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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Are there any problems in my routine health checkup reports?

Query: Hello doctor,I have no issues as such but not feeling fit. I am more concerned about my health. I would like to know whether my routine checkup results are alright or not. I have no symptoms of any kind. I have taken ayurveda treatment for SGPT, SGOT, and high protein. I am attaching my reports for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and came across a few significant values. Elevated uric acid can increase the risk of kidney stones and joint pains. I would suggest you have plenty of water and avoid having non-vegetarian foo...  Read Full »

I have visible blood in the urine after exercise. Do I need MRI with contrast?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor recommended I get an MRI of the prostate and kidney. I have visible blood in the urine after exercise. We suspect it is a result of prostate laser surgery several years ago, but the doctor wants to rule out other sources of bleeding. I am okay with MRI's but will not agree t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prostate MRI is one of the best noninvasive techniques to asses any condition of the prostate. Gadolinium is a contrast material used for better delineation of any suspected lesions. The chances of adverse effects are higher in people who have a kidney condition. However,...  Read Full »

I have been having pain in my abdomen, and the ultrasound revealed a 0.44 cm stone in my left kidney along with a multiloculated cyst in the right adnexa. What does it mean?

Query: Hello, I have been having pain in my abdomen, and the ultrasound revealed a 0.44 cm stone in my left kidney. I was advised to drink plenty of water and was prescribed medication for one month. My ultrasound result revealed right adnexa and posterior multiloculated enhancing cyst. What does this mean...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have left-sided pain. For cysts, no size is mentioned. If an ovarian cyst is less than 5 cm and asymptomatic, it should resolve itself. But symptomatic cysts need evaluation and monitoring. So I suggest you to...  Read Full »

I have a 5 mm kidney stone that made its way to the bladder, along with constant itching and burning sensations while urinating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with a 5 mm kidney stone. It has made its way to my bladder. At the age of 16, I had three stones at once. However, now I believe I have an infection in my urethra, or the stone is stuck there. I have constant itching and burning sensation when I urinate. I also f...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that the stone has made its way into your bladder and is no longer stuck in the kidney or ureter. The stone of 5mm will easily pass out of the bladder without getting stuck (if it’s not already passed out) as the female urethra has enough room to pass. T...  Read Full »

My report says there is blood in urine, but my doctor says I am fine. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had undergone chest X-ray, ECG, creatinine, fasting glucose, postprandial blood sugar, urea, uric acid, lipid profile, liver function test, thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, urine complete analysis, complete blood count with ESR and ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis. All the re...  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your reports, it seems to be a urinary tract infection secondary to a kidney stone. Some kidney stones are not visible on the ultrasound. So, I suggest you do a CT scan of the abdomen and repeat urinalysis. If the same report persists, then we can think ...  Read Full »

I have a kidney stone of 7 mm in diameter. Could you please look into the report and suggest whether it would go away naturally or be removed surgically?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a kidney stone of seven millimeters in size. Please find the report attached. Three days back, I had pain; now it is reduced. Please suggest the next course of action. Do I wait for it to go away naturally or go with surgery? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the size and location of the stone, there is approximately a 55 to 60 percent chance that you may pass the stone naturally with the help of some medications. However, there is no guarantee as many factors are involved, and even if you pass the stone, it may ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my right hip and numbness in my right leg, can it be due to a kidney stone?

Query: Hello doctor, I had hernia and lumbar arthritis pain four years back, took medication, and did not have any pain for a long time. I also get high uric acid twice or thrice a year. I will take Allopurinol, and get relief from joint pain, usually on my feet, within two days. Now I got a pain in my r...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. A kidney stone pain does not happen in the hip. Instead, the pain usually starts in your loins, the side of your back, and radiates towards the front and the testicles. You will also generally tend to have urinary s...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain but stone has not passed. Should I see a doctor now?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed several months ago with bladder stones. Tests on stones indicated uric acid content also. I have been on Flomax, then one week ago started Avodart. Most days, I drink lots of water and sometimes coconut water. I pass stones every two or three weeks - different sizes. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope the bladder stones you mentioned you had earlier had passed. Blood in urine after renal colic suggests stone may have reached the lower end of kidney tube (ureter) and may pass soon. However, it is best to confirm it has passed by getting an ultrasound done. Flo...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant burning and pain in my genitals with frequent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation before and after urination; sometimes I see the light pink colored blood in the urine. From the past seven days, I am having a lot of discomforts, even while sitting idle or sleeping there are a constant burning and pain in my genitals, and I urinate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your urine examination shows blood, so we need to find the source of blood in the urine. And, pain on urination might be due to narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture). I ...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing right-sided abdominal cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, The following symptoms started about four hours ago. I am experiencing cramps on my right side, near my hip bone. I feel them more in the front but at times, can feel it in my back. At first, the cramps were minutes apart, but now they are roughly 30 seconds apart. I am a 43 year old fema...  Read Full »

Dr. Uppal Veerpal Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Right side lower abdomen cramps could probably be caused by gynecological disorders such as right-sided salpingitis (fallopian tube inflammation) or oophoritis (ovary inflammation). If it is manifested with high temperature and spasmatic pain, then we should think ...  Read Full »

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