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Kidney stone and period
AL2297 posted:
Was wondering if having a kidney stone will make your period worse, or vice versa.[br>I have a history of stones, and noticed that was having some flank pain last week, wasn't sure if it was a stone or not since wasn't hurting all the time, seemed to come and go, But now that I have started my Period, noticed that the pain is worse and seems to be moving down. But not sure if they are even related. Any ideas
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear AL2297: Multiple literature searches at the National Library of Medicine site did not yield any citations on a specific interaction between kidney stones and menstrual function. Certainly if one is having both uterine contractions (period cramps), and pain from a stone moving down the ureter, both these types of pain can be felt as back pain. Just from your history I would wonder if the pain which seems to be "moving down" was in fact a stone.

I would urge you to contact the MD who follows your kidney functions and let them know about the pain. They may want you to start straining your urine, or do some other testing.

In Concern,
AL2297 replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
Thank you very much! Will call my dr. this week.