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How To Ease Kidney Stone Pain
Medicate and Hydrate: Whenever you are passing a stone, flank pain may ensue (associated nausea and vomiting). Usually fever, malaise , chills, rigors & weakness are not good signs & are usually associated with sepsis and you should receive urgent/emergent care. Small stones can be allow to pass by taking pain medications, hydration and Flomax (to dilate ureter). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Narcotics: Narcotics (opiates) are the mainstay for pain relief. Examples includes oxycodone, morphine and dilaudid. Additional choices such as tylenol can help. Alpha blockers such as Flomax or uroxatral can relax the ureters and assist in stone passage. Remember to drink fluids to produce 2+ liters of urine daily. If admitted, request a pca (patient controlled IV anesthesia pump). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a gyn-doc ...: To better define what you may suffer from, it would be more logical to have a gyn-doc check you out if you may have possible female pelvic related disorders first. Finding a kidney stone has been often incidental while being evaluated CT for pain somewhere in the abdomen/pelvis. A quiet non-moving stone would not usually cause pain. If moving down the ureter, intermittent unbearable pain incurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Passing kidney stone, used all of my pain medication, need a refill but out of state. What can I do?
Hello I've already passed my first kidney stone, my first at age 27, I'm feeling that same pain twice as much ever since, are they known to do this?
I had a kidney stone about 6 months ago. I currently still get some pain off and on in the same area is that normal after having a kidney stone?
No: Normally, if you have a stone on the right, it will always hurt on the right side. It is possible that you might be passing a very small stone on the other side that might account for the pain switching sides but typically the pain is on one side only and stays that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: There is no one definitive symptom, but things like back pain pr "flank" pain, dysuria (painful urination), hematuria (bleeding in your urine), urgency (feeling the need to urinate), frequency (urinating often), fever possibly if the stone is causing an infection. Sometimes pain may be referred to the abdominal area. Get a good exam with testing if you think you have kidney stones. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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