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how can i tell if i have kidney stones

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
What are your sympto: We can not tell you if you have kidney stones without knowing your symptoms and what makes you think you may have kidney stones kidney stones present ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
The physicians: Here are quite knowledgeable. Please be more specific.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters an ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can be painfu: Most kidney stones 5mm or less will pass on its own but it is always painful as they pass through the ureters into bladder and than from bladder throu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Depend...: The magnitude of risks from kidney stones is related with the size and location of stone(s) and its(their) related side effects such as infection and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Drink lots of water: Dr might prescribe tamsulosin to dilate ureter & make stone passage easier. Hope you have seen urologist to advise if stone/s is/are small enough for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Depends on size...: Larger kidney stones generally take longer to pass, and can take days. Contact your health care provider and consider a consultation with a urologist ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuc ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Severe pain in back,: Flank or groin, blood in urine, passage of "gravel" in urine. Pain is related to degree of urinary blockage. You need pain medication & a urologist fo ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Kidney stones: Some stones are invisible on XRAY, called radiotransparent while others are called radioopaque and are seen on XRAYs. So, an XRAY that shows no stone ... Read More
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