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What does passing a kidney stone feel like in women?

What does passing a kidney stone feel like in women?

Very painful: Passing stone through the ureter causes an intense colicky pain in both men and women. Some women have commented that the pain of passing kidney stone was worse than labor pains. ...Read more

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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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What does passing a kidney stone feel like for a woman?

What does passing a kidney stone feel like for a woman?

Vs. childbirth: We tell men that a passing a kidney stone is as painful as having a baby. Upon asking my female patients, they report that the stone was actually more painful. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of symptoms of kidney stones for women?

Would like to have explanation of symptoms of kidney stones for women?

Symptoms vary. : The presence of a kidney stone may often have no symptoms. If the stone begins to pass the most common symptom is 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, it may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more

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How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax okay for females?

How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax okay for females?

Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically(by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have mid back pain on right side. It's a very sharp pain. No kidney stones. Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

I have mid back pain on right side.  It's a very sharp pain.  No kidney stones.  Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?

Spine or muscle : Sprained muscles can "catch". Spinal motion segments can catch for several reasons. Either muscular or spinal column pains can be "sharp". When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain, vomiting, no kidney stones. Feels like back labor, not pregnant. 29y/o female.

Severe low back pain, vomiting, no kidney stones. Feels like back labor, not pregnant. 29y/o female.

Infection: This may well be a kidney infection. Need to see your local ER or urgicenter. This may affect the health of your kidney. This severe back pain may be muscular but must be considered otherwise for now. Muscular back pain does not usually cause vomiting. ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a kidney stone in women?

Back pain: Severe usually one sioded bacl apin wioth blood in the urine( mostly by microscopic exam). ...Read more

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Where do woman feel kidney stone pain?

Where do woman feel kidney stone pain?

Location dependent: Dependent on the location of the stone. Stone inside the kidney are usually asymptomatic unless they move. In the proximal ureter the usually case back/flank pain and the stone moves done the ureter the pain may become more abdominal and refer to the groin as it gets closer to the bladder. ...Read more

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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


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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