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How long can a kidney stone be stuck in my ureter before any damage is done?

How long can a kidney stone be stuck in my ureter before any damage is done?

Difficult to say: In studies on dogs in the past, if a kidney was completely blocked, there was some irreversible damage that stated to occur at 2 weeks. If the obstruction is not 100%, you probably have longer before seeing any permanent effects on the kidney. ...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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My kidney stone is 4mm x 1cm long.Had it CT scanned & it has an inch of ureter to still pass thru. Is it going to pass to my bladder? Taking flomax (tamsulosin)

My kidney stone is 4mm x 1cm long.Had it CT scanned & it has an inch of ureter to still pass thru. Is it going to pass to my bladder?  Taking flomax (tamsulosin)

Here are some...: If the degree of hydronephrosis - kidney dilation - is acceptable, you may wait and see with Flomax (tamsulosin) since this stone has already worked its way down thus far although the very end of ureter is the most difficult point to pass through. However, generally speaking, a stone suck a the same spot for more than 2-3 weeks will become less likely to pass; then intervention to remove it is reasonable. ...Read more

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Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it?  Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Here are some ...: Have you passed urinary stone before? If so, what was the size of stone, and how soon? A 4x10mm stone is bigger than the size of ...Read more

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I have a passing kidney stone, CT showed it in the lower part of the ureter. Its large 4x10mm long. How do I know if it has passed into my bladder?

Colic: 4x10 mm is a pretty big stone. The ureter tapers as it approaches the uvj. Only nerve endings are "stretch fibers, so obstruction causes the pain ("colic"). Even if the pain eases/resolves, the only way to know if it "passes" is to strain all urine/save the stone. A stone sitting in your bladder will not cause pain. Best to use a fine mesh aquarium fish net. You should be taking tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Why do people often feel pain when a kidney stone passes into the ureters?

Why do people often feel pain when a kidney stone passes into the ureters?

Spasm and trauma : The ureter may spasm which may hurt. The urine may be blocked which causes increased pressure in your collecting system and pain. Or the trauma to your urothelial lining can cause pain. ...Read more

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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

I have kidney stone in my  ureter  size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously.If not passed in 4 weeks,it will probably not pass.If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...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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