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Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Unrelated: But why are you drinking apple cider vinegar? Hopefully you are seeing someone for the kidney stone. ...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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6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

Bubbles: Foamy or bubbly urine is usually a sign of some protein in urine or a change in the PH of your urine (the vinegar and lemon juice). If your pain has decreased, it is likely you have passed the stone. 6 mm is at upper end of size that you may pass on own, have your urologist recheck an X-ray to see if stone still present. If it persists, there are ways for MDs to remove the stone. ...Read more

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How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? I'm drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? I'm drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

Here are some. ..: A 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine... ...Read more

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Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

Past 2months suffering from kidney stone. Mild pain pain comes and goes. I get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...?

May need it out: If the stone is not passing on its own, you may need to have it removed by a urologist. There are many techniques available depending on the situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: It really depends on the cause of the stones. If you have a low citrate level in your urine or have calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorus stones, urocit k (potassium citrate) can help. However for uric acid stones it does not to much. ...Read more

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How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

How much time does kidney stone removal surgery take?

Depends: The size and location of the stone determines how long the procedure requires for completion. The two most common stone procedures are ureteroscopy and shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and both typically require less than one hour for completion. ...Read more

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What can I take to alleviate kidney stone movement and pain?

What can I take to alleviate kidney stone movement and pain?

See below: Drink liquids as you probably already know
tylenol with or without codeine
with fluids the stone will hopefully move and get eliminated
ask your doctor how to prevent further stones
have the stone analyses for its composition. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How much tramadol 50mg would help kidney stone pain and is safe to take?

How much tramadol 50mg would help kidney stone pain and is safe to take?

Depends on patient: Standard dose of tramadol is 1-2 pills 4 times a day as needed. Don't take it if it wasn't prescribed to you. It shouldn't be taken by those on most antidepressants. Some people are more sensitive to tramadol than others. Kidney stone pain usually responds better to high dose antiinflammatories like ibuprofen 800mg. Don't self-diagnose. Lots of people think they have kidney pain when it's not. ...Read more

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Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

Effectiveness: Usually 1-2 weeks will begin the effective range; however, if stones do not pass, continue therapy for an additional 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.

Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.

Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.

Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more

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What dosage of amoxicillan would my boyfriend take for kidney stones and how many times a day?

What dosage of amoxicillan would my boyfriend take for kidney stones and how many times a day?

Question why: Usually antibiotics do not help kidney stones unless there is an infection with the stone. If the urine culture grew out an organism and it was sensitive to amoxicillin then it would be appropriate. Amoxicllin does not dissolve stones and some take it before a procedure to prevent an infection. If you do take it the dosage is three times a day ...Read more

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I was recommended to take vit k2 as I previously had kidney stones (removed) opinions? And why so?

I was recommended to take vit k2 as I previously had kidney stones (removed) opinions? And why so?

Calcium "director": While vit k is important in blood coagulation, vit k2 (menaquinone) is important in channeling calcium to bone to prevent osteoporosis, and in doing so, decreases available calcium from entering the urine. Should probably betaken in conjunction with vit d2/3 and daily exercise. ...Read more

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more

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With kidney stones do you normally feel nothing until it hits you all at once or is there early signs. How long does it take for one to form?

With kidney stones do you normally feel nothing until it hits you all at once or is there early signs. How long does it take for one to form?

All at once.: Stones may exist in kidney for long periods of time without symptoms. They form when urine is overly saturated with ions that form crystals. Crystals congregate and enlarge to form a stone. They cause symptoms when they scrape up against the lining of the urinary system or plug urine flow. Stones smaller than 4 mm usually pass without help, but pain can be severe and sudden. ...Read more

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Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve hundred percent and for good. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

If I take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...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 long do kidney stones take to form?

Stones, form: It is a great question and usually unaswerable. In the proper setting, sig dehydration, and in the proper patient, sig metabolic abnormalities they can form vey quickly. ...Read more

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How long do kidney stones take to pass?

How long do kidney stones take to pass?

Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to form kidney stones?

Variable: Anywhere from months to years. There are several types of stones. Some people can produce them relatively quickly while others grow them extremely slowly. Best bet is to drink enough fluids to make at least 2 liters of urine per day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm. ...Read more

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I m facing kidney stone what precaution should I take?

I m facing kidney stone what precaution should I take?

Kidney Stones: I've had kidney stones and they are not fun. Drink plenty of fluids and keep your doctor informed. You may go to the doctors early on and they may be able to break up the stones so you don't have to wait for them to pass. ...Read more

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What can you do to take away the pain from kidney stones?

Passing or removing: Or having urologist pass ureteral stent to bypass blockage causing pain. May need prescription strength pain killers for actual pain if 600-800 mg Ibuprofen or extra-strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) insufficient to relieve pain. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

Depends on size...: Larger kidney stones generally take longer to pass, and can take days. Contact your health care provider and consider a consultation with a urologist, if not already done, especially if it has been more than a couple of days.

Also, do you know you actually have a kidney stone? ...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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more