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What To Do For Kidney Stone Pain
Medicate and Hydrate: Whenever you are passing a stone, flank pain may ensue (associated nausea and vomiting). Usually fever, malaise , chills, rigors & weakness are not good signs & are usually associated with sepsis and you should receive urgent/emergent care. Small stones can be allow to pass by taking pain medications, hydration and Flomax (tamsulosin) (to dilate ureter). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more
Is levaquin (levofloxacin) 7 day dosages common for kidney stone pain? How risky is tendon damage? I've read about it online.
Yes: Kidney stone may become complicated with urine infection. Hence, the use of antibiotics may be employed frequently in this scenario esp if urinalysis reveals some white cells. Tendon damage is a risk for the use of flouroquinolones ie levaquin, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Although not common it could take place. It is wise to avoid physical exertion like runing or playing sports when on these drugs. ...Read more
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