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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. James Krick
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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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink 2-3 quarts of water a day
Daily
Use over the counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
Daily
Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
Take ibuprofen or Advil if necessary
3x day
See your doctor
Once
Consider drinking one part apple cider vinegar to two parts raw honey
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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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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Increase fluids until you urinate 6-8 times per day
once
Increase citrate in your diet. Lemons and limes are 100% citrate.
once
Take B vitamins. B-6 specifically prevents stones.
Daily
Take Magnesium 500mg to prevent calcium oxalate stones.
daily
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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