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I'm in so much pain possible kidney stone but don't want to go to er I am scared they are gonna start thinking im a drug seeker what can I do im vomitin?

I'm in so much pain possible kidney stone but don't 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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I'm 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?

I'm 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??

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?

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?

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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M south indian.5.8mm kidney stone on pathway from bladder to penis. Will medication help to push it out?

M south indian.5.8mm kidney stone on pathway from bladder to penis. Will medication help to push it out?

No: If the stone is moving between your bladder and penis through the urethra, medications will not be helpful in passing the stone more quickly. Plenty of fluids and pain medicine. Hang in there you are almost done. ...Read more

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I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d

Kidney stone??: If you truly had a kidney stone it is supposed to be one of the worst back pains there is and it is usually treated in the ER by putting an IV live in you and pushing in fluids until you pee it out. They try to capture the "sand" analyze it and modify your diet, hoping that you won't make another. If you have one that didn't pass there are techniques to break it up from outside and then there is s ...Read more

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My mother has kidney stones that didn't disappear by medication. The doctor said it might be because of her diet. What should be the recommended food?

My mother has kidney stones that didn't disappear by medication. The doctor said it might be because of her diet. What should be the recommended food?

Stones: Most kidney stones cannot be dissolved once they're formed. The cornerstone of prevention is hydration. One should strive to drink enough fluids sufficient to make about 2 l of urine per day. Depending on the stone type some dietary adjustments can be made as well. ...Read more

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I have ALT 101, AST 58 and GGT 109, I was detected with a small Kidney stone a week (3 day medication) before the LFT Tests. What should I do?

I have ALT 101, AST 58 and GGT 109, I was detected with a small Kidney stone a week (3 day medication) before the LFT Tests. What should I do?

Not related: Your kidney stone is not related to your abnormal liver enzyme tests (LFT).There are many different conditions that can cause abnormal LFTs such as infections (hepatitis, etc), medications (statins, etc), autoimmune diseases, alcohol intake, and infiltrating diseases of the liver. Ask your Doctor for a liver ultrasound to start with and reviewing your medications, then referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Would 2 tablespoons of cinnamon in one day change color of urine? My husband had kidney stones, took medication, read cinnamon good for urinary

Would 2 tablespoons of cinnamon in one day change color of urine? My husband had kidney stones, took medication, read cinnamon good for urinary

See answer: Large doses of cinnamon can CAUSE kidney stone by increasing the amount of oxalate in the urine. The most common kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate. Large doses of turmeric will do the same thing. Color of urine probably not effected, but not certain about it's affect on urine color. ...Read more

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My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?

My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?

Here are some. ..: Largely, there has been no known non-surgical means to get rid of stones in the urinary tracts except the uric-acid stone but still a length "ordeal" to cope to dissolve it. So, please direct the Qs on when and how to surgically get rid of stones - either in kidneys or ureters or bladder, to your urologist timely for individual details. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

Is there a medication to dissolve Kidney Stones? I had hip X-RAYS and an Ovoid Renal Stone was found in my Right Kidney.

No: There is no medication to resolve kidney stone, you should drink a lot of water if stone is small may be help to pass, otherwise you should see nephrology for procedure to remove the stone. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stone. Told fr my primary care physician to drink a lot of water and take pain medication. How long should I do this. Months?

Need more info: I would need more information to form an opinion: what imaging study was done, where is the stone? What size? If it is 5 mm or less, it will pass but there will be pain. Larger size frequently needs intervention. Your doctor should be following you or referring you to a urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband had his first kidney stone in 2009 and had a ct scan done that told him he had numerous smaller stones but after treatment with medication?

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My husband had his first kidney stone in 2009 and had a ct scan done that told him he had numerous smaller stones but after treatment with medication?

Here are some. ..: Your Hubby's recurrent multiple urinary stones deserve a complete stone work-up with 24-hr study, electrolyte + Ca++, Ph +++, urine pH, etc. So to deduce possible underlying causes such as renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, medullary sponge kidneys, etc. But, maintain daily U/O > 2500 cc & decrease oral intake of salt, red meat, & dairy...by 50%. So, seek pro-evaluation & counseling... ...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