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What Does Passing A Kidney Stone Feel Like In Women
Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie
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
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
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
Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more
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
Is there anyway to hurry up the passing of a diagnosed kidney stone? 4mm, I am a 34 year old female also experiencing my period (yes, it is my period)
Not really...: There is no perfectly proven means to facilitate stone passage from kidney through ureter into bladder although the combination of increasing fluid intake so to make more urine and taking alpha-blocker (with tamsulosin as most studied) with more upright positioning + pain control still remains the key regimen. For 4-mm stone, the odd for spontaneous pass in 2 wks is 75-85%. More? Ask urologist. ...Read more
Can do: Terminal ureter is very close to upper vagina. Obstructing ureteral stone lying right next to vagina can certainly cause severe vaginal pain which will be relieved once stone has either passed or been removed. ...Read more
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
Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone should get checked out by their doctor to make sure the diagnosis is correct. People who have these regularly usually recognize them and know what to do. Anyone with fevers, extreme pain, or symptoms that last longer than a day or two should see a doc. ...Read more
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Are there any symptoms a person develops after passing a kidney stone? I passed my first kidney stone 3 days ago but still have discomfort in my kidne
Yes: The kidney is covered in a very thick piece of skin that doesn't like to be stretched - when stone blocks urine flow the kidney can swell a bit and push on this skin. This is what triggers nausea/vomiting/pain. Once pressure gone there may be some local bruising that may take a few days to recover. Drink plenty of water - a bit of cranberry juice to help urine to have more acid to flush small grit ...Read more
Kidney stone bleed: It is very common to have blood in the urine when a kidney stone is present. This is usually an indication the stone is moving. It is important though to realize even though you know you have a kidney stone, blood in the urine can occur for other reasons and further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more
No: You should not continue to have bleeding in the urine after passing a kidney stone. It may take a short time for irritation to subside, however, if gross or microscopic bleeding continues (>3 red blood cells per high power microscope field) then you will need further workup to check cause of bleeding. Urine. ...Read more
Very variable: Can be as little as virtually none or so little that it can only be identified by microscopic examination all on extreme low side. Can be severe enough to to actually see pure blood &/or clots being passed in the urine.Mostly beeding is minor, varying from invisible to naked wye to mild pink dicoloration of urine. Amount of bleeding is no indication of size of stone or degree of blockage caused. ...Read more
Meds: When you passed the stone did you get pain meds? If you did effect can linger on. Also when u are passing a stone, you may have increased sympathetic activity due to pain, and can feel drained after that. If the symptoms linger, talk to your MD. ...Read more
Not for me: I passed a 3 mm stone in the er. I was on my knees, rocking back and forth, vomiting. Then it passed and I felt beat up. Most people will pass the stone while in the bathroom so probably yes, it's private. Did you see the seinfeld when kramer had a stone. He passed it in a public restroom. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Should not persist: Might you have nausea from medications. Nausea can be induced by many narcotics or other meds prescribed for pain, or some antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more
Kidney stone, lymph: It is very unlikely passing a kidney is related to the lump in the groin. It the lump is painful or not resolving it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Not likely...: Electrolyte-containing Propel water would not help a stone pass through ureter to bladder although vigorous increase in urine excretion by increasing oral fluid or diuretics or alpha-blocker has been touted, but not firmly proved, to speed up stone passage for decades. In general, a <4-mm stone may pass in 2 wks for 75-85% of times. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling timely. ...Read more
Hi! Is it normal to still have severe pain that increases when you walk/move at all after passing a kidney stone?
Possibly: The kidney may still be inflamed/swollen after recent stone passage and therefore be sensitive to movement. In addition, if the stone caused irritation during passage, some blood clots may have formed and are now trying to pass through the ureter (kidney tube), causing pain. Key question is how many stones you had on the affected side (maybe another one is passing). If pain continues see doctor ...Read more
How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?
Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more
Stousuane: Usually one or the other on the side of the stone when its low in the ureter. ...Read more
What can you do at home for someone who is passing a kidney stone. Having difficulty going to the bathroom. In a lot of pain. Should we go to er?
Fluids: Take fluids as much as you can, OTC pain meds. If unable to keep fluids down and/or pain unbearable consider going to closest ER. ...Read more
I thin k I'm passing a kidney stone but I'm concerned that no urine is coming out at all. Whem sgould I seek medical help? No urine. Have taken 2 URI stat.
In: In some patients with distal ureteral stone, if pain is severe, it might cause urinary retention. If you feel your bladder is full and you are unable to urinate, you need to go to er for an evaluation. The only other reason would be that you are not making any urine if both kidneys are blocked. In eir=ther case, you need to go to er. ...Read more
I feel exhausted after passing a kidney stone, no I have not taken any pain meds, ia this normal?
It can be: Experiencing severe pain can be very depleting. ...Read more
Should I be worried? I went to the hospital and while passing a kidney stone they found a 6.5cm X 5.5cm cyst in my liver. It is multioculated,
Need follow-up: While some of the liver cysts are benign needing mostly tight follow-up, some others need special attention. Either way you will need a gastroenterologist for follow-up and further decision of when would be the best time to get it drained. ...Read more
The doctor told me I was passing a kidney stone and that if I were to have a fevor or pain to go back in cause it may be a sign of infection. Temp 99.3?
Fever: This is often characterized as a body temperature that during a 24 hr period either reaches 100F or fails to get as low as 98.6F. The temp of 99.3F you quote is normal. ...Read more
Is soreness and small blood clots to be expected after passing a kidney stone? How long? Regular activity okay after 3 days?
Yes: I am glad it is over and hope it does not happen again. Stay well hydrated all the time. Do whatever gels okay. If a specific cause for your passing a stone can be found (parathyroid disease, infection, cystnuri tai), follow the specific Rx for it. ...Read more
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
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