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What Happens If You Leave A Kidney Stone Stuck Of Over A Year
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
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
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
Discuss w urologist: Stone & stent needs to be removed. Jj stents frequently breakup stones stuck in the ureter, they also relieve obstruction & help to dilate ureter facilitating subsequent passage of a ureteroscope for possible lithotripsy. Stonewill either pass on its own, or require endoscopic lithotripsy via ureteroscope, eswl (shockwave lithotripsy or percutaneous lithotripsy depending upon size of kidney stone. ...Read more
I have a large stag horn stone that's causing me pain a lot plus passing of stones! should I go to the ER and what will they do if the stone too big?
What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?
Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck & sequentially transmit such irritation at the end of each urination. Such undesirable effect may ease by changing to a stent of more suitable length, but clinically maybe unnecessary because the timing for such change and a following procedures is same ...Read more
Nothing serious: It will soak up what it can to its limits and then just sit there until removed. 8 hours is not a lengthy time and in fact is a common length for many women. ...Read more
How log does it take to pass a small kidney stone? I have been dealing with the pain for over a week to a week and a half ago. I urinate frequently.
Not predicted: When the stone traps in a narrow spot in urinary tract it causes pain. With drinking 2-3 lit of water and liquid over night and day and diuretic use with ample walking may washed out or just displaced to a bigger area that doesn't cause pain and stay there for a while. The stone analysis helps to choose the proper diet and medication to prevent recurrence. Noninvasive intervention may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very variable: From within 24 hours to never. Depends upon many factors: presence or absence of bladder reflux (vur), patients general state of overall health & inate immunity, virulence of bacteria causing the UTI (some bacteria have hair like projections and can climb thru the bladder/ureteral valve & ureter like a caterpillar), presence of structural abnormalities of urinary tract, etc.Etc. ...Read more
Would it be possible for someone to dissolve a big stone in the kidney with a home remedy of "normal" food?
No: If by "a wound" you mean ulcerated skin, no it is not. A small bruise or reddened area is usually all that occurs. Discuss with the treating urologist. ...Read more
What do you do if a patient gets a fever after bladder surgery/ kidney stone removal my mother in law had some tumors removed from her bladder and a kidney stone blasted and now has 103 temperature. What is the best thing to do?
What should I do about a tonsil stone stuck in a mis-formed crater/pocket in left tonsil? I cannot get it out by ANY means and are getting worried.
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying gargling with water, massage with a wet q-tip if you are able to not gag and try to disengage the tonsil stone. If that fails, see your ENT doctor. I have taken out many in the office. Good Luck ...Read more
I have a 4mm kidney stone & having surgery at the end of month to remove it.Is it possible it can get stuck&block me from peeing?what are the chances
Need more info..?: Where is the offending 4-mm stone now? Have you passed stone before? If yes, from which side, how long it took, how big that stone? ... more? On average, the odd to pass a 4--mm stone through ureter to bladder is about 75-85% in 2 wks, but not always. If stuck in lower ureter, are you taking alpha-blocker? How to deal with such? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best ... ...Read more
I have a big stone 30 mm in my gallbladder Without any pain from it. Liver test function is ok. Can this be a silent threaten on the long run?
If you are: COMPLETELY asymptomatic (no pain, nausea, gas, etc.), it is safe to leave it until it starts to cause symptoms. Considering your relatively young age, however, it is most likely that you will develop symptoms during your lifetime, unless you have co-morbidities. Consult with a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...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?
My daughter, 6 years old swallowed a cap of a sketch pen , will it pass through stool or it will be a cause of worry ?
Why does my teenage daughter keep getting kidney stones? She's just gone to the hospital for her third kidney stone. Is this a sign of something more serious?
Children : Children that form kidney stones, especially multiple, usually have one or more of a variety of problems. For children that have normal urinary tracts (normal kidneys, normal ureters, and normal bladders) most of these children that do not have known syndromes or medical conditions will have underlying metabolic disorders that affect the way the kidneys filter and process minerals. Some children have low citrate levels, some have high oxalate, and some have other conditions. It is critical to evaluate the stones composition and the 24 hour urine studies on a child with kidney stones and especially with a child that has multiple kidney stones. It must be determined that the child has normal urinary tracts and any other syndrome or conditions that predispose to stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a large hole in my tonsil from a bout of tonsil stones, will this hole close up? or will it stay the same size and produce more stones?
Stay the same: It will likely stay the same size. ...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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