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Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Not for long: The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone. Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain. ...Read more

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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 vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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Hey I'm in such much pain. I have kidney stone and they are passing. I took some non aspirin can I take Vicodin too?

Yes, but...: For short-term use of 3-4 days, most of patients should tolerate Vicodin well. A passing stone may require intervention if there is a suspecting bacterial infection above the offending stone or the pain being intolerable or a urgent need for professional duty, although some 75-85% of stone less than 4 mm may pass spontaneously in about 2 weeks. More detail? Ask the treating urologist timely. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Yes: Those medicines can be taken together. Vicodin has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it so do not take any additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) while you are taking Vicodin. Pyridium will turn your urine orange so do not be alarmed. Be sure to keep hydrated and seek immediate treatment for fever, vomiting or increased pain. ...Read more

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Can vicodin help with the pain associated with kidney stones?

Can vicodin help with the pain associated with kidney stones?

It can: Help during stone passage but should only be taken under a physician's guidance and for a short time. ...Read more

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Had liprotripsy on Thursday for kidney stone ,did total 5 vicodins over 20 hour period which has me constipated since then. Any suggestions?

Had liprotripsy on Thursday for kidney stone ,did total 5 vicodins over 20 hour period which has me constipated since then. Any suggestions?

Constipation: If you have no urge to move your bowels,I suggest in addition to good fluid and fiber intake,to take gentle bowel stimulant like senokot (senna) once or twice daily until your regularity returns. If you have strong urges and can't move your bowels, insert a glycerin rectal suppository and/or give yourself a fleets enema. See your physician if you develop severe abdominal cramps or distension. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone form?

How does a kidney stone form?

Depends on the Type!: There are many types of stones & the cause of the stone depend on the type of stone. In women, struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections.Calcium stones, the most common occur for a variety of reasons. Usually calcium combines with substances such as oxalate, found in foods such as spinach. Uric acid stones form in people with gout. Use a strainer to catch & determine the type to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more

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How big is a 4mm kidney stone?

about: It is a little larger than 1/8 of an inch. ...Read more

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How do I treat a kidney stone?

How do I treat a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: Considering the following - size, shape, density, and site of stones inside kidney; detailed anatomical structure of kidney; prior Hx of how to manage stones; technology & equipment availability of facility; professional proficiency, etc, can help decide how to treat individual stone properly, but all Rx still come along with a price - possible inherent side effects. So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location. Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

2 CM kidney stone. What do I do?

See a urologist: Stone is too big to pass sponaneousy & too large for shockwave lithotripsy (eswl). Urologic stone expert will likely advise percutaneos nephro-lithopaxyy (pcnl). This involves temporary placement of a percutaneous neprostomy tube, through which a nephroscope is passed & stone is proken up by laser or tithoclst. Performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Open surgery should be avoided. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone get treated?

How does a kidney stone get treated?

It Depends: The treatment of kidneys stones ts based on a number of factors including overall stone burden - size and number of stones, as well as location of stones, type of stone, and the individual anatomy. Treatment options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutanesous nephrolithotomy. Your urologist will determine the best approach for you. ...Read more

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What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

What to do about a 5mm kidney stone?

Depends: If it is not bothering you, you leave it alone. You will likely pass it. If it is causing pain, infection or obstruction, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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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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