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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

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

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...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 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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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

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

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Will having intercouse help pass a kidney stone in a woman?

Possible: Anything is possible, usually stones hurt a lot people are not interested in sex at that time. ...Read more

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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 (tamsulosin) 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 (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

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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)

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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

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Does passing a kidney stone make your vagina burn?

Does passing a kidney stone make your vagina burn?

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

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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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How much can passing a kidney stone hurt?

Depends: It may not hurt at all or it may hurt a lot. It depends on whether the stone gets "stuck" as it passes from the ureter to the bladder and out the urethra. Stone size is the best predictor regarding the likelihood that a stone will pass. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

What are symptoms of passing a kidney stone?

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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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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After passing a kidney stone can you still have pain?

After passing a kidney stone can you still have pain?

Not usually unless: Most of the time after you pass the stone the pain will disappear.But in some cases if the stone is associated with infection one may have some pain and discomfort on urination. ...Read more

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When passing a kidney stone is there anything you can do to help it move along faster and less painful?

A few things.: Tamsulosin may aid in expulsion, narcotics will reduce pain. Time will cure if the stone size is not too big and the ureters / urethra is willing. ...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

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 (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