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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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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 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'm in so much pain possible kidney stone but don't want to go to er I am scared they are gonna start thinking im a drug seeker what can I do im vomitin?

I'm in so much pain possible kidney stone but don't want to go to er I am scared they are gonna start thinking im a drug seeker what can I do im vomitin?

Pain meds otc: Over the counter pain meds any, and tylenol /aleve is good, drink more water, , maybe benadryl might help the nausea, if can't urinate or worse go to er. See urologist, if catch sone keep it and have it analyzed, most are calcium oxylate stones; lemon aide, more waterand less salt/red meat help prevent this ...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

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Have kidney stones alot but first time they hurt. I'm peeing blood, than my low left side hurt, what's best med? How can I find out y I get them?

Renal stones: Go to ER /urgent care now for pain medication may need antibiotics as well as may have infection. Once the pain has resolved follow up with urologist, they can test stones and see what is it made up of and direct you if needed to dietary changes that may lessen the incidence of renal colic. A nephrologist can work with the urologist to optimize renal function. ...Read more

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Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone. I've experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool. ... is this expected to happen

Hi. I was put on a med for the last mth to hopefully help pass a kidney stone. I've experienced some severe pain at times but now I have quite a bit of blood in my stool. ... is this expected to happen

Not likely: There would not be any direct connection traditionally between passing a kidney stone and blood in stool. It's hard to distinguish what it might be in this venue. It's important whether it's bright red or dark/tarry. Regardless, it is worth getting seen by your primary physician as soon as you can. If the amount of blood increases or your feel dizzy/light-headed, go the to the ER. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Bright red vomit smell is awful vomited black last week hospital didn't find anything except small kidney stone. Not holding down meds?

Bright red vomit smell is awful vomited black last week hospital didn't find anything except small kidney stone. Not holding down meds?

Vomit blood: This is indicative of GI bleeding. PLease get this person to the hospital right away - there is active bleeding especially if the vomit is bright red. ...Read more

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I found out I have a kidney stone. Haven't had much trouble with it had blood in urine and was put on a UTI med. I just passed some tiny clots?

I found out I have a kidney stone. Haven't had much trouble with it had blood in urine and was put on a UTI med. I just passed some tiny clots?

Hematuria: Even with a good cause for the blood (the stone), it is still typically recommended you complete the evaluation for the blood in the urine to make sure there is not something else more worrisome going on. Whether the stone needs treatment depends on size and location. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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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 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