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How soon does the pain begin when you have a kidney stone stuck somewhere?

How soon does the pain begin when you have a kidney stone stuck somewhere?

Depends: Kidney stones can form anywhere in the urinary outflow tract. If in the pelvis of the kidney, the collection point for urine production, they can get quite large prior to any symptom occurring. Those in the ureter are usually small but big enough to partially obstruct the urine flow. These create major pain as the ureter tries to get rid of it. Stones can also form in the bladder. ...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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Can gallstones cause cancer in long term . If you don't have pain or symptoms . I have had stone for 9 yrs?

Can gallstones cause cancer in long term . If you  don't have pain or symptoms . I have had stone for 9 yrs?

No: Gallstones do not cause cancer. Very rarely pain that is thought to be stone related is related in fact to cancer within the gallbladder. Again this is very rare. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

How can I prevent a kidney infection when I have a kidney stone?

Nephrolithiasis: Get the stone seen by a urologist and have them make the decision of how to manage this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone. How bad is the pain once it starts moving?

What to do if I have a kidney stone. How bad is the pain once it starts moving?

Severe: Ureteral colic pain has been described as the most intensely severe pain one can experience. My advice to you is to see a urologist and discuss treatment options before the stone passes. ...Read more

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What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills. ...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

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What happens if you don't pass a kidney stone? I have had no pain no problems urinating it's been about a year . What happens to the stone?

What happens if you don't pass a kidney stone? I have had no pain no problems urinating it's been about a year . What happens to the stone?

Follow Up: Some people have kidney stones and do not even know about it, till it get bigger and damages the kidney. Please follow up with your doctor to see if the kidney stone is growing in size or has resolved. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I think I have a kidney stone but I have heard if you have one, there will be lots of back pain. How bad is the back pain from a kidney stone?

I think I have a kidney stone but I have heard if you have one, there will be lots of back pain. How bad is the back pain from a kidney stone?

Often severe: Thereare many causes of back pain.Renal colic is when a stone is passing or moving in the kidney or ureter. The pain can be mild but it is often severe.Some women have noted it to be worse than the pain with childbirth. ...Read more

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I have kidney sand and feel sharp pain several times a day.should i take painkillers? How long does it take to pass it & will it be painful?

I have kidney sand and feel sharp pain several times a day.should i take painkillers? How long does it take to pass it & will it be painful?

Depends..: Common stones are Uric acid, oxalate. See your doctor to know. Some dietary modification will eliminate production. Mean while flush yourself with plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, tea, broccoli, cauliflower and red meat. Toradol is the best pain medication...it can be very painful. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take an untreated UTI to turn into a kidney infection? Can you have a kidney infection w/o fever, but with ab/flank pain?

How long does it usually take an untreated UTI to turn into a kidney infection? Can you have a kidney infection w/o fever, but with ab/flank pain?

Kidney infection: Generally a Kidney infection is accompanied by a FEVER and some flank pain. Not all UTIs, even untreated will progress to a Kidney infection. There really is not a particular timeline. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

I have a 3mm kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I do not have any back pain but I do have groin pain on the right side. How long to pass a stone?

Here are some ...: Most of times, a non-moving stone inside kidney as incidentally found with US would not hurt the stone owner. As to right groin pain, its cause can be deduced by comprehensive evaluation + physical exam + timely tests. To help move such effective process of care, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to handle day-to-day... ...Read more

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I have an Ovarian Cyst, how long until the pain goes away? And how will I know it has dissolved?

I have an Ovarian Cyst, how long until the pain goes away? And how will I know it has dissolved?

Depends: Most ovarian cyst resolve in 6 to 8 weeks. But if not then we need to think of , cause of the cyst. It could be part something more, and then pain does not go away. Such as it can be Endometriosis or it can increase in size or undergo torsion and then you will be in ER. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Depends on size: If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems. They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist. ...Read more

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How long does a ovarian cyst last for when you suffer with very bad gynae problems?

How long does a ovarian cyst last for when you suffer with very bad gynae problems?

Varied: Ovarian cysts can last from a few weeks to never resolving spontaneously. Decisions on whether to remove them depend on your symptoms, the features of the cyst, and your medical history. ...Read more

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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions.  I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone.  Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

Very variable: Can be as little as virtually none or so little that it can only be identified by microscopic examination all on extreme low side. Can be severe enough to to actually see pure blood &/or clots being passed in the urine.Mostly beeding is minor, varying from invisible to naked wye to mild pink dicoloration of urine. Amount of bleeding is no indication of size of stone or degree of blockage caused. ...Read more

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How can I tell if its a kidney stone if i suffer from chronic kidney pain , can you help me?

How can I tell if its a kidney stone if i suffer from chronic kidney pain , can you help me?

Ultrasound or CT : Kidney stones, if present, are cause of kidney pain until proven otherwise. Sonogram or ct scan should provide the answer. Good luck. ...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