Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are crystals made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidney. They can vary in size from few millimeters to centimeters. There may be no symptoms or be accompanied by abdomen pain, painful urination or blood in urine, etc.

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Can IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) cause kidney stones?

Query: Hello doctor,I have constant dull pain under my right rib that has lasted over a month, accompanied by upper-middle abdomen discomfort, gas, and bloating. The pain is followed by indigestion when eating a large meal of something like pizza. I am passing stool two times a day. Sometimes it is hard, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reading your query and analyzing your reports, I feel you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Do you ever have pain once you are asleep? Do you have any anxiety issues? What medicines have you taken till now? Please revert with the asked details for better hel...  Read Full »

Can kidney stones cause blood in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is diabetic. He has kidney stones. Recently, he saw some blood in his urine after walking. What is the reason behind it?   Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kidney stones can show different presentations. It can also cause blood in urine after doing exercise. Stones need proper evaluation and treatment. Your father is diabetic and he can have other medical issues. So proper evaluation has to be done before intervention is d...  Read Full »

Is kidney swelling due to calculus normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have kidney stones in my right kidney, and there are totally three stones in my kidney 5.0 mm, 3.8 mm, 3.3 mm, and mild right hydroureteronephrosis is seen due to calculus in the right distal urethra measuring 3.4 x2.3 mm located just above the vesicoureteric junction. Kindly suggest....  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting. A 24-year-old male with right renal stones and distal ureteric stone causing a mild obstruction. The pain, if any, is caused due to blockage to the kidney by the ureteric stone. A kidney function test (serum creatinine level) is required to chec...  Read Full »

I have a sharp pain in my lower left-back and stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my back and stomach that developed within the past five to six hours. The pain is at a level six on a scale of one to ten. I have to urinate almost constantly, but there is no pain or burning when I urinate. The u...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your complaints, it looks like it could be a case of kidney stones. Please go to your nearest hospital and get an x-ray KUB (kidney and urinary bladder) done. Sometimes kidney stones are not visible on an x-ray. In that case, further tests might be needed. Usuall...  Read Full »

Can people live with only one kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is not getting recovery from her illness and now she is hospitalized in an International Hospital. In the meantime, she suffered from malena for three to four days. However, endoscopy and colonoscopy report was normal and now malena problem was solved. As her left kidney functi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) sent by you. I think the source of UTI (urinary tract infection) and other urinary problem is stones in left kidney. At present, there is no function in the left kidney and this is the source...  Read Full »

Can kidney stones not show up on ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, The impression I got from USG are bilateral prominent renal pelvicalyceal system and minimal POD collection. Can I know what this actually means?  Read Full »


Dr. Saloni Manwani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bilateral prominent renal pelvicalyceal system basically means slight widening of the area where ureters open into the kidney. Do you have any history of kidney or uretric stones? If so, it could be due to that. Minimal POD collection could be just fluid that gets coll...  Read Full »

Why did I develop right lower abdominal pain after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking some antibiotics (Clindamycin) for dental related issues as well as Acetaminophen. I also tried Ibuprofen and Wellbutrin for unrelated reasons. My bottom right abdomen area is hurting on and off. The pain is also near the liver area and going down to the gut. The pain is not s...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. The cause of vague pain in the lower right abdomen could be due to cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, renal stone, muscular pain or side effect of some drug. Of the drugs you are taking, Wellbutrin - Bupropion has a known side effect of abdomen...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for recurrent stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like my stomach is upset for the last couple of days. The rate of pain is 6/10, and it is going back and forth. I always feel it at night when I am about to sleep. I feel like there is something wrong with it again. A couple of months ago, I had a check-up, and the doctor the...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The various cause of stomach pain can be stomach infection, renal stones, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, cholecystitis, etc. To figure out, I would like you to answer a few questions: Do you have any fever, loose stools, or diarrhea? Do you have any pain whil...  Read Full »

After the passage of kidney stone, my kidney is little bigger. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. I am experiencing sharp back pain for the past few months. I had a kidney stone on the left side kidney. Even after passing, I have a lot of pain in that region. On my recent echocardiogram, I have a growth in my kidney for an inch and there is no hydronephrosis....  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a small stone and it has passed away now and it has left some swelling in that region. It takes time to get healed. Due to that, you have a growth in the l...  Read Full »

Are abnormalities in my urine test report due to my thyroid problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a thyroid problem and currently on Thyronorm 112.5. I got my complete body tests, and I have attached them. Kindly go through the reports and advice accordingly. Kindly advise on any further tests also. My urine test report is showing something, and my blood report is recommen...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). And there are some changes noticed, including increased cholesterol, triglycerides, and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein). These enzymes have to b...  Read Full »

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