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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...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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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Was told I have kidney stone in kidney. What size can pass through penis?

Moderate: Basically anything that can get down the ureter into the bladder, can easily pass through the penis tubes (urethra). If your stones are in the kidney, they may be in the pelvis of the kidney and can be quite large. A piece of this could break off and cause the famous, painfull kidney stone passage through the ureters. You should be evaluated by a urologist for kidney stones before this happens. ...Read more

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My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

My fiancee got a kidney stone of 6mm in size according to the ultrasound, is it possible to pass it without surgery?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although likely to pass on its own within a few days, a 3mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. A 6mm stone, less likely usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I had went to the er have an 8mm left renal kidney stone middle pole. Is it likely it’s on the move why so much pain in my abdomen area. I’ve heard you cannot pass a stone this size?

I had went to the er have an 8mm left renal kidney stone middle pole. Is it likely it’s on the move why so much pain in my abdomen area. I’ve heard you cannot pass a stone this size?

Here are some...: The 8-mm stone in the middle part of left kidney could be just an incidental finding in the testing for your abdominal symptoms. At this moment, one has to figure out if your abdominal symptoms are solely related to left renal stone or other causes. To sort out the difference has not to be that hard by following instructions in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. So, be checked and followed ...Read more

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I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

I have stage three kidney disease. Have been passing small black masses the size of kidney stones but cannot be analyzed. Dr. Has no clue. Any ideas?

Collect them: The small black masses could be clots, fungal balls, tumors, tissue from the urinary system. I suspect that stone analysis did not look at these other possibliities.
Suggest submitting them to pathology for evaluation with a history and specific question. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Kidney stone of 12mm size?

Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more

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What is passing a kidney stone like?

What is passing a kidney stone like?

Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more

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How do I pass kidney stones?

How do I pass kidney stones?

Time: If the stone is a passable size (5 millimeters or less), given time, the ureter which it is passing through will contract to pass the stone through into the bladder. You should maintain adequate hydration and be aware that most stones pass in the first 48 hours if they are going to pass on their own. ...Read more

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Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Can you pass 6mm kidney stones?

Yes, but.....: Yes, I have seen patients pass stone that is 9mm in diameter. However, many 6mm stones do not pass on their own. The likelihood of passing stone greater than 4mm decreases with increasing size. ...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 painful are kidney stones while passing?

How painful are kidney stones while passing?

Very: Because of the innervation of the ureter from multiple spinal cord levels, the pain associated with ureteral spasm or colic is some of the most intense pain known. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

No: No, unless a patient has an abnormal connection between the kidney, ureter or bladder with the rectum. (ie: fistula). ...Read more

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Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Should you bleed while passing a kidney stone?

Kidney stone bleed: It is very common to have blood in the urine when a kidney stone is present. This is usually an indication the stone is moving. It is important though to realize even though you know you have a kidney stone, blood in the urine can occur for other reasons and further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Painfully: Kidney stones are more common in men, and have further to go along the longer male urethra.

Not all kidney stones are passed, some remain, some need surgical treatment for removal or ultrasound treatment in help of breaking them down to smaller, more passable size.

The kidney stones are passed by the fluid current along the ureter, and then by the bladder muscle's pressuring urinary stream. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm. ...Read more

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Can you pass kidney stones naturally? If so, how?

Can you pass kidney stones naturally? If so, how?

Yes, but: You need your doc to follow you because passing a kidney stone can be an extremely painful experience. Also, if it gets stuck while moving it can be very dangerous. W/professional help you will be ok. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wil you still bleed after passing a kidney stone?

No: You should not continue to have bleeding in the urine after passing a kidney stone. It may take a short time for irritation to subside, however, if gross or microscopic bleeding continues (>3 red blood cells per high power microscope field) then you will need further workup to check cause of bleeding. Urine. ...Read more

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10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

10mm and 9mm kidney stones are normal size stones?

Normal?: What is normal size stone?
Normal is not to have kidney stone.
9-10 mm stone is called large since we do not expect that stones in this range can pass spontaneously and needs interventions such as lithotripsy.
Please talk to a urologist. ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

Very variable: Can be as little as virtually none or so little that it can only be identified by microscopic examination all on extreme low side. Can be severe enough to to actually see pure blood &/or clots being passed in the urine.Mostly beeding is minor, varying from invisible to naked wye to mild pink dicoloration of urine. Amount of bleeding is no indication of size of stone or degree of blockage caused. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

How do doctors determine the size of a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...Read more

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What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

Lots of fluid: Kidney stones are solid matter from overconcentration of substance from low urine volume/fluid intake, high secretion, low ph, and other factors. An increase in your fluid intake up to at least 2.5-3 liters per day can help dissolve the stone regardless of type. This increase in fluid will help it pass, if it hasn't on its own. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to pass kidney stones at home?

Drink lots of water: Dr might prescribe tamsulosin to dilate ureter & make stone passage easier. Hope you have seen urologist to advise if stone/s is/are small enough for you to pass on your own. ...Read more

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Advice for passing kidney stones without intervention?

Advice for passing kidney stones without intervention?

Drink lots of fluids: The trick to passing a stone is to "wash it out" with lots of fluids. Cranberry juice can possibly help by acidifying the urine and helping to pass the stone quicker. Just be aware that this can be very painful. If you start passing blood, get to the er right away! ...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