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what are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc.
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 26 years experience
Pain!: The most common symptoms associated with kidney stones are renal colic, or spastic pain which usually radiates from the back down to the groin, blood in the urine, and nausea and/or vomiting. If the stone is down by the bladder, you may also experience pain at the tip of the penis (in makes) or at the urethral opening (in females), as well as a constant urge to urinate. See your urologist.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long can a kidney stone be stuck in my ureter before any damage is done?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Difficult to say: In studies on dogs in the past, if a kidney was completely blocked, there was some irreversible damage that stated to occur at 2 weeks. If the obstruction is not 100%, you probably have longer before seeing any permanent effects on the kidney.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it usually takes for a kidney stone to pass?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
Most in 2 days: Most stones if they are going to pass will pass in the first 48 hours. The chances after that start to decrease. The chances probably never go to zero but after a week, the chances are probably around 50% of it ever passing.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What exactly happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Kidney stone moves: Once the kidney stones passes out of the kidney, it goes into the kidney tube called ureter. It then makes it way all the way down to the bladder and then it is expelled while urinating. During this process, the stone can cause a significant amount of pain and possibly bleeding in the urine.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me the home treatments for kidney stone?

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 43 years experience
Hydration and more: Ask your doctor. There are several different types of kidney stones and several causes. Have you had a stone analyzed? The treatment would depend on what caused the stone to form.

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