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Doctor insights on: What To Do After You Pass A Stone

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Can minor gall stones naturally pass?

Can minor gall stones naturally pass?

Not likely: Gallstones can cause significant pain with yellow jaundice or pancreatitis when they pass through the bile duct, even small ones.Fortunately this does not happen too often. If the gallstones are causing no symptoms then they can be observed. If they are causing upper abdominal pains then consider seeing a surgeon for gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stones to pass after eswl?

How long does it take for stones to pass after eswl?

Vary...: The timing of post-eswl stone passage could be as short as 1 week or as long as 2-3 months or longer or never.... Depending on load ; density of stones and eswl effectiveness to break/disintegrate them. So, patients for eswl have to be willing to commit themselves potentially for 1-3 additional procedures and, besides, bear with their related pain/discomfort. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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I have a stone midpole which is causing pain. I want to pass it. What can I do?

I have a stone midpole which is causing pain. I want to pass it. What can I do?

drink water: You can encourage the passage of a stone by drinking lots of water. Helpful also is the use of Alpha sympathetic agents like Hytrin (terazosin) which can help dilate the ureters. Some advocate exercises like jumping jacks as being helpful. Good luck passing your stone. ...Read more

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What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

What are kidney stones and what causes them to pass?

Lots of fluid: Kidney stones are solid matter from overconcentration of substance from low urine volume/fluid intake, high secretion, low ph, and other factors. An increase in your fluid intake up to at least 2.5-3 liters per day can help dissolve the stone regardless of type. This increase in fluid will help it pass, if it hasn't on its own. ...Read more

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If all types of scans showed zero stones, then why did I pass 4 stones only 5 days after my scans? How is this possible? Are the scans not accurate?

If all types of scans showed zero stones, then why did I pass 4 stones only 5 days after my scans?  How is this possible?  Are the scans not accurate?

Stones: I don't know what type of imaging you had-ultrasound, plain xrays or ct scan, but nonopaque kidney stones may elude detection. In some cases the stones are obscured by shadows or the stones may have been in the urinary bladder and not the kidneys. Your physician or urologist can advise you best as he/she knows all your findings. ...Read more

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Should I be able to pass a6.3 stone on my own and is there anything besides water that will help flush it out?

Should I be able to pass  a6.3 stone on my own and is there anything besides water that will help flush it out?

Be seen: I presume you mean a 6.3mm stone. That is relatively large for the average ureter. See your doctor, and a urologist, for an opinion. Water is fine for flushing yourself out, and it may pass, but if not, you will need surgery. ...Read more

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Have a pain around my kidneys.  i thought it might be a stone but now it's gone.  did I pass it without knowing?

Have a pain around my kidneys.  i thought it might be a stone but now it's gone.  did I pass it without knowing?

Maybe...: Renal colic, or kidney pain, usually only occurs if the flow of urine is being obstructed, so you could still have a stone in the urinary tract that is passing but have no pain because there is no obstruction at the moment. X-ray or ct can show most stones, so talk to your doctor about testing if worried. ...Read more

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When will I pass this stone. It's been 5 days my creeatian levels are a bit rasen pain at times. bit tired...

When will I pass this stone.    It's been 5 days my creeatian levels are a bit rasen pain at times.  bit tired...

Possibly 2 weeks: Depending on the location and size of he stone, it may take 10-14 days. Continue to drink plenty of fluids and see you GP if pain worsens. ...Read more

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My sister passed a 6mm stone yesterday with several more small ones in bilat kidneys. Anything she can do to help pass those? Ertoldhernot topushfluid

My sister passed a 6mm stone yesterday with several more small ones in bilat kidneys. Anything she can do to help pass those? Ertoldhernot topushfluid

Renal stones : A symptomatic renal stones can often be successfully treated by shock wave lithotripsy. This is preferable to "waiting for them to pass". See a urologist for options. ...Read more

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What happens after my kidney stone passes?

What happens after my kidney stone passes?

You feel better: There will probably be some residual soreness. Any blood in the urine will gradually clear and you will feel better. ...Read more