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How can i tell if i have kidney stones

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
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Yes, some but ...: Nothing is free and always comes with a price; so is stone removal. Largely, the pain related with kidney stone removal is manageable and can be well ... Read More
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
Anesthesia: Stone surgeries are typically done under anesthesia so you should be comfortable. Of course the location and size of the stone make an impact in your... Read More
A 33-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
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 30-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Geriatrics 40 years experience
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
A 46-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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Renal: Stone treatment depends on what is causing the stones and how they are affecting the patient. Best to see a urologist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
STONE: Can be a hint but not confirm it. The type of stone is important to determine the time it takes along wth the urine concentration.

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