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Does a kidney stone always hurt once it gets to the bladder?

Does a kidney stone always hurt once it gets to the bladder?

No.: A kidney stone in the bladder should not hurt. If it gets stuck coming out of the bladder it may cause pain. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they dont hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?

**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they dont hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?

Yes: stone in kidney doesn't cause pain most of the time: stone in renal pelvis and upper ureter cause flank pain while stone in lower ureter and bladder cause lower abdomen pain; spasm of ureter is responsible for colicky pain ...Read more

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**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

Depends, not usually: I've seen many silent (unknown to patient but seen on CT) stones in the kidney. They don't usually hurt till they fall into the ureter. However, if you have inflammation from an infected stone or the stone is causing local irritation, it may hurt. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

Yes.: Though rare, it is possible for kidney stones to become retained in the bladder and become larger, hard, bladder stones. Stones that can pass through a ureter can generally pass through the bladder outlet, but certain conditions, such as prostate enlargement or a neurogenic bladder, can predispose someone to forming bladder stones. ...Read more

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What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

Lithotripsy : There are a couple of ways to get the offending stone. Sometimes a urologist may insert a stent or plastic tube that can act as a sort of guide for the stone. Depending on the size of the stone ultrasound shock waves may be used to break up the stone so that it can pass. There maybe other ideas a urologist has and talk to your doctor for your options. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Yes: A kidney stone sits in the collecting system of the kidney. A bladder stone sits in the inside of the bladder. It is easy to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Yes, but.....: Yes. If it's big enough, it could stay in the bladder, but a stone that size is unlikely to pass through the ureter into the bladder. ...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