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Can A 6mm Kidney Stone Pass
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
Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more
I currently have a 6mm kidney stone that I am currently trying to pass, it is at the entrance to my bladder...can it pass and will it hurt?
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How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?
Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically (by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more
Week ago in ER with flank pain. Have a 6mm kidney stone. Given flomax (tamsulosin). No insurance or way to pay to have it removed. Will it pass on it's own?
Can I return to work while waiting for a kidney stone to pass? No pain at this time, pushing fluids. 6mm stone was diangnosed 5 days ago.
Work and stone: You can go back to work if you have no pain and, if you have no pain, perhaps the stone did pass. You should strain your urine to see if you can recover the stone and send it to a lab for its analysis to see what it is composed of. However, if you did not pass it and your pain recurs, you will need to go to an ER for pain control. Good luck. ...Read more
Almost none, but...: A 1-mm stone is most likely still attached to the papilla of a calyx and its odd to detach and drop into ureter is very low. If happening, a 1-mm stone should have an almost 100% of chance to pass with no discernible pain. In reality, I would not spend much time to mull over it because it shades too little clinical significance to worry about it. Best wishes... ...Read more
But is also possible that it won't pass.
Study in ajr 2002:
the spontaneous passage rate for stones 1 mm in diameter was 87%; for stones 2-4 mm, 76%; for stones 5-7 mm, 60%; for stones 7-9 mm, 48%; and for stones larger than 9 mm, 25%. ...Read more
Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically. Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...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
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