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Can Drinking Water Help Pass My Kidney Stone
Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?
Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to pass a 1mm kidney stone & drinking water as instructed. Feel the urge to urinate, but can't. Feel discomfort in penis area. Is this normal?
Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?
Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate. Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital i have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass?please help thx
Well: it varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving.Stones can also stay in one place for years.Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...Read more
Kidney stone: Will probably pass but will usually hurt. Speak with a urologist. ...Read more
It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.
I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?
Depends: Spontaneous passage depends on size(diameter)of stone: Under 5mm:75%,5-7mm:60%,More than 7mm:under 40%. I am sure you were told to strain your urine. If no passage in 2 weeks it is probably a good idea to intervene by your urologist. Also if pain control is a problem. Location of stone is also a factor.Follow your urologist's recommendation. Best wishes for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking lots of water help actually minimize kidney stone pain or does it just hurry the passage?
No: Drinking water may help pass the stone but will not decrease the pain level. ...Read more
Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.
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