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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

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 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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How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor?

How do I get rid of a kidney stone in the urinary tract should I go to the doctor?

Urology consult: I would recommend an urology consultation for appropriate treatment. This may depends on the size and location of the kidney stone. ...Read more

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Could a urinary stricture and genital tightness be signs of a kidney stone?

Could a urinary stricture and genital tightness be signs of a kidney stone?

Not really: Urinary stricture of your ureter or urethra is usually from prior infection. Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

M south indian. I am having urinary infection and kidney stone. I am taking medicines. Can these two things cause pain over my left kidney and backside?

Must remove stone: Must assume that you have an infected kidney stone. There is no way of eliminating bacteria in a kidney stone other than removingstone. Yes kidney stone ; infection could certainly be cause of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have concretion (sand like particles) not kidney stone, can it cause pain in the back, side, hip, urinary blader and penis area? How long it heals up

Yes: "Stones" in the kidney are not usually the large "staghorn" type people think of. You usually have to use a strainer or tea bag to filter your urine in order to capture the "stones." therefore, you certainly may have kidney stones. Until they pass, the pain may be there. There are other things which may cause pain in addition to stones, so make sure that is what you have. ...Read more

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100,000 E.coli colony in urine. Having back pain, flank. No fever. How can I differentiate btwn pain from urinary infection or pain from kidney stone?

100,000 E.coli colony in urine. Having back pain, flank. No fever. How can I differentiate btwn pain from urinary infection or pain from kidney stone?

SEVERITY: LOCATION ... Kidney STONE pain is VERY SEVERE (9-10 out of 10) and MOVES as the stone moves.
Infection per se is usually not painful...and is accompanied by OTHER symptoms eg: BURNING on urination!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it — how long before it is fully out of my system?

I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it — how long before it is fully out of my system?

Tamsulosin: Generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. With a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your system within three days ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

How long is it supposed to it take a 3mm kidney stone to pass through each stage?

Variable: Each patient is different. A stone may stay in the kidney for years or pass in a few minutes. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

Normally 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a kidney stone take to pass?

For what length of time can a kidney stone take to pass?

Variable: Depends on stone size, the patient, degree of hydration, and luck. Some stones never pass. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take a kidney stone to pass?

? Size & location: Small stones pass quicker than large ones. Stones greater than 5 – 6 mm in diameter may never pass. Stones with spikes, even if small, may remain stuck indefinitely. Stones in lower ureter more likely to pass & pass quicker than stones in upper ureter. Good hydration & taking tamsulosin speeds up passage. Can not give you absolute or likely time span without details. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 6mm kidney stone pass out through urination?

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Yes, but.....: Yes, but not that many 6mm stones can pass on their own. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

How long does it usually take kidney stone fragments to pass after lithotripsy?

Depends: Stones fragments may never completely pass on their own.

Better chance of passing if an easily fragmented stone.

Better chance if located within the upper portion of the kidney or within the ureter.

Less chance if located in the lower portion of the kidney. ...Read more

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more

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Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Will my 3mm kidney stone move faster since its in the upper right pole instead of lower? I have a UTI too. How long do you think it'll take to pass?

Not necessarily: The location of the stone with in the kidney in terms of whether it is in the substance of the kidney or the renal collecting system is more important than whether it is in the upper or lower pole. It is very hard to say when if ever it will pass. Uti may not be related to a 3 mm stone. I would consult a urologist for more of your questions. I can't say that your UTI is treated with antibiotics it may resolve a hundred percent and for good. ...Read more

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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 (tamsulosin) okay for females?

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 (tamsulosin) 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 (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

See a urologist: It could take hours or days. You should be under the care of a urologist, who can guide your management. At some point a more proactive approach to your kidney stones will be necessary. Don't try to mange this alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Could you tell me why my kidney stone is 2mm and how long will it take to pass?

Most likely will pass : Stones then the urinary tract that are 2 mm inside have an 80-90% chance of passing spontaneously. Next question is do you have any other stones or was this the only stone seen. Stone starting a small particles and then grow concentrically upon themselves. Your stone was detected at a small size and can be managed expectantly. Now to work on stone prevention. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

Can a kidney stone pass through your rectum?

No: No, unless a patient has an abnormal connection between the kidney, ureter or bladder with the rectum. (ie: fistula). ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Hard to say.: Depends on size and even then depends upon patient factors as well. Some stones never pass and some try to pass but get stuck. Somewhere between a few minutes and a few days is usually the norm. ...Read more

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How long does it usually takes for a kidney stone to pass?

Most in 2 days: Most stones if they are going to pass will pass in the first 48 hours. The chances after that start to decrease. The chances probably never go to zero but after a week, the chances are probably around 50% of it ever passing. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a kidney stone to pass?

Depends upon size &: Shape. Can't ever predict passage time. Stones larger than 6mm in diameter will often not pass. Stones stuck in upper ureter take longer & r less likely to pass than stones stuck in lower ureter. Small stones pass quicker withincreased hydration water is best) + tamsulosin can help ureter to dilate, which speeds up possible passage. Urologist is the best person to advise & manage kidney stone problems. ...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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more