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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...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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Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?

Where to go urologist or nephrologist? Case for 5.5mm kidney stone non obstructive?Is it big or can pass by drinking water?

Stone in kidney: This size stone may pass on its own if you drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day. Be sure to include at least one quart of lemonade or lemon extract added to water. If you use ReaLemon extract, add 5 teaspoons to each quart of water you drink. This will help. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids daily. ...Read more

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Trying to pass a 1mm kidney stone & drinking water as instructed. Feel the urge to urinate, but can't. Feel discomfort in penis area. Is this normal?

Trying to pass a 1mm kidney stone & drinking water as instructed. Feel the urge to urinate, but can't. Feel discomfort in penis area. Is this normal?

Yes. : If you are passing such a little stone.. all symptoms you describing are common. You can even see little blood in urine as a result of " scratch" injury if urethra on stone passage. . If you not able to pass stone/ symptoms lasting.. check with your MD in next 2 days. ...Read more

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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

I have 5.5mm kidney stone on my left kidney its non obstructive. Is it possible that can flash thru drinking lots of water and medication?

Possible: Whiles a 5.5 mm stone may successfully pass, it usually causes a great deal of severe pain in doing so. The stone may be treated with lithotripsy while it is in a non-obstructing position in the kidney. ...Read more

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It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.

Keep drinking water: Sometimes the stones can irritate your kidneys for a long time. Your stone may or not pass depending on its location. If you are having persistent pain, you can be followed with an ultrasound to see if your kidney is getting obstructed. ...Read more

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Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

Will drinking extra water temporarily reduce the pain form a kidney stone?

It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read more

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Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone ?

Is propel okay to drink instead of plain water while passing a kidney stone
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Not likely...: Electrolyte-containing Propel water would not help a stone pass through ureter to bladder although vigorous increase in urine excretion by increasing oral fluid or diuretics or alpha-blocker has been touted, but not firmly proved, to speed up stone passage for decades. In general, a <4-mm stone may pass in 2 wks for 75-85% of times. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling timely. ...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


Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more