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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What could cause streaks of blood in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I need your help as I am worried sick and it is affecting me mentally now that something serious is wrong with me. Seven months ago I began experiencing pain on my left side. I went to my doctor who said it was just muscle pain. The pain went on and got a lot worse. Four weeks I went to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. Please relax and sit at home. Do not worry. You need not be in a hurry to get a CT (computed tomography) urogram done at this pandemic state. I am explaining the condition now. You are having hematuria associated with flank pain. Hema...  Read Full »

Do lower abdominal pain more associated with heart or kidney problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a hypertensive person and I take medicine Olsar H 20 occasionally. From the past two weeks, I am feeling muscle pain in hands and knee joints with headache backside. Sometimes while lying down to sleep I am sensing fluttering in my chest left side for which I feel afraid and sit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, this does not appear serious to me. However, you should get yourself evaluated. This does not appear to be related to kidneys. Your ECG (echocardiogram) is normal and lipid profile shows elevated cholesterol level, which would increase the risk of heart dise...  Read Full »

I am getting sharp abdominal pain even after taking medicines for kidney stones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from kidney stones problem for the past four days. I took an ultrasound scan test. In the report, it mentioned that tiny 3 mm calculus is seen in the upper pole of the left kidney. Mild hydronephrosis is noted on the left side with dilated ureter due to obstructing 4.5 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh S Pandya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stones smaller than 6 mm are likely to pass without any intervention. Those that are larger than 6 mm or which cause severe pain, vomiting, or fever need surgical removal (endoscopic). In your case, the stone should pass in a few days time. If pain recurs, you can go fo...  Read Full »

I feel itchy in the head of the penis which worsens on urination and masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I am experiencing itchiness within (inside) the head of my penis. There is mild pain while touching the head and it becomes bad post masturbation and urination. No boils found under the skin but it seemed to be red in color.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints are more in favor of urethritis or balanitis. This could be a consequence of multiple factors ranging from infections to even renal stones. Kindly mention if there is any pain when passing urine? Is there any pus discharge from the urethra? Is there any ...  Read Full »

Is blood in urine an emergency condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having severe pain in my left side for a few months now. I have been to the doctors who told me it was nothing to worry about but the other day I went to the toilet and I was urinating blood. I went back to the doctor who did a urine dip test and I have leukocytes 500, blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. You are having hematuria (blood in urine). When someone gets hematuria, it has to be taken seriously and has to be investigated in detail. Please undergo the following investigations. 1. USG KUB AND PVR (ultrasound kidney, urete...  Read Full »

I am 14, and I have lower back pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 years old. I wonder whether she has herniated disc. Because, she has all the symptoms except the numbness in legs and feet. It hurts in the lower part of my back. Usually a herniated disc is from sports injury and heavy lifting. But, she recently have not had any sports ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let us analyze different reasons for back pain of her age. The most important is a back sprain rather than a disc prolapse. We also have to make sure that your daughter is not suffering from¬†urinary tract infection. It would be nice to know if she has any symptoms of ...  Read Full »

What could be a left sided abdominal pain that commences on sitting and standing a while?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a abdominal pain in my left side, it is not acute and continuous, but when I sit or stand for a long the pain arises. My doctor prescribed Banocide and Ultracet tablets.  Read Full »

Dr. Talal Hussain

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There could be many reasons for the problems you are stating. So to know exactly what is the cause of pain many more questions need to be asked. I would like to know exactly where on the left side does the pain occurs? Is it below the ribs or lower than that? Do you ha...  Read Full »

Will radiation expsure during lithotripsy increase the risk of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I had my kidney stone removed a year ago for causing mild hydronephrosis at my right kidney. During the treatment, I was exposed to full of radiation, abdominal CT scan, lithotripsy, fluoroscopy, and another fluoroscopy during stent insertion. I am not sure how the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are enough studies and literature which prove that though there is radiation exposure during CT (computed tomography) scan in the removal of kidney stone it is in low dose and chances of cancer do not increase. So do not worry about that. I do not think removi...  Read Full »

Why are there headache, nausea and shortness of breathe after taking Gentamicin injection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I weighs about 48 kg. I am writing this because I could not find proper diagnosis and guidance. This year I was diagnosed with bilateral mild hydronephrosis with 4 mm stone in both kidneys and also 4 mm cystitis. For one month I took ayurvedic syrup Calcurosin f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. You are underweight and should start weight training exercises and increase appetite to 2200 kcal daily. Gentamicin occasionally causes adverse effects and probably you had some of it. Howeve...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the sonography report of kidney.

Query: Hello doctor, Please interpret the sonography report.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a stone in left kidney, lower calyx, 8.9 mm stone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Go for serum creatinine test and you have to undergo CECT KUB and CT urogram as well to come to a conclusion regarding diagnosis and further planning. Make sure...  Read Full »

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