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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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 after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what I mean?

How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what I mean?

No pain after stone: Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone
sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone
if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I still have pain on my lower right side, after passing a tiny kidney stone?

Another stone?: Possibilities include another stone, residual injury, or kidney infection. Check with your doc who may do another ultrasound and urinalysis. ...Read more

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What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital? "

What does it mean after passing kidney stones:" there is anterior rotation of the left renal access congenital? "

Congenital anomaly: The fetal kidneys undergo a 90° rotation around their longitudinal axis during their ascent from the pelvis before they reach their final position by the end of the 8th week of fetal life. Abnormal rotation may partially obstruct the junction of the kidney & ureter, the tube that leads to the bladder, increasing the risk of having kidney stones & upper urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and im passing a kidney stone and it hurts to pee and when I wipe there is a little blood what does that mean?

I'm 20 years old and im passing a kidney stone and it hurts to pee and when I wipe there is a little blood what does that mean?

Here are some...: You need to be evaluated and followed so to decide seeing blood in urine is related to stone passage or UTI. How to get these health-related things for good care done correctly? Follow suggestions in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html and in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Thereby, you gain insight on hwo to work well with the doctor for good care timely. Best to health... ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass?

Yes but not easily: Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. Lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Can a 6.4 mm kidney stone pass?

Yes.: It is possible to pass a 6.4mm stone. Stone passage is related to stone size and stone location.
Stones of this size have an approximately 50% chance of pasing spontaneously. Medication might help. Otherwise, lithotripsy might be necessary. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone?

Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone?

Yes: It is possible to pass a stone of this size, however, the likelihood of passing a stone decreases as the stone size increases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc. ...Read more

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How painful is it to pass a 1mm kidney stone?

Almost none, but...: A 1-mm stone is most likely still attached to the papilla of a calyx and its odd to detach and drop into ureter is very low. If happening, a 1-mm stone should have an almost 100% of chance to pass with no discernible pain. In reality, I would not spend much time to mull over it because it shades too little clinical significance to worry about it. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass a six mm kidney stone?

Yes: But is also possible that it won't pass.
Study in ajr 2002:
the spontaneous passage rate for stones 1 mm in diameter was 87%; for stones 2-4 mm, 76%; for stones 5-7 mm, 60%; for stones 7-9 mm, 48%; and for stones larger than 9 mm, 25%. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone on my own?

Is it possible to pass an 8mm kidney stone on my own?

Yes, Half the time.: The chances of stone passage for stones 7-9 mm, 48%. So, about half the time, people with stones 8 mm in diameter will pass. Hopefully, there are no strictures of your ureter.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...Read more

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Will I be aware that I am passing a 3 mm kidney stone?

Will I be aware that I am passing a 3 mm kidney stone?

Usually: 3mm stones will typically pass, but usually are symptomatic. It may only be burning or irritation along your urethra. I do know patients who have passed 5mm stones and said they never noticed. ...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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Could I pass a kidney stone and what symptoms would I have?

Kidney stones: Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe.
Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning.
If the stones are very small like grains of sand it is possible no symptoms or very minor burning at most. All people should be encouraged to drink adequate fluids who are at risk or who have a diagnosis of kidney stones. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 9.8 mm obstructive kidney stone passing on its own?

What are the chances of a 9.8 mm obstructive kidney stone passing on its own?

Not so great...: Chance of stone passage decreases with increasing stone size. In one report I found of 172 patients with ureteral stones, the likelihood of spontaneous stone passage was 87 percent for 1 mm stones, 76 percent of 2 to 4 mm stones, 60 percent for 5 to 7 mm stones, 48 percent for 7 to 9 mm stones, and 25 percent of stones ≥9 mm. ...Read more

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How do I pass kidney stones?

How do I pass kidney stones?

Time: If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through into the bladder. You should maintain adequate hydration and be aware that most stones pass in the first 48 hours if they are going to pass on their own. ...Read more

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Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Yes, but.....: Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone greater than 4mm decreases with increasing size. ...Read more

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How long do kidney stones take to pass?

How long do kidney stones take to pass?

Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

Constant production: Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.

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How painful are kidney stones while passing?

Very: Because of the innervation of the ureter from multiple spinal cord levels, the pain associated with ureteral spasm or colic is some of the most intense pain known. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

No: No, unless a patient has an abnormal connection between the kidney, ureter or bladder with the rectum. (ie: fistula). ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Kidney stone bleed: It is very common to have blood in the urine when a kidney stone is present. This is usually an indication the stone is moving. It is important though to realize even though you know you have a kidney stone, blood in the urine can occur for other reasons and further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Painfully: Kidney stones are more common in men, and have further to go along the longer male urethra.

Not all kidney stones are passed, some remain, some need surgical treatment for removal or ultrasound treatment in help of breaking them down to smaller, more passable size.

The kidney stones are passed by the fluid current along the ureter, and then by the bladder muscle's pressuring urinary stream. ...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