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How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

Never: Unless corrected the metabolic system constantly produce them. ...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 are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

How long are you typically hospitalized for kidney stones?

No: After endoscopic (surgical) treatment for your kidney stones, the patient is generally discharged home the same day. If there is excessive bleeding, infection, or side effects from the anesthesia, an overnight stay maybe required. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

Please tell me how long it takes for kidney stones to pass?

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

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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

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

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How long after kidney stones are removed should bleeding stop?

How long after kidney stones are removed should bleeding stop?

Bleeding: It should stop within days unless you are taking blood thinning medications or have bleeding abnormality. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

How long does it typically take kidney stones to leave the kidneys?

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

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How long can a groin lumph node be enlarged after passing a kidney stone?

How long can a groin lumph node be enlarged after passing a kidney stone?

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

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Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

Been on flomax for 2 days for my kidney stone how long does it take?

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

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How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

Depends: 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

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If I just passed my kidney stone & am not in pain, how long till I can have intercourse?

If I just passed my kidney stone & am not in pain, how long till I can have intercourse?

No reason to wait.: As long as you are no longer having any symptoms, there is no reason to wait. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to pass a kidney stone?

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

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How long do kidney stones take to form?

Stones, form: It is a great question and usually unaswerable. In the proper setting, sig dehydration, and in the proper patient, sig metabolic abnormalities they can form vey quickly. ...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?

How long for a kidney stone to pass totally?

Constant production: Metabolic system constantly produce the stones.

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How long would pain from kidney stones last?

Kidney stones: No time limit. The pain is caused by stretching of the lining of the ureter and kidney by accumulation of urine behind the stone. Usually you get relieve when the acute obstruction is over and you start passing urine around the stone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to form kidney stones?

Variable: Anywhere from months to years. There are several types of stones. Some people can produce them relatively quickly while others grow them extremely slowly. Best bet is to drink enough fluids to make at least 2 liters of urine per day. ...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