doctor found 7 small stones in my left kidney, and 2 in my right. But no signs of any of them passing. It's been months with on and off pain. From mild to severe all in my left kidney. Of course my doc said the stones that are just sitting in my kidney can't be causing this pain. I feel like he has to be wrong!!? Has this happened to anyone else??
Avatar f tn Any moms have experience with kidney stones while pregnant. Were you induced early or allowed to go as normal??
Avatar f tn 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. The pain on my right side has started to intensify, to the point that I limp slightly when I walk.
Avatar n tn My 15 year old has been complaining of pain and discharge between periods. She had a CT scan recently that showed stones in both kidneys and a 4 x 4 cm cyst on her right ovary. The doctor put her on the Yaz birth control pills, she is still having discharge and some breakthrough bleeding. She will have an ultrasound after her next period. The CT suggests this is a follicular cyst and to follow with an ultrasound to see if it resolves on it's own.
Avatar n tn Exactly the same symptoms, I dont know if anybody sweats hard/ severely during diarrhea To knock the attack on its head I usually load up with water 12-24 hours after the first pain then off to the Gym and sweat excessively this seems to help for me and knocks out the pain.
1712422 tn?1443341101 The worst symptom for me was it felt like a knife being twisted back n forth in my back!! Terrible pain!!! I also felt like I had to have a bowel movement, but never could go! I was very nauseous too!! :-( felt cold n clamey, like flu-ish..
Avatar f tn The pain was more in my back than my side, I developed nausea and hot sweats (no fever). There was still blood in my urine but no signs of an infection. My PCP felt it was kidney stones and prescribed me flomax to help pass it. Days later no change. They did a CT scan, but it showed no stones. I still have blood in my urine so they suggested I see a Urologist. Feeling frustrated I have not made an appointment yet.
Avatar n tn Hello, a close of friend of mine had his kidney stones removed a few years ago. However, afterwards the scarring on his kidneys that was left behind, the kidney became infected. Cancer tests done on it showed a tumor, however, it went away after strong antibiotics. They said the kidney pain he recieved was because his kidney swelled up in defense of the cancer. For a while he did not get the pain; however, now he gets the kidney pain again. Why is this happening/ what does it mean?
Avatar n tn He sent me for a CT scan to check for kidney stones and this came back normal and no signs of infection were found in the urine. I am supposed to go back in a week for another urinalysis to check for blood. Since I saw the doctor, I have been passing white pieces of tissue in my urine intermittently. These range in size from a speck to about the size of a dime. They are white, except for one was pink and white. I am not on my period, but it is due in the next week or so.
Avatar n tn Up to 20% of adults with kidney stones may have medullary sponge kidney; the corresponding figure in children is unknown. Among patients with kidney stones, hypercalciuria may occur in 40-50%, and recurrent gross hematuria may occur in 10-20%. Although no evidence indicates that risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is higher in patients with medullary sponge kidney, up to 5% of males and 35% of females have a UTI.
Avatar n tn Musculoskeletal pain typically gets worse with movement, and is relieved by heat or massage. Common causes of kidney pain include kidney stones, kidney infection or pyelonephritis, and any bleeding within the kidney from injury or otherwise, where the blood supply is suddenly cut off because of blockage of the artery to the kidney. It would be best to have it evaluated by your doctor. Ultrasound or xray may be done to better visualize the structures. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Are there other signs or symptoms present? Are you still experiencing the pain? Kidney pain usually is felt in the flank area, and not on the upper abdomen. Can you elaborate on your blood pressure readings? If it persists, i would recommend that you have this evaluated further by your doctor. With your history of elevated blood pressure and tachycardia, other tests such as ECG and blood tests may be done to rule out cardiac and gastrointestinal causes.
Avatar f tn Have you been properly assessed along this line? Was a scan done to establish the presence of these stones? Kidney stones may be asymptomatic depending on their size and the presence of underlying disease conditions like structural anomalies involving the urinary tract. They may present as a dull vague pain over the flank. They may present as a benign back pain. In some patients, the back may be slightly tender when the physician gently hits the area with closed fists.
Avatar f tn The passing of kidney stones is likened to giving birth. It is very painful. Pain meds are helpful, but walking seems to help them to pass a little more quickly if the stone is in the ureters. Chronic low level dehydration from not drinking enough water is blamed for stones in young people who have no other kidney related problems. When water is insufficient to clear the kidneys of waste, crystals build up in the kidneys and stones are formed.
Avatar m tn 4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with kidney stones in the er, after a ct scan of my stomach. next day noticed pain across my shoulders, and some muscle weakness, esp. on right side. since then I believe I have passed the kidney stones. but still having a dull pain in lower left abdomin sometimes radiating to the right side, 1-2 out of 10 on pain threshold. and pain in my right shoulder sometimes radiating to the left shoulder, new symptom, muscle twitches on both sides lower stomach.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if anyone out there can help me figure this out - could it be the food causing cramps or gas? Or a side effect of the Baytril? If it IS kidney stones, why is there no trouble with the flow of urine? We took in another urine sample after a week on the new food and everything came out fine.
192055 tn?1263559137 I have every symptom of kidney stones and its runs in every female in my family. -For 2 weeks had extreme sharp pack pains -Then turned into a dull, constant pain in my lower right back (kidney) -Went to the doc, found blood, no bacteria, in my urine -Slowly both kidneys started to hurt... -All of a sudden, one night, i was sitting down, I got really hot, started to sweat, and felt nauseated. I felt something moving in my left abdomin... not a pro but felt like it could be a stone moving down.
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia aswell, I have severe kidney and bladder pain but no signs of uti or stone so it goes untreated and I have to just lay there and hope to God I fall asleep so I can get some relief. I just passed a stone ttoday, plus having fibromyalgia pain on top of that I feel hopeless.
924255 tn?1243881663 This is the 4th time they give me antibiotics and nothing seems to work it is just getting worse. This time they did a culture and found to signs of infection in the urine nor blood. Last monday I had orange and cloudy urine. Now I have major kidney pelvic pain. They did an ultra sound but found nothing. Right before the ultrasound I peed and it was really painful. I constantly feel like I have to pee and I am absolutely exausted. The pain is so bad that I can't work at my new job.
Avatar n tn The right flank pain continues, just not as bad as in May. I also now have some pain on the left flank. No fevers, no usualy signs of UTI (which I've had many times in the past). Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I had blood tests and urine was sent off for sampling which only showed slight signs of infection but i had severe pain in my left side, back and lower abdomen. I visited the doctors 4 days after the start of the cyprofloxicen, as i thought it was not agreeing with me as i felt extremely unwell, the doctor sent me straight to hospital as she suspected a kidney infection.
Avatar m tn The pain of kidney stones are excruciating for some and others feel nothing, depending on the size of the stone. The pain comes from the stone moving down from the kidney to the bladder via the ureter. Once it is in the bladder, usually you shouldn't experience any pain . Drink lots of water!!! This is the only way to flush them out. You will never know if you have passed it out in your urine unless you strain it.
Avatar f tn I, too had too big of stones to pass and I had 17 in one kidney (the one they removed). My other kidney was only functioning at 50% and the Dr mentioned "transplant" but nothing ever came of it luckily. I had to have the stones blasted (twice) so they could pass. I was in the hospital for 10 days for all that. That was 6 years ago and I hope I never have to go through that again! I was in the hospital so many times with kidney problems, the Dr.
Avatar m tn 30am Friday morning I woke up again with tremendous pain in my back, traveling to the front left part of my stomach, and into my groin area. I've had my gall bladder removed 2 years ago and it felt like I was having a gall bladder attack. the pain was 8-9 on the pain table. The attack lasted approximately 45 minutes. I threw up twice, very discolored. I went to the emergency room around 3:00am.
Avatar m tn These radiolucent stones can be seen in an ultrasound or CT of the kidneys. 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 This is then sent for chemical composition analysis which will be used along with a 24 hour urine chemical analysis test to establish preventative options. Over-the-counter pain medications may help.