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 will my kidney stones be detected?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old, fairly healthy female. I have been suffering from kidney stones since the age of 15. Mostly the stones would go away on their own without causing any pain. But in the last seven to eight months, I had been suffering from recurrent UTIs and mild pain in the kidney. Aro... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have got stone problem so early and since you are a recurrent kidney stone former, you need a thorough evaluation to prevent further stone episodes. You should collect the stone you pass in urine and do FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy analysis ... Read Full »
Why does my brother's daughter urinate frequently?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother's younger daughter is 6 years old. Her weight is 52.9 pounds and height is 4 feet. She always rushes to the bathroom to urinate. In a day, she rushes 20 to 25 times to urinate. We have done her urine RE, and it shows everything as normal. She becomes thirsty to drink water. She... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Increased frequency of urination in a 6 year old child can be due to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), renal stones or diabetes mellitus. Since, in this case, increased thirst is also present there is a probability of diabetes mellitus. Althou... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 w... Read Full »
My husband does not show any interest in our married life. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My husband does not show any interest in me. We have completed our 2.5 years of marriage, but for 1.5 years, he does not show any interest in me. Now I am very frustrated. My friends and family members are asking about the baby. For 1.5 years, we are not in a physical relationship. I cann... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It would be best if you talk with your husband about your concern. Ask him what he is thinking about the future. Spend time with him and try to get closer to him. If he has any financial or social problems, ask him and try to find a solution.... Read Full »
What do punctate calculi mean?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan today and two punctate stones were found in the mid-lower portion of my right kidney. I was advised they measured 1 to 2 mm. I currently have urologic issues of possible stricture near the tip of the penis. In addition, I have a lifelong urine flow issue wher... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. 1 to 2 mm stones in lower pole are very, very small in size. As far as treatment is concerned, they do not require any treatment like lithotripsy because they are very very small. Regarding precautions, you should take precautions to prevent the... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 th... Read Full »
I have a history of kidney stones that caused severe rib pain and vomiting recently. Is there any treatment to crush the stone?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old with a weight of 60 kg, and I have severe pain below the ribs and vomiting. Also, I have kidney stones, and I am taking medications for the same. The pain has come after a few months and then goes away. Previously about 13 years ago, when I was diagnosed with kidney ston... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Kidney stones small in size ( less than 5 mm) will pass with urine. If the stone size is more than 8 mm or more or it does not pass in the urine. If it is associated with infection, block, or pyelonephritis or n... Read Full »
I have 2 to 3 mm stones in both kidneys. What should my diet be when concerned with oxalate intake?
Query: Hello doctor, I have 2 to 3 mm stones in both kidneys, my RBC count is 8 to 10 pus cells, 6 to 8 mild traces of albumin, and calcium oxalate crystals in urine. Apart from drinking 3 liters of water, what else should my diet be when concerned with oxalate intake? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed a UTI (urinary tract infection), which seems to be secondary to renal stones. It has in turn resulted in proteinuria with traces of albumin. Have you been started on any antibiotics or tested for urine culture and sensitivity? If not done yet then ... Read Full »
What are the causes of kidney pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I have just started fasting from yesterday morning and last night I was having slight kidney pain. Then I awoke in the middle of the night with some kidney pain and a swollen kidney feeling and urinated with difficulty like having to really push it out. Similarly, last year my kidney got ... Read Full »
Dr. Tamer Mohammed Hussein Aly Abou Youssif
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At least, now you have to stop fasting until you perform investigations such as urinalysis, kidney function test, uric acid and imaging of the urinary tract by CTU (CT urography). Read Full »
Why are the readings in kidney function test high?
Query: Hi doctor, I am scheduled for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to treat a kidney stone that was discovered through testing for gross hematuria. My pre-operative blood work came back with a number of readings that were flagged as high. It includes Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) 17, blood... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your high readings in kidney function tests are probably attributed to the kidney stone that you are having. Any stone present in kidney that is causing hematuria is very likely to cause transient rise in creatinine levels and alter the kidney function test too. Thi... Read Full »