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How long do kidney stones take to form?

How long do kidney stones take to form?

stones, form: It is a great question and usually unaswerable. In the proper setting, sig dehydration , and in the proper patient, sig metabolic abnormalities they can form vey quickly. ...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 long do kidney stones take to pass?

How long do kidney stones take to pass?

Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do kidney stones take to grow/how fast do they grow? Had several "small" one according to doc, but never passed them.Has been 1.5 yrs

How long do kidney stones take to grow/how fast do they grow? Had several "small" one according to doc, but never passed them.Has been 1.5 yrs

Variable : Some stones can grow fairly quickly over time while others may never cause symptoms. It partly is based upon where the stones are located and what is their composition. ...Read more

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How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

Constant production: Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.

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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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How long does it take to form kidney stones ?

How long does it take to form kidney stones ?

Variable: Anywhere from months to years. There are several types of stones. Some people can produce them relatively quickly while others grow them extremely slowly. Best bet is to drink enough fluids to make at least 2 liters of urine per day. ...Read more

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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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What happens after you've kidney stones for a long time?

What happens after you've kidney stones for a long time?

Infection, pain: If you've had kidney stones for a long time, several things can occur. It can cause no symptoms at all or you can develop symptoms at some point. Problems inlcude bloody urine, kidney damage if there is blockage, pain in the kidney area, or recurrent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

No: After endoscopic (surgical) treatment for your kidney stones, the patient is generally discharged home the same day. If there is excessive bleeding, infection, or side effects from the anesthesia, an overnight stay maybe required. ...Read more

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

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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Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

Depends on size...: Larger kidney stones generally take longer to pass, and can take days. Contact your health care provider and consider a consultation with a urologist, if not already done, especially if it has been more than a couple of days. Also, do you know you actually have a kidney stone? ...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 does it take for women to pass a 1 mm kidney stones?

How long does it take for women to pass a 1 mm kidney stones?

Few hours to days: How long it will take to pass a 1 mm stone depends on the location of the stone, size of the stone.1mm stone will pass faster and with ease than a larger stone.Imm stone can take few hours to days to pass.Most will pass without you knowing that you have passed within few hours if you are drinking increased fluids. ...Read more

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How long after lipotrisky does it take kidney stones to pass?

Lithotripsy/stone: Usually after the lithotripsy stones start passing within 24hrs. Though there are many exceptions depending on the size, location, and composition of the stone. ...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 long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

How long before a kidney stone causes permanent kidney damage?

Stones: It really depends on where the stone is. Some stones last for years and never cause any issues. Others, especially those that obstruct the ureters, can cause blockage to the outflow of urine and result in kidney damage. It can start causing scaring of the kidney in a few weeks. If both ureters are blocked, you can go into acute renal failure in a few days (usually temporary). ...Read more

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

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

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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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more