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 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 Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the cause for pain and irritation during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and irritation while passing urine. My urine report says my blood cell count is more than 100. My ultrasound report is normal. I feel shy to tell the doctor about my problem. I do masturbation once or twice a week, but nothing ever happened. Now my urine color is almo...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause for your problem must be urinary infection or a stone in the kidney tube. Since sonography is normal, infection is more likely. Do a urine culture sensitivity test and start an antibiotic. I suggest tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for ...  Read Full »

Is it true that the size of stone increases after ESWL?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my ESWL done 14 days ago. I was not completely sedated and felt some pain so I was shaking a bit. The day after ESWL, I started feeling severe pain in kidney, irritation and burning in stomach. Pain was dealt with but burning in stomach continued and I was constipated too. Due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) the stone fragments need to be flushed out by the kidney. So, you need to have lots of fluids.¬†Adding a painkiller and an alpha blocker to relax your ureters will help clear the fragments. Pain can occur after ESWL due to...  Read Full »

How to manage the blood and blood clots flowing in my urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have blood and blood clots flowing in my urine. It happened about two times. After an hour, when I did urination, it was normal. I went to a nearby hospital and checked my blood and urine. It was completely normal. After two days, I went for an advanced scanning. I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in urine usually occurs due to infection or stone. Since your reports are regular, there can be a mild infection, or it can be a small stone which has not caused any pain. I suggest you visit a urologist and get a CT scan of KUB (kidneys, ureter, and urinary bladd...  Read Full »

Can lower abdominal pain mean kidney problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female having one kid of 3 years old. It has been one year since I am suffering from lower abdominal pain and I took medicine as per gynecologist advice for reducing swelling of my uterus and today I decided to go for an ultrasound and after that ultrasound report, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sonography report shows mild swelling of both kidneys. This may be due to holding urine for sonography. It may also be due to infection, stone or some block in kidney tubes. You should get a repeat sonography of KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) done with an empty bladd...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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