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a 5 mm kidney stone and have gall stones as well

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I have a 5 mm kidney stone and have gall stones as well. When the doctor touches the abdomen area I feel that the stones get active and cause pain. What would this be


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replied March 21st, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A21064
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
The gallstone pain occurs when there is obstruction of extrahepatic ducts-cystic, CBD etc and there is distention behind the obstruction. It has nothing to do with the doctor touching the abdomen aqnd the stone getting active. Similar is the mechanism for the kidney stone pain also called as renal colic. This colic is a recurring symptom. Also, there is a pattern of recurrence for each individual, that is, for some individuals the episodes tend to remain frequent while for others they tend to remain infrequent.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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