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Doctor insights on: When You Pass A Kidney Stone What Happens

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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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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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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 does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

What does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more

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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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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 exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...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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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 happens if a kidney stone is resistant to lithotripsy?

What happens if a kidney stone is resistant to lithotripsy?

Use Laser: Some types of stones do not fracture well with shockwave lithotripsy. If the stone needs to be treated then either ureteroscopy (scope from bladder up ureter) with laser can be used or a scope through the back directly into the kidney can be used. The latter procedure is for larger stones, usually over 2cm, and is called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl). ...Read more

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What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

What does a kidney stone look like when it passes?

depends: Kidney stones have various composition. The color of the stone, which is quite small and irregular in shape, can be brownish, yellowish and rarely white. Some have integrated blood and are reddish. Always a good idea to collect the stone and give it to your doctor for analysis to help with prevention of another. ...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 happens when you lose a kidney?

What happens when you lose a kidney?

Kidney: Usually one kidney can compensate for the loss of the other, granted it is in good condition. You don't mention why the one kidney is lost in the first place? Is it from disease or donation? The answer will vary accordingly. ...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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What does passing a kidney stone feel like for a woman?

Vs. childbirth: We tell men that a passing a kidney stone is as painful as having a baby. Upon asking my female patients, they report that the stone was actually more painful. ...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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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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Does it hurt to pee when you have a kidney stone?

Does it hurt to pee when you have a kidney stone?

It can: Particularly if you are actively passing a stone or in the rather unlikely scenario of having, additionally, kidney or bladder infection. ...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 does passing a kidney stone feel like in women?

What does passing a kidney stone feel like in women?

Very painful: Passing stone through the ureter causes an intense colicky pain in both men and women. Some women have commented that the pain of passing kidney stone was worse than labor pains. ...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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Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Can you pass a kidney stone without knowing it?

Yes u can. : Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder there is not much pain. Because the urethra (tube from the bladder to the outside) is larger than the ureters the stone is usually passed easily and without much notice. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you pass a kidney stone?

Passing kidney stone: Relief, up until that point they can be very 'uncomfortable'. ...Read more

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Can you pass a kidney stone with little pain, covered in mucous?

Can you pass a kidney stone with little pain, covered in mucous?

Yes.: It is possible for stones to pass without much pain. Few patients are this lucky. Passing a kidney stone is famously compared to childbirth. Pain occurs if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. Matrix stones appear to be covered in a gelatinous coat. ...Read more

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How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

No pain after stone: Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone.Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small ...Read more

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How long to pass a kidney stone entirely?

Never: Unless corrected the metabolic system constantly produce them. ...Read more

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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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Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Most effective approaches to pass a kidney stone?

Water: Water, and water intake can certainly help! there are medications like tamsulosin and Nifedipine than can accelerate the process. See you doctor. ...Read more

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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's a fast and painless way to pass a kidney stone?

Stones are painful: Stones cause pain as they pass through your urinary system. The focus should be on passing the stone quickly which is usually achieved by increasing the urine flow rate by drinking or receiving (through an iv) large amounts of fluid. ...Read more

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How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take a female to pass a kidney stone?

Most in 2 days: The time to pass a stone is really the same for men and women. Most stones pass in the forst 48 hours. The chance of it passing after a week is around 50%. ...Read more

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How to get relief while trying to pass a kidney stone?

Pain control: If the urologist already reviewed your case and decided that the stone is small enough to pass without intervention, then pain control would be indicated. Other medications are usually given to help pass the stones including flomax (tamsulosin). See your treating physician for consultation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to pass a kidney stone?

Severe flank pain: Lucky if only moderately painful, sharp, stabbing & can be continuous, can be agonizing. Women who have given birth & had kidney stones report that kidney stone pain is worse. Pain can radiate round from back & into groin. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

How long does it take on average to pass a kidney stone?

See a urologist: It could take hours or days. You should be under the care of a urologist, who can guide your management. At some point a more proactive approach to your kidney stones will be necessary. Don't try to mange this alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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