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Duration Of Kidney Stones
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
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
I have a 2mm kidney stone.How long does it take to pass this thing out. Im taking flowmax and pain pills to help. The pain has gotten much better :)
See below: There is no time frame to monitor the best monitor of it passing, if indeed it does , is your pain if the pain goes away, the stone has passed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. how long will it take to pass? was In ER yesterday for it. any tips? been drinking lots of water.
Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital i have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass?please help thx
Well: it varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving.Stones can also stay in one place for years.Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...Read more
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
Ultrasound show kidney stone bilateral 4mm in lower pole with pain, blood in urine on and off pain now for a month ! how long will it take to pass?
Course is highly...: Variable. With persistent symptoms and known stones it is time to make a plan with your urologist. ...Read more
How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?
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
? 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
Variable: Each patient is different. A stone may stay in the kidney for years or pass in a few minutes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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