Blood In Urine (Hematuria) and Kidney Stones

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Kidney Stones Overview

Dr Alfonso Kidney Stone SpecialistBy: Dr Javier Alfonso

Kidney stones are a hard mass that can form anywhere in the urinary track, from the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. These stones start small and pebble-like, though can grow into larger, stone-like masses that can occupy the entire collective system, and can cause blockage anywhere in the urinary track like the bladder and ureters. Typical symptoms can include changes to urine, pain, and cramping on the back and side. More serious symptoms include fever, nausea, and vomiting.

What Causes Kidney Stones

What Causes Kidney Stones?

  • The most common symptom of kidney stones is pain. This typically manifests itself as a sharp and sudden cramp in the lower back or abdomen, though people can experience different levels of pain depending on the size and location of their stones. Other symptoms may include:
    – Blood in the urine
    – Difficulty urinating
    – Chills and fever
    – Nausea
    – Vomiting and a strong urge to urinate.

These symptoms can be alarming, so if you experience them, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

Treatment for Kidney Stones

Treatment for kidney stones will vary on their size, location, and composition.

Early detection can make a great difference in the removal process and pain management.

If stones are small, medication and increased fluid intake can help manage pain and speed up natural passing through urine. Other treatment options vary for stones that are obstructive or larger in size.

These options can include minimal to no invasive, outpatient methods. More serious conditions may require surgical removal and a few days of recovery.

Treatment depends on the size and location of the stones.

Smaller stones may pass out of the body naturally, while larger ones need to be surgically removed.

In some cases, medication or dietary changes can help dissolve and flush out smaller stones. Pain medications may also be prescribed in order to manage symptoms during this process.

In any case, it is important to discuss your treatment options with doctor Alfonso before making any decisions regarding your care.

Overall, kidney stones are a common issue that affects many people around the world.

Blood in urine can often be an indicator of kidney stone formation, so if you experience any concerning symptoms associated with these issues it is best to talk to your doctor right away.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, the pain and discomfort associated with these type of stones can be managed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blood in Urine

What is the cause of blood in urine related to kidney stones?

Blood in urine is frequently produced by a stone irritating or injuring the lining of the urinary tract, resulting in bleeding.

How do I know if I have a kidney stone causing my blood to be in urine?

If you are experiencing blood in your urine, it is important to see Dr. Javier Alfonso as soon as possible. A physical examination and imaging tests can help identify the cause of your symptoms, including if stones are present.

Is there any way to prevent kidney stones that might lead to blood in urine?

You can reduce your risk  by staying hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids. Additionally, it is important to maintain a healthy diet that is low in salt and sugar, which can lead to an accumulation of minerals that could potentially form into stones.

What are the treatments for blood in urine and stones?

Depending on the size and location of your stones, treatment options may include medication to break down the stones, or surgery to remove larger stones. Doctor Alfonso can determine which option is best for you.

How long will it take for my blood in urine to go away?

This depends on the cause of your blood in urine, as well as the treatment option you choose. Generally, it can take several days or weeks for symptoms to improve. Additionally, drinking plenty of fluids and maintaining a healthy diet can help speed up your recovery time.

It is important to remember that if you are experiencing blood in your urine, it is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Doctor Alfonso can help you by diagnosing the cause and recommend a plan for treatment.

Please call and make an appointment for further details on managing or treating your condition.


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Dr Alfonso Kidney Stone SpecialistDifferent conditions will produce different stones. Stones can be formed from an excess of minerals naturally found in the urine such as salt and calcium. They can also form after a urinary track infection, and from lack of water in the body. 

Kidney stones can have a variety of causes. Dietary choices and genetics often play a role in their formation. For example, individuals who consume large amounts of calcium and oxalates are more likely to develop kidney stones than those who don’t. Other conditions like gout, urinary tract infections, and chronic dehydration can also increase the risk of kidney stones. Blood in the urine can be a sign that there is an underlying issue with kidney stones, and should warrant a visit to your doctor for further discussion and diagnosis.


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