Urinary stones are formed when urine contains more crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid than the fluid. The urine can lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together and results in the formation of urinary stones. It causes difficulty in emptying the bladder. It can be removed by doing shock wave lithotripsy, cystoscopy, and ureteroscopy.
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Why has my urine flow reduced after ureter stone removal?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a stone in my left ureter. The stone was removed and a stent was placed for two months through surgery. After the stent was removed, I noticed a drastic change in my urine flow. Also, I am having regular pain in the lower part of my kidney. I had no issue in urine flow or any pain ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The decrease in your urine flow following the procedure could be due to a stricture anywhere in the urethra. You should get a uroflometry done to confirm the diagnosis. It should be followed by an ascending urethrogram to locate the stricture. Most of th... Read Full »
What could cause pain while urinating and also when bladder is full?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. For the past two months, I have been experiencing pain while urinating and I also have pain when my bladder is full. I had taken a urine test and the test said I had an infection for which I was given antibiotics. The pain has come down, but a mild pain is still p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usual causes of such symptoms include urinary tract infection (UTI) or urinary stones (renal stones). When routine tests turn out to be normal, a frequency volume diary may be made. Next would be a urine flow test and a sonography for residual urine volume. If these ar... Read Full »
What is the reason for pain while passing urine?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male. My weight is 84 kg and 5 feet 10 inches tall. I am experiencing pain while urinating in the outlet of the organ. This is the first time I am getting such a pain. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. Pain while passing urine can be due to a various number of reasons. It can be due to urinary tract infection or stone in urethra or the bladder or urethral stricture (narrowing o... 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 »
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 ... Read Full »
Do PKD patients have an urge to urinate always?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old. I was born with polycystic kidney disease. When I was 14, I was diagnosed as I was having severe chest pain and dizzy spells. I am currently four months postpartum. Since my son was born I have not been able to use the bathroom as frequently as most. It never caused me ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are a patient of polycystic kidney disease, you will be more prone for urinary tract infections, urinary stones or cysts, which could burst and form clots, which can result in obstruction. One cannot be sure unless you get a sonography done. Since you say... Read Full »
Why am I getting severe left-side stomach pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I have a severe stomach pain on the left side. I went to the doctor and they did a USG of the whole abdomen. I am attaching the reports. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a stone in your ureter (the tube-like structure connecting the kidneys and the urinary bladder), because of which you are getting the abdominal pain. Please consult a urologist u... Read Full »
What do sudden frequent urination and flank pain indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from frequent urination for the last two days and slight pain in the left side abdomen. The urine test found 10-15 hpf RBC and the USG report came back normal. What does this mean? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you smoke? At 33 years, the combination of recent onset of frequent urination with flank pain and urine analysis showing RBC (red blood cells) indicates the most likely passage of the small ureteric stone. If USG comes persistently normal with same picture r... Read Full »
What is the treatment for stone in the urinary tract?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a 3.4 mm urinary stone. I have been having continuous pain in my lower right abdomen. The doctor suggested me tablets Pantocid, Nurokind, and Hifenac SR. Can I take these medications? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a renal calculus (urinary stone) which is of very small size. Your doctor has advised you good medicines. So, continue the same. Hifenac SR (Aceclofenac) is a painkiller used to relieve the pain due to the stone. Pantocid (Pantoprazole) is to prevent gastr... Read Full »
What is the cause for having blood and RBC cells in the urine?
Query: Hi doctor, In my routine urine test, blood in urine is 1+ and RBC 6-8. What does it mean? I have attached my routine urine test report for your reference. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your report is suggestive of microscopic hematuria. Microscopic hematuria may be because of calculus in urinary tract. Calculus in urinary tract causes pain on the side of its presence and... Read Full »
How to manage urinary incontinence and premature ejaculation?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old male, fitter than average but not quite a disciplined athlete. For many years, since my early teens, I have had to urinate frequently, more so than any peers. In recent years I feel it was gotten worse. Having to urinate more frequently, sometimes multiple times an hour,... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting with us. You are a 27-year-old male with urgency and urge incontinence in passing urine a few times in one hour in the day and at least once at night. Premature ejaculation is another issue. The first issue, since you are a careful young work upst... Read Full »