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Had surgery for kidney stone on Monday with stent placement. I'm in terrible pain even with pain meds. Is this normal? Also got bladder infection.

Had surgery for kidney stone on Monday with stent placement. I'm in terrible pain even with pain meds. Is this normal? Also got bladder infection.

May be stent: Unfortunately the worst part of stone treatments is often the stent itself. Stents can cause flank pain, bladder pain, frequency/urgency and blood in urine, often simulating a UTI. Sometimes Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) helps. Your urologist may also prescribe an antispasmodic. Talk to your urologist if the pain continues ...Read more

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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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22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ? Scans show nonobstructing stones how can this be?

22days post ureteroscopic kidney stone removal&stent placement still passing stones not on CT ?  Scans show nonobstructing  stones  how  can  this be?

Possible: It is good to pass the stones- obstructing or non- obstructing is only a matter of size of the stone and diameter of the ureter ( which is the tube from kidney to the bladder) small size stones may not be seen on ct. Check with your doctor- if kidney stones is a recurrent issue, may benefit if you see a nephrologist who can do some special tests and advise preventive measures. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done. ...Read more

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Can a 6mm kidney stone pass?

Borderline: Thus may or may not pass on its own. Drink lots of water & discuss with uirologist use of tamsulosin to help ureter to dilate & facilitate passage of stone. You may well require professional help if pain is severe &/or makes you vomit. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

Is a 3 mm kidney stone large?

No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder. ...Read more

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How does a kidney stone form?

How does a kidney stone form?

Depends on the Type!: There are many types of stones & the cause of the stone depend on the type of stone. In women, struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infections.Calcium stones, the most common occur for a variety of reasons. Usually calcium combines with substances such as oxalate, found in foods such as spinach. Uric acid stones form in people with gout. Use a strainer to catch & determine the type to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...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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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more