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Kidney Stones Long Term Effects
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
Depends on size...:
Larger kidney stones generally take longer to pass, and can take days. Contact your health care provider and consider a consultation with a urologist, if not already done, especially if it has been more than a couple of days.
Also, do you know you actually have a kidney stone? ...Read more
Depends on size: If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems. They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist. ...Read more
Bleeding: It should stop within days unless you are taking blood thinning medications or have bleeding abnormality. ...Read more
Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more
Kidney stone, lymph: It is very unlikely passing a kidney is related to the lump in the groin. It the lump is painful or not resolving it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Effectiveness: Usually 1-2 weeks will begin the effective range; however, if stones do not pass, continue therapy for an additional 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.
Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.
Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.
Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Will probably pass but will usually hurt. Speak with a urologist. ...Read more
No reason to wait.: As long as you are no longer having any symptoms, there is no reason to wait. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to pass a 4cm kidney stone if they gave me flomax (tamsulosin) 0.4mg?
4CM! Never!: No way you can pass a 4cm stone. Sure you didn't mean 4mm? ...Read more
How long after my stent is removed can I go back to work? And is my kidney stone going to be removed the same day?
Depends: If you feel well enough, you could go back to work the same day the stent is removed. Depending on the nature of your work you could keep working with the stent in place. These items are best discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health and work. ...Read more
How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?
Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more
Hot & irritated feeling in lower back for 2 months on and off. Been to dr, says its kidney stone. Would the pain last this long?
Kidney stone: A kidney stone that hasn't started its descent down the ureter can cause months of pain. The pain is typically an aching pain and doesn't resemble the sharp and severe pain associated with passage down the ureter. After excluding other sources of pain, your urologist can discuss minimally invasive strategies to treat the stone. ...Read more
I passed a kidney stone 4 days ago. Now the pain is much less but I still feel it in my back how long before the soreness subsides?
Kidney stones: It may subside in a couple of days but it may come back. Depending on its size your kidney specialist would advice you the definite treatment such as lithotrypsy. ...Read more
With kidney stones do you normally feel nothing until it hits you all at once or is there early signs. How long does it take for one to form?
All at once.: Stones may exist in kidney for long periods of time without symptoms. They form when urine is overly saturated with ions that form crystals. Crystals congregate and enlarge to form a stone. They cause symptoms when they scrape up against the lining of the urinary system or plug urine flow. Stones smaller than 4 mm usually pass without help, but pain can be severe and sudden. ...Read more
Hi there im a 29 year old female with long history of kidney stones passed one this morning about 5mm I felt ok until now im hot cold and nauseas?
Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?
Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve hundred percent and for good. ...Read more
How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?
Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically (by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a 2mm kidney stone. How long does it take to pass this thing out. I'm taking flowmax and pain pills to help. The pain has gotten much better :)
See below: There is no time frame to monitor the best monitor of it passing, if indeed it does, is your pain if the pain goes away, the stone has passed. ...Read more
I have to have a kidney stone removed by percutaneous and am really scared what can I expect during the procedure and how long should I be in hospit?
See Answer: Usual length of stay 1-2 days. May or may not have a nephrostomy tube placed. Discomfort/pain usually mild and controlled with oral pain meds. Potential risks include bleeding, infection, urine leakage, need for additional procedures. All your questions specific to your problem and planned procedure should be answered by your urologist before the procedure. This is what informed consent is for. ...Read more
It varies.: I depends on the size, location and composition of the stone. The smaller it is the more likely is will pass quickly. But even small stones can sometimes require intervention. ...Read more
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
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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