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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

depends: Kidney stones have various composition. The color of the stone, which is quite small and irregular in shape, can be brownish, yellowish and rarely white. Some have integrated blood and are reddish. Always a good idea to collect the stone and give it to your doctor for analysis to help with prevention of another. ...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 a stuck kidney stone look like?

What does a stuck kidney stone look like?

Gross Exam: The stuck stone can look brownish due to old blood or clot coating its surface in the area where it is lodged, but on scrubbing, it looks light tan with powdery surface and may have glistening inner core. They are mostly calcium carbonate or oxalate in chemical composition. ...Read more

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What does a 5mm kidney stone look like?

What does a 5mm kidney stone look like?

A stone: See the attached picture for an example of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jakavick
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What does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

What does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Sensation like I'm about to wet my pants. did I pass a kidney stone, what to do?

Sensation like I'm about to wet my pants. did I pass a kidney stone, what to do?

Here are some ...: While a kidney stone passing and reaching the very end of the ureter, the patient may alter how s/he urinates and thereby feel some degree of urinary hesitancy. Besides, superimposed infection with cystitis may induce urinary urgency and frequency. Otherwise, kidney stone alone will not affect how you urinate. More? Ask Urologist timely in detail. ...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. Robert Bennett
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I have had a kidney stone pass before but what does spasm of rib cage feel like what s the difference in symptoms?

I have had a kidney stone pass before but what does spasm of rib cage feel like what s the difference in symptoms?

KIDNEY STONE: Rib issues are generally as tender as they are painful. Stones are more pain than tenderness. Kidney stone pain is not helped by position or rest either. ...Read more

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How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

How long after surgey should it take for kidney stone to pass. I feel like my kidney is swollen still?

Stones: It depends on many things . Size and position of pieces. Presence of stents and fluid intake. Could take months. Could take days. ...Read more

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My step father has a 2mm kidney stone, he says it feels like it is stuck in his abdomen. How long until it passes?

My step father has a 2mm kidney stone, he says it feels like it is stuck in his abdomen. How long until it passes?

Should be quick: 2mm stone is very small and should pass on its own quickly. Have him drink lots of water. Call his urologist if pain is very severe. ...Read more

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