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When To Go Back To Work Kidney Stones
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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
How long after my stent is removed can i go back to work? And is my kidney stone going to be removed the same day?
Can I return to work while waiting for a kidney stone to pass? No pain at this time, pushing fluids. 6mm stone was diangnosed 5 days ago.
Work and stone: You can go back to work if you have no pain and, if you have no pain, perhaps the stone did pass. You should strain your urine to see if you can recover the stone and send it to a lab for its analysis to see what it is composed of. However, if you did not pass it and your pain recurs, you will need to go to an ER for pain control. Good luck. ...Read more
I had all the symptoms of a kidney stone 2 weeks ago. I took medication and it eventually went away. After two weeks all the symptoms came back. Is this normal? I'm in constant pain and can't even focus on work or school. I got an ultrasound done and it d
Kidney stone??: If you truly had a kidney stone it is supposed to be one of the worst back pains there is and it is usually treated in the ER by putting an IV live in you and pushing in fluids until you pee it out. They try to capture the "sand" analyze it and modify your diet, hoping that you won't make another. If you have one that didn't pass there are techniques to break it up from outside and then there is s ...Read more
I have mid back pain on right side. It's a very sharp pain. No kidney stones. Blood work normal, 49 female, no injury. Feels like something catches?
Spine or muscle : Sprained muscles can "catch". Spinal motion segments can catch for several reasons. Either muscular or spinal column pains can be "sharp". When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more
Mild hydronephrosis due to obstructing kidney stone. Kidney shrunk by 0.2cm, is this something I should be worried about? Will it go back to normal?
Probably not worry: A shrinking of the kidney by 0.2 cm is probable within the technical errors of measurement. I assume you are referring to measurement on ultrasound which has considerable technical variations in measurement. Please see your doctor or a urologist regarding the obstructing stone. ...Read more
I have 3mm kidney stone.It isn't obstructing anything.I have 0 pain. We tried to get it out with meds but it didn't work.Is it safe to go on vacations?
Maybe: A small stomach that can be very problematic and will cause you pain if it gets caught in the ureter. Is also very likely that you can completely pass this stone make sure you stay very hydrated if you are going to a warm place for vacation it will be very important to drink a lot of water be close to medical attention if you have an acute pain from a stone in the ureter good luck. ...Read more
I have pains that come and go in my back on right side only in kidney area...Could it be something other than kidney stone?
Definitely: Kidney stone pain may come and go but typically does not. Abnormalities in the abdomen may have what's called "referred pain, " so gallbladder, bowel, female organs, and even appendix related inflammation or infection may radiate so that the pain is not localized. This should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Er told me I have a 6mm kidney stone 6 days ago. Still in a lot of pain, should I go back? I'm flying out of state on Sat and am worried.
Is ureteroscopy a painful thing to go through. I have a 2mm kidney stone. Its in my left kidney. Its moved a lot its lower down my back.
Ureteroscopy : This treatment for many stones involves using a small scope to look into the ureter (kidney tube). The stone can be either removed or broken up with a laser. After surgery there may or may not be a stent. This is a thin, soft plastic tube to keep the ureter from closing. Either way, you can expect some burning with peeing, urgency/frequency to peeing, mild pain in the side or blood in the urine. ...Read more
A month a go they said i might have kidney stones that's all i heard then a month later my upper left side hurts n moved to lower back?
Need evaluation: It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor as the issue needs evaluation. ...Read more
Husband went to er, have kidney stone. No more pain but not sure if he passed it, if its still inside him can it cause damage? Should he go back 2 drs
I found out today that I have a 4mm kidney stone. The pain meds they gave me are not working. It's stuck. If i go back to ER will they do something?
Family practice : First of all they will medicate you to relieve the pain. They may admit you medicate as needed and have a urologist see you. He will determine if there is a blockage, if you don't pass it s/he will place a stent up the ureter to help drain the kidney. Then either lithotrypsy or manual extraction of the stone will be performed. ...Read more
Kidney stone pain: Varies, but it can be very severe - described by some as one of the most painful things you can experience. Generally comes in repeating waves which are very sharp or extraordinarily crampy. ...Read more
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Lithotrypsy: There is a machine that can break up the stones with sound waves. See a urologist. ...Read more
Water: Available without prescription! drink atleast 64 ozs/day, avoid high salt diet, and see a kidney doc to figure out why you are having kidney stones. Diet is important too. Here are the details: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/05/diagnosis-treatment-and-diet-for-people.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with urologist: U might have another stone. Could have a blood cot temporarily blocking kidney or pain could be unrelated. Good luck. ...Read more
What does a kidney stone feel like!? does the pain start sudden or gradually? pain in my right lower back
Varies: pain may be sudden or gradual, may be persistant or intermittent, but usually is intensity level that someone has never experienced. My female patients with stones tell me they would sooner be in labor than have a stone. If you think you have a stone need to see a doctor and have a non contrast CT scan ...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
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