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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How to treat sharp abdominal pain above the belly button?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sharp pain upper right abdomen above the belly button on the right side for the past nine days. Pain is constantly present and made worse on movement and when lying on the right side. I also have bloating. My stool has changed to pale brown color. There are yellow balls and lentils...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain on the right side of the belly button (umbilicus) is mostly due to the following reasons: 1. A muscular pain since it aggravates on movement. 2. Kidney stones. So please answer the following questions. Since how long have you been suffering from this pain? Any l...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pain in left lower abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old female, 5'8", 175 lbs. Three days ago I started getting a really sharp pain in the lower left abdomen. It came on sudden and was gone within seconds but still bad enough to have me doubled over in pain. Thought it was related to period that was due following day. Hap...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your complain which I must say you have very nicely written down. As per the location of the pain that you mentioned, there are some conditions that need to be ruled out. First is appendicitis. It is followed by vomiting and constipation. Second is renal...  Read Full »

Why am I getting recurrent kidney stones with stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have many health problems. My gallbladder was removed two years back and now I feel pain in the left as well as right side of the stomach below ribs. I am also suffering from repeated kidney stones at the left side and also in my both arms, I feel some bulges sort of thing. Please s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from vitamin D deficiency which may cause hypocalcemia and bone pain. Also, mainly present like ribs pain and back pain, spontaneous rib fractures. Other possibilities are like postcholecystectomy syndrome. Use tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast for...  Read Full »

Is there any link between Silofast tablet and semen production?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have a kidney stone. I am taking Silofast 8 mg tablet and Stone B tonic. Now, I do not have any pain and in the last scan, the stone was not visible. Earlier, it was 3 mm. My doctor asked me to continue the same tablet and tonic. I was away from sex for a month due to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem of retrograde ejaculation is due to the Silodosin tablet you are taking. You should stop this medicine, if the stone is not seen in repeat scan. The ejaculation will become normal in 24 hours after stopping the medicine. You can continue with the stone syrup ...  Read Full »

How do nephrolithiasis and soft tissue calcification vary?

Query: Hi doctor, The findings of my 12 year old daughter's x-ray showed a cluster of 3 mm density overlying the right kidney, which may represent soft tissue calcification versus nephrolithiasis. I would like to get a clear understanding of the difference between soft tissue calcification and nephrolithi...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones and soft tissue calcification means any part of renal parenchyma gets high deposits of calcium and show up in x-ray. I want to know the reason for x-ray done. Is she having pain in the flank or burning sensation in urine or fever or vo...  Read Full »

How to help my mom with severe stomach pain due to kidney calculi and lipoma in pancreas?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has stomach ache mostly on the whole abdomen. CT scan done with impression shows tiny calculi in the interpolar region of the right kidney and lipoma at the head of the pancreas size 7 x 6 mm. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Both the CT (computerized tomography) findings are inconsequential and do not need any management. USG (ultrasound) abdomen should be done to rule out gallbladder stones (CT abdomen may not pick up gallstones). If normal, then possibly it could be due to aci...  Read Full »

Can kidney stone and EDS cause loss of appetite, nausea and other GI symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I am experiencing some strange GI symptoms. I am chronically ill and I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome, Ehler,s Danlos syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome. About two months ago, I was in the ER with severe ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that it must be terrible for you to have these problems with their consequences. I might give you some suggestions based on my knowledge about the conditions you mention. EDS (Ehler's Danlose syndrome) is a problem with skeletal muscles that can acc...  Read Full »

Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. I had kidney stones problem for nearly eight years. I had multiple operations such as right pyelolithotomy and left ureterolithotomy to remove stone during that period. Now, after 20 years, I got a sudden pain and my ultrasound detected kidney stone. I had a CT s...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you remained without any major stone episodes for more than 10 years. Your creatinine level is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is good. You can wait and follow up every three months with ultrasound for stones. The best would ...  Read Full »

Is swelling of feet with kidney stones a concerning issue in elderly patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 67-year-old male. I weigh about 77 kg. I am on no medications except for Aspirin 80 mg approximately 8 times for a week for occasional back pain and as a prophylactic. I have no known medical issues. I have lower back pain at times mild to severe for short durations. Massage ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling in both limbs is usually related to either kidneys or heart. Rarer causes are like varicose veins which would be evident externally. But the swelling does not mean that there will be some serious issues with these organs. Simply with age, the heart becomes s...  Read Full »

Can kidney stones cause blood in urine?

Query: My father is diabetic and have kidney stones. Recently he saw blood in his urine after walk(exercise) what's the reason behind it???  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi thank you for consulting me Kidney stones can have different presentations it also can cause blood in urine after exercise and stones should be evaluated properly and treatment Your father have diabetes and might have other medical issues so proper evaluation before intervention is required I ...  Read Full »

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