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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

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 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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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?

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 does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

STONE: Can be a hint but not confirm it. The type of stone is important to determine the time it takes along wth the urine concentration. ...Read more

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How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

How long does it take for kidney stones to pass and when should I go to Dr if it doesn't?

See your doctor.: Kidney stones hurt and you should have pain medication to get you through them. Doctors usually get imaging on the stones to find out their size. If they are more than 7mm they're not likely to pass, less than that they likely do in less than 2-3 days. If they don't there is also medical treatment that ranges from lithotripsy to surgical removal. ...Read more

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I am a female 53yrs old. I have 4mm kidney stone. How long does it take for recover? Do I need surgery?

I am a female 53yrs old. I have 4mm kidney stone. How long does it take for recover? Do I need surgery?

Kidney stones: It is not going to dissolve, it may sit there or may move down and get flushed out in urine. At this size if does not cause any problem no intervention is required, but if you know the type of the stone, follow dietary plan or any medicine given by your doctor to slow down the growth or formation of new stone. ...Read more

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Are 3 by 5 mm kidney stones painful when they are on the way to come out and how long does it take for it to start coming from the kidney?

Are 3 by 5 mm kidney stones painful when they are on the way to come out and how long does it take for it to start coming from the kidney?

See below: Yes, they can be very painful. As size increases, it is less likely to pass on its own. A good rule of thumb is that a 5 mm stone will pass 50% of the time. This decreases to 10% at 9 mm. ...Read more

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How long does it take to form a kidney stone?

How long does it take to form a kidney stone?

Depends: There are many different types of kidney stone and each type has a different history. It usually months to years for stone to be large enough to be visible or symptomatic. ...Read more

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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

See a urologist: It could take hours or days. You should be under the care of a urologist, who can guide your management. At some point a more proactive approach to your kidney stones will be necessary. Don't try to mange this alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

Effectiveness: Usually 1-2 weeks will begin the effective range; however, if stones do not pass, continue therapy for an additional 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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With kidney stones do you normally feel nothing until it hits you all at once or is there early signs. How long does it take for one to form?

All at once.: Stones may exist in kidney for long periods of time without symptoms. They form when urine is overly saturated with ions that form crystals. Crystals congregate and enlarge to form a stone. They cause symptoms when they scrape up against the lining of the urinary system or plug urine flow. Stones smaller than 4 mm usually pass without help, but pain can be severe and sudden. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone that is between 4 and 5 mm I started flomax how long does it take to pass it it has left the kidney and in the tube?

I have a kidney stone that is between 4 and 5 mm I started flomax how long does it take to pass it it has left the kidney and in the tube?

Varies: In general, it is very hard to predict when a kidney stone will pass. I have seen some small ones that linger around for weeks to months. I have also seen some big ones the pass fairly quickly--within a day or two. If it does not pass and it continues to cause you problems, you might need further urological intervention. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after having kidney stones removed through the penis?

How long does it take to heal after having kidney stones removed through the penis?

If you: Are having pain after stone removal the best person to consult is your urologist. Pain persisting for several days may indicate a persistent stone or infection. Best to consult your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass, mine was noticed in february this year and its still there, as of the last few days I've had to urinate more than usual?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass, mine was noticed in february this year and its still there, as of the last few days I've had to urinate more than usual?

It varies a lot: It may take days, weeks, month, years or never for a stone to pass. It really depends on the size of the stone. Ultrasound waves can be used to break up large stones to help them pass. You may want to check with a urologist and have an ultrasound image taken of the kidney, urether, and bladder to reevaluate the stone size. Ct scan can also give information on the stone. ...Read more

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Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Yes: It is probably still in the ureter near the entrance to the bladder. This is the trigone and the nerves that make you feel like you have to urinate are triggered when a stone is trying to pass into the bladder. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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

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How long does 100mg diclocfenac suppository take to work for kidney stone pain?

How long does 100mg diclocfenac suppository take to work for kidney stone pain?

Explanation: Kidney stone pain could be different in severity. Pain medication may help in some cases within 30-40 min. Hope it will work in your condition. If no relief in hour, you need to try something else. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

Variable: Each patient is different. A stone may stay in the kidney for years or pass in a few minutes. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney stone take to develop?

Depends: These can grow quickly if the patinet is frequently dehydrated as stones start off as crystals and grow as they are in concentrated urine. Good hydration slows down this process. ...Read more

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

It varies.: I depends on the size, location and composition of the stone. The smaller it is the more likely is will pass quickly. But even small stones can sometimes require intervention. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for kidney stone pain to pass?

How long is it supposed to it take for kidney stone pain to pass?

Varies: It can take for days to weeks to never. All depends on size of stone, how much fluid is taken in, it there is any inflammation that may hold the stone up. Most stones. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Most likely will pass: Stones then the urinary tract that are 2 mm inside have a 80-90% chance of passing spontaneously. Next question is do you have any other stones or was this the only stone seen. Stone starting a small particles and then grow concentrically upon themselves. Your stone was detected at a small size and can be managed expectantly. Now to work on stone prevention. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.

Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.

Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.

Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more

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Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve hundred percent and for good. ...Read more

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How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?

How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?

Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically (by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

Stones: It depends on many things. Size and position of pieces. Presence of stents and fluid intake. Could take months. Could take days. ...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