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What If You Pass Kidney Stones Through Your Stool
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
By urinating: Drink lots of fluids and let nature take her course. At least for a woman, you're only dealing with a 1" urethra. Men have to pass through the prostatic portion and a 6" length of penile urethra! ...Read more
See or feel it.: Small stoes may cause may or may not cause significant pain & discomfort when they are passed & can be seen at bottom of toilet or in a filter. There is usually significant pain relief when stone exits ureter and reaches bladder. Passage from bladder out thru urethra usually > painful for men than women. ...Read more
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
Pain resolved : Usually the pain and discomfort will resolve. ...Read more
Stones: Pain and blood but not always blood. ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones through ultrasound whom always has to run to bathroom to pee, could it be kidney stone and not gallstone?
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
Yes, but: You need your doc to follow you because passing a kidney stone can be an extremely painful experience. Also, if it gets stuck while moving it can be very dangerous. W/professional help you will be ok. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically.Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...Read more
What to do if I had kidney stones blasted, but the powder and small stones continue to be stuck in the kidney why?
Fragments too big?: In order to be passed thru the urinary system the stones have to be small. Could be that the fragments are too large to pass. Drinking ALOT of water in an effort to build up the pressure leaving your kidney. This increased pressure may help the fragments to pass ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less likely to pass: Kidney stones of 5 mm or less will pass easily with fluids. stones 15mm or more will require shock waves to brake it down in order to pass. Your kidney stone could pass with excessive fluids 4 liters plus tamsulosin & reduce protein intake. If it does not pass, urologist could help take it out ...Read more
If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?
Urologist: If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have kidney stones what are some of the food I should stay away from?.......And food could help pass out the stone?
Kidney stones: Stay away from high oxalate foods: some are beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Also limit salt and limit animal protein. Taking in high amounts of lemonade or lemon extract from ReaLemon 4 tablespoons per day will help tremendously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?
Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes kidney stones, and is it normal to bleed heavier on your period if you have a kidney stone?
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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