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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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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 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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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 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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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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What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills. ...Read more

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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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Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement ?

Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement ?

Possibly: Though the greatest problem with kidney stones is excruciating pain. It is often correctly compared to childbirth pain. However, it can cause colic, and that can make you feel like you need to defecate. ...Read more

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What is passing a kidney stone like?

What is passing a kidney stone like?

Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly 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, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated while passing a kidney stone?

Fleeting Condition: Your bloated feeling should be short-lived when your gastrointestinal tract recovers from the shock due to the peritoneal irritation and intense pain that you had experienced before you passed the stone. Otherwise, look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone get lodged in a kidney and never move? If so, what could be done about it?

Can a kidney stone get lodged in a kidney and never move?  If so, what could be done about it?

Yes: Kidney stones form in the kidney and oftentimes stay there. Sometimes the entire stone or only parts of it can break loose and cause trouble. If the stone is relatively small and doesn't cause any pain or problems with the kidney function, many times no treatment is necessary. Otherwise, the stones can be removed surgically or broken apart with ultrasound and then eliminated naturally. ...Read more

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What does a kidney infection feel like?

What does a kidney infection feel like?

Pyelonephritis: Symptoms of pyelonephritis can include fever, painful urination, the sensation of an urgent need to urinate, blood in urine, nausea, vomiting, flank pain and sometimes groin pain. Please obtain prompt medical care if you think you have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...Read more

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Passed a 6mm kidney stone and still have brownish urine, what does this mean?

Passed a 6mm kidney stone and still have brownish urine, what does this mean?

Unclear: This could be due to residual irritation of the urinary tract if you had blood initially. You should have a repeat urinalysis and urine culture, and then a hematuria workup (urine cytology, imaging ctscan, and cystoscopy=camera to look in bladder) at the discretion of your physician. ...Read more

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What does a breast lump feel like compared to a cyst?

What does a breast lump feel like compared to a cyst?

No different: It is impossible to differentiate a solid lump from a cyst by exam alone. However, it is easy to differentiate them by ultrasound or needle-aspiration. Never assume a new lump is "just another cyst"--see your doctor for any new breat lump. ...Read more

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Can a ultrasound show tumors in the kidney or stomach cancer and what does it mean when a ultrasound show a swollen kidney air around kidney and a possible blockage for a 7 year old girl thanks very much?

Can a ultrasound show tumors in the kidney or stomach cancer and what does it mean when a ultrasound show a swollen kidney air around kidney and a possible blockage for a 7 year old girl thanks very much?

Ultrasound: can identify kidney tumors, but is generally not useful for stomach tumors. Air around the kidney would be an unusual finding, are you sure they weren't referring to bowel gas? Air in and around the kidney can by seen in emphysematous pyelonephritis, a severe, potentially life-threatening, necrotizing infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a low GFR <60 when you are suffering from a kidney stone for +2 weeks?

Is it normal to have a low GFR <60 when you are suffering from a kidney stone for +2 weeks?

Yes it can happen: Depending on the size of the stone it can happen but after stone is passed it will return to normal. ...Read more

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Extreme and heavy period for 8 days and 6mm kidney stone. Passed a lot of clots, is it possible could have passed kidney stone as well 6mm and not know?

Extreme and heavy period for 8 days and 6mm kidney stone. Passed a lot of clots, is it possible could have passed kidney stone as well 6mm and not know?

Stone: It's very possible, in fact majority of people will pass a stone of that size without noticing it, especially women, because urethra in women is much shorter. ...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