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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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

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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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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
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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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Dr. Mazen Abuawad
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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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Dr. Inderjit Deol
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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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Will flomax help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax 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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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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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Pain in my rightside every day for past mnth Hosp gave me a CT &check for my appendix&kidney stone. Found nothing, still in pain help!?

Pain in my rightside every day for past mnth Hosp gave me a CT &check for my appendix&kidney stone. Found nothing, still in pain help!?

Muscle pain?: Despite of your normal CT you may still have a kidney stone which is smaller than the CT cuts(3 mm),so even if that is the case you will pass it without problem if you keep yourself hydrated with at least 2L of liquids daily.Also muscle spasm/strain can be cause of your problem,try massages,heating pads,stretch exercises.Another cause maybe related to your ovaries,get pelvic Ultrasound for that! ...Read more

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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


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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