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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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 (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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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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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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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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Dr. Chadi Zeinati
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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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Dr. James Lin
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Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Do women have to have a catheter after kidney stone removal?

Here's some: The need for stent or catheter is to secure urine drainage and concern about possible blockage by stone or clot, which is decided by the surgeon's judgement. Most of times stent or catheter is needed for days or weeks, depending on if you need the second entry to complete the works for all stone-related procedures. Ask Doc for individual details timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Malini Shah
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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Grant Linnell
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Can kidney stone prevent period in women?

Can kidney stone prevent period in women?

Typically, no: The menstrual cycle is a hormone dependent process and barring a very unusual complication, kidney stones have no effect on these hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Is it safe for a women to have sex after the removal of a kidney stone?

Is it safe for a women to have sex after the removal of a kidney stone?

Yes: Unless the woman is in pain. In which case she should wait until she is pain free. ...Read more

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