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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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