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How Do You Know If You Pass A Kidney Stone
If you had an imaging study that showed a stone and now the imaging study does not show a stone, that would indicate that you passed the stone.
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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
Yes u can.: Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder there is not much pain. Because the urethra (tube from the bladder to the outside) is larger than the ureters the stone is usually passed easily and without much notice. ...Read more
Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more
Yes.: It is possible for stones to pass without much pain. Few patients are this lucky. Passing a kidney stone is famously compared to childbirth. Pain occurs if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. Matrix stones appear to be covered in a gelatinous coat. ...Read more
How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what I mean?
No pain after stone:
Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone
sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone
if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more
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Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more
See below: Yes very small stones may pass painlessly. ...Read more
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
Hope it's small: Stones greater than 5mm in diameter may be too large to pass without help. Drink lots of water ; ask your urologist if tamsulosin, which can dilate ureter on affected side, would be helpful for you. Otherwise other options are ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy or shockwave lithotripsy. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Yes: This is possible but the vast majority cause some degree of pain. It ranges from mild flank discomfort to the worst pain you've ever experienced. ...Read more
Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe.
Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning.
If the stones are very small like grains of sand it is possible no symptoms or very minor burning at most. All people should be encouraged to drink adequate fluids who are at risk or who have a diagnosis of kidney stones. ...Read more
It varies.: I depends on the size, location and composition of the stone. The smaller it is the more likely is will pass quickly. But even small stones can sometimes require intervention. ...Read more
Stones: Pain and blood but not always blood. ...Read more
Yes it is: Yes it is possible if the stone is less than 2mm in size. ...Read more
Water: It also depends on size, site and shape of stone. ...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