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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

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it?  Taking flomax (tamsulosin) . Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Here are some ...: Have you passed urinary stone before? If so, what was the size of stone, and how soon? A 4x10mm stone is bigger than the size of ...Read more

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Dear doctor, kidney stone. Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Dear doctor, 
kidney stone. 
Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Stones: Water can help a stone pass, but doesnt always work. Depends on stone size and location....If no passage after 7 days...See a urologist for further testing. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from urethral pain, urgency since i had a kidney stone pass 9/20/13. I fell & had a bad hip injury in october and had a cystoscope it was normal. Lots of back & hip pain. Causes

I have been suffering from urethral pain, urgency since i had a kidney stone pass 9/20/13. I fell & had a bad hip injury in october and had a cystoscope  it was normal. Lots of back & hip pain. Causes

Possible causes: The back and hip pain may be related to the fall, and may have caused some inflammation and residual injury with pain. And the urethral pain and urgency (if your urologist doesn't think it is due to the stone-) can come from many things, like overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis. You may need some physical therapy for the hip and back, and a follow up visit with urology. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine. ...Read more

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Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

Can you have sex with a kidney stone stuck in urethra?

If you can: If the stone is in the urethra the ejaculate might help lubricate things and get the stone to move. I assume that there is not complete obstruction? If there were i'm sure you wouldn't be thinking about having sex! ...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


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