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I found out wed. I have kidney stones. They sent me home with meds. How long before I pass them?

I found out wed. I have kidney stones. They sent me home with meds. How long before I pass them?

It depends: The chances of a stone passing is related to the size of the stone, the roundness plays a roll, and other factors like a history of a ureteral stricture could effect the chances of a stone passing. It has been said hat about 90% of stones 5mm or less pass. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I have a kidney stone that is passing ans out of meds but not unbearable kidney feels cold sometimes thoughband going on day 3 should i go to ER?

I have a kidney stone that is passing ans out of meds but not unbearable kidney feels cold sometimes thoughband going on day 3 should i go to ER?

Here are some…: Anyone with unbearable pain and chill feeling during the course of passing a stone should seek professional evaluation right away because of possibly developing superimposed urinary tract infection about blockage by stone. So, don't wait and go to emergency room or urgent care right now. Best wish… ...Read more

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I found out today that I have a 4mm kidney stone. The pain meds they gave me are not working. It's stuck. If i go back to ER will they do something?

I found out today that I have a 4mm kidney stone. The pain meds they gave me are not working.  It's stuck. If i go  back to ER will they do something?

Family practice : First of all they will medicate you to relieve the pain. They may admit you medicate as needed and have a urologist see you. He will determine if there is a blockage, if you don't pass it s/he will place a stent up the ureter to help drain the kidney. Then either lithotrypsy or manual extraction of the stone will be performed. ...Read more

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I have 3mm kidney stone.It isn't obstructing anything.I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work.Is it safe to go on vacations?

I have 3mm kidney stone.It isn't obstructing anything.I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work.Is it safe to go on vacations?

Maybe: A small stomach that can be very problematic and will cause you pain if it gets caught in the ureter. Is also very likely that you can completely pass this stone make sure you stay very hydrated if you are going to a warm place for vacation it will be very important to drink a lot of water be close to medical attention if you have an acute pain from a stone in the ureter good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take laxatives while taking meds for kidney stones? I haven't had a normal bm in over a week.

Can i take laxatives while taking meds for kidney stones? I haven't had a normal bm in over a week.

Yes: You can use MiraLAX or polyethylene glycol powder a capful in water or juice daily, a dose of sennokot or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or take a stool softener docusate all available over the counter without need for a prescription. Drink more water. ...Read more

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I am fighting kidney stone pain. I just took my BP and it was 117/31. Is that bad? The pain is really bad right now. All I have taken med wise is perc

I am fighting kidney stone pain. I just took my BP and it was 117/31. Is that bad? The pain is really bad right now. All I have taken med wise is perc

BP is ok. : Your BP is ok. Keep well hydrated and take pain medicine as directed by your doctor. If it is not controlled with regular interval of pain medicine and bleeding starts then go to er otherwise this pain will subside when it passes out. ...Read more

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I am 8months preg. & my doc put me on lortab for kidney stone over a month ago. Having trouble quitting meds, what can I do?

You need to stop: Tough time or not , this is the way an addiction shows up. You take a serious med for a mild problem and have an addictive tendency and then you get hooked on the addictive med. You have to go through a few days of hard withdrawal to stop the problem before it is a life long one. Ten once off of it , do not take narcotics when not absolutely required. ...Read more

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I have a 4 MM Kidney Stone. That is stuck in my bladder, and I'm wondering if it's safe to Fly? The pain is really really BAD. Pain meds no help

I have a 4 MM Kidney Stone.  That is stuck in my bladder,  and I'm wondering if it's safe to Fly? 
The pain is really really BAD.  Pain meds no help

Would not fly in pai: How long ago did stone pass? 4 M&M should come out but you may need doctors help. Pain should be less unless stone us impacted (stuck) in ureter or urethra. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone one week ago and psin meds constipated me. Now I have flat to penicil thin stool and excess mucus. What can cause this?

I passed a kidney stone one week ago and psin meds constipated me. Now I have flat to penicil thin stool and excess mucus.  What can cause this?

Constipation: This may very well be related to your bowel recovering from a bout of drug(likely opioid) induced constipation. Sometimes, when motility is acute affected it can take time for things to normalize. You may want sure your fiber intake is good, along with you staying hydrated, and active(activity helps constipation). If things fail to resolve in the next several days to week seek in person help. ...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


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