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What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

What can I expect when passing a kidney stone?

Pain: The most frequent complaints of passing a kidney stone include pain, blood in the urine, and poor appetite. If the urine is infected as well, it can also include fevers and chills. ...Read more

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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 to determine when you passed a kidney stone?

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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Could you tell me what happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

Could you tell me what happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

It either : Passes down the ureter to the bladder and out the urethra or it gets stuck and causes obstruction along its course. If it gets stuck and causes obstruction pain is usually produced. Blood in the urine is also commonly seen. Rarely, obstruction can be accompanied by infection. ...Read more

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What happens when a kidney stone is too big to pass?

What happens when a kidney stone is too big to pass?

Kidney Boulder: Your doctor may recommend a procedure called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (swl). Swl uses sound waves to create strong vibrations (shock waves) that break the stones into tiny pieces that can be passed in your urine. If that doesn't work then the stone can be surgically removed using small telescopes and instruments inserted through a small incision in your back. ...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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Should it still hurt to pee after the passing of a kidney stone?

Should it still hurt to pee after the passing of a kidney stone?

Personally different: Stone-related symptoms should subside, fade, & disappear soon but with a widely variable pace depending how long, where, how the offending stone is passed. Most disappear almost instantly but few may linger over 2-5 days; so, it is ok as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. If longer than usually expected, seek reevaluation for a true stone passage or something else still going on. ...Read more

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What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

What can you do about a stuck kidney stone near the bladder?

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

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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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When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

When passing a kidney stone, how much do you bleed?

Very variable: Can be as little as virtually none or so little that it can only be identified by microscopic examination all on extreme low side. Can be severe enough to to actually see pure blood &/or clots being passed in the urine.Mostly beeding is minor, varying from invisible to naked wye to mild pink dicoloration of urine. Amount of bleeding is no indication of size of stone or degree of blockage caused. ...Read more

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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

What exactly happens when a kidney stone passes out of the kidney?

See below: When a stone passes out from the kidney it goes into the ureter which is a tube connecting the kidney to the urinary bladder. Depending on the size of the stone, it may either stay in the ureter and cause obstruction (with pain & blood in urine) or passes into the urinary bladder. From the urinary bladder it may eventually pass through the urethra to the outside. ...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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What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?

What to do if I have an kidney stone & a double-j stent. directly after peeing, the kidney hurts some. is it stone or stent?

Here is ...: This phenomenon usually results from the presence of stent, which induces a jeking-effect to kidney while its lower end may touch the bladder neck & sequentially transmit such irritation at the end of each urination. Such undesirable effect may ease by changing to a stent of more suitable length, but clinically maybe unnecessary because the timing for such change and a following procedures is same ...Read more

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What should I expect at the urologist after a kidney stone?

An exam and an xray: Most patient's with kidney stones that have passed will have a follow up urinalysis, a guided physical exam and some sort of imaging study. It may be an xray, ultrasound or ct scan depending on any number of factors. ...Read more

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How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected? I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm

How soon do you perform lithotripsy when a large kidney stone is detected?  I have one meaning 17mmx12mmx5mm

Here's some...: There is no set timing advice for kidney stone of 17x12x5 'm, but depending on stone-related symptoms, past history of stone management, possible stone-related anatomical changes. So, ask urologist for details timely. ...Read more

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What to do about a kidney stone and 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 more

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How soon does the pain begin when you have a kidney stone stuck somewhere?

How soon does the pain begin when you have a kidney stone stuck somewhere?

Depends: Kidney stones can form anywhere in the urinary outflow tract. If in the pelvis of the kidney, the collection point for urine production, they can get quite large prior to any symptom occurring. Those in the ureter are usually small but big enough to partially obstruct the urine flow. These create major pain as the ureter tries to get rid of it. Stones can also form in the bladder. ...Read more

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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