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Doctor insights on: What Happens When A Kidney Stone Moves Into The Bladder

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Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

Can kidney stone get stuck in the bladder?

Yes.: Though rare, it is possible for kidney stones to become retained in the bladder and become larger, hard, bladder stones. Stones that can pass through a ureter can generally pass through the bladder outlet, but certain conditions, such as prostate enlargement or a neurogenic bladder, can predispose someone to forming bladder stones. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Does a kidney stone always hurt once it gets to the bladder?

Does a kidney stone always hurt once it gets to the bladder?

No.: A kidney stone in the bladder should not hurt. If it gets stuck coming out of the bladder it may cause pain. ...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 will be the symptoms when my kidney stone travels from the UVJ into the bladder? Currently pain free. Stone 4.5 mm x 11 mm at UVJ.

What will be the symptoms when my kidney stone travels from the UVJ into the bladder? Currently pain free. Stone 4.5 mm x 11 mm at UVJ.

Variable: Stones near the bladder can cause urinary frequency and urgency. As they travel down the ureter, pain is the most common symptom. This is a fairly large stone at the most narrow part of the ureter and has a low chance of passing into the bladder on it's own. You should see a Urologist. ...Read more

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How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

How long can nausea last after passing a kidney stone into the bladder?

Nausea: Nausea and vomiting usually occurs during the acute episode. If you still have nausea is probably not related to the stone. You could have gastritis from possible medications they may have given you for control of pain. ...Read more

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Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Is poignant feeling in the penis shaft near the tip caused by kidney stone that move to the bladder? How long does it take to come out?

Yes: It is probably still in the ureter near the entrance to the bladder. This is the trigone and the nerves that make you feel like you have to urinate are triggered when a stone is trying to pass into the bladder. ...Read more

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For the left urethra at the bladder with blockage from kidney stone or scare tissue from past ureteroscopies have a stent or resection as a choise?

For the left urethra at the bladder with blockage from kidney stone or scare tissue from past ureteroscopies have a stent or resection as a choise?

Here are some. ..: How to manage the blockage at the ending part of left ureter by the scar after ureteroscopic stone procedures relies on the degree and length of the scar and the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. At that level, options of care may range from doing nothing or incision + a period of stent or permanent stent with regular change 2-3 times yearly or surgical correction... ...Read more

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Can kidney stones get stuck in the bladder?

Can kidney stones get stuck in the bladder?

They can.: It doesn't usually happen, but if large enough, a kidney stone that makes its way into the bladder can potentially obstruct the bladder outlet. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Yes, but.....: Yes. If it's big enough, it could stay in the bladder, but a stone that size is unlikely to pass through the ureter into the bladder. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to still have pain after a kidney stone drops into your bladder?

Pain should resolve: You may have pain when the stone leaves the bladder (in the urethra). If the stone is in the bladder but still blocking the ureteral orifice, you will continue to have pain. Finally, the pain from passing a stone can sometimes take a while to resolve after the stone has passed due to inflammation of the ureter. If the pain does not resolve, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more

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Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Is the difference of bladder stone and kidney stone quite different to tell?

Yes: A kidney stone sits in the collecting system of the kidney. A bladder stone sits in the inside of the bladder. It is easy to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

I have a 5mm kidney stone. I'd like to know when, during elimination, will it be the most painful? Ureteter, bladder or urethra? I'm a male.

Here are some...: If a 5-mm stone is inside kidney and not moving, you unlikely have pain. A stone of such size poses low odd for spontaneous passage, prior stone passage will help decide if worthwhile to act or wait. If act and it is visible with x-ray, shock wave may disintegrate it; if not visible or in ureter or still in kidney, holmium laser through urehtra and ureter is the choice, Remember nothing is free... ...Read more

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Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

Can kidney stone with 8mmx4mm in urethral (between bladder and kidney) dissolve with medicines.? Or any procedure is required. I don't have much pa

No: If it is uric acid it can be dissolved. Uric acid stone does not show on plain xray but if you have history of uric acid stones, sodium bicarbonate to raise pH may dissolve stone. Most stones are calcium oxalate and cannot be dissolved. A stone that is 8X4mm is unlikely to pass on its own. Endoscopic procedure is advisable. Make sure you follow with your urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they don't hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?

**2ND OPINION* went 2 ER kidney stone R Kidney. He said they don't hurt if inside the kidney&when they hit the ureter/bladder, can they hurt n kidney?

Yes: Stone in kidney doesn't cause pain most of the time: stone in renal pelvis and upper ureter cause flank pain while stone in lower ureter and bladder cause lower abdomen pain; spasm of ureter is responsible for colicky pain ...Read more

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I have 4mm kidney stone but can't decide between ureteroscopic or trying to pass it myself for a bit. Its close to my bladder but hasn't moved since fri.?

I have 4mm kidney stone but can't decide between ureteroscopic or trying to pass it myself for a bit. Its close to my bladder but hasn't moved since fri.?

Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, I recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Does pain in penis mean kidney stone is in bladder?

Does pain in penis mean kidney stone is in bladder?

Possibly: Or passing thru tour penis. It also could be a small blood clot. It does not change management so carry on and hopefully you are at the end of your issue. ...Read more

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I'm paralyzed. I had an 11mm kidney stone blocking my bladder. They put a stint in. It's very painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?

I'm paralyzed. I had an 11mm kidney stone blocking my bladder. They put a stint in. It's very painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?

Painful stent: Call this AM and let the doctor know it is painful. May have infection and need antibiotics or malpositioned, or stone effects. ...Read more

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What can I do to help pass a kidney stone? I was at the ER last night and they said it was close to my bladder & it could pass anytime soon.

What can I do to help pass a kidney stone? I was at the ER last night and they said it was close to my bladder & it could pass anytime soon.

A few things: The likelyhood of passing a stone depends on certain factors. Larger stones and those higher up in the ureter are less likely to pass. Some medicines like tamsulosin or Nifedipine may help and analgesia is often important. Staying hydrated is usually recommended although overdoing this with an obstructing stone could cause problems. It's important to follow up to assure that the stone has passed. ...Read more

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M south indian.5.8mm kidney stone on pathway from bladder to penis. Will medication help to push it out?

M south indian.5.8mm kidney stone on pathway from bladder to penis. Will medication help to push it out?

No: If the stone is moving between your bladder and penis through the urethra, medications will not be helpful in passing the stone more quickly. Plenty of fluids and pain medicine. Hang in there you are almost done. ...Read more

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4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. Drinkin lots of water. When should stone pass on its own?

4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. Drinkin lots of water. When should stone pass on its own?

Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...Read more

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Had kidney stone removed week ago. Stent for 3 days. After removal extreme bladder spasms at night. Should I be worried, can it be another stone?

Don't worry (yet): It is very common to have spasms after placement and removal of a ureteral stent. If the pain does not resolve after 2 weeks consider seeing your urologist and maybe even getting another ct scan to look for additional stones. ...Read more

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**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

**SECOND OPINION** I hav Kidney stone in R Kidney. ER DR said It should hurt its n kidney not tubes or bladder. Can kidney stone hurt in the Kidney?

Depends, not usually: I've seen many silent (unknown to patient but seen on CT) stones in the kidney. They don't usually hurt till they fall into the ureter. However, if you have inflammation from an infected stone or the stone is causing local irritation, it may hurt. ...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


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