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Kidney Stone Ureteral Spasm
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
My husband has kidney stone that is in ureter the pain has moved down. Need the quickest way to make it pass?
I had a 4mm kidney stone that I felt in my ureter for 4 days. It seems to have passed without me noticing. Is that possible?
YES: Very small stones may pass without you noticing anything. ...Read more
HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?
Dangerous: The ureter is blocked by the stone and it is causing back pressure into the kidney. If not relieved, the back pressure will destroy the kidney. You do not have pain because the stone is too big to move. Please see a urologist at your earliest. ...Read more
I have a very narrow distal ureter and 30 years of chronic kidney stone disease. Recently I've been told I need a ureteral reconstruction is this safe?
Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more
I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?
Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sure you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more
I was told I had a 3mm kidney stone in the top of my left ureter two days ago and that I should be able to pass it without a lot of problems. I have?
Kidney stone: Drink plenty of liquids and strain all your urine through something like a handkerchief. The stone will look very tiny. If you retrieve it, it will be analyzed by the laboratory to see what kind of stone it is. If you don't retrieve a stone and have no symptoms, you may have passed it or it may still be present. Notify your urologist who may send you for another imaging test. ...Read more
**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they don't hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?
Is it possible for a kidney stone to be stuck in the lower portion of the ureter without inflicting any pain? Mine appears stuck (xray), w/ no symptoms?
I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?
Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more
My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2 month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?
Talk to his urologis:
We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him
There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone
Discuss with his Urlogist
Other option is go through uretroscope
Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT? ...Read more
5 mm. Kidney stone that has been sitting at the top of the ureter for 9 days. Urologist recommends Lithotripsy. Reasonable or useless to tough it out?
Should pass without: Need for intervention. Also depends upon symptoms. You have had multiple stones in past & presumably passed most or all. Worth active intervention to remove ureteroscopically or have stent placed if UR in pain. This is very small stone & certainly too small for extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Hope you have had metabolic work-up for stones! ...Read more
How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral
I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?
Get an X-rays: If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis. Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?
My CT scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. What chances of passing?
Unlikely: 11mm stone is very unlikely to pass on its own. Hopefully you are under the care of a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms? CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.
See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether a ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneous passage of a 4mm stone ~50-60%. Onset of symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, burning, voiding small volumes usually indicates the stone is at the UVJ (ureter meets bladder). The absence or disappearance of pain does not guarantee stone passage. ...Read more
I have a passing kidney stone, CT showed it in the lower part of the ureter. Its large 4x10mm long. How do I know if it has passed into my bladder?
Colic: 4x10 mm is a pretty big stone. The ureter tapers as it approaches the uvj. Only nerve endings are "stretch fibers, so obstruction causes the pain ("colic"). Even if the pain eases/resolves, the only way to know if it "passes" is to strain all urine/save the stone. A stone sitting in your bladder will not cause pain. Best to use a fine mesh aquarium fish net. You should be taking tamsulosin. ...Read more
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 for spontaneous passage. If still there after 2-3 weeks of waiting, the odd to pass becomes less and remote. For long-term care, the best care for such stone is to use holmium laser to zap it with or without stent. More detail? Ask the attending urologist timely. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a kidney stone with no blood in your urine? Cat Scan shows slightly dilated ureter but no stone shows. I only symptom I have
Yes possible: Yes it is possible. Or it's possible that you have already passed the stone. Certain smaller stones are hard to see on the CT. ...Read more
Can hydronephrosis and kidney infection caused by a kidney stone blockage of the ureter cause hypotension?
I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?
My kidney stone is 4mm x 1cm long. Had it CT scanned & it has an inch of ureter to still pass thru. Is it going to pass to my bladder? Taking flomax (tamsulosin)
Here are some...: If the degree of hydronephrosis - kidney dilation - is acceptable, you may wait and see with Flomax (tamsulosin) since this stone has already worked its way down thus far although the very end of ureter is the most difficult point to pass through. However, generally speaking, a stone suck a the same spot for more than 2-3 weeks will become less likely to pass; then intervention to remove it is reasonable. ...Read more
My kidney stone is in the lower ureter. Minimal pain day3.? What's the % it will pass on its own. Today feeling tingle penis pain, and urgency to pee.
Stone: If it is small enough and you drink plenty of fluid it should pass ...Read more
Was recently hospitalized w/kidney stone which is now in the distal left ureter (per CT scan). Would kidney stone produce excessive gas and bloating?
I had a stent put in my ureter because they thought I had kidney stones. Turns out, my ureter is like an "S" shape. They proceeded to put the stent in anyways and now I'm in critical pain and my kidney seems to be "contracting" or having a spasm...the
Bladder spasming/tensing up slight pain in back, constant urinating anything I can take to help? Not sure if its kidney stones, the pain isn't severe.
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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