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4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?

4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when  flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?

Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...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 have a kidney stone and can't urinate, should I be worried?

Kidney stones : For sure you have to be worried because if there is an obstruction secondary to the stone this might lead to kidney damage and with time might lead to chronic renal insuficiency and eventually to kidney failure if repetitive obstructions are neglected. Please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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I passed a 2mm kidney stone yesterday and now today seem to have frequent urination with what seems like very little flow. Is this normal?

I passed a 2mm kidney stone yesterday and now today seem to have frequent urination with what seems like very little flow. Is this normal?

May be normal: Sometimes this happens as a result of the irritation of the stone (or maybe you have another stone) in the bladder and the urethra. This generally resolves after a few days max. If this persists see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone that is in my kidney and I feel like I have the constant need to urinate but only a little comes out..Is this normal?

I have a kidney stone that is in my kidney and I feel like I have the constant need to urinate but only a little comes out..Is this normal?

Possible infection: Constant urgency to 'use the bathroom' is a sign of an urinary tract infection (u.T.I.). It is best to get seen, provide a urine sample (ua) and get treated. If a kidney stone is 'still in the kidney' it should not cause any symptoms. Only when a stone leaves the kidney and gets 'stuck' in the ureter (duct to bladder) then it can cause pain/bleeding. Hope you are better. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone. Is urinating frequently a problem?

I have a kidney stone. Is urinating frequently a problem?

Here are some ...: Non-moving stones inside kidneys wouldn't induce pain or infection... until their distal move to cause ureteral blockage with or without superimposed UTI. But usually the patient has no urinary symptoms until the stone passes down to the very lower ureter +/- UTI. To sort these things out in detail, seeking pro-evaluation and counseling will help you. ...Read more

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Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Do people pass a kidney stone without urinating?

Need to see a doctor: Small (usually less than 5mm) kidney stones usually pass with drinking fluid, ie, urination. If you can't urinate, it's possible that the stone is obstructing the urinary bladder or the urethra. It is better to get evaluated by your dcotor or a urologist. ...Read more

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After passing kidney stone is there residual burning when u urinate for several days?

After passing kidney stone is there residual burning when u urinate for several days?

Possibly: Yes, it is possible. It depends on the size of the stone that was passed and the amount of irritation that it caused during its passage. Some stones have a very rough texture. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney stone simply by not urinating enough? Such as only 3-times a day?

Can you get a kidney stone simply by not urinating enough? Such as only 3-times a day?

Maybe: If you're predisposed to kidney stones, or think you may be, it's wise to drink plenty of water in any case. It is the total urine volume that matters. ...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


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more