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A 23-year-old female asked:

how long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should i go to dr if it doesn't?

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Dr. Carl Rosen
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It is variable: The size of the stone is very important. The larger it is ,the less likely it will pass. If you have severe pain or especially fever, you need to seek immediate medical attention.
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor.: Kidney stones hurt and you should have pain medication to get you through them. Doctors usually get imaging on the stones to find out their size. If they are more than 7mm they're not likely to pass, less than that they likely do in less than 2-3 days. If they don't there is also medical treatment that ranges from lithotripsy to surgical removal.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: After endoscopic (surgical) treatment for your kidney stones, the patient is generally discharged home the same day. If there is excessive bleeding, infection, or side effects from the anesthesia, an overnight stay maybe required.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments available for kidney stones?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Natural or medical: Small kidney stones can pass spontaneously - thus always drink lots of water. May be helped taking Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter. Larger stones 6 - 15mm eswl (shockwave lithotripsy). Large & staghorn stones may require percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy. Non-mechanical medical treatments are needed to prevent metabolic kidney stones, such as hydrochlorthiazide for hypercalcuria, alopurinal for uricosuria.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for kidney stones in rural town?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Fluids: The best prevention for kidney stones is increasing your water intake. Fluids or foods that are high in oxalate and excess sodium should also be avoided. Foods to be avoided include coffee, teas, nuts, and sodas as this increase your chances of developing another kidney stone.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do for kidney stones that will help?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dietary modification: Depending on your type of stone modification of diet helps.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some reliable remedies for kidney stones in alternative medicines viz.unani/ayur/homeo. to dissolve?

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Dr. James Lin
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None...: There has been no known stone-dissolving agents for calcium-containing stones or even organic stones such as cystine stone, except uric acid stone. So, don't wish and dream for such possibility.

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