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Hi Dr Leslie,
My daughter has some burning on urination. She was checked just about a week ago for a UTI and it came back negative.
So could it be the kidney stones? We went to her urologist a few months ago and the stone was getting smaller so the Dr thought if we left it alone, it might just go away. Her next appt is in January.
Her back bothers her once in a while, and has an upset stomach which varies from throwing up to just being a little queasy.
If its not a UTI or kidney stones, what else could it be? Its been about 1-1/2 weeks.



Stones located in the kidneys do not typically cause urinary problems like burning which are usually localized to the bladder.  However, a stone near the bladder can cause a variety of urinary symptoms including burning.  Since a UTI seems unlikely, other potential causes include dietary irritation from hot spicy foods, vaginitis and vulvadynia.  She should check with her physicians about this.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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