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Im in so much pain possible kidney stone but dont want to go to er i am scared they are gonna start thinking im a drug seeker what can i do im vomitin?

Im in so much pain possible kidney stone but dont want to go to er i am scared they are gonna start thinking im a drug seeker what can i do im vomitin?

Pain meds otc: over the counter pain meds any ,and tylenol /aleve is good , drink more water, , maybe benadryl might help the nausea, if can't urinate or worse go to er. see urologist , if catch sone keep it and have it analyzed, most are calcium oxylate stones; lemon aide , more waterand less salt/red meat help prevent this ...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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Im suffering from a pink blood with the urine could this be a kidney stone? and if it is how can i heal it without medications?

Im  suffering from a pink blood with the urine  could this be a kidney stone? and if it is how can i heal it without medications?

YES: There are many different causes blood in the urine. The the most common are menstrual bleeding, urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Less common causes include a bleeding disorder, anticoagulants, a chronic or acute kidney inflammation called nephritis, and cancer anywhere in the urinary tract. There are no diets OR over-the-counter remedies that treat or cure URINARY BLEEDING ...Read more

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I have a non obstructive right renal calculus(3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?

I have a non obstructive right renal calculus(3mm kidney stone in the mid pole). Do I need any medication as such or home remedies are enough. Thanks?

Renal stone+diet: XGrewel, Good question. Please find out from Urologist what the stone is made of and depending on that what dietary measures are appropriate. thanks ...Read more

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I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

Depends on stone: If a stone is confirmed by X-ray or scan, only kind dissolvable is uric acid, but these are only 5-10% of stones. Other stones have to pass on their own, or be removed by a urologist. ER only necessary for severe pain. Otherwise can be seen in office or clinic by urologist or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Can i treat my kidney stones without all the medications?

Can i treat my kidney stones without all the medications?

Maybe: There are many types of kidneys stones and causes. Some require specific medications and monitoring to prevent future stones. But in general, drinking plenty of water (2 liters per day) and avoiding excess salt and protein can help prevent stones in people who have had them in the past. Make sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 9mm kidney stone and my Dr gave me some medication... Would it pass or I will need a surgery??

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I have a 9mm kidney stone and my Dr gave me some medication... Would it pass or I will need a surgery??

Thou will not pass: The chance of that passing spontaneously is almost nil. 6 mm is getting towards the upper limit of what will pass. They may be other options such as lithotrypsy depending on a few variables. Would discuss this with your urologist. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Possible: 9 mm stone at the ureterovesicle junction has about 10% chance of passage. That junction can be the most difficult to pass through. As long as there is no hydronephrosis, it may be safe to continue trying to pass it. However, long term obstruction can affect kidney function. Also, silent obstruction can occur and result in renal damage. ...Read more

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What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

KIDNEY STONE: Sounds like you are being given the chance to pass the stone which always beats the alternative. I would first recommend that you DRINK, DRINK, and DRINK. Water that is. Lemonade is fine too but you don't want to overdo the calories. Over hydrate yourself so you literally flush that stone out. Secondly, move around as much as you can. Jar it loose and use gravity to your advantage. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I am a female and taking flomax (tamsulosin) for 7 days for kidney stones. None have passed yet? Is the medication not working for me?

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I am a female and taking flomax (tamsulosin) for 7 days for kidney stones.  None have passed yet?  Is the medication not working for me?

Here are some ...: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to relax smooth muscle of lower part of ureter and bladder neck so to ease the passage of distal ureteral stone; this effect and benefit have been clinically studied, but of course, would never be 100%. Generally speaking, the odd to spontaneously pass a stone of 4-6 mm may still pass and few stone ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

Possible: Whiles a 5.5 mm stone may successfully pass, it usually causes a great deal of severe pain in doing so. The stone may be treated with lithotripsy while it is in a non-obstructing position in the kidney. ...Read more

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My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones.  Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

Here are some…: Thus far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. ...Read more

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What's the best medication or ways to relieve severe kidney stone pain?

What's the best medication or ways to relieve severe kidney stone pain?

Fluids: kidney stones are painful. You can drink fluids to increase you urine volume. Try water. Don't increase fluids by drinking more soda or high fructose energy drinks. If you need pain medications see your doctor. Good luck hope you pass them soon. ...Read more

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I was given trimethoprim 200mg after my dr suspected kidney stones. What does this medication do exactly?

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I was given trimethoprim 200mg after my dr suspected kidney stones. What does this medication do exactly?

Here are some ...: Trimethoprim apparently was given for preventing possible UTI - ?related with ureteral obstruction by stone. Such use is reasonable for the patients with Hx of documented recurrent UTI/pyelonephritis, diabetes, Hx of pyonehrosis by stone, etc. Otherwise, antibiotic use indiscriminatingly for ? stone is unnecessary. With these in mind, a pro-counseling could be more meaningful & productive.... ...Read more

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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)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more