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Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

Will a heating pad give any relief for kidney stone pain?

It can but careful!: Heat can relieve the pain; have to be careful as it can cause burns. It may also cause some chronic changes in the skin if used for a long time. It is better to get treated. ...Read more

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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Can I use a heating pad for a kidney stone?

Can I use a heating pad for a kidney stone?

You can: But it will not work. The stone blocks and the smoothe muscles in the ureter work overtime to push it forward, and that sounds out alarm signals big time causing nausea, vomiting sweating and pain. The heating pad solves none of the cause or even any of the aftermath. Go to the er. ...Read more

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If the pain I have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

If the pain I have in area just below the ribcage on the left side is indeed a Kidney stone, can I use a heating pad for immediate pain control?

Maybe: It will not hurt you more but may not help. If you have a kidney stone fluids and management for pain and possible vomiting/infection may be what you need. All the best. ...Read more

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Both of my kidneys are hurting and a heating pad isn't working, and I'm in pain! So what else can I do? I have & had kidney stones bow and in the past

Both of my kidneys are hurting and a heating pad isn't working, and I'm in pain! So what else can I do? I have & had kidney stones bow and in the past

Get checked,,,: If this pain is very bad it's best to go to the doctor or hospital and get checked/examined. It might be stones or it might be a urinary tract infection that has spread to the bladder and to the kidneys, or it might be the endometriosis. But you won't know unless you get checked and get tested, so see the doctor promptly. Ibuprofen helps pain, but might mask a fever, so please get checked. ...Read more

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...Read more

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Is heat good for kidney stones?

Is heat good for kidney stones?

No.: In summer, people can develop kidney stone if life style is sluggish.
We should have active life style, reduce sodium intake (salt intake), increase water consumption (dehydration concentrates the urine and increases mineralization). ...Read more

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I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. And removal. Frank bleeding from urethra. Like large spots on pad and when I wipe. Had tah. What is it?

I have had multiple surgeries for kidney stone. And removal. Frank bleeding from urethra. Like large spots on pad and when I wipe. Had tah. What is it?

Be evaluated timely: To confirm the origin of bleeding may be hard but can be eased by analyzing detailed info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of bleeding & its possible related symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How? Peruse: http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Then you can work better with Doc to reach right diagnosis, care, & counseling. Best. ...Read more

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Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Not for long: The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone. Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

How long does a kidney stone take to pass?

Normally 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 long does a kidney stone take to develop?

Depends: These can grow quickly if the patinet is frequently dehydrated as stones start off as crystals and grow as they are in concentrated urine. Good hydration slows down this process. ...Read more

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How long does it take to form a kidney stone?

How long does it take to form a kidney stone?

Depends: There are many different types of kidney stone and each type has a different history. It usually months to years for stone to be large enough to be visible or symptomatic. ...Read more

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How long can a kidney stone remain non obstructive?

How long can a kidney stone remain non obstructive?

Indefinitely: A kidney stone can remain nonobstructive indefinitely. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a kidney stone take to pass?

For what length of time can a kidney stone take to pass?

Variable: Depends on stone size, the patient, degree of hydration, and luck. Some stones never pass. ...Read more

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How much time it will take a kidney stone to buildup.?

How much time it will take a kidney stone to buildup.?

Stones: Some stones can take many months or even years to enlarge well others grow very quickly over the course of a few months. It largely depends on the stone type and how right the conditions are in your body for stone formation. ...Read more

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Can you tell the difference between a rock and a kidney stone?

Same thing: A kidney "rock" is a kidney stone. We just don't call them rocks. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Can a kidney stone on the right side cause pain on the left side?

Complex: Pain on the left side, I presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause.
See your doctor for a diagnosis of your pain. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for kidney stone pain to pass?

How long is it supposed to it take for kidney stone pain to pass?

Varies: It can take for days to weeks to never. All depends on size of stone, how much fluid is taken in, it there is any inflammation that may hold the stone up. Most stones. ...Read more

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I just passed a kidney stone yesterday when will I be back to normal?

I just passed a kidney stone yesterday when will I be back to normal?

See answer: Assuming you have seen or retrieved the stone validating its passage and are sure there are no further stones in the process of passing, then all stone symptoms (nausea, flank/abdominal pain, blood in urine, and lower urinary tract irritation) are usually completely resolved within 24-72 hours. Persistence or worsening of symptoms should prompt re-evaluation to rule out infection or residual stone ...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


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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more