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Kidney Stones Stuck In Ureter
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
Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more
I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?
Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously. If not passed in 4 weeks, it will probably not pass. If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more
I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. I don't knw the reason?
Stone: I would suggest an urinalysis and an exam to make sure you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also, you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more
I was told I had a 3mm kidney stone in the top of my left ureter two days ago and that I should be able to pass it without a lot of problems. I have?
Kidney stone: Drink plenty of liquids and strain all your urine through something like a handkerchief. The stone will look very tiny. If you retrieve it, it will be analyzed by the laboratory to see what kind of stone it is. If you don't retrieve a stone and have no symptoms, you may have passed it or it may still be present. Notify your urologist who may send you for another imaging test. ...Read more
My husband has kidney stone that is in ureter the pain has moved down. Need the quickest way to make it pass?
I had a 4mm kidney stone that I felt in my ureter for 4 days. It seems to have passed without me noticing. Is that possible?
YES: Very small stones may pass without you noticing anything. ...Read more
HI, I have a 1CM Kidney Stone that's in my ureter. It's on my right side but I've not had any pain at all. How dangerous is this?
Dangerous: The ureter is blocked by the stone and it is causing back pressure into the kidney. If not relieved, the back pressure will destroy the kidney. You do not have pain because the stone is too big to move. Please see a urologist at your earliest. ...Read more
I have a very narrow distal ureter and 30 years of chronic kidney stone disease. Recently I've been told I need an ureteral reconstruction is this safe?
Hard to be exact...: Good question. I am not aware of any studies ever published on this to be sure... My colleagues may help if they do. I can say that I have seen many abdominal ct scans of patients where the kidney stones remain unchanged and appearance within the kidneys for several years. I hope this helps! ...Read more
**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they don't hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?
Sure: Not a problem. Glad you're betterGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?
My husband is having two kidney stones in the right kidney. One is 8mm and the other is 6mm. The 6mm stone is in the end of the ureter & 8mm on the top.
Location location: Kidney stones could be "obstructing" or "non obstructing". Beyond treating these stones, your husband needs to take preventive steps to prevent further stones from forming. This includes water intake. A nephrologist (kidney specialist) should be able to order special urine studies to determine the cause of stone formation and prescribe customized treatment. ...Read more
2nd time kidney stones w/in 10mos. 1x: 3mm-stuck in l distal ureter & 6mm-l kidney. 2x: 5mm & 2mm-l kidney & 5mm-r kidney. Do I get lithotripsy again?
Possibly: Lithotripsy's results depend on the size and location of the stones along the urinary tract. However, equally importantly, you need to be investigated to figure out why you are having recurrent stones, and take appropriate measures like increased water intake (and, possibly other medications) that should reduce your risk of future stones. ...Read more
Is it possible for a kidney stone to be stuck in the lower portion of the ureter without inflicting any pain? Mine appears stuck(xray), w/ no symptoms?
I had a stent put in my ureter because they thought I had kidney stones. Turns out, my ureter is like an "S" shape. They proceeded to put the stent in anyways and now I'm in critical pain and my kidney seems to be "contracting" or having a spasm...the
I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?
Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more
My dad has a kidney stone for the past 2-month now in his ureter. He has a stent placed too and he had 4 sessions of ESWL still didn't break now what?
Talk to his urologis:
We can not tell you what next step your dad's urologist has planned for him
There are too choices to watch and see ig it will come down as he has had lithotripsy and we don't know if it broke the stone
Discuss with his Urlogist
Other option is go through uretroscope
Only his urologist can answer your question NOW WHAT? ...Read more
5 mm. kidney stone that has been sitting at the top of the ureter for 9 days. Urologist recommends Lithotripsy. Reasonable or useless to tough it out?
Should pass without : Need for intervention. Also, depends upon symptoms. You have had multiple stones in past & presumably passed most or all. Worth active intervention to remove ureteroscopically or have stent placed if UR in pain. This is very small stone & certainly too small for extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Hope you have had metabolic work-up for stones! ...Read more
I've had 3 CT scans in a month for kidney stones, ureter strictures and hydronephrosis. Is this too much radiation?
Yes must be a reason: Speak to your urologist, wants to save that kidney, some times risks out weight the benefits Your doctor will be happy to explain to you. ...Read more
How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral
I had a 9mm kidney stone totally blocking my ureter & the flow from my left kidney. I had a stent inserted & the stone was blasted by a laser & is go?
Get an X-rays : If the stones came out and you do not have any more symptoms, get again x-ray to make sure no stones left. Have the stent taken out. ...Read more
Large kidney stone in kidney. Deciding between a laser lithotrypsy or arthroscopic direct removal. Ureter stents very uncomfortable for me. Thoughts?
8 mm kidney stone in right ureter with hydrophrosis. Now have symptoms of UTI. Headache and dizziness. Should I go ER?
My CT scan shows oval shaped 10.9 mm vs 4.5 mm kidney stone in the upper ureter, with a good orientation. What chances of passing?
Unlikely: 11mm stone is very unlikely to pass on its own. Hopefully you are under the care of a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I tell if kidney stone has transited from ureter to bladder by change in symptoms?CT scan shows a 4mm stone 1.5 CM from bladder.
See answer: The only true accurate means of determining whether an ureteral calculus has passed is to retrieve it by straining your urine. The chance of spontaneous passage of a 4mm stone ~50-60%. Onset of symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, burning, voiding small volumes usually indicates the stone is at the UVJ (ureter meets bladder). The absence or disappearance of pain does not guarantee stone passage. ...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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