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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 have severe pain and notice blood in my urine. Kindly help.

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. Wi...  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. Flom...  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 urinated, 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 scan. I did an ultr...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have had severe left groin pain, reddish urine, and incomplete bladder emptying. Do I need an ultrasound?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks back, I had pain in my left groin area, which became severe one to two hours later. I also noticed my urine getting reddish. I had the urge to pee, but I could not pee much. So I had to go ten times to pee, and every time it was reddish. After one hour, when I went to the to...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I suggest you get a urine routine and microscopy and urine culture done. Also, get a USG KUB (ultrasonography of the kidney, ureters, and bladder) done. We need to rule out urine infection and stones in the kidn...  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 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 bladder...  Read Full »

Why do I have bacteria and pus cells in my urine routine but not in the urine culture?

Query: Hello doctor, My urine routine shows a few pus cells with the presence of bacteria. But the urine culture shows no bacteria. My urologist says there is no need for treatment. But I am a little worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Sterile pyuria (pus cells but no growth on culture) can be due to a recently treated infection, a scar in the kidney due to an old infection, kidney stones, or infection due to unusual organisms. I suggest you do a...  Read Full »

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 was mentioned that tiny calculus of 0.11 inches is seen in the upper pole of the left kidney. Mild hydronephrosis is noted on the left side with dilated ureter due to obstr...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Stones smaller than 0.23 inches are likely to pass without any intervention. Those that are larger than 0.23 inches or those which cause severe pain, vomiting, or fever need surgical removal (endoscopic). In your case, the stone should pa...  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 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 sev...  Read Full »

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