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Best Pain Relief For Kidney Stones
I have recommended this to my patients at times and they have gotten relief and seen earlier passage the the stone.
It initially increases the urine flow and may move the stone faster and clear it. But if you do not keep hydrating, you will get dehydrated and it is not useful for longer lasting renal colic. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Just been diagnosed with kidney stones hospital sent me home with pain relief but I'm still feeling a lot of pain and feeling very 'unwell'wat do I do?
A good rule of thumb when you have been diagnosed with kidney stones - it is okay to be uncomfortable while passing a stone, even if you are taking pain medications. However, you should go to the er if you meet any of these criteria:
1. Your pain cannot be controlled with the prescription pain meds.
2. You are vomiting so much that you can't drink or keep down your meds.
3. You have a fever- 101f. ...Read more
It can but careful!: Heat can relieve the pain; have to be careful as it can cause burns. It may also cause some chronic changes in the skin if used for a long time. It is better to get treated. ...Read more
Sir I'm puneet nd I'm 25yrs old, last 2yrs I'm suffering by kidney stone previously I take medicines nd feel relief but when eat eggs the pain started?
Adopt & adapt...: For men after around 18, all physical growth comes to a halt as genetically determined. Afterwords, all men have to adopt & adapt to whatever the life might have brought to them. To assure if eating eggs is related pain, one needs more detailed info on the specifics & relevance of all symptoms stressing their sequence of events + timely physical exam + testing as needed. So, see doc for details. ...Read more
Pain control: If the urologist already reviewed your case and decided that the stone is small enough to pass without intervention, then pain control would be indicated. Other medications are usually given to help pass the stones including flomax (tamsulosin). See your treating physician for consultation. ...Read more
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 for relief. Small stones can pass on their own. Passage can be facilitated by taking flomax, (tamsulosin) which can dilate the ureter and make passage easier. Urologist may place temporary stent or perform ureteroscopic extraction. Larger stones need eswl or pcnl. ...Read more
Where & how: If the stone was in the ureter & removed through the urethra you will have discomfort for a day or 2 in the urine channel. The pain in the flank would be gone. If a stent was left you will have some irritation in the urethra, especially if it has a thread to pull it out later. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Severe pain lower left back and abdomen, joints. Not kidney stones, had a few different pain, strong opoid has given only relief.
Help: You need to see your PCP who can decide what the problem is Narcotics no good to take ...Read more
My legs have been in pain all day, I even took a strong pain med my doc gave me for migraine Dilaudid no relief n they keep swelling over n over? They swell and go down then swell again in a few hours. I have a kidney stone could that have anything
Lots of fluids: The single best treatment for virtually all kidney stones is fluids, fluids, fluids. Stay hydrated! Almost half of all first time stone formers can avoid further stones by staying hydrated. That means drinking enough water and other fluids to urinate at least half a gallon day. ...Read more
Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more
Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Best medicine to pass a stone in water ...Read more
2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?
Here are some. ..: Clinically, a non-moving 2-mm stone would not usually cause symptom & if it is detached and dropped to move through ureter, it would most likely pass by itself although you may experience some pain, but much better than taking surgery-related risks to undergo procedures. So, leave it alone. Yet, Flomax (tamsulosin) would not help a 2-mm calyceal stone to move and pass although it may help stone in lower ureter ...Read more
My husband has to have his kidney stones removed this thursday. What would be the best way to recovery from this procedure?
Water: Collect stone analysis report, talk to his doctor for dietary modification/ med. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone in each kidney of 5.5mm and 8mm. Is best advice to leave them or remove them? If so, which treatment has best outcome?
It depends on the type of stone, location of the stone, and your symptoms. It would be prudent to consult a urologist for an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?
Here are some...: Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled. So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you. ...Read more
Hope it's small: Stones greater than 5mm in diameter may be too large to pass without help. Drink lots of water ; ask your urologist if tamsulosin, which can dilate ureter on affected side, would be helpful for you. Otherwise other options are ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or shockwave lithotripsy. Good luck. ...Read more
See a urologist: Treatment depends upon composition & size of stones7 your anatomy &? Presence of infection. Evaluation at some time should include blood & 24 hour urine tests looking for matabolic causes. Treatment will depend upon all of above including drinking lots of water & minimal salt intake. Small stows may pass on their own, larger ones may require shockwave, endoscopic laser or percutaneous lthotripsy. ...Read more
See a urologist: Getting rid depends upon size & location of stones. Small ones can pass spontaneosly thus drink lots of water. Stones stuck in ureter may need a bupass stent (tube) or ureteroscopic laser treatment or "basket extraction. Stones up to 1.5 cm can respond to shockwave lithotripsy, larger stone require percutaneous lithotripsy. Need dr's help for pain, may require narcotics. Good lucjk. ...Read more
What is the best way to stop kidney stones to be formed in future for a person who has already engaged with this problem several times?
Halting kidney stone: The first question is, did you retrieve the any of the stones (s)? If so, what were they made of? See a urologist (u) and have your urine collected for 24 hours to see if you have too much uric acid (ua) and calcium in it or if you have too little ua in it. Get your serum calcium (c) level is along with your parathyroid level if your c is high. You may be able to take some meds to stop more s.. ...Read more
Fluids + low salt: Drink 2 litres of water daily, this will keep you well hydrated and keep urine dilute thus calcium excreted by kidney less likely to crystalise + form stones. Low salt diet is 2nd most important feature as urinary calcium excretion is associated with salt excretion. Avoid xs red meat in diet. Moderate calcium in diet is fine and is not related to stone formation. Xs calcium may be. Ie healthy diet. ...Read more
Rx urate stones: First, drink 3 liters fluid every day. Reduce meat and poultry intake to less than 3 oz per day. Get protein from egg whites, quinoa, soy, and white fish. Increase intake of fruit and veg. Avoid alcohol. Add ReaLemon to daily fluid - 4 tblspns / day. Consume 1/2 teaspn baking soda in 6 oz water twice a day. Know serum uric acid level. Know 24 hr uric acid and citrate excretions ...Read more
Depends on:: The majority of kidney stones are not able to be chemically dissolved in your body. Some can, but most can not. Therefore depending on the size and location of your stones, they may or may not be passable. Sometimes surgical options are best for stones. You are invited to thoroughly discuss your options with your urologist. ...Read more
First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more
ESWL: Depends-if your stone is radiolucent (eg uric acid/cysteine) you could manage it medically and dissolve it. If radio-opaque/calcium in composition, while unlikely to "pass" intact, would be best managed with eswl as a minimally-invasive mono-therapy. (pcnl would be too invasive, except with significant anatomic variation (eg calyceal diverticulum/infundibular stenosis). Possible ureterorenoscopy? ...Read more
Just got diagnosed with kidney stones was just wondering what would be the best posture to sleep and be comfortable while I sleep..
Various: There is no "best" position. It will vary depending upon the location of the stone and your body's response to these positions from a comfort standpoint. I assume you are on an alpha stimulating agent like Hytrin (terazosin) as well as whatever pain relief you need. And plenty of fluid intake. ...Read more
I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that I had 2 months ago that I assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?
Here are some. ..: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder, up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. Timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Water: It also depends on size, site and shape of stone. ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
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