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How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

How to pass a kidney stone and what symptoms did you have?

If small: Enough they will probably send you home drinking fluids and stone will pass on its own, possibly feeling the pain pass from your lower back anterior as it passes. Severe pain and nausea associated, medications will be provided. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone at home?

Yes but see a doctor: If the stone is small, typically less than 5mm, it can be passed. It is better however that you talk to your doctor to find out if it needs to be removed or can pass on its own. ...Read more

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How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

How can you make a kidney stone start to pass?

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

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What do you suggest if I need to pass a cotinine test?

What do you suggest if I need to pass a cotinine test?

Don't smoke: Cotinine persists for 3-5 days, depending on whether they are testing urine, blood or oral fluids. There are far more important reasons to stop smoking, like your health and living a longer life, and not smelling like an ashtray. ...Read more

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What to do if I need to pass a nicotine test?

What to do if I need to pass a nicotine test?

Don't use nicotine: If you are smoking or chewing tobacco and your employer (or whoever) is testing for it, it is going to test positive unless you quit. Cotinine, the main metabolite that is usually tested for, will remain positive 3-4 days in most tests, up to a week for more sensitive tests. You can find websites on "beating" tests, but most of these don't work, and testing companies now test for them/ ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

What do you recommend if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. Does it hurt?

Not really painful: Extracorporal lithotripsy is not really painful.They sit you in a water tank and use ultrasound to break the stone and it can be a little uncomfortable but you are given sedation and some are given anesthesia. ...Read more

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How to determine when you passed a kidney stone?

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

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What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

What to do if I have a kidney stone, and may have to get a lithotripsy. does it hurt?

Should get rid of it: Lithotripsy is done in an outpatient setting. It is not terribly painful and infinitely less painful then the pain of a large stone. ...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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Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Could you tell me what happens after you have kidney stones for a long time?

Depends on size: If they are small and do not obstruct the flow of urine, most people have no problems. They can block the flow of urine, which is an emergency and can result in permanent kidney damage if not treated. Some stones get larger and larger and can be difficult to remove. Please see your primary care provider and get a consult with an urologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how uncomforable is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Can you tell me how uncomforable is it to have a stent removed from after you have a kidney stone removed?

Here are some ...: If the stent is intended to be removed in 1 wk, usually, I leave a thread connected to the stent so the patients can pull the stent out by themselves with tolerable pain/discomfort. If longer than one week, I leave no thread to stent and removed the stent through cystoscopy under local anesthesia as outpatient. Largely, most patients cope the care very well through adjusting expectation & pain.. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

How do you tell if you have a gall stone?

Ultrasound: Exam is usually the only way to know for sure. If you are having symptoms, have your doctor order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose a stone in a week?

If you lost it: that fast chances are you wouldn't be able to maintain the conditions necessary to lose it and would rebound 1 1/2 stone over the ensuing few weeks. Better to have a long term plan that will ensure you maintain the loss. ...Read more

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What do i do with a kidney stone after i pass it?

What do i do with a kidney stone after i pass it?

Kidney stone. : A person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, family or personal Hx of kidney stones asks: what do I do with stone? 1. If you already know what kind u have pitch it unless it is big & pretty u can save to show friends/reIatives or make ring 4 friend. 2. If u do not know kind u have put in dry pill container and take to Dr. and ask. 3. If referred to stone Dr do not throw away till they say so. ...Read more

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How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

How big does a kidney stone need to be before i get a shockwave?

Depend...: Shockwave rx (eswl) for urinary stone is advised for less than some 1.5 cm. But the stone density and past response to eswl may sway this fix rule. Besides, the frequency of using eswl has change and evolved over the past 10-15 yrs due to the availability of fine, smaller instruments coupling with the best-ever optical visualization, resulting in some 65% of stones ... By scope, not eswl today. ...Read more

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What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

See below: The only way is to remove the stone see a urologist immeditely. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

What to do if I have a question kidney stones..?

Discovering stones: Ultrasound is excellent; CT scan of kidneys is precise also; have urine testing; urinalysis to start, then if stone present, 24 hour urine for urine chemistry analysis ...Read more

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