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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

How do you get a urethral stent surgically implanted to fix kidney stones?

Ureteral: You are referring to a ureteral stent. It is placed through a cystoscope.How do you know this is what you need. If you know you have a stone go to a urologist. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...Read more

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What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

What prevents kidney stones from damaging the urethra?

Water: The best way to prevent damage from kidney stones is preventign them therefore drinking atleast 2 to 3 liters of water will help. If you already have stones, the majority of them are small and will pass through the bladder and urethra without causing any damage. However if you have large stones that are painful, it will require the help of a urologist. ...Read more

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What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

By urinating: Drink lots of fluids and let nature take her course. At least for a woman, you're only dealing with a 1" urethra. Men have to pass through the prostatic portion and a 6" length of penile urethra! ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine. ...Read more

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Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

If you can: If the stone is in the urethra the ejaculate might help lubricate things and get the stone to move. I assume that there is not complete obstruction? If there were i'm sure you wouldn't be thinking about having sex! ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...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