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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I had emergency surgery to install a stent in my right kidney. I have chills and shaking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had emergency surgery three days ago to install a stent in my right kidney, as a large stone (with three behind it) was blocking the flow. My kidney was infected. I have the stent in place and am now home with a week's prescription of antibiotics Auro-Cefixime (Cefixime). I take Advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This fever is due to an infection in the urinary tract. The stent is inside, but despite this, you got a fever. What you need now is admission to the hospital and catheterization to your bladder for optimum drainage. Urine culture and blood culture are to be sent. Yo...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal¬†and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a¬...  Read Full »

Can a CT scan miss appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was in an¬†emergency last night because of 48 hours of pain that moved to my right lower abdomen. Also, I am not eating, and I have severe diarrhea if I do. They said my white blood cells were a bit elevated.¬†The CT scan without contrast did not show an inflamed appendix. Now it is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CT scan could not miss a case of appendicitis unless the medical personnel who viewed the CT scan were not qualified enough for correct interpretation of the scan. However, the other causes of right lower abdomen pain may be any one of the following. It could be due to...  Read Full »

Does my girlfriend's back pain, nausea, and vomiting suggest kidney stones?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend has had back pain, nausea, and vomiting for over a month. The local doctor said it was a UTI, but it has been a month, and she is not getting better. I think it can be kidney stones. What can I do to help her recover? Please help, doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A urinary tract infection (UTI) does not last so long and is usually accompanied by a high-grade fever. In my opinion, it seems more like renal calculi (kidney stones). There is a remote possibility of some other intra-abd...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for kidney stones?

Query: Hello doctor, On a thoracic lumbar CT scan performed early this month, the radiologist found a 5 mm non-obstructive stone.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need not worry as the kidney stone is small in size and non-obstructive. No medicines are required at all. Just drink plenty of fluids and the stone would pass easily. I hope it helps you.¬†If you have any further queries, please ask me. For more information consul...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis. Can you please tell me how I got it?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis in the kidney. Can you please help me to find the reason why I got it and how it can be treated?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is primarily due to ureteric stone in more than 90 % of cases. Other causes can be ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteric constriction, or restriction. A proper diagnosis can be achieved after a CT (computed tomography) scan. F...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the frequent urge to urinate?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a pain in the lower part of my stomach. I also have an urge to urinate but, feel that the urine is not coming through. It happened to me quite a few times now. Can you¬†explain¬†what is causing this and also suggest a medicine. I am on regular medications for thyroid, migraine, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of a pain and an urge to urinate can happen due to the following possibilities: A renal stone coming down. A urinary infection. Prostate problems. Give me the following details: What is your age? Since how many days do you have this problem? Do you have any o...  Read Full »

My water intake for the last year has been bad. Do I have a kidney stone?

Query: Hi doctor,How long does it take to form a kidney stone? I am a hypochondriac and for the last year, I have not been drinking a lot of water. I stay away from high oxalate foods like beans, potatoes, spinach, etc. I am in my mid-thirties and I do not have any related past or family history.I was just...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for your query and I understand your concern.Actually, it takes months to years to form a stone, usually, in four to five months the formation starts and it continues to form. In eight to nine months or in a year, the person starts experiencing symptoms.I would su...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from cloudy urine for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, I have been suffering from cloudy urine. It is intermittent and does not happen every day. But,¬†when I am urinating I can visually see my urine changing color to milky white. It happens nearly always at the end of my urine stream. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cloudy urine could be too many causes like phosphaturia (phosphorus in urine), pyuria (pus in urine), chyluria (chyle in urine), stone disease, etc. The exact content that is causing cloudiness should be identified and treatment given accordingly. Do urine routine, u...  Read Full »

I have abnormal heartbeat and breathing difficulties. Please suggest course of action.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have been feeling my heartbeat, breath, and pulse rate to be abnormal for the past three weeks. It feels like my heart is pounding so bad. And then, I feel difficulty for breathing, like I have run or jogged more than my capacity, even if I am sitting or lyin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Your chief complaints are palpitations and lower abdomen pain. Anyone who notices a change in their heartbeats should go for ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out arrhythmia. The most common causes of one-sided pain in the lower abdomen...  Read Full »

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