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What should I do if i've passed a kidney stone?

What should I do if i've passed a kidney stone?

Be thankful!: Consider an ultrasound to see if there are other stones hiding in your kidneys and to make sure you don't have hydronephrosis (enlargement of the urine collecting part of the kidney) on the side of the stone. If you've "saved" the stone, get it analyzed to see its composition. This could help direct dietary changes or medical therapy to prevent more stones especially if you've passed more than 1. ...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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If you passed a kidney stone is it normal to pee blood again if you don't have periods anymore?

If you passed a kidney stone is it normal to pee blood again if you don't have periods anymore?

Maybe: If you had blood during and immediately after the stone episode, you may pee blood. This should resolve and if it continues, you should see your primary doctor or urologist to make sure something more serious isn't the cause. ...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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When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

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

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Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Could you describe how do you pass kidney stones?

Painfully: Kidney stones are more common in men, and have further to go along the longer male urethra. Not all kidney stones are passed, some remain, some need surgical treatment for removal or ultrasound treatment in help of breaking them down to smaller, more passable size. The kidney stones are passed by the fluid current along the ureter, and then by the bladder muscle's pressuring urinary stream. ...Read more

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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

What does the doctor do if you have a kidney stone?

Depends: If the stone is small and not blocking the urine flow, it may be left alone. A small stone may be removed by cystoscopy using a basket to retrieve the stone. A stone can be pulverized by lithotripsy and some times removed by open surgery. ...Read more

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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

What happens if you have kidney stones and do a lot CT scanes?

CT scans: Some radiology departments have integrated a low-dose ct protocol for patients undergoing repeat ct scans for kidney stone follow up. This will reduce the cumulative lifetime dose. ...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 does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

What does it mean if you have a kidney stone & you have light bleeding when you urinate?

See a urologist: Blood in the urine should be evaluated. If you are not passing a stone and have no pain then the possibility of a kidney or bladder tumor should be excluded. If there is pain then the kidney stone may be passing and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

Discovering stones: Ultrasound is excellent; CT scan of kidneys is precise also; have urine testing; urinalysis to start, then if stone present, 24 hour urine for urine chemistry analysis ...Read more

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What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

Lithotripsy : There are a couple of ways to get the offending stone. Sometimes a urologist may insert a stent or plastic tube that can act as a sort of guide for the stone. Depending on the size of the stone ultrasound shock waves may be used to break up the stone so that it can pass. There maybe other ideas a urologist has and talk to your doctor for your options. Best of luck ...Read more

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What would happen if a kidney stone was too big to pass but it went untreated?

Depends: A large kidney stone that does not pass may obstruct the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder, causing the "urine collecting system" of the kidney to dilate or expand. If this happens for a prolonged period, damage to the kidney may result, decreasing its overall function. Stones more than 5 mm may need treatment and should be addressed by a urologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

Not really painful: Extracorporal lithotripsy is not really painful.They sit you in a water tank and use ultrasound to break the stone and it can be a little uncomfortable but you are given sedation and some are given anesthesia. ...Read more

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How do you know that a kidney stone has passed for sure?

How do you know that a kidney stone has passed for sure?

Strain urine: Urinate through a strainer to catch the kidney stone when it passes from your bladder and through your urethra. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to pee when you have a kidney stone?

Does it hurt to pee when you have a kidney stone?

It can: Particularly if you are actively passing a stone or in the rather unlikely scenario of having, additionally, kidney or bladder infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

Should get rid of it: Lithotripsy is done in an outpatient setting. It is not terribly painful and infinitely less painful then the pain of a large stone. ...Read more

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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