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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

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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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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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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