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Review: could Kidney stones cause Vertigo?

Summary: Vertigo could be caused by Kidney stones, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Potassium citrate.

We study 827 people who have Kidney stones from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Vertigo (Dizziness). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 827 people who have kidney stones are studied. Among them, 57 (6.89%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,288,140 people who have Vertigo on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vertigo in kidney stones reports

Gender of people who have kidney stones and experienced Vertigo * :


Age of people who have kidney stones and experienced Vertigo * :


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (12 people, 21.05%)
  2. Pain (8 people, 14.04%)
  3. Arthritis (6 people, 10.53%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 8.77%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 8.77%)
  6. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 8.77%)
  7. Back pain (5 people, 8.77%)
  8. Contraception (5 people, 8.77%)
  9. Fibromyalgia (4 people, 7.02%)
  10. Post-traumatic stress disorder (4 people, 7.02%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Potassium citrate (14 people, 24.56%)
  2. Allopurinol (13 people, 22.81%)
  3. Flomax (12 people, 21.05%)
  4. Lisinopril (9 people, 15.79%)
  5. Lipitor (7 people, 12.28%)
  6. Percocet (6 people, 10.53%)
  7. Folic acid (6 people, 10.53%)
  8. Plavix (6 people, 10.53%)
  9. Adderall 5 (5 people, 8.77%)
  10. Klor-con (5 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Related condition

- Kidney stones (522 reports)


Related symptom

- Vertigo


Related drugs

- Allopurinol
- Potassium Citrate
- Flomax
- Urocit-k
- Hydrochlorothiazide
- Tamsulosin
- Lortab
- Vicodin
- Tamsulosin Hydrochloride
- Dilaudid
- Hctz
- Percocet
- Chlorthalidone



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