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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How do you get a kidney stone?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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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

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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How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically.Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone passed?

How to get a kidney stone passed?

Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney stone?

How to get a kidney stone?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more

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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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How to determine when you passed a kidney stone?

See or feel it.: Small stoes may cause may or may not cause significant pain & discomfort when they are passed & can be seen at bottom of toilet or in a filter. There is usually significant pain relief when stone exits ureter and reaches bladder. Passage from bladder out thru urethra usually > painful for men than women. ...Read more

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How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

Pain control: If the urologist already reviewed your case and decided that the stone is small enough to pass without intervention, then pain control would be indicated. Other medications are usually given to help pass the stones including flomax (tamsulosin). See your treating physician for consultation. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney stones?

How do you get kidney stones?

Dehydration, stasis+: Not drinking enough results in concentrated urine + concentrated calcium salts which prexcipitate from urine, form nucleus for further calcium salt to come out of solution, attach & stone enlrges. Urinary stasis with hydronephrosis promotes precipitation & stone formation. Too much calcium in urine (hypercalcuria) major cause. Xs urinary uric acid or oxalate & low citrate all promote stones. ...Read more

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Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Painfully: Kidney stones are more common in men, and have further to go along the longer male urethra. Not all kidney stones are passed, some remain, some need surgical treatment for removal or ultrasound treatment in help of breaking them down to smaller, more passable size. The kidney stones are passed by the fluid current along the ureter, and then by the bladder muscle's pressuring urinary stream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

How to know if I've passed a kidney stone?

Relief or see stone: Could suspect having passed stone if you had severe flank pain with or without some blood in urine followed by relief of pain. Especially if you a history of kidney stones. Or you might actually see a small stone in the toilet. ...Read more

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What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

See below: The only way is to remove the stone see a urologist immeditely. ...Read more

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How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

Depend...: Shockwave rx (eswl) for urinary stone is advised for less than some 1.5 cm. But the stone density and past response to eswl may sway this fix rule. Besides, the frequency of using eswl has change and evolved over the past 10-15 yrs due to the availability of fine, smaller instruments coupling with the best-ever optical visualization, resulting in some 65% of stones ... By scope, not eswl today. ...Read more

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How do you treat a kidney stone during pregnancy?

Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
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How do you treat a kidney stone during pregnancy?

Kidney stone (KS): If a ks is causing a blockage then a stent or a nephrostomy tube is indicated especially in light of an infection +/- intractable pain. Surgical intervention to "remove" the stone is avoided because of the desire to minimize radiation exposure to the fetus. A non-obstructive ks does not need to be treated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How do you examine a kidney?

How do you examine a kidney?

Very carefully: There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful. Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have had a number of kidney stone. Now this on I have pain in the middle of the half of my penis. How do I get stone to pass?

I have had a number of kidney stone. Now this on I have pain in the middle of the half of my penis. How do I get stone to pass?

Fluids and pain meds: You need to drink plenty of fluids and take medication for the pain. If you don't have any reason not to take it, I would suggest taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle and if needed Aleve as directed on the bottle. If you are still having pain tomorrow, then you need to go to your emergency room for an evaluation or sooner if you are not able to urinate. ...Read more

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How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

Constant production: Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm. ...Read more

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How long does it usually takes for a kidney stone to pass?

Most in 2 days: Most stones if they are going to pass will pass in the first 48 hours. The chances after that start to decrease. The chances probably never go to zero but after a week, the chances are probably around 50% of it ever passing. ...Read more

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In agony and need to know how long for kidney stone to pass?

In agony and need to know how long for kidney stone to pass?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5- 6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a kidney stone to pass?

How long is it supposed to it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Depends upon size &: Shape. Can't ever predict passage time. Stones larger than 6mm in diameter will often not pass. Stones stuck in upper ureter take longer & r less likely to pass than stones stuck in lower ureter. Small stones pass quicker withincreased hydration water is best) + tamsulosin can help ureter to dilate, which speeds up possible passage. Urologist is best person to advise & manage kidney stone problems. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my kidney stone to pass by september 2014?

How can I encourage my kidney stone to pass by september 2014?

Unpredictable...: Some 85% of stones may pass through ureter in some 2 weeks if its size is 4 mm or less. This does not mean smaller stone always passes or bigger one always never passes. Yet, not all stones will move out of kidney; it is unpredictable. So, who knows? Ask your doctor. Note: more than 95% of kidney stones are not dissoluble with drugs although possible for those few but still very time-consuming... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 - 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

Variable: Each patient is different. A stone may stay in the kidney for years or pass in a few minutes. ...Read more

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Can I return to work while waiting for a kidney stone to pass? No pain at this time, pushing fluids. 6mm stone was diangnosed 5 days ago.

Can I return to work while waiting for a kidney stone to pass? No pain at this time, pushing fluids. 6mm stone was diangnosed 5 days ago.

Work and stone: You can go back to work if you have no pain and, if you have no pain, perhaps the stone did pass. You should strain your urine to see if you can recover the stone and send it to a lab for its analysis to see what it is composed of. However, if you did not pass it and your pain recurs, you will need to go to an ER for pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

Stones: It depends on many things . Size and position of pieces. Presence of stents and fluid intake. Could take months. Could take days. ...Read more

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How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read more

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How long should it take a 2 mm kidney stone to pass? It already left the kidney but is causing me constant pain, and minor bleeding.

How long should it take a 2 mm kidney stone to pass? It already left the kidney but is causing me constant pain, and minor bleeding.

Cannot say: Drink a lot of water to facilitate the passage. You may wish to discuss with your doctor the option of extracting the stone through cystoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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I understand a stint is placed to allow the kidney stone to pass. But why would they wait 3 weeks after the stint is placed to laser the stone?

Kidney stones: The stent is passed more to insure good urine flow (avoid blockage) than to pass the stone. The reason they wait is to allow the inflammation caused by the stone, when it's under a lot of pressure, to settle down. There are fewer complications with definitive treatment when the inflammation is resolved. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass, mine was noticed in february this year and its still there, as of the last few days i've had to urinate more than usual?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass, mine was noticed in february this year and its still there, as of the last few days i've had to urinate more than usual?

It varies a lot : It may take days, weeks, month, years or never for a stone to pass. It really depends on the size of the stone. Ultrasound waves can be used to break up large stones to help them pass. You may want to check with a urologist and have an ultrasound image taken of the kidney, urether, and bladder to reevaluate the stone size. Ct scan can also give information on the stone. ...Read more

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I have a 10mm kidney stone. Will shockwave lithoscopy work? Will it break it up enough to pass w/o pain? What is smallest stone to pass w/o pain?

Yes: Lithotripsy will usually break it. Sometimes the urologist may elect to put a stent up the ureter until all the fragments are passed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?

I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone.  Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water.  How much time is needed for stone to pass?

Depends: Spontaneous passage depends on size(diameter)of stone: Under 5mm:75%,5-7mm:60%,More than 7mm:under 40%. I am sure you were told to strain your urine. If no passage in 2 weeks it is probably a good idea to intervene by your urologist. Also if pain control is a problem. Location of stone is also a factor.Follow your urologist's recommendation. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

Pain control: If the urologist already reviewed your case and decided that the stone is small enough to pass without intervention, then pain control would be indicated. Other medications are usually given to help pass the stones including flomax (tamsulosin). See your treating physician for consultation. ...Read more

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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

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I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely gonna get stuck?

I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely gonna get stuck?

Kid stone 7.5 mm: M unknown age: I was diagnosed today with a 7.5 mm kidney stone. I have not been able to pass even a 4mm stone in the past is this more than likely gonna get stuck? ANS: Time will tell. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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