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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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Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Yes u can. : Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder there is not much pain. Because the urethra (tube from the bladder to the outside) is larger than the ureters the stone is usually passed easily and without much notice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pass a kidney stone without knowing?

Is it possible for you to pass a kidney stone without knowing?

Yes it is: Yes it is possible if the stone is less than 2mm in size. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pass a kidney stone without realizing it?

Is it possible for you to pass a kidney stone without realizing it?

Yes: Symptoms and signs of kidney stone passage depend on the size and shape of the stone (or stones). Small stones the size of gravel may pass without pain and obvious bleeding. The blood may be visible only with a microscope. ...Read more

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Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Need to see a doctor: Small (usually less than 5mm) kidney stones usually pass with drinking fluid, ie, urination. If you can't urinate, it's possible that the stone is obstructing the urinary bladder or the urethra. It is better to get evaluated by your dcotor or a urologist. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more

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Can you pass a kidney stone with little pain, covered in mucous?

Can you pass a kidney stone with little pain, covered in mucous?

Yes.: It is possible for stones to pass without much pain. Few patients are this lucky. Passing a kidney stone is famously compared to childbirth. Pain occurs if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. Matrix stones appear to be covered in a gelatinous coat. ...Read more

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How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

No pain after stone: Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone
sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone
if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone.Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small ...Read more

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How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

Never: Unless corrected the metabolic system constantly produce them. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Water: Water, and water intake can certainly help! there are medications like tamsulosin and Nifedipine than can accelerate the process. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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What's a fast and painless way to pass a kidney stone?

What's a fast and painless way to pass a kidney stone?

Stones are painful: Stones cause pain as they pass through your urinary system. The focus should be on passing the stone quickly which is usually achieved by increasing the urine flow rate by drinking or receiving (through an iv) large amounts of fluid. ...Read more

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

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

Most in 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 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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What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

See a urologist: It could take hours or days. You should be under the care of a urologist, who can guide your management. At some point a more proactive approach to your kidney stones will be necessary. Don't try to mange this alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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Will having intercouse help pass a kidney stone in a woman?

Will having intercouse help pass a kidney stone in a woman?

Possible: Anything is possible, usually stones hurt a lot people are not interested in sex at that time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass a kidney stone and not even know it?

Yes: This is possible but the vast majority cause some degree of pain. It ranges from mild flank discomfort to the worst pain youve ever experienced. ...Read more

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Could I pass a kidney stone and what symptoms would I have?

Kidney stones: Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe.
Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning.
If the stones are very small like grains of sand it is possible no symptoms or very minor burning at most. All people should be encouraged to drink adequate fluids who are at risk or who have a diagnosis of kidney stones. ...Read more

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

It varies.: I depends on the size, location and composition of the stone. The smaller it is the more likely is will pass quickly. But even small stones can sometimes require intervention. ...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