does a heating pad help with kidney stones

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Dr. Raj P. Singh answered:

Does heating pad help kidney pain?

NO

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Heating pad usually help relax the muscles /ligaments which can improve pain. sometimes muscles around kidney can go into spasm from kidney infection called pyelonephritis and in that case a heating pad may provide temporary relief
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Can i use a heating pad for a kidney stone?

You can

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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.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered:

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

It can but careful!

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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.
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Dr. Robert Benz answered:

Is a heating pad good for mild kidney pain?

Possibly

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will not effect kidney but can make people feel better regarding a skin/nerve effect.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Back/kidney pain, would using a heating pad be ok?

Yes it is ok

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Yes it is ok and may help with the pain
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Dr. Roscoe Nelson answered:

Is a heating pad or I've better for kidney pain? ER said I had a uti but I'm not really having bladder problems, it's just my left kidney.

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If it's a stone not much but medication and passing the stone will help. My condolences.
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Can applying a heating pad to your back or side to deal with kidney infection pain/discomfort cause damage to the kidneys? Been told by friend it can

No

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I can't think of any way a heating pad would cause kidney damage with normal use.
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Dr. Randi Leggett answered:

Can prolonged use of an electric heating pad cause internal damage, particularly to the kidneys? I have been using an electric heating pad for chronic back pain nightly for 2 years+ 2-4hours at 113F-130F. I am concerned about possible internal damage, es

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You won't hurt your kidneys but you can sure burn the skin on your back! Ouch! I ask my patients with low back pain to use hot water bottles because they naturally cool off and you can't fall asleep and get burned.
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I get menstrual cramps on my period this month they are so bad the only way I'm not almost doubled over is applying pressure or a heating pad help?

Many options

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There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena IUD are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Discuss these options with your doctor. You may have endometriosis and these options will help.
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Mild low back pain felt from fall/ Will heating pad help?

Maybe

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Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, Ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation.
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