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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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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 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 iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

How long does it take for iodine dye to leave the kidneys?

Well,: The plasma half life of iodine is 2 hours. However, iodine media is cleared of body within 24 hours. ...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 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 kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

How long does it take for kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

Not a good question.: An infection is a type of disease. The question therefore does not really make any sense. Most infections of the kidney come and go and need turn into anything else. ...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 a kidney stone take to develop?

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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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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How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

No timing: There is no way to estimate (and no ethical way to test) the average amount of time to ascend. It also depends greatly on the patient's age, comorbidities, and any underlying immune suppression/dysfunction issues. The greater the number, the faster it can spread. ...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 does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Instantly ->few days: Bacteria can reach the kidneys almost instantly if the subject has vesico-ureteral reflux (urine backs up from bladder), or can take hours to days depending upon the bacteria. Some bacteria have tiny hair like projections (cilia) and can crawl through bladder vales and work their way up to the kidney. Sign of infection reaching the kidneys is when you develop back or flank pain. ...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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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 a bladder infection to get to kidneys?

How long does it take a bladder infection to get to kidneys?

Varies: As long as it takes bacteria to reach kidney. Can be within hours if bladder reflux is present. Usually 1 - 3 days after bladder becomes inflammed and ureral valve in bladder becomes swollen ; permits reflux up to kidney. Some bacteria have hair-like projections on their wall and can 'crawl' like little caterpillars thru ureteral valves ; up ureter to kidney. Also depends upon body's resistance. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney infection usually take to away?

How long does a kidney infection usually take to away?

3-5 days for simp le: If it is a simple uti, typical treatment is 3-5 days. If it is a more complicated uti, such as in a male or pyelonephritis then long treatments are warranted. ...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 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 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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I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

Reflux Rx: 53 F with past surgery for reFLUX GERD with fatty liver and kidney stone asks what reflux medicine ca. I take. The and safest Rx is to put the head of your bed up on 8 inch blocks which you can get in bed and bath or diy stores. Try this or a week more and may not need meds. If not recommended before should maybe see a real GI DR. ...Read more

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Given samples of delzicol, for colitis. i have had kidney stones and a fatty liver, is the delzicol okay to take? i also take baby aspirin daily.

Given samples of delzicol, for colitis. i have had kidney stones and a fatty liver,  is the delzicol okay to take? i also take baby aspirin daily.

Serious side effects: If one has kidney problems, or liver or heart one may experience side effects. Bleedings sometime may occur. Allergies to aspirin or any salicylates one should avoid taking delzicol \. Same applies to allergy to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some ...: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. and gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Does your liver enzymes go up with  a kidney stone?

Not typically: If the kidney stone is associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if severe this can make the liver enzymes go up, as can a number of medicines, but the stone itself does not typically do so. ...Read more

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What is the difference in pain intensity between liver damage and kidney stones?

What is the difference in pain intensity between liver damage and kidney stones?

Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and i don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more

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What could explain the difference in pain intensity, eg between liver damage or kidney stones?

What could explain the difference in pain intensity, eg between liver damage or kidney stones?

Lower abs: All exercises can help with abs. Hold tight in abdomen during exercise. Ask a trainer about core exercises. ...Read more

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Ct scan results showed kidney stones and something in my liver. What could the something be?

Ct scan results showed kidney stones and something in my liver. What could the something be?

One of many: Benign liver tumors are very common & usually non-symptomatic. Various types of liver cells can undergo benign proliferation. Hepatic cysts, benign hepatocellular adenoma, vascular malformations (hemangioma) or focal nodular hyperplasia +Lipomas or angiomylipomas. Very unlikely due to malignant metastasis. Occasional, less that 5% of adenomas can become malignant. Can be followed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Should I be worried? I went to the hospital and while passing a kidney stone they found a 6.5cm X 5.5cm cyst in my liver. It is multioculated,

Should I be worried?  I went to the hospital and while passing a kidney stone they found a 6.5cm X 5.5cm cyst in my liver. It is multioculated,

Need follow-up: While some of the liver cysts are benign needing mostly tight follow-up, some others need special attention. Either way you will need a gastroenterologist for follow-up and further decision of when would be the best time to get it drained. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Liver enzymes normal history kidney stones pain right side why ultrasound?

Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Had urq ultrasound today.Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm.A liver hemangioma and kidney stone.Drs not worried.Should i be ?

Had urq ultrasound today.Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm.A liver hemangioma and kidney stone.Drs not worried.Should i be ?

Shouldn't worry: If you are asymptomatic, there's no need for concern. Polyps can be followed, hemangiomas are benign. Unless the kidney stone becomes symptomatic, that too can befollowed. ...Read more

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Found out I have kidney stones by CT scan to also find out I have cysts on my liver, what could that possible mean?

Found out I have kidney stones by CT scan to also find out I have cysts on my liver, what could that possible mean?

Not uncommon: Kidney stones and liver cysts are not uncommon. Liver cysts are benign and not to be worried about. Very large cysts can be painful but most are small. Kidney stones can cause problem if they start moving into the ureters. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones.I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones.I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

Blood in urine: Kidney stones can cause plenty of problems and can cause some blood in the urine. But bright red blood in the urine is a possible sign of something worse, such as bladder cancer. If you are unable to get in to see a urologist, you should consider going to an E.R. Btw, ultrasound is terrible at diagnosing kidney stones. You need a ct-urogram and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Tenderness adjacent to belly button on right side, ultrascan not, gallbladder, kidney stones , liver or pancress, but it has been there for weeks any idea?

Tenderness adjacent to belly button on right side, ultrascan not, gallbladder, kidney stones , liver or pancress, but it has been there for weeks any idea?

Hernia?: You may have a small hernia, strained rectus muscle, or other condition. See your physician for complete history of the pain, physical exam, and further work up. ...Read more

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I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?

See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more

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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen,enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen,enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: had a recent illness(e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...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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5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

Yes: Kidney stones do cause pain. You should consult a urologist about treatment modalities available. There is no need to live with the pain due to a treatable cause. ...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