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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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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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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 (tamsulosin) 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 (tamsulosin) 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 (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

Compare male and female signs & symptoms of kidney stones?

No difference: They both have same symptoms and signs when stone is in the kidney and it is a little easier when it is inthe urethra in females due to the diffrence in size of urethra. ...Read more

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How long does it take for women to pass a 1 mm kidney stones?

How long does it take for women to pass a 1 mm kidney stones?

Few hours to days: How long it will take to pass a 1 mm stone depends on the location of the stone, size of the stone.1mm stone will pass faster and with ease than a larger stone.Imm stone can take few hours to days to pass.Most will pass without you knowing that you have passed within few hours if you are drinking increased fluids. ...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