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Does Flying Affect Kidney Stones
I have a 7 mm kidney stone will it pass on its on or will it get stuck ? I'm due to fly in aweek scared with the stone !
Depends: Is it still a kidney stone of has it passed into the ureter and is now a ureteral stone? If it is just sitting in the kidney it will probably stay there for some indeterminate time, maybe, "forever". If in the ureter, it can cause pain and blood in the urine as it makes it way down. The chances of stone passage for stones 5-7 mm, 60%; for stones 7-9 mm, 48%. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Er told me I have a 6mm kidney stone 6 days ago. Still in a lot of pain, should I go back? I'm flying out of state on Sat and am worried.
I am flying in 2 weeks with a 4mm kidney stone which is in the bottom of my kidney. Minimal to no pain. Will the flight altitude make the stone move?
No, but...: Changing altitude will not alter the odd for this 4-mm stone to move, but its timing of moving and dropping is entirely unpredictable so air pilots are advised to be stone-free. As to air passengers, it is up to their choice and risk. Besides, personal past history of stone disease may be a good reference to project how possible a stone in kidney may move, but still not 100% certain. Best wish ... ...Read more
That's fine.: Meaning it's not that high altitude or pressurized cabins will make kidney stones more likely to pass. However, I don't think you'd want a stone to coincidentally get stuck while trying to pass while you were in an airplane. This would give you tremendous pain and there'd be nothing you could do about it. Chance worth taking? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 4 MM Kidney Stone. That is stuck in my bladder, and I'm wondering if it's safe to Fly?
The pain is really really BAD. Pain meds no help
Would not fly in pai: How long ago did stone pass? 4 M&M should come out but you may need doctors help. Pain should be less unless stone us impacted (stuck) in ureter or urethra. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Kidney stones hurt and you should have pain medication to get you through them. Doctors usually get imaging on the stones to find out their size. If they are more than 7mm they're not likely to pass, less than that they likely do in less than 2-3 days. If they don't there is also medical treatment that ranges from lithotripsy to surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a kidney stone and i don't think I have the pain thresh hold to pass it would they do surgery to remove it?
Depends upon: Size of stone, location, presence or absence of blockage & degree of pain. Best to discuss your individual case with your urologist. ...Read more
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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