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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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

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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.

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HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?

HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?

Dangerous: The ureter is blocked by the stone and it is causing back pressure into the kidney. If not relieved, the back pressure will destroy the kidney. You do not have pain because the stone is too big to move. Please see a urologist at your earliest.

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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.

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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.

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I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?

I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?

Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sue you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues.

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I was told I had a 3mm kidney stone in the top of my left ureter two days ago and that I should be able to pass it without a lot of problems. I have?

Kidney stone: Drink plenty of liquids and strain all your urine through something like a handkerchief. The stone will look very tiny. If you retrieve it, it will be analyzed by the laboratory to see what kind of stone it is. If you don't retrieve a stone and have no symptoms, you may have passed it or it may still be present. Notify your urologist who may send you for another imaging test.

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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine.

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Is it possible for a kidney stone to be stuck in the lower portion of the ureter without inflicting any pain? Mine appears stuck (xray), w/ no symptoms?

Yes: Eagle it is possible if the stone is not obstructing the flow of the urine. Some stones do not obstruct and therefore do not cause symptoms, but they can eventually become obstructive or partially obstructive so they are often treated if they do not pass on their own.

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My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?

Talk to his urologis: We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone Discuss with his Urlogist Other option is go through uretroscope Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT?

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I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?

Get an X-rays: If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out.

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**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they don't 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 don't 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

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I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies.

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Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?

Lithotripsy limited: To breaking up the stone and it must still pass. The stone can grow and get worse if that is all that is done. Removal has less overall risk, despite stents...

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