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What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

Drink beer: 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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Stones: 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

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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

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

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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?

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

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How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

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

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Plz tell me symptoms of kidney stones and how can I get relief?

Plz tell me symptoms of kidney stones and how can I get relief?

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

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How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

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

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What is the best way to deal with kidney stones?

What is the best way to deal with kidney stones?

Drink fluids: Fluids diet chemical tests to see why you are making them. ...Read more

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What OTC medicines are the best for kidney stones?

What OTC medicines are the best for kidney stones?

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

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Suggest best painkiller for kidney stone?

Suggest best painkiller for kidney stone?

What works quickest!: Evidence may point to non-narcotics, but Meperidine 75 mg works...For me, I've had 16 stones, and can get by with oral hyro- or oxy-codone preps. Iv/or im morphine works too. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

What is the best way to get rid of a 1 CM kidney stone?

Urology consult: This is a decent size kidney stone. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

If I have a kidney stone, what are some of the best treatments?

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

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What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

What is the best treatment for complications from kidney stone?

Depends: Depends on the nature of complication........Hydrnephrosis will need stenting, pyelonephritis will need additinal antibiotic, renal failure will need dialysis/ultrfiltration, pain med, . ...... ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

Under local. ..: If no thread is attached to the end of stent, the stent can be easily removed through a flexible cystoscopy under local anesthesia. Generally, it's not worthwhile to do so under sleep. Most patients tolerate very well. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

What is the best treatment for a 1 CM kidney stone? This is my first stone.

Fluids: 24 hour urine collection for a snap shot of what goes on inside the kidney and then therapy can be tailored.
Untill then drink enough water to make about 2.5 liters of urine or untill urine is white in color. ...Read more

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2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney what is the best way to remove? Taking flowmas is no problem?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: 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

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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?

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

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What is the best way to relieve kidney stone problems?

What is the best way to relieve kidney stone problems?

Stone analysis: Stone analysis will identify the chemical nature of stone.........Help modifying diet adding certen preventive remidies. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to pass a kidney stone?

Please help! What is the best way to pass a kidney stone?

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

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What's the best way to end kidney stones?

What's the best way to end kidney stones?

See a Urologist: Most small stones pass by themselves. Some require lithotripsy either percutaneous or through a scope. Some require a tube through your back into the kidney for the urologist to insert a scope to break up and remove the stones. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end kidney stones?

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

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How can you best cope with kidney stones?

Regular hydration: Ask your doctor if you can have the stone analyzed. There are several types of stones, and some dietary habits may hasten their formation. If the stone in a kidney is large enough, ct scan can give your doctor an idea of the stones' composition. ...Read more

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What are best ways to manage kidney stones?

What are best ways to manage kidney stones?

Kidney stones: This really depends on size and symptoms. So the answer is not simple. I would suggest get checked out with a Urologist. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedies for kidney stones?

What is the best home remedies for kidney stones?

Prevention: Main thing would be constant decent input of water. My urologist recommended about 1-2 liters a day. Having a decent amount of vitamin D and calcium to stabilize bones helps. Avoiding squash and okra due to oxalic acid might be important in a few people. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end kidney stones or help with the pain?

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

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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

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What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

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

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What is the best way to prevent and treat urate kidney stones?

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

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Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of kidney stones?

Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of kidney stones?

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

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What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

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

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What is the best thing to do if I have a 0.7 CM kidney stone? An operation or lithotripsy?

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

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Just got diagnosed with kidney stones was just wondering what would be the best posture to sleep and be comfortable while I sleep..

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

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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

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What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

What is the best way to treat a kidney stone and enlarged one kidney?

Probably surgery: It appears you have a kidney stone and enlarged kidney (hydronephrosis)--- probably due to obstruction. This needs in addition to pain medications, possible stent placement or surgery to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

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


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Pain Relief (Definition)

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