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Can I use a heating pad for a kidney stone?

Can I use a heating pad for a kidney stone?

You can: But it will not work. The stone blocks and the smoothe muscles in the ureter work overtime to push it forward, and that sounds out alarm signals big time causing nausea, vomiting sweating and pain. The heating pad solves none of the cause or even any of the aftermath. Go to the er. ...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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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

It can but careful!: Heat can relieve the pain; have to be careful as it can cause burns. It may also cause some chronic changes in the skin if used for a long time. It is better to get treated. ...Read more

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Both of my kidneys are hurting and a heating pad isn't working, and I'm in pain! So what else can I do? I have & had kidney stones bow and in the past

Both of my kidneys are hurting and a heating pad isn't working, and I'm in pain! So what else can I do? I have & had kidney stones bow and in the past

Get checked,,,: If this pain is very bad it's best to go to the doctor or hospital and get checked/examined. It might be stones or it might be a urinary tract infection that has spread to the bladder and to the kidneys, or it might be the endometriosis. But you won't know unless you get checked and get tested, so see the doctor promptly. Ibuprofen helps pain, but might mask a fever, so please get checked. ...Read more

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If the pain I have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

If the pain I have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

Maybe: It will not hurt you more but may not help. If you have a kidney stone fluids and management for pain and possible vomiting/infection may be what you need. All the best. ...Read more

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Is heat good for kidney stones?

Is heat good for kidney stones?

No.: In summer, people can develop kidney stone if life style is sluggish.
We should have active life style, reduce sodium intake (salt intake), increase water consumption (dehydration concentrates the urine and increases mineralization). ...Read more

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more

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I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. And removal. Frank bleeding from urethra. Like large spots on pad and when I wipe. Had tah. What is it?

I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. And removal. Frank bleeding from urethra. Like large spots on pad and when I wipe. Had tah. What is it?

Be evaluated timely: To confirm the origin of bleeding may be hard but can be eased by analyzing detailed info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of bleeding & its possible related symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How? Peruse: http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Then you can work better with Doc to reach right diagnosis, care, & counseling. Best. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it helps with kidney stones. Often makes intervention for ureteral stones unnecessary. ...Read more

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If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...Read more

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Does barley water help with kidney stones?

Does barley water help with kidney stones?

It may, but the idea: Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Can I pass a 2 cm kidney stone?

Ouch!: "A penny for your thoughts." Remember that saying? Well, an American penny is 1.9 cm, so a 2 cm stone is wider than a penny. It won't come out the urethra where pee comes out. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for kidney stone?

Any home remedies for kidney stone?

Here are some. ..: Making existing stones disappear or preventing stone recurrence has always excited the patients with urinary stones, but there has been no constant reliable remedies for these goals, but keeping urine diluted to impossibly form stone crystals in kidneys and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meats, & dairy products by >50% could make a difference in reducing stone recurrence. More? Ask Doc.. ...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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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more

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Where do woman feel kidney stone pain?

Location dependent: Dependent on the location of the stone. Stone inside the kidney are usually asymptomatic unless they move. In the proximal ureter the usually case back/flank pain and the stone moves done the ureter the pain may become more abdominal and refer to the groin as it gets closer to the bladder. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a kidney stone?

How can I recover from a kidney stone?

Most...: Nowadays, most kidney stone procedures are done as outpatients with occasional cases requiring short hospital stay. How long the time is required to recover is decided and adjusted to meet individual need, largely depending upon patient's pain threshold/tolerance/coping ability and the complexity of procedures. At times, political correctness may come to play. So, ask urologist for detail. ...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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How can I confirm where my kidney stone is?

Imaging.: Usually, the only way to know where a kidney stone is in the urinary tract is by imaging, such as an x-ray or ct scan. Symptoms may sometimes be able to localize the source, such a flank pain indicating the kidney or ureter, and low abdominal pain indicating the bladder, but pain is often referred so the exact location can be difficult to discern. Before any treatment, imaging is used to confirm. ...Read more

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How can you relieve kidney stone pain fast?

See: A urologist if you think you have renal stones. Acute pain evaluation/treatment can also be obtained in acute care centers. ...Read more

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Is a 9mm kidney stone critical? Is it large?

Is a 9mm kidney stone critical? Is it large?

Location matters: 9 mm is relatively big for a kidney stone. If it is lodged in your the tube that the urine travels in to get to your bladder (ureter), it would probably block it and cause potential complications and EXTREME pain. Sometimes stones can pass on their own but one of that size may require a procedure called "lithotripsy". Make sure you are followed by a doctor for managing this. ...Read more

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Does 6mm kidney stone have a chance to pass?

Does 6mm kidney stone have a chance to pass?

Yes: A 5-7 mm stone has a 60% chance of passing. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a kidney stone in women?

Tell me symptoms of a kidney stone in women?

Back pain: Severe usually one sioded bacl apin wioth blood in the urine (mostly by microscopic exam). ...Read more

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What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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Is a 5 mm kidney stone considered big or small?

Borderline: Small enough to possibly pass on its own (usual case), too large if it gets stuck ; requires medical intervention. Good luck! . ...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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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

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