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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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If I have a kidney stone on my left side, why does my right side hurt?

Something else?: Gallstones? Right kidney infection? Need to get evaluated. Having a left kidney stone does not immunize you from other problems. You are at higher risk for developing stones on the left side too! ...Read more

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Please suggest what food to avoid during a diagnosis of a kidney stone?

None: There is no merit in trying to alter your diet until you see a urologist and determine the most likely cause of your stones. ...Read more

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Can a 4mm kidney stone pass on it's own? Or will it need to be broken up?

Can a 4mm kidney stone pass on it's own? Or will it need to be broken up?

Could pass: A stone of the size you described could pass in urine. You need to follow your doctor's advice about follow up visits and tests. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://uihc. Org/health-library/kidney-stones
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

Yup: Tomato seeds attract artheritis antigen, also one time tomatoes were banned in parties saying kidney stone I think acidity has some thing to do with it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did my kidney stone pain stop when I didn't pass the stone?

See below: As the stone travels brought the ureter, there are spots where it does not completely obstruct the flow of urine. If the stone does not block the flow of urine, there is typically no pain. It is common for kidney stone pain to "come and go" in this fashion. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative way how to make a kidney stone to come out beside the medicines prescribed?

Yes: They can attempt to bust up a larger stone into smaller pieces so that they might pass easier and they can go through the urethra and take them out. ...Read more

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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 more

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What to do if I have a kidney stone and have not yet passes it,,, is it possible that it can grow while just bein in there?

What to do if I have a kidney stone and have not yet passes it,,, is it possible that it can grow while just bein in there?

Yes: Depending on the size and location of the stone, it may or may never pass. Large stones may become problematic while many small stones may never become clinically significant. Depending on dietary and medical management, stones may or may not enlarge with time. Your urologist or nephrologist can help advise you more specifically with respect to your stone. Best of 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


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Heating Pad (Definition)

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