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Trying to pass a 1mm kidney stone & drinking water as instructed. Feel the urge to urinate, but can't. Feel discomfort in penis area. Is this normal?

Trying to pass a 1mm kidney stone & drinking water as instructed. Feel the urge to urinate, but can't. Feel discomfort in penis area. Is this normal?

Yes. : If you are passing such a little stone.. all symptoms you describing are common. You can even see little blood in urine as a result of " scratch" injury if urethra on stone passage. . If you not able to pass stone/ symptoms lasting.. check with your MD in next 2 days. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones. ...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 small kidney stones..doctor told me to drink water..but im not drinking enough fluids..what might happen?

I have small kidney stones..doctor told me to drink water..but im not drinking enough fluids..what might happen?

See my remark: How big is the stone,in milimeters ? small stones may pass spontaniously.What is your problem ? why aren't you drinking fluids ? Drink 6-7 glasses of fluid a day. Include 2 glasses of lemonade. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read more

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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more

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Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?

Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?

Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, ........ The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...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


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