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How Long Does It Usually Takes For A Kidney Stone To Pass
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
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
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
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
How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?
How long should it take a 2 mm kidney stone to pass? It already left the kidney but is causing me constant pain, and minor bleeding.
Cannot say: Drink a lot of water to facilitate the passage. You may wish to discuss with your doctor the option of extracting the stone through cystoscopic procedure. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?
Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable...: Some 85% of stones may pass through ureter in some 2 weeks if its size is 4 mm or less. This does not mean smaller stone always passes or bigger one always never passes. Yet, not all stones will move out of kidney; it is unpredictable. So, who knows? Ask your doctor. Note: more than 95% of kidney stones are not dissoluble with drugs although possible for those few but still very time-consuming... ...Read more
Can I return to work while waiting for a kidney stone to pass? No pain at this time, pushing fluids. 6mm stone was diangnosed 5 days ago.
Work and stone: You can go back to work if you have no pain and, if you have no pain, perhaps the stone did pass. You should strain your urine to see if you can recover the stone and send it to a lab for its analysis to see what it is composed of. However, if you did not pass it and your pain recurs, you will need to go to an ER for pain control. Good luck. ...Read more
I understand a stint is placed to allow the kidney stone to pass. But why would they wait 3 weeks after the stint is placed to laser the stone?
Kidney stones: The stent is passed more to insure good urine flow (avoid blockage) than to pass the stone. The reason they wait is to allow the inflammation caused by the stone, when it's under a lot of pressure, to settle down. There are fewer complications with definitive treatment when the inflammation is resolved. ...Read more
I have a 10mm kidney stone. Will shockwave lithoscopy work? Will it break it up enough to pass w/o pain? What is smallest stone to pass w/o pain?
I have had a number of kidney stone. Now this on I have pain in the middle of the half of my penis. How do I get stone to pass?
Fluids and pain meds: You need to drink plenty of fluids and take medication for the pain. If you don't have any reason not to take it, I would suggest taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle and if needed Aleve as directed on the bottle. If you are still having pain tomorrow, then you need to go to your emergency room for an evaluation or sooner if you are not able to urinate. ...Read more
I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?
Depends: Spontaneous passage depends on size (diameter)of stone: Under 5mm:75%, 5-7mm:60%, More than 7mm:under 40%. I am sure you were told to strain your urine. If no passage in 2 weeks it is probably a good idea to intervene by your urologist. Also if pain control is a problem. Location of stone is also a factor. Follow your urologist's recommendation. Best wishes for you. ...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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