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How long would pain from kidney stones last?

How long would pain from kidney stones last?

Kidney stones: No time limit. The pain is caused by stretching of the lining of the ureter and kidney by accumulation of urine behind the stone. Usually you get relieve when the acute obstruction is over and you start passing urine around the stone. ...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


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Hot & irritated feeling in lower back for 2 months on and off. Been to dr, says its kidney stone. Would the pain last this long?

Hot & irritated feeling in lower back for 2 months on and off. Been to dr, says its kidney stone. Would the pain last this long?

Kidney stone: A kidney stone that hasn't started its descent down the ureter can cause months of pain. The pain is typically an aching pain and doesn't resemble the sharp and severe pain associated with passage down the ureter. After excluding other sources of pain, your urologist can discuss minimally invasive strategies to treat the stone. ...Read more

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How much will it hurt to pass a 3mm kidney stone? How long is the pain going to last?

How much will it hurt to pass a 3mm kidney stone? How long is the pain going to last?

Stone pain: Even small stone can cause tremendous pain....3mm stone has 70-80% chance of passing without doctor intervention...But still painful.. ...Read more

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How long hydronephrosis will last after kidney stone passed out? i am still having for last 20 days after passing stone

How long hydronephrosis will last after kidney stone passed out? i am still having for last 20 days after passing stone

Depend on...: The pace of resolving hydronephrosis after ureteral stone passage or removal depends on its duration & degree, ranging from being instant to days, weeks, months - at times maybe lasting forever. More? Ask doctor or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video helps faster interaction for more information. ...Read more

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How long should soreness last after passing kidney stones?

How long should soreness last after passing kidney stones?

Shortly: Once a kidney stone passes, obstruction resolves, thus pain resolves. Usually takes 1-3 days. ...Read more

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How long does kidney stones last if you do not go to the doctor?

Should be able to: urinate it out within 2-3 days. If the pain lasts longer, you should worry about retained stones or obstructed stones. These need to be evacuated or lithotripsied by kidney specialists with ultrasound or other devices. ...Read more

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How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

Nausea: Nausea and vomiting usually occurs during the acute episode. If you still have nausea is probably not related to the stone.. You could have gastritis from possible medications they may have given you for control of pain. ...Read more

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28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

Drug effect unlikely: Use of Flomax (tamsulosin) may enhance kidney stone passage. Flomax (tamsulosin) should not be affecting ejaculation after 48 hours from the last dose. Flomax (tamsulosin) has the potential side effect of delaying ejaculation. If your husband had that experience and was unaware of the side effect, it may have created anxiety which can be affect ejaculation, particularly premature ejaculation. Communication and education may help. ...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


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